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Don't be afraid to get involved and join a student organization! Some of my favorite memories and best friends were made while I was at a meeting/activity for a student organization. Being involved will make your transition from high school to college easier because of all the connections you will make and great people you will meet.
Hello! My name is Marla and I am in my sophomore here at WMU. I am originally from Grand Ledge, MI, and I graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 2011.
Personally, I used to hate when people asked me where I was going to college, because until February of my senior year of high school, I had no idea. I had applied to a handful of schools both in and out of state, but I had trouble deciding which one I actually wanted to go to. I had decided that I wanted to study speech pathology, and had narrowed my focus to schools that had speech pathology programs. That winter of my senior year I took a deeper look into Western's program and decided that it was the best fit for me. I also took a campus tour, which made my choice that much easier because I fell in love with campus. I have been more than happy with my decision to make Western my home, and I find new things to love about it every day.
Here on campus I am involved in many student organizations. I am an active member of the Lee Honors College and have taken part in many programs that they offer. I am also a member of Volunteering With Kids, which is a volunteer group that partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Kalamazoo. In addition to my time spent at the Boys & Girls Club I am involved with the Peace House, which is a group that provides homework help to the children of the Eastside neighborhood of Kalamazoo. In my free time I love going on adventures downtown Kalamazoo and to WMU sporting events with my friends.