Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services is composed of exceptional, longstanding programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, social work, and speech pathology and audiology. Emerging programs include gerontology, health technology, holistic health and others. 

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NewsletterE-Newsletter available
A new issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading.

Nature's Embrace Nature’s Embrace Exhibit
Kallerine “Kallie” Strazdas, B.F.A. is a 2014 graduate of Western Michigan University’s College of Fine Arts and is currently showcasing her nature photography in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. The public is invited to a reception that will take place in the gallery on Tuesday, October 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, with free parking available in Lot 104. The exhibit can also be viewed through October 30, Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except for Saturday WMU football home games. 

Dr. Ann TylerTyler named associate dean
Dr. Ann Tyler has been named to serve as associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015. As chair and professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology since coming to WMU in 2007, Tyler has guided numerous curricular changes, led strategic planning and policy development, and fostered community partnerships and increases in scholarship giving. 

Grant recipient’s innovation selected for OT curriculum
The first Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupational Based Technology grant was awarded this year to Carolyn Sithong, chief health officer of Home for Life Design, a leader in home assessment software for students, professionals, hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

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