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Granholm on campus to discuss Michigan Promise

Nov. 18, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University student leaders will play host to Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm Thursday, Nov. 19, when the state leader stops at WMU as part of a statewide series of public university visits to talk about the loss of the Michigan Promise scholarship and her efforts to restore funding for the program.

The Promise Grants were expected this year by about 96,000 college students statewide, including 3,500 at WMU. The grants, which provide up to $4,000 per student, were cut from the state budget as legislators sought to address a $2.8 billion deficit.

Granholm will arrive on campus at about 6 p.m., and after meeting with leaders of the Western Student Association, will speak to a larger student gathering at 6:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the Bernhard Center. Her talk with students there is expected to last about 30 minutes.

Granholm's visit to WMU is one of a series of seven visits she is making to speak with students at Michigan's public universities. Other stops on her schedule include Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan and Oakland University.

For more information, contact Cheryl Roland in the Office of University Relations at (269) 387-8412.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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