Assistant professor honored for outstanding support of state transition services

March 25, 2021

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Dr. June Gothberg

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. June Gothberg, assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, was recently awarded the 2021 Michigan Transition Services Association (MTSA) Recognition Award, honoring her outstanding support and promotion of transition services. The award was presented following Dr. Gothberg’s keynote presentation to educators, rehabilitation counselors, families and youth with disabilities across the state.

"I selected Dr. June Gothberg for “Wonder Woman Wednesday” and keynote speaker because she has touched all of us in a special way and given us the courage to go on," MTSA president Jason Towler shared. View Dr. Gothberg’s presentation.

June has spent a lifetime advocating for inclusive communities, work environments, and school settings. Director of the Career Connections Research Center and Assistant Professor for the Evaluation, Measurements, and Research (EMR) Program in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. She has spent the last 25 years in local, state, and national roles providing technical assistance to improve outcomes for at-risk students, court-involved youth, and youth with special needs.

"We are so proud to not only award June Gothberg this prestigious award but also to call her our colleague and friend,” MTSA president-elect said.

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