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March 2017

Dr. Jianping Shen selected as a Distinguished Grant awardee

DescriptionDr. Jianping Shen has been selected as a Distinguished Grant Awardee by the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Research Recognition Committee. This award recognizes principal investigators or co-principal investigators who, in external funding as a PI or co-PI, received $5 million or more over a five-year span. The award was presented to Dr. Shen at the 2017 Spring Convocation, which took place February 17.

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WMU's Ming Li among national diversity award honorees

Description Dr. Ming Li is among 39 national higher education leaders honored this week by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. Li and his fellow recipients were honored with the magazine's 2017 Giving Back Award. The annual award program honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and "give back" to their campuses and communities.

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Exercise Science graduate receives prestigious Gilman award to study abroad

DescriptionWestern Michigan University student, EnRico Montalvo, is using a prestigious national scholarship to study overseas this semester through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Montalvo received a Gilman Scholarship to study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Montalvo is among 926 undergraduate awardees out of more than 2,800 U.S. applicants to receive a Gilman Scholarship for the spring 2017 semester.

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CEHD Alumni Awards Nominations open through June 15

DescriptionNominations for the CEHD Alumni Awards are now open! The nomination form must be submitted no later than Friday, June 15, 2017. The awards ceremony is scheduled during Homecoming Week on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.

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Alumna Angela Harness designs Colorado Springs office space

Description Angela Harness (BS '13, Interior Design) has designed many spaces, such as healthcare facilities, educational institutions and retail stores since graduation. She has worked in many branches of the commercial interior design world but feels that she has finally found something that is creative, flexible and engaging. Harness has recently moved from Tampa, Florida to Denver, Colorado to work as a project coordinator for Kestrel Architecture, a small firm in downtown Denver that allows her to grow professionally.

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CECP Assistant Professor and graduate students publish article on career development

Description Dr. Stephanie Burns, along with three Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology graduate students Gail Garcia, Danielle Smith and Stephanie Goodman, has published a journal article focusing on career development. The foundation of career development interventions in the United States has shifted toward postmodern and constructivist philosophies that use narratives and story to activate meaning-making processes that assist clients in constructing their preferred future.

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Other News

Carla Postell one of eleven educators chosen for the Gerstacker Fellowship
WMU using NEH grant to aid first-generation college students
Educator inspires women with new book, “Jewels for Every Woman: A Guide to Queendom Living.”

Editors: Nicole Leffler and Liz Smith
nicole.m.leffler@wmich.edu
elizabeth.m.smith@wmich.edu
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