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Meet Marla W

Meet Marla W

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Advice for Freshman

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.

About Marla W

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.



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