General Information

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the U of M Club of Grand Rapids website!  

Following the moto of the Alumni Association "For those who leave Michigan but for whom Michigan never leaves, this is where you belong" 

Our local club will hopefully be your place to reconnect with friends, both old and new, who share the Wolverine Pride you do. We are a diverse group of alumni ranging ages, experiences and interests. Whether you have been to one, none or many of our local events I encourage you to reach out this year and find a way to engage with other local alums.

Looking ahead to our 2019 - 2020 year we are poised to do great things increasing our membership, programming and scholarship efforts. We host monthly happy hours at different establishments around Grand Rapids as a way for alumni to connect and network. We have partnered with local organizations like Children's Healing Center to give back to our Grand Rapids community.

The club has also continued its strong commitment to academic achievement, with the award of 15 additional scholarships for the upcoming academic year to some outstanding West Michigan students. Counting these incoming freshmen, we anticipate having 62 students on campus in the fall who will be receiving scholarships from our program, with an annual outlay of over $200,000. For many of these students, this scholarship was the difference maker which allowed them to attend the University of Michigan, and without it we may have lost these outstanding individuals to other institutions. 

Our club's endowment and the scholarships that we provide are only possible because of your generous participation in our programs. We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your participation and your contributions, both past and future.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, board member or just come to an event, please feel free to contact us at grandrapidsclub@umich.edu.

Go Blue!

Eric Biesbrock
Club President