WMU joins network to aid community college honor students

contact: Deanne Puca
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The coalition builds on a program called American Honors.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University is the first higher education institution in the state to join a group of colleges from across the country in an alliance aimed at making it easier for high-achieving community college graduates to transfer into bachelor's degree programs.

The coalition builds on a program called American Honors to create, in community colleges, honors programs with competitive admissions. American Honors is a two-year honors program offered through Quad Learning and leading community colleges.

Along with WMU, there are almost 30 participating four-year colleges including Cornell College, DePauw University, Georgetown University and Purdue University. There are also five community college networks in the program including Jackson College in Michigan.

"We are excited to be the first Michigan college or university to join the American Honors network," says Dr. Christopher Tremblay, WMU associate provost for enrollment management. "This gives us an opportunity to expand our out-of-state recruitment efforts."

Participating with American Honors aligns with the mission and goals of the Lee Honors College, which is likely to be a recipient of most of the American Honors graduates. WMU will initially collaborate on American Honors at Ivy Technical Community College, which coincides with a recent College of Aviation articulation agreement WMU signed there.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Tremblay at christopher.tremblay@wmich.edu or visit americanhonors.org. American Honors also maintains a WMU microsite.