WMU News

English is new staff member in University Relations

March 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Jessica English, a Kalamazoo area communications specialist, has joined the staff of Western Michigan University's Office of University Relations.

English is a news and communications specialist in the office and will be responsible for covering the Haworth College of Business and the Lee Honors College as well as the budget and finance areas of the University.

Prior to joining the WMU staff, English had been a marketing specialist for Diekema/Hamann/Architects of Portage since 1997. In that position, she was responsible for managing all marketing efforts of the 25-person architecture, interior design and construction management firm. She also spent two years with Lam & Associates of Kalamazoo as a community relations associate.

English has written for a variety of West Michigan publications and news organizations, including the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Battle Creek Enquirer, Business Insight and Kalamazoo College's magazine, Lux Esto. She also served as writer and editor of the Michigan Women's Times and has worked as a correspondent for WMUK-FM, WMU's public radio station.

An active volunteer for a number of community organizations, she serves on the board of directors for both the Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan. She also serves on the board of directors of the Kalamazoo Area Women's Festival and is currently coordinating promotional work for that March 18 event.

A 1994 graduate of Kalamazoo College, she resides in Three Rivers.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
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