WMU Partner “Building Bridges Through Education (BBTE)", an initiative powered by the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Local Initiative one of only 21 in the country to receive national recognition for asset-based approach to serving Latinos. 2021 BBTE Receives National Recognition
Congratulations to WMU’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers for being named one of the 2020 Champ Award recipients from Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo. NSBE was honored for their commitment to volunteering at Kalamazoo Central High, providing tutoring, and mentorship to students with an interest in STEM. WMU NSBE’s volunteering is inspirational and transformative for them and the high school students in which they have invested. Well done NSBE.
The West Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Building Bridges Through Education initiative has announced its inaugural Fellowship program for 2020-21. BBTE Fellows is a culturally relevant, early career placement, and development pilot. The competitive, two-semester long fellowship aims to assist talent and strengthen the diverse workforce pipeline in Michigan. Thirty-five students representing Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University were named the inaugural fellows. We are proud to announce that the following 8 fellows are Broncos: Leandro Bautista- Interior Design, Aunner Calderon- Biomedical Sciences, Alondra Ponce- Exercise Science, Giselly Silva- Biomedical Sciences, Cristian Vasquez- Biochemistry, Daisy Rivera- Pre-Nursing, Jose Cortex- Urban Planning, and Alondra Diaz- Film, Media & Video Studies.
Nachito Herrera plays Cuban Jazz - Free community concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Cuban-born pianist Nachito Herrera is returning to Kalamazoo to perform in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Herrera, who specializes in Cuban jazz, most recently played in Kalamazoo on the noontime jazz series at The Civic Theater during the 2014 Gilmore Piano Festival. Presented in partnership with El Concilio, The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and Public Media Network, and sponsored by Havirmill Foundation with additional support from Eaton Corporation, The Marvin, and Rosalie Okun Foundation, and PNC, this Gilmore Community Concert is available to everyone free of charge. Please plan to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and to follow current state and local Covid-19 Safety Protocols. Attend the concert in-person at Bronson Park on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 6 p.m., or watch the live stream from the comfort of your home.
Presented in partnership with Battle Creek Latin American Heritage Initiative, Voces, and Leila Arboretum, this Gilmore Community Concert is available to everyone free of charge. This event is made possible through the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Attend the concert in-person at Leila Arboretum on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1 p.m.
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Anti-Racism Reading List
The following pdf has a list of 20 Anti-Racism Books.
Celebration of Excellence fall 2020
Click the link below to view the fall 2020 virtual celebration.
Communities in Collaborations: Academic (6/20/20)
Communities in Collaborations: Student Affairs (6/27/20)
Communities in Collaborations: Public Safety
Live Streamed on July 11, 2020, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via YouTube. This will be a dialogue between students from WMU and KVCC and public safety officers from both campuses to discuss the issues of racial inequities regarding policing, especially of Black students.
Join Us at the Link Below