2017 Community Champions

Matea Čaluk, M.Ed. - Assistant Director for Residence Education, South Neighborhood
Residence Education and Housing Services
Division of Residential and Hospitality Services

Matea Čaluk worked to bring the 2019 GLACUHO, Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers annual conference to Lansing. This event will bring close to 500 Housing and Residence Education professionals from multiple higher education institutions all over the Great Lakes region to engage in conversations about student success and better serving residential students.


Brad Rowe, Ph.D.

Brad Rowe, Ph.D. - NOT PICTURED

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Brad Rowe, Ph.D. - National Association of Landscape Professionals’ National Collegiate Landscape Competition

The Greater Lansing area last hosted NALP’s Landscape Competition in 2017 and the event will return in March 2020. This is an annual three-day competition and networking event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the country. On average, sixty-two college teams, a total of 770 students, participate in roughly 28 individual and team competitions where they demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events coupled with an outstanding Career Fair.


Amy McCausey - North American Particle Accelerator Conference

NAPAC brings together over 500 experts in all fields of accelerator science and technology. It is the largest domestic particle accelerator conference in the country and covers the entire spectrum of accelerator science and technology topics. Amy is the Projector Coordinator for MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and she and her team are partnering with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society on this conference. FRIB is a scientific user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC).


Chris Bortnichak - Training & Development Team Lead, Two Men and a Truck

Chris brings dozens of associates from this national company to the Lansing area for overnight trainings multiple times a year. This includes their largest Michigan event, a frontline staff training that brought 300 attendees to the area last November. Through Chris’ work, Two Men and a Truck has had a great impact on our hotel community continuously choosing to host trainings and education in the Greater Lansing area.

For information regarding the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) Community Champions and award winners, visit the GLSA website here.