FORUM Vol. 39, No. 9, October 20, 2014


Grand Valley celebrates completion of Wesorick Center campaign

Supporters of the Kirkhof College of Nursing gathered to celebrate the successful completion of a $1 million campaign to fully endow the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation.

More than 100 supporters gave to the campaign. Campaign co-chairs were Michelle Troseth and Kevin Moore. The celebration was held October 15 in the DeVos Center.

The Wesorick Center enhances research productivity and interprofessional collaboration to facilitate better outcomes for patients and providers. It is named for Bonnie Wesorick, founder and chair emerita for the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center in Grand Rapids. The center continues her legacy of creating the best places to give and receive care. 

Wesorick Center

Photo by Bri Luginbill

Bonnie Wesorick, right, and Evelyn Clingerman talk with supporters at a celebration to recognize completion of a campaign to endow the Wesorick Center.

Evelyn Clingerman, executive director of the center, said she and KCON Dean Cynthia McCurren are grateful to the campaign’s supporters who recognize that today’s changing health care landscape requires a new way of thinking.

“The Wesorick Center is established for the express purpose of impacting health care through scholarly work and research,” Clingerman said. “By uniting interprofessional healers in practice and education, we can transform health care at the point of care. It is possible to keep the patient’s story at the heart of it all.”

For more information about the Wesorick Center, visit