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APA announces leadership for coming year

June 19, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Wil Emmert, research and program officer at Western Michigan University, has been elected president of the WMU Administrative Professional Association for 2006-07.

Newly elected APA leaders began their one-year terms of office during the organization's general membership meeting May 24. Other officers elected were vice president, Michele McLaughlin, registrar's office; treasurer, Joe Odehnal, physical plant-remodeling services; corresponding secretary, Sue Oole, Lee Honors College; and recording secretary, Faith Wicklund, Miller Auditorium.

Mary Ramlow, Evaluation Center, was elected to a two-year term on the executive board and Julie Scrivener, Medieval Institute, is immediate past president.

Also during the May 24 meeting, a drawing was held to select two APA Scholarship recipients. The $500 award provides assistance to children of APA members who study at WMU at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

One scholarship went to Amanda "Amy" O'Bryan, a senior majoring in psychology and English. She is the daughter of Joan O'Bryan, Office of Information Technology. The other APA scholarship will be presented to David Holysz, a junior majoring in business sales and marking. He is the son of Tim Holysz, physical plant-landscape services.

For more information about APA, visit its Web site at www.wmich.edu/apa.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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