The Stawski family came to Caledonia is 1946, when Willard "Bill" Stawski was only six years old. Bill attended elementary and high school at Caledonia, graduating in 1958. Following graduation, he attended the University of Michigan Medical School and played on the football team as well. After Surgical Residencies in Seattle, WA and Grand Rapids, MI, he served as a major is the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Surgical Services at Luke Air Force Base Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.
Returning to Grand Rapids in 1973, Dr. Stawski became a member of the surgical faculty at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He serves as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education for the Grand Rapids Campus. He is also a partner in Health Quest Surgical Associates.
Bill has served his community and his profession in multiple ways—with the Kent County Medical Society, the Midwest Surgical Association, the Kent Medical Foundation, the Physician Review Organization of Michigan, and the AMA Surgical Caucus. He helped start the West Michigan Ambulatory Surgical Center and was Chief of Staff in 1986 and 1987.
Dr. Stawski and his wife Elvira, live in Grand Rapids, and have raised four children.
For his dedication to medicine, his surgical expertise, and his commitment to West Michigan healthcare, the Caledonia Education Foundation is proud the have Willard S. Stawski, MD as its Honored Alumnus for 2002.
Honored Alumni - Past Recipients
- 2012 Kenneth Gackler
- 2011 Hendricka “Henny” Stauffer
- 2010 David Clark
- 2009 Lodema Schroder
- 2008 Ret. Lt. Col. Richard Doezema USMC (Ret.)
- 2007 Bruce Ullrey
- 2006 Alan & Jackie Steeby
- 2005 John Finkbeiner