WMU News

Tremblay joins board of local training center

May 21, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Christopher W. Tremblay, coordinator of orientation at Western Michigan University recently was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Adventure Centre at Pretty Lake.

The center, which annually serves nearly 5,000 people, is a nonprofit education and training facility for public and private school systems, colleges and universities, treatment centers and court systems throughout the Midwest. It is one of only 38 such programs in the world that is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.

Since 1978, WMU's orientation programs have been a client of the Adventure Centre, where orientation leaders participate in ropes course training. Tremblay first attended the center in 1991 as an orientation student leader.

"We're excited to add one of our clients as a member of our board of directors," says Jack Holtman, executive director of the center. "Christopher will bring a different perspective because he really knows and understands our programs and their impact on people."

Tremblay earned both a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's degree in communication from WMU. He joined the University staff as an admissions counselor in 1994 and was promoted to assistant director of admissions the following year. Tremblay was promoted to his present position, coordinator of orientation, in 1998.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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