The Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Janice Reuben, Program Coordinator
Center for the Education of Women
This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested.
Partners in Michigan's Future
Meet these other representatives from the University of Michigan
The Office of State Outreach within the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations provides a direct line of communication between the University of Michigan and Michigan communities. Its goal is to increase awareness of U-M resources for research and service of benefit to those communities. State Outreach staff members regularly travel to areas of the state, like Grand Rapids, to establish and maintain personal contact with community and local government leaders. State Outreach also assists in arranging community visits to campus.
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is reaching out to the Grand Rapids community to highlight the benefits of its programs, all of them intended to prepare students for rewarding careers as pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Key to the College’s mission is helping its graduates focus on improving the health and quality of life of the people of the State of Michigan, the nation, and the world.
The College of Engineering is committed to facilitating educational programs that ensure a vibrant and diverse engineering student body at the University of Michigan. Through inclusive partnerships with high schools around the state, including Grand Rapids, they motivate, educate and support outstanding, qualified students to enter the engineering field. The College’s goal is to interest students in engineering careers that make a difference in the technical, environmental, social and economic health of the state, nation and world.
The Center for Educational Outreach is a University of Michigan initiative that seeks to ensure academic excellence for all K-12 schoolchildren in the state of Michigan. The Center focuses on extending U-M’s commitment to educational outreach and to promoting collaboration between schools, organizations, and communities like Grand Rapids.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Student Initiative has the goal of transforming the University’s relationships with Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan’s 30 other area and state-wide community and tribal colleges, and their high-achieving students; to creating pro-active initiatives for prospective community college transfer students; and, for each year of the Initiative, to increasing the number of low- and moderate-income, high-achieving community college students who transfer to UM.
Undergraduate Admissions is engaged in outreach initiatives in Grand Rapids and throughout the state to strengthen relationships between area high schools and colleges, including the University of Michigan. Their programs promote college awareness, assist students with the application process and aid students with college enrollment choices. Support from Grand Rapids community partners will positively impact the program’s success.
Meet and talk with CEW at this evening reception on Tuesday, May 25th at the Gerald R. Ford Museum,
5:00 to 6:30 p.m
CEW is coming to Grand Rapids this May 25th as part of a University-sponsored reception to showcase Grand Rapids-University of Michigan partnerships. This event is our opportunity to introduce you to the Center for the Education of Women’s Emerging Women Leaders Initiative, an exciting and ambitious new project we are launching in 2010-2011.
This leadership development program can be an important step in your own career—or that of your students, colleagues, family members, and fellow Grand Rapids citizens. We invite you to come and talk with CEW about our emerging leaders program, and to help spread the word.
The road to Michigan’s economic recovery requires that we focus on the future, developing and retaining talented women leaders for all sectors of our communities. The emerging women leaders we are targeting for this Initiative live in Grand Rapids and other urban areas. They are poised to help reinvent their cities, whether they choose to work in the non-profit arena (where the need for the next generation of leaders is critical), in higher education, in corporate settings, or in their own small businesses. They are also the women, working at the grassroots, who are likely to stay and use their new leadership skills in their home state. It’s important that they have access to the kind of low-cost, high-quality program we are creating.
Please join us at the Gerald R. Ford Museum from 5:00 to 6:30 on Tuesday, May 25, to speak informally with CEW staff members about the pilot programs for the Emerging Women Leaders Initiative in Grand Rapids in the fall; or to explore other possible collaborations and connections.
CEW will not be the only University of Michigan group at the reception. Representatives from several UM offices, including the Center for Educational Outreach and the College of Pharmacy, will also be present. Like us, they have invited members of the Grand Rapids community who are most likely to be interested in their particular outreach programs. For a complete list of UM groups at the reception,see the column on the left.
We hope to see you on the 25th. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn about the many wonderful partnerships being formed between UM and the Grand Rapids community to improve Michigan’s future.
Director, Center for the Education of Women
University of Michigan