LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Chiara Hensley, left, and Deb Bloom, MI-ACE board member
The Outstanding Institutional Representative Award was established in 2016; it recognizes and honors the IR or co-IRs for developing, encouraging, advancing, linking, and supporting women on their campus. In 2019, the award was renamed to honor Chiara Hensley, retired assistant vice president for student affairs for Eastern Michigan University.
Co-IRs from Lansing Community College:
The co-IRs lead an active planning group at LCC, offering a variety of activities throughout the year. The Women’s Engagement Circle, which holds monthly lunch discussions, is a new initiative. They provide scholarships for several women to attend the MI-ACE annual conference, and meet regularly with the college president and other administrators.
Co-IRs from Eastern Michigan University:
They expanded the breadth of relationships within the campus network, initiating a mentor project and other activities reflecting the mission, values, goals of MI-ACE.
Co-IRs from Henry Ford College:
They organized a Lunch and Learn event; participated in Equal Pay Day; created a listserve to update campus women about MI-ACE events; and met with the college president.
Co-IRs from Ferris State University:
They were recipients of a 2015-16 IR Micro-Grant that helped fund a three-part series of workshops at Ferris.