The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is delighted to announce that Benjamin Garlets, from Rockford is one of 92 Fellows selected for the 2011 W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. A 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University majoring in mathematics and biomedical sciences, Garlets has been an undergraduate research assistant in neurology and biochemistry and the creator of an honors college service learning project in Ghana.
Whitaker–Garlets John and Amy Garlets of Rockford announce the engagement of their son Benjamin Garlets to Jeanne Marie Whitaker of Rockford. Jeanne Marie is the daughter of William and Merrily Whitaker of Webster, New York. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Cornerstone University with a masters in education. She is employed by Starbucks. Benjamin is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School and is currently attending Grand Valley State University. He is also employed at Starbucks. The couple are planning an October 10, 2010 wedding at Nutt Farms in Ravenna, Mich. Maid-of-honor will be Kristin Whitaker, sister of the bride. Best man will be John Garlets, father of the groom. The couple will honeymoon in northern Michigan and reside in Grand Rapids.