College of Community & Public Service Advising Center

New Course Announced

Date: February 20, 2014

 “Attracting College Graduates to Grand Rapids: A Student-Driven Model”
(Special Topics in Public and Nonprofit Administration)

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Grand Valley President Thomas Haas invite you to participate in a unique collaboration between the City and University.

 

Why will young, college-educated people choose to reside in Grand Rapids, or its suburbs, or outside of West Michigan entirely? The students in this unique course will hear and evaluate ideas brought to them by urban planners, community activists, civic leaders, demographers, economists, current residents, and other local thought leaders. Based on the best ideas available, the students will create a set of action recommendations for Grand Rapids to retain and attract young, college-educated people. In December, they will present these recommendations, in person, to the Grand Rapids City Commission.

 

Enrollment is open to all majors and all undergraduate class standings, but seats are limited. If you would like to register for this course, please send a letter of interest stating your reasons, along with your resume, and contact information of one academic or professional reference to moyers@gvsu.eduby March 13. Those selected for participation will receive a registration permit by March 18.

 

Course ID: PA380.01

Course name: “Attracting College Graduates to Grand Rapids: A Student-Driven Model” (Special Topics in Public and Nonprofit Administration)

Semester: Fall 2014

Credits: 3

Meeting times 11:30-12:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Meeting location: Pew Campus, room TBA

Contact:  Mark Hoffman (hoffmanm@gvsu.edu, 331-6587)

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