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WMU - College of Education and Human Development
February 2016
Associate Professor Susan Piazza will Receive Teacher of the Year Award

Susan PiazzaAssociate professor Susan Piazza will receive the Michigan Reading Association’s 2016 Teacher Educator of the Year award. 

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Family Studies Student Graduates with National Honors

Jerry Phelps, a family studies student who graduated in fall 2015, is one of 29 students from across the country graduating with National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) honors.

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Dean Li Travels to China for Keynote Speech

Dean Li travels to ChinaDean Li traveled to Dalian, China to deliver a keynote presentation entitled “American Higher Education: Challenges, Trends and Coping Strategies” at the 13th National Forum of Deans of Physical Education held on January 9-11.

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Two HPHE Alumni and Sturgis High School Employees are Recipients of National Award

Jim Lioy and Ashley LittleJim Lioy (MA ’88, physical education) and Ashley Little (BS’14, athletic training), who serve as head athletic trainer and assistant athletic trainer for Sturgis High School, were recent recipients of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award.

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Professor Presents at International Conference

Dr. Tetyana KoshmanovaDr. Tetyana Koshmanova, professor of socio-cultural studies, presented “Pathways to United Ukraine: Teacher Candidates Learn to Handle Intranational Conflict” at the 2015 International Conference on Education and New Developments conducted by the World Institute for Advanced Research and Science in Porto, Portugal.

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Adkison-Johnson Conducts Psychoeducational Parenting Group Project

Professor Carla Adkison-JohnsonProfessor Carla Adkison-Johnson is conducting a project to field test a psycho-educational parenting group for African American mothers and fathers with adolescent children.

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Upcoming Events

On Saturday April 16, 2016 the department of Human Performance and Health Education is hosting a luncheon reception to honor the outstanding achievements of our alumni inducted into the HPHE Alumni Honor Academy. This annual program provides public recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments, contributions, recognition and service of our distinguished graduates.

You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:45 to 2:00 at the Fetzer Center on WMU's campus. Cost for the luncheon is $20.00 per person. HPHE faculty individual achievements, current HPHE students receiving scholarships, awards, and those students holding leadership positions in their professional fields of study will also be recognized. Register to attend or sponsor a student at MyWMU.com/hphehonoracademy.

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Editors: Nicole Leffler and Liz Smith
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