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Five e-portfolio contest winners announced

Jan. 11, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Five Western Michigan University students have been named winners of the University's third electronic portfolio contest.

The five winners are: Elizabeth Campbell of Walled Lake, Mich., a graduating senior majoring in elementary education; Jill Prusinski of Edwardsburg, Mich., a senior majoring in speech pathology and audiology with double minors in elementary education and early childhood education; Krista VanderSteen of DeWitt, Mich., a graduating senior majoring in elementary education; Danielle Webber of Kalamazoo, a graduating senior majoring in math for secondary education; and with an honorable mention, Brianna Hyder of Leonidas, Mich., a freshman majoring in chemistry.

Electronic portfolios can include such information as resumes, samples of class assignments and photos of students at work on a project. Students can make them available to prospective employers, friends, family or whomever they want, anywhere in the world. They may create them for a class, to meet requirements of an overall department program or just for fun.

The contest was sponsored by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Examples of student-created portfolios were solicited during the fall semester, and a team of reviewers from WMU judged the entries. Portfolios were judged according to the students' use of iWebfolio to present personal, professional and academic accomplishments electronically. The five winners will each receive a cash award.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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