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    Call it a "pinch me" moment. Each semester one lucky student attends New York Fashion Week

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    Three fashion majors’ designs accepted at ITAA Design Exhibition; Two win scholarships

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    Passion for helping drives family studies graduate's success

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    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students CEHD credit for CTE courses.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences provides integrative educational programs and conducts research focused on reciprocal relationships; relationships among individuals, families and their near environments with the goal of improving the quality of life within a dynamic global community.

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New Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

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    WMU fashion program recognized as one of the top in the nation

    Western Michigan University's bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and design (FMD) became one of six programs in the nation to be accredited by the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC). TAPAC is the only accrediting body for collegiate programs in textiles and apparel areas, ensuring quality standards and educational experience that prepares students for professional growth.

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