College of Health and Human Services

Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services is composed of exceptional, longstanding programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, social work, and speech pathology and audiology. Emerging programs include gerontology, health technology, holistic health and others. 

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Both Sides of the Fence study abroad program wins grant and recognition at 'Americas' summit
Western Michigan University's Both Sides of the Fence study abroad program, directed by Denise Bowen (PA) and Maureen Mickus (OT), is one of 10 U.S. university programs that have won the latest round in a grant funding competition aimed at new innovative partnerships that will increase student mobility to and from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

Social work professor Linda Reeser wins lifetime award from state association 
Dr. Linda Reeser was presented the award during the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan annual conference April 9-10 in Kalamazoo's Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites. The award is the most prestigious award given annually by the organization to the social workers who have spent a career advocating for the profession and their clients. Nominees must demonstrate a continued commitment to the principles of social justice through leadership, education and advocacy.        


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Artist Reception: Back to the Garden, works by Suzanne B. Siegel
Thursday, March 26, 4–6 p.m.
CHHS Second Floor Art Gallery

Painter Suzanne B. Siegel describes herself as a perpetual seeker, transcendental meditator, perennial philosophy devotee and interpretive realist. Her collection "Back to the Garden" is currently on exhibit in the second floor art gallery through the end of April.

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