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Winners announced in spring portfolio contest

May 19, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Five Western Michigan University students have been named winners of the University's sixth electronic portfolio contest.

2009 portfolio contest winners

  • Jamie Green of Farmington, Mich., graduated in April with a major in early childhood education and minors in social studies and language arts.
  • Stephanie Hallgren of Hartford, Mich., graduated in April and earned a degree in secondary education with a major in Spanish with a minor in biology.
  • Ashia Smith of Charlotte, Mich., graduated in April with a major in special education and a minor in mathematics.
  • Elizabeth Wigton of Dryden, Mich., is a graduate earning a master of arts degree in occupational therapy.
  • Anna Wilinski of Kalamazoo, Mich., graduated in April and earned a degree in elementary education.

Electronic portfolios can include such information as resumes, samples of class assignments and photos of students at work on a project. Students can make them available to prospective employers, friends, family or whomever they want, anywhere in the world. They may create them for a class, to meet requirements of an overall department program or just for fun.

The contest was sponsored by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Examples of student-created portfolios were solicited during the spring semester, and a team of reviewers from WMU judged the entries. Portfolios were judged according to the students' use of iWebfolio software to present personal, professional and academic accomplishments electronically. The five winners will each receive a cash award.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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