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Project Lifesaver underway in Ottawa County

Project Lifesaver underway in Ottawa County

From the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office:

Since 1970 April has been recognized as National Autism Awareness Month.  The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office along with the Autism Society of West Shore would like to take this time to alert Ottawa County residents of a joint effort between these two groups in respect to individuals with Autism.  With the assistance of the Autism Society of West Shore the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office received an equipment and training grant through Project Lifesaver.  This project was also assisted by private donations as well as local scholarships.

Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions.  Through this grant the Ottawa Couty Sheriff's Office received two tracking devices and training for staff in the use of this

Speaker to Discuss Gender Violence Prevention on April 14th

Speaker to Discuss Gender Violence Prevention on April 14th

News Release:

                         HOLLAND – Dr. Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized authority on the prevention of gender violence, will present the address “More Than a Few Good Men” at Hope College on Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m.

Hope College Graduation Activities Announced

Hope College Graduation Activities Announced

HOLLAND - Hope College is anticipating that a record number of graduating seniors will cross the Commencement stage on Sunday, May 8.

The approximately 730 seniors surpass the previous high of 718 in 2007.  The figures reflect that the Classes of 2007 and 2011 were also the largest incoming classes in the fall of 2003 and fall of 2007 respectively.

The college's 146th Commencement will be held at 3 p.m. at Holland Municipal Stadium.  Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Jesus Montaño, associate professor of English at Hope.  The Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr.

Five Members of Hope College Faculty to Retire

Five Members of Hope College Faculty to Retire

HOLLAND - Five members of the Hope College faculty with service totaling 158 years are retiring at the end of the school year.

Retiring are:  Dr. C. Baars Bultman, professor of education; Jon Huisken, who is dean for academic services and registrar and an adjunct associate professor of English; Barbara Mezeske, associate professor of English; Dr. Richard Mezeske, professor of education and chairperson of the department; and Dr. William Mungall, who is the Elmer E. Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry and health professions advisor (1971).

More biographical information
http://www.hope.edu/pr/media/facultyretire2011.html

Hope College Students to Receive MCC Service Awards

Hope College Students to Receive MCC Service Awards

HOLLAND - Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) will honor nine HopeCollege students for their dedication and commitment to community service during the organization's 15th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 9, at the Kellogg Hotel and ConferenceCenter in East Lansing.

Each year, MCC recognizes students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.  Three types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award, and the Heart and Soul Award.  MCC will be honoring more than 350 students who attend the organization's member colleges and universities.

Commitment to Service Awards will be presented to seniors Garrett Anderson of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Kara Shetler of Goshen, Ind.  The award is given to two students per member campus for breadth or depth of community service and the demonstration of mea

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Supports Hope College Projects

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Supports Hope College Projects

HOLLAND – Several Hope College projects have received grants from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium.

A total of eight projects from Hope received funding from the consortium through its 2011-12 grant period.

Holland exec named Convention & Visitors Bureau "Pure Michigan Star of the Year"

Holland exec named Convention & Visitors Bureau "Pure Michigan Star of the Year"

Sally Laukitis, Executive Director of the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, was named "CVB Star of the Year" at the 2011 Governor's Conference on Tourism. She was one of eleven state hospitality leaders honored at the "Stars of the Industry" awards dinner Monday, March 21 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo.

Laukitis has served as Executive Director of the Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since 1994. She was cited for her current work as President of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan (TICOM), and the Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor's Bureaus, as well as her ongoing involvement in the tourism industry both locally and regionally.