Western Michigan University is the only place that is reaching out into the community and starting the college discussion and involvement early.
- Better exposure for WMU.
Send representatives to the elementary, middle and high schools to participate in any and all programs at their schools so those around us grow up knowing that WMU has a vested interest in their education. Have business majors "intern" and teach Junior Achievements, become more involved with the sports community-have our players attend some of their games...I'm also a parent who has MS students-why don't we host STEM clubs, STEM camps during the school year here..it's a captive audience.
We recently attended a Grad College event where their studies show that 80% of students attend the first college that replies to their application. It seems logical that the first university you are aware of, grow up knowing or participate with would be your first choice?