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WMU alumni offer tips on careers in federal government

Jan. 31, 2011

KALAMAZOO--Two Western Michigan University alumni with high-profile jobs will present a Federal Career Panel discussion for students interested in pursuing careers in the federal government.

The discussion will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Lee Honors College Building lounge. Participating will be Todd Brighton, an enforcement coordinator in the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Dr. Orlando Dunson, associate director of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

Students are encouraged to ask the presenters questions about their public service career paths as well as to request tips for finding and applying for federal employment. Prior registration is not required to attend the event, which is being sponsored by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services and Lee Honors College.

Brighton and Dunson will be at the University for two days, visiting classes, touring campus and attending the annual Etiquette Dinner, set for Thursday, Feb. 10.

Brighton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from WMU in 1988. His agency supports initiatives that strengthen the nation's criminal justice system in the areas of law enforcement, the judicial and corrections systems, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention.

Dunson earned two WMU degrees, a Bachelor of Science in 1990 and Master of Public Administration in 1992. He oversees his medical center's fiscal, health administration and police services, as well as its human resources area and library.

For more information about the Federal Career Panel, visit wmich.edu/career and or follow WMU_Career on Twitter. Questions should be directed to Naidra Walls in Career and Student Employment Services at cses-ga3@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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