Advanced technology enhances learning at CHHS

Human anatomy remains one of the key courses for students in the College of Health and Human Services. Student mastery is a reliable indicator for continued success at CHHS and beyond. To support and enhance anatomy education, the college has acquired an Anatomage Table.


Major gift supports adult wellness lab

President Edward Montgomery and his wife, Kari, joined CHHS and WMU Development and Alumni Relations for a special dinner at the Gilmore House to thank the Ishler family for their significant gift to name the new adult wellness laboratory in the soon-to-be remodeled Center for Disability Services Adult Wellness building.

Earlie Washington

University community invited to two celebrations on July 27

On July 27, the College of Health and Human Services will host one event to celebrate two momentous occasions - the grand reopening of the renovated second floor of the Ernest Wilbur Building and Dr. Earlie M. Washington's celebrating 12 years as dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

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Creating a functional therapy space with giant blocks

Occupational therapy students and faculty worked with staff at the Unified Clinics to create a unique new space in the Occupational Therapy Clinic to be used for working with children who have sensory disorders. The space was constructed with large, plastic, interlocking bricks.


Inaugural MPH cohort included in June 2018 commencement

Nearly 1300 students walked across the stage of Miller Auditorium to receive diplomas on June 23. Among those graduates were 15 individuals from the first cohort of the Master of Public Health program, which officially launched in the fall of 2016.

Dr. Jan Hahn

Faculty member named AGHE Fellow

Dr. Janet Hahn, coordinator of the WMU Center for Gerontology and assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, has been named Fellow in the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Empower Success Grads

Empower Success program completes successful first year

In July 2017, Dr. Mary Ann Stark, professor of nursing, was awarded a $2 million grant (over four years) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration for funding to support nursing workforce diversity.  With this grant, the Empowering Nursing Students for Success (Empower Success) program launched in September 2017.

Dean Earlie Washington

Dean Washington recognized by nursing association

Dean Earlie Washington was honored at a recent gala held by the Kent County, Kalamazoo-Muskegon Michigan National Black Nurses Association, a professional membership nursing organization which works to reduce health disparities among African Americans and other minority communities in the West Michigan.

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PA student attends leadership summit

WMU physician assistant student Colin Knue was selected by the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants to attend the annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. He was one of four students from Michigan to attend the event.