Dare To Dream
Last week it was hometown boys RichDeVos and PeterSecchia snaring major awards from the Woodrow Wilson Institute. This week kicks off with another biggie.
RalphHauenstein has lived an extraordinary life that exemplifies service and leadership. That life, which includes working as chief intelligence officer in
Former Michigan Gov.
West Michigan and
"Ralph Hauenstein's story illustrates why the Greatest Generation is indeed the greatest," said GleavesWhitney, director of the
The reception also marks the newly published book, "Intelligence was My Line, Inside Eisenhower's Other Command," as told to DonaldMarkle by Ralph Hauenstein.
During the Second World War, the former city editor of the Grand Rapids Herald rose to the rank of colonel and served under General Dwight Eisenhower as chief of the Intelligence Branch in the Army's European theater of operations. In 1945, he was among the first Americans into liberated
By his own admission, Hauenstein has never retired. At the age of 94, he works almost every day and is active in numerous causes. He served as an auditor at the Second Vatican Council in
- Get rid of a ban on dancing and now look what happens.
is spreading its wings (just a little bit) and creating a new division that offers journalism, media and theater majors. Cornerstone University
What's next, smoking on campus?
Well, not yet. But students of the communications and fine arts will be able to expand their horizons with help from some local talent that has some pretty good credentials.
DaveAnderson, the founder of Compass Arts Institute in
AlBlanchard teaches journalism, advises the campus newspaper staff and coordinates the summer high school Cornerstone Journalism Institute. His newspaper experience in
Also, there is no truth to the rumor that it will be called the
- The West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America handed out 29 PRoof Awards at its annual ceremony last week.
Top honors went to McLoughlin Public Relations' "Rethinking the Garage in the American Home" marketing program; Alticor Inc.'s internal communication package, "INFORM: What in the world is going on?"; and Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center's millage fact postcard.
Latricia Stockard of the Grand Rapids Convention & Visitors Bureau was named Newcomer of the Year. The Grand Rapids Press development reporter ChrisKnape was named Journalist of the Year. (By the way, it's not a scoop if you are given the information two days before the competition.)
Betty Pritchard, a professor at
For her work with the Kalamazoo Promise, Janice Brown of the Kalamazoo Public Schools was honored as Communicator of the Year.