Health Forum of West Michigan--COVID-19 and Education: Challenges and Adaptations

Friday, March 5, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Register Here. Registration ends on March 4th at noon. 

Panelists will provide an insight on COVID-19 and the challenges and adaptations associated with education.  The audience has the opportunity to engage in a Q & A session following the presentations.


Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University


Sheila A. Alles, EdS, MA
Chief Deputy Superintendent
State of Michigan

Elizabeth Hertel, MBA
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Philomena V. Mantella, PhD
Grand Valley State University

Bill Pink, PhD
Grand Rapids Community College

Platform: Zoom Webinar, registered participants will be sent a Zoom link a few days prior to the event

The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.


All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.

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Contact Information

Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.

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This event was added to the calendar by Poshita Nigam ( on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and was last updated on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:41 p.m.