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Physician assistant students giving back to the community

In late November, physician assistant students from the Class of 2021 participated in a community service activity sponsored by Kindness Acts 20:35. And each year during the holiday season, students, faculty and staff from the Department of Physician Assistant “adopt” a family for Christmas. Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo matches the department with a worthy local family in need.


Dr. Yvette Hyter offers presentation at inaugural event

This spring, the college will introduce a new lecture to recognize the recipient of the previous year's Scholarship Excellence Award. Dr. Yvette Hyter received the 2019 award at the college’s all-hands meeting last spring. At 10 a.m. on January 24, Dr. Hyter will offer a presentation on Culturally/Linguistically Responsive and Globally Sustainable Practices before the college.


Alumni spotlight: Giving the gift of reading

Mari Katherine Grover (B.S.’18, Speech Pathology & Audiology) was in her final year as a student at WMU when she began preparing her application for the U.S. Peace Corps. At 22, she was seeking valuable experience living abroad, and also wanted to become a better and more informed global citizen. Today, she’s helping Rwandan students learn to read in both English and their native language.

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PT program collects donations for youth shelter

Faculty and students in the Western Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy program collected goods to make a group donation to the Ark Shelter located in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Students represent WMU nursing at STEM event

Empower Success navigators Jared Bruner and Justin Crowley represented the WMU Bronson School of Nursing at the inaugural STEM Quest event, held at KVCC in November.

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WMU public health program shines in national opioid summit

The public health program at WMU provides students with opportunities to develop skills and competencies in various aspects of professional development. One example is a recent national opioid use disorder prevention advocacy summit in Washington D.C.

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