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WMU recognized among top schools for online master's in education program

Western Michigan University's online master's in education program is among the top in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Second in Michigan only to Michigan State University, the report cites Western's use of "contemporary instructional design practices and instructional technologies combined with the subject matter expertise of faculty to provide students with an effective and engaging learning experience."

WMU President Dr. James Miller presents Dr. Merze Tate with a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Merze Tate: A trailblazing Western alumna who made an international impact

Professor. World traveler. Journalist. Inventor. This 20th century renaissance woman may not have made it to the moon, but Dr. Merze Tate's resolve to boldly blaze her own path puts her among Western Michigan University's brightest stars. Fueled by a thirst for knowledge and boundless ambition, she became the first Black student to receive a bachelor's degree from Western State Teachers College—which would later become WMU—in 1927. But the road to get there was not easy.

A photo of Valeria Marin in her graduation cap and gown.

Passion for helping drives family studies graduate's success

Valeria Marin has always been passionate about working with kids. She treasures the memories she's collected from years of working at summer camps and in after-school programs. Initially intent on becoming a teacher, mentors and peers at Western Michigan University helped her combine her passion for education with purpose, bringing to light her drive to help families and underrepresented communities.

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WMU Urban Teacher Residency Program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Dr. Regena Fails Nelson, chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies; a $4.9 million grant for her project entitled the Western Michigan University Urban Teacher Residency Program.

Three Family and Consumer Science faculty receive the climate change teaching fellow mini grants

Dr. Caroline Webber, associate professor and director of the WMU Dietetic Internship Program, Kim Buchholz, interior design instructor, and Dustin Altschul, part-time interior design instructor, from the Department of Family and Consumer Science in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University, have been awarded $500 Climate Change Teaching Fellow Mini Grants.

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ELRT alumna chosen for Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship

Dr. DeAnna Burt (‘09, PhD Education Leadership, Research and Technology), vice president of student and academic affairs at South Central College in Mankato, Minnesota, has been chosen as one of forty 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellows.

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Recognizing Bronco Heroes

Our Bronco Nation is full of heroes within their communities and always has been. We would like to take a moment to recognize their impact – how they keep us safe, healthy and growing.