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Branch out and try new things! You won't regret the things you did but the things you didn't do.
Hello! My name is Tamara I'm currently a junior here at Western! I transferred last fall from a community college on the east side of Michigan. Prior to attending college I graduated from Lapeer West Senior High school in 2010. My hometown is Imlay City Michigan, which is about a 2.5 hour drive from Kalamazoo. I live with my grandparents and six little siblings. The hardest part about transitioning to the University for me was leaving behind all my little siblings. However, my oldest little brother Terry is a senior and hopefully will be joining us in Fall 2013 as a potential Seita scholar as well!
Attending a university was always something that I had dreamed of doing. I just didn't think for my situation back home that it was possible. However, Western changed my dreams into a reality when I received the Seita scholarship. Seita scholarships are given to youth whom have/are in foster care. My first visit to WMU was when I came for the Transfer Transition Program. I attended the program with my grandfather, and made up my mind that day that Western was the right place for me. I was undecided on a major prior to coming into WMU, and have bounced around a bit with different ones. As of right now my majors are business & psychology.
Western Michigan University has so much to offer, with over 350 different Registered Student Organizations there is something for everyone! I'm currently involved in Greek life on campus. Out of the eight different sorority houses on campus I'm lucky enough to be a part of ALPHA XI DELTA! Through my sorority house I'm currently the social chair and have meant so many great people! When I transferred to campus, I decided to stay in the one of the specialty housing for transfer students. I didn't know really anyone coming into WMU and I'm so happy I decided to go in blind and get a roommate. I had a great experience with my roommate and would definitely encourage students to branch out and do the same. In my free time I like to hang out with family and friends.