Pam Weir is the Office Manager for Student Support Services at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI. Student Support Services is an academic program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of Student Support Services is to provide unique and personalized academic support in an environment that inspires engaged learning. Their goal is to increase college retention and graduation rates and to help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Pam received her Associate in Applied Business degree in Administrative Office Systems at Lake Michigan College.
Administrative Assistant with the Educational Opportunity Center. The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) provides counseling and information on GED and college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, to assist in the applications process, scholarship support, and to increase the number of adults who enroll in postsecondary institutions. This is a federally-funded program that is free of charge for first-generation and/or low-income individuals and is not specific to any particular college; we are housed at Lake Michigan College, but we can help students with the admissions and financial aid process to any school of their choice.
I have two classes to complete before receiving my Associates Degree in Office Administration from Lake Michigan College.
Mrs. Wilczak Wood received her B. A. in French and Anthropology from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. Mrs. Wilczak Wood received her Masters Degree in Art History from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. During her graduate studies, she worked at the Kresge Art Museum, where she organized an exhibition on Piranesi, The Flint Institute of Arts, where she lectured on Graphic Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Registrar, Graphic Arts and Conservation Departments.
Susan Wilczak Wood has over 20 years of curatorial and fine art management experience during which time she has curated over 100 exhibitions. She has worked with some of the world's finest sculptors and artists through exhibitions and commissions. She has commissioned major works by the glass artist Dale Chihuly and the sculptor Richard Hunt. While playing a part in the Smithsonian Institutes Save Outdoor Sculpture program, she received their Public Awareness Award. She is a former board member of the Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Michigan Legacy Art Park and the Michigan Museums Association.
Her select Publications include, Island Reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curacao, Depree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, curatorial remarks for the publication Antepasado di Futuro, Curacao, Richard Hunt in Michigan for Sculpture Magazine.
Select presentations include: Public Art as an Economic Tool, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curacao, Public Art Advocacy in Southwest Michigan, Midwest Art History Society, Curatorial Approaches, Dallas University Department of Art and Contemporary Women Artists of Curacao, Australian National University, Canberra, New South Wales, Australia.
Mrs. Wilczak Wood holds a prominent place in the Midwest fine art and sculpture scene directing and managing regional, national and international exhibitions. In the area of public art programming she has worked with city, county and State officials. Over the past years she has been actively involved with the visual arts scene on Curacao, Dutch Caribbean. Her Public Art projects include: Mid Town Detroit, the Detroit River Front Conservancy, the Harbor Shores Community Re-Development project in Benton Harbor Michigan and Harbor Village, St. Joseph, MI.
She has held the position of visiting Lecturer of Art History,at Hope College in Holland, MI. has taught also at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, and the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI Currently she is Adjunct in the Arts Department at Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor.
Master of Arts, Art History; Bachelors of Arts, Liberal Arts