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WMU - College of Education and Human Development
November 2016
Anonymous donor reveals himself to students who want to be teachers

high school graduatesSix recent graduates of Kalamazoo high schools have just had an opportunity to meet those behind a new Western Michigan University scholarship they are the first to receive.

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Judge Gershwin A. Drain is a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Judge DrainJudge Gershwin A. Drain (B.A. '70, Secondary Education) has spent his career advancing through the court systems to his current position as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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WMU alum and former trustee wins U.S. legal profession's highest award

Dennis ArcherThe American Bar Association has awarded its top accolade to Western Michigan University alumnus and former trustee Dennis W. Archer.

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Faculty receive Emerging and Distinguished Scholars Awards in the field of education and human development

Maria and GaryCollege of Education and Human Development honors Dr. Maria Selena Protacio, assistant professor of literacy studies in the Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies, and Dr. Gary Miron, professor of evaluation, measurement and research in the Department of Education Leadership, Research and Technology, for their influential scholarship.

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CECP Faculty Continue Work with KPS

Dr. Tetyana KoshmanovaFor the second consecutive year, Drs. Morris and Anderson trained facilitators to deliver training to increase culturally responsive practices among professional staff, teachers, administrators, counselors, speech pathologists, and school psychologists in the Kalamazoo Public Schools.

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Local WMU Alumni, including Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, honored with Golden Apple/Keystone Awards

Professor Carla Adkison-JohnsonCollege of Education and Human Development honored five local alumni: Robert "Bob" Ezelle, Tesea Neal, and Von Washington, Jr. with Golden Apple Awards, and Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Tim Terrentine with Keystone Awards.

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Upcoming Events

Arbor Financial Education Forum
Nov. 30, 2016
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1750 Sangren Hall
Register at mywmu.com/edforum

Join us for a viewing of the DVD "Wounded Places" that shows the types of trauma children in impoverished neighborhoods experience. A panel of teachers and experts from Parchment School District, Child Trauma Assessment Center and WMU's Special Education and Literacy Studies department will share resources and discuss local intervention programs that have helped children who have experienced trauma heal and be successful in the classroom.

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Editors: Nicole Leffler and Liz Smith
nicole.m.leffler@wmich.edu
elizabeth.m.smith@wmich.edu
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5229
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