University of Michigan Alumni Association


Upcoming Events!


An Evening with John U. Bacon

Dec 4, 2017
FOUNDERS CENTENNIAL ROOM- 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join the U of M Club of Grand Rapids as John U. Bacon visits and talks about his two latest books: Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope (co-authored with ESPN's John Saunders, released in August 2017) and The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism (comes out November 2017).

Bacon will talk about John Saunders' time playing at U of M (a sample of it here) and the hero of the The Great Halifax Explosion, U of M alumnus Joseph Ernest Barss,who went to become a doctor after this event and eventually started the U of M Hockey program. He will take Q&A after the talk as well as any and all football questions you might have.

Schuler's Books will provide both books at the event for purchase with 20% of sales going back to the club. Andy Gremel of The Gremel Group will also give $15 per book sold to our local club scholarship which currently supports 64 students in Ann Arbor right now and is one of the largest endowed scholarships in the country.

There will be a cash bar with Founders beer on tap as well as some appetizers available.

Please register ahead of time here, so we know how many books to bring. This is a free event.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Biesbrock at


U of M Club of GR - Monthly Board of Director Meeting- 1st Wednesday

Our Club Monthly Board of Director Meeting are the 1st Wednesday and open to all members.  The meeting is from 6 to 7 pm at Rhoades McKee (address: 55 Campau Ave NW #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). Come join us if you want to learn more about the club and/or get involved!

Go Blue! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Nelson at



UM Alumni Association Grand Rapids

Welcome to Grand Rapids!
On behalf of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, we’d like to invite you to join the U of M Club of Grand Rapids, your connection back to all things Michigan!

The U of M Club of Grand Rapids is part of a network of regional clubs within the United States that are affiliated with the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. Alumni who are paid members of the Alumni Association are automatically a member of the U of M Club of Grand Rapids, with no additional dues.

The dues paid by Alumni Association members help provide the U of M Club of Grand Rapids with the financial resources, communication tools and support that local club volunteer alumni need to host club events.


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