Free conference honors Michigan veterans


Veterans, spouses and family members are invited to “Soar Like an Eagle,” a free conference emphasizing inclusiveness, networking, and education on Nov. 2, at Welcome Missionary Baptist Church in Pontiac.

OUWB’s Thomas Ferrari, Ph.D., assistant professor, Foundational Medical Studies will be hosting a roundtable and Amber Gruber, D.O., family medicine, Beaumont and OUWB faculty member, will be a panelist.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. with breakfast followed by programming that includes color guard performances from local military, JROTC and the Native American veterans along with roundtable and celebrity panel discussions.

The schedule:

9 a.m.– Coffee with a Patriot
10 a.m.– Roundtable Discussions
11:30 a.m. – Celebrity Panel
12 p.m. – Luncheon & Program

The conference has received support from:
• Michigan Veterans Foundation*
• Oakland County Links*
• Goodwill-Michigan Works*
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Omega Epsilon Omega Chapter - Novi*
• CNS Healthcare*
• Wayne State Veterans Upward Bound Program
• Rebuilding Together
• Oakland County Veterans Services
• Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
• U of M Buddy-to-Buddy Program - Depression Center
• Wayne County Treasurer's Office Veterans Program
• American Indian Veterans of Michigan
• VA National Cemetery - Lansing

* event sponsors

Please register on, under “Soar Like an Eagle Veterans Conference”. For questions or additional information, please send an email to [email protected] or call (248) 515-0081.

Cara Johnson
Community Outreach Supervisor
24600 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075
CNS Healthcare Phone: 248-745-4900
Direct Number: 248-871-1505