Dean and Faculty Member Accept Award on Behalf of President Dunn

From left to right: Ms. Brandy Johnson - Executive Director of MCAN, Dr. Mary L. Anderson, Dean Ming Li, Dan DeGrow - Chair of the Board of Directors of MCAN

April 21, 2015

Dr. Mary L. Anderson, Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development and Dr. Ming Li, Dean of CEHD attended the fifth annual conference of the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) held in Lansing, Michigan this past Sunday and Monday. In addition to participating in the regular conference sessions learning about best practices and high-impact scalable strategies in promoting and increasing college attainment, they also attended MCAN’s first-ever Awards Dinner.

At the Award Dinner, six outstanding college access advocates (either individuals or organizations) were recognized for having a tremendous impact on increasing the college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan, particularly among low-income and first generation students and students of color. As one of the 2015 inaugural College Access Impact Award recipients, Western Michigan University was presented with the Steward Award: Creating College Access Talent.

The description of this award reads: “Michigan College Access Network values the professional development of individuals working in the college access field – including high school counselors and college advisors. By supporting a well-trained sector, MCAN aims to increase the number of students enrolling in, persisting through and completing postsecondary education in order to hit the Big Goal – 60 percent by 2025. The recipient of this award is an individual or organization that has dramatically contributed to increasing the skills, talent and knowledge of college access professionals in Michigan”.

On behalf of President Dunn, Drs. Anderson and Li received the award. Details about the award.