Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 1, 2013

Education Newsmakers: 01/01/2013


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---- — - R. Lee and Joan Schoenherr, of Ludington, received the 2012 Council for Resource Development (CRD) Benefactor Award at a dinner held recently in Washington, D.C. Each year, CRD recognizes the outstanding contributions of seven donors from across the country who are chosen for their dedication, commitment and pride in their community colleges.

The Schoenherrs provided a financial gift to the West Shore Community College Foundation "Advancing from Good to Great" major gAifts campaign committing a multi-year pledge to the campaign totaling $2 million.

- Davenport University has named Michael R. Bowers, Ph.D., as Dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business. He will begin in his new role on Jan. 7, 2013. Dr. Bowers will lead the development of new programs while overseeing the operations and budget for the College of Business. He will work to gain a deep understanding of the opportunities for business education in Michigan while developing an entrepreneurial program that will serve the needs of the state.