McLaren Nurses Celebrate Recognition Week by Serving Community

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Nurses at McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital provide compassionate care for the community throughout the year. McLaren honored their nurses’ commitment during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, while their nurses celebrated the recognition by serving local organizations.

McLaren showed appreciation for its nurses during Nurses Week with events that included entertaining, educational presentations related to nursing excellence, complimentary food, beverages, massages and more. In addition, nurses at McLaren planned community service events to support the Meals on Wheels program, The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, as well as collecting food and other donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the regionユs most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that together with McLaren Greater Lansingユs oncology, womenユs care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michiganユs largest health care system. Visit mclaren.org/lansing.

Equal Means Equal Lecture and Book Signing on June 10

The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame (MWHOF) is pleased to host a lecture and book signing by Jessica Neuwirth, author of Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment is Now (The New Press 2015). This event will take place on Wednesday, June 10 with doors opening for a reception with hors d’oeuvres at 5:15 p.m. and the lecture at 6:00 p.m., followed by a brief question and answer period, in the Forum at the Michigan Library and Historical Center at 702 West Kalamazoo in Lansing, Mich.

Jessica Neuwirth, founder of Equality Now, catalogs the myriad ways in which sex discrimination persists in American society ― in wages, hiring, pensions, healthcare, politics, the military and issues of domestic violence. Neuwirth documents the Supreme Court cases and lower court cases of brave women who have legally challenged sex discrimination and have been denied rights that should be fundamental. Though laws like Title IX and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 are meant to protect women, these legislative endeavors do not protect everyone. They can be rolled back by a simple congressional vote, and they do not provide the firm, lasting protection of a constitutional amendment.

Reservations for this event can be made online at michiganwomenshalloffame.org or by calling (517) 484-1880 x203. Any remaining seats will be sold at the door, however, advance reservations are recommended. Parking is free, although attendees may need to take a ticket to enter the visitor parking lot.

GreenStone Awards $40,000 in Scholarships to 23 Incoming College Freshmen

GreenStone Farm Credit Services is pleased to announce it has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 23 incoming college freshmen through the cooperative’s new scholarship program, which was unveiled earlier this year. The program supports GreenStone’s mission to provide leadership in the agricultural community and assist in cultivating youth to become the next generation of leaders to sustain the industry’s success.

The scholarship applicants were evaluated on a wide range of qualifications, and are required to pursue a degree related to agriculture. Recipients received either a $2,000 or $1,000 scholarship determined by the length of their intended college program.

This year’s 23 scholarship awardees are: Shelby Berens (Holland), Elena Boxey (Allenton), Daniel Brown II (Springport), Nolan Feldpausch (St. Johns), Josephine Forbush (Byron), Emily Harke (Adrian), Taylor Hawks (Millington), Emily Kittendorf (Milan), Samantha Ludlam (Hopkins), Troy Markley (Byron), Emma Maust (Bay Port, MI), Evelyn Okkema (Blanchard), Kyle Rasch (Conklin), Jared Sanderson (Sandusky), Brett Schmidt (Standish), Lucas Schwass (Scottville), Jadelyn Stewart (Vermontville), Jacob TeBos (Allendale), Elizabeth Venema (Deford), Abigail Walkowe (Manchester), Paige Wilson (Webberville), Kaila Wussow (Cecil, WI) and Claire Zahm (Marne).

GreenStone Farm Credit Services, based in East Lansing, Mich., is Michigan and northeast Wisconsinユs largest agricultural lender and the countryユs sixth largest association in the Farm Credit System. More information on GreenStone can be found at greenstonefcs.com.

The Dart Bank Welcomes New Vice President/Commercial Lender

Peter Kubacki, president and CEO of The Dart Bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Kassie Rhodes as Vice President/Commercial Lender.

Rhodes started her banking career in 1990 and has more than 19 years of commercial banking experience, including positions as a Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender and Special Assets Officer. In addition to her commercial banking experience, she brings a significant SBA Lending background to our team. Rhodes graduated from Holt High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University.

Rhodes has been involved with Junior Achievement as a teacher in the local school classrooms as well as in fundraising activities. She is also a past committee member on the Small Business Advisory Council for the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is active with Franklin Street Community Housing Corporation (now an agency of the Capital Area Housing Partnership). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for that organization.


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