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Midwest Roundtable on Talent

The Midwest Roundtable on Talent is a one-of-a-kind gathering dedicated to cross-sector dialog and collaboration to advance student outcomes

  • Brings together business leaders with college presidents from five Midwest states to spark innovation, problem solving, and partnerships in preparing graduates from small private universities and colleges to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
  • Held annually at the iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Over 60 leading companies and some 45 college and university presidents were represented in 2019
  • The 2019 theme focused on “fostering the entrepreneurial mindset” and featured nationally-recognized, inspiring speakers, as well as an assortment of interactive sessions.
  • By invitation only.

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Michigan Colleges Alliance Presents: Mitch Albom and Special Friends

August 2, 2019
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor, MI

This event was a fundraiser for scholarships for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission to attend college in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance. VIP experience included a pre-event with Mitch Albom and Dave Barry.

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist.  His 13 books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 45 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies. His latest book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, is a sequel to the bestselling The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

Joining Mitch Albom for the event was Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of more than 30 books including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City.

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