This weekend is Commencement Weekend at Western Michigan University.  I still remember when I walked across the Miller Auditorium stage and shook hands with then President Diether Haenicke and Board of Trustee Vice Chair Lori Waddles.  It’s a very proud moment and I wish the best to all of the new Bronco alumni as they experience that moment.

I especially send a shout out to Heather Nichols, who is the first-four year graduate of the Seita Scholars program, a program that is similar to our Kalamazoo Promise, but is one that is focused on foster youth.  It sends foster youth to college tuition-free and WMU has provided strong leadership to make sure the program works for these folks.  Check out the Detroit Free Press article here: “Former foster youth first to graduate from tuition-free program

This is reflection of the great things we have going on at WMU, in Kalamazoo County, and throughout the state of Michigan.

It’s a good day to be a Bronco!