Planning for December 6 meeting

Friends, you should have received an email from Dr. Sonya Gunnings regarding the December 6 meeting that is being planned to be held on the campus of Michigan State University. I am including that email below – for the record. Please note she needs a response back from you by the 29th of August. Send an email to with your responses.

Note: this post has been updated with information from a followup email from Dr. Gunnings.


Hello Wipro Fellows:

I hope this email finds you all doing well and gearing up for an exciting academic year!  I am writing to communicate important information regarding your face-to-face instructional day, scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Your cohort had asked about the possibility of arranging a trip for you to come to the MSU campus.  Well…we are making it happen!  We have confirmed arrangements to host you on campus for the weekend of Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7, 2014.  Transportation and lodging information is provided below.  In addition to your Saturday instruction, it is also our intent to plan a campus tour – and anything else we can think of to make you feel like Spartans – Saturday evening and Sunday morning!!

Below, I have provided the travel and lodging information.  In order to confirm arrangements, I will need you to reply to me, via email response, indicating the following:

  1.  YES or NO, I will ride the transportation provided on December 5th and December 7th from and to Chicago/East Lansing.
  2. YES or NO, I will accept the individual room lodging accommodation at the East Lansing hotel.

Please provide me your responses as soon as possible, but no later than next Friday, August 29, 2014.

I look forward to hearing from each of you soon!

********* Please note ************

You will incur NO cost for the motor coach travel and lodging.  We will also cover many of your meals.  We cannot, however, reimburse you for your individual travel or lodging arrangements.



Coming to East Lansing
Motor coach Pick-up at the Elizabeth Training Facility, 5pm CST, Friday, December 5, 2014 – Anticipated arrival time in East Lansing 10:30 PM EST

320 N Elizabeth St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Hotel Accommodations at:

East Lansing Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 M.A.C. Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Individual rooms will be provided at the Marriott.

Going home to Chicago
Motor coach Pick-up at the East Lansing Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 1pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 – Anticipated arrival back to Chicago @ 4:30 PM CST

300 M.A.C. Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Drop off at the Elizabeth Training Facility

320 N Elizabeth St.
Chicago, IL 60607