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Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture-West Side Story

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


  • L. William Seidman Center


Breakfast available 7:30-8:00am

Lecture 8:00-8:50am

Q&A 8:50-9:00am


The Grand Rapids “ West Side Story” is a long-running venture built on collaboration.  Mike Van Gessel, President of Rockford Construction, played an important role that he will share in a fireside chat format, joined by Matthew (Matt) McLogan, Vice President of University Relations at Grand Valley State University, and Ryan VerWys, President & CEO of Inner City Christian Federation.  Each will help to tell the story of how neighborhoods were transformed over the past 16 years, creating both social and economic impact.   

Speaker: Mike VanGessel, Rockford Construction

Topic: West Side Story

Parking is available in the FULTON LOT and overflow parking is available in the SEWARD RAMP. Watson/Mt.Vernon are no longer to be used for EVENT PARKING. Thank you! 

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Seidman College of Business

Valerie Palmer 
Office Coordinator




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