Apply Now for the Graduate Student Ambassador Program
The Graduate Student Ambassador Program is conducting an open call for new members who are interested in promoting graduate education, gaining leadership skills, and helping current and future graduate students in the 2022-2023 academic year! These paid positions are best suited for graduate students who can commit five-hours of work per week in the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

Learn more at or contact Malia Roberts at

Congratulations to Tabitha DiBacco, Department of Psychology, for being selected as the winner at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools. Her presentation, A Two Session ACT Intervention with Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, was selected from among 40 entries. This marks the first time that a WMU graduate student has won the competition!

Graduate Writing Circles (virtually every Thursday)
The Graduate College will continue providing a virtual doctoral student Writing Circle during the Summer I 2022 session on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. Learn more at

Graduate Student Slide Presentations
Thank you to all participants who participated in WMU’s Graduate College Research Presentations Week earlier this spring! This event recognized the research of 22 graduate students and provided an opportunity for them to share their work with the University community. Twelve students listed below were selected for their outstanding research presentations. Congratulations!

Highest Score
Xin Li, Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies
Presentation title: “The Effect of Preschool and Kindergarten Participation on Later Achievement of Language-Minority Student: A Sociocultural Perspective”

Honorable Mention
Mousa Abushattal, Civil and Construction Engineering
Wisam Al Isawi, Chemistry
Mir Angkur, Applied Economics
Samantha Atkins, English
Melissa Beck, Communication
Listiani Eran, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Ana Lidia Gungulo, Applied Economics
Mohammad Jaminur Islam, Computer Science
Nazife Onaral, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Shivi Saxena, Chemistry
Christopher Woodley, Mallinson Institute for Science Education

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