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Ralph Hauenstein Honored by the Grand Rapids Economic ClubBono, 2006Hauenstein Center founding benefactor Ralph Hauenstein was awarded the 2006 Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement Award by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids on May 4.  Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney introduced Mr. Hauenstein, ...
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Intelligence Was My Line – Eisenhower’s Other Command
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Intelligence Was My Line – Eisenhower’s Other Command

From Hippocrene Books: When Ralph Hauenstein became a reserve officer, he thought the skills he'd gained as a newspaperman might be useful.  Indeed, he spent World War II gathering information from sources as diverse as soldiers reluctantly reporting on one another and code books pulled from downed ...
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Ralph Hauenstein awarded Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement Award

Ralph Hauenstein awarded Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement Award

May 4, 2006Hauenstein Center founding benefactor Ralph Hauenstein was awarded the 2006 Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement Award by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids on May 4.  Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney introduced Mr. Hauenstein, who was honored for hi ...
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Media Gallery: Laos – The Untold Story

Media Gallery: Laos – The Untold Story

  April 26, 2006 - Jim Hodges visited Grand Rapids to talk publicly for the first time about his Vietnam War experience.Hodges, formerly a Sergeant Infantry in the U.S. Army, fought battles in Laos that are unrecorded by historians -- and officially denied by the United States gov ...
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Intelligence Was My Line – Hauenstein Honored in D.C.
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Intelligence Was My Line – Hauenstein Honored in D.C.

Hauenstein Center founding benefactor Ralph Hauenstein was honored in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2006.  Following are remarks by Ralph Hauenstein and Former Michigan Governor John Engler, as well as congratulatory letters from Former President Gerald Ford, U.S. Congressman Vernon Ehlers, and U. ...
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Honored in Washington, D.C.

Honored in Washington, D.C.

Ralph Hauenstein Honored in Washington, D.C.Hauenstein Center founding benefactor Ralph Hauenstein was honored in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2006.  Following are remarks by Ralph Hauenstein and Former Michigan Governor John Engler, as well as congratulatory letters from Former President Geral ...
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The Leadership of Richard Nixon

The Leadership of Richard Nixon

On the Highest Mountain, In the Deepest ValleyThe Leadership of Richard NixonBy Mark CouturierThe resignation of President Richard Milhous Nixon on August 9, 1974, marked the nadir of a unique and often tumultuous career in public service.  For nearly three decades, he had helped s ...
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Our First African American President?

Our First African American President?

The Story of Condoleeza Rice's RiseBy Mandi BirdPolitics aside, no one can deny the magnitude of Condoleezza Rice's accomplishments.  Antonia Felix's book Condi, an objective, intimate account of the secretary of state's life, relates even the earliest indications of Dr. Rice's f ...
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Media Gallery: Notre Dame, IN, 2006

Media Gallery: Notre Dame, IN, 2006

 The Hauenstein Center Leadership Academy traveled to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, to talk with President Emeritus Theodore Hesburgh.Father Hesburgh has served nine U.S. presidents on 16 presidential appointments in the last 50 years.Pictured: the golden dome rests atop the ...
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Healing the Nation

Healing the Nation

Healing the NationGerald R. Ford's 1975 Notre Dame AddressBy Brian FlanaganThe Hauenstein Center Leadership Academy traveled to the University of Notre Dame in February 2006 to visit President Emeritus Theodore M. Hesburgh.  Father Hesburgh has served nine U.S. presidents in the la ...
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