Coming Together

April 27, 2008
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The Michigan State University groundbreaking for construction of the Secchia Center medical education building Tuesday featured the crane-raising of the construction flag and words of encouragement from a group (top) that included, from left, John Canepa, Peter F. Secchia, Lou Anna K. Simon, Joan Secchia, Donald Maine, Kim Wilcox and Richard C. Breon. Other guests assembled for a reception at Devos Hall. 50 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students who will begin their second year of medical school in Grand Rapids this fall visited here earlier this month for a "vendor fair" put on by MSU. The students traveled by bus from the MSU campus in Lansing to Grand Rapids and met with 30 local vendors — including bank relationship managers, realtors, apartment owners and relocation experts — who talked about their companies and the services they offer. Seven of the medical students (pictured) toured the medical school's temporary headquarters at 234 N. Division Ave.

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