September 21, 2010
By Sue Ellen Christian
A School of Communication student fielded questions from local grade schoolers as part of the children’s Career Day assembly on Jan. 28, 2010. Journalism major Eric J. Woodyard from Flint, Mich., spoke to the school-wide assembly about what life as a WMU Bronco is like. The students had watched a 12-minute video prepared by Associate Prof. of Journalism Sue Ellen Christian that featured Woodyard talking about what made college worthwhile and fun. The purpose of Career Day was to inspire elementary students in this elementary, which is part of the Kalamazoo Public School system and just a mile from WMU, to be ”college ready.” With Woodyard is Winchell Principal Michael Hughes, who emphasized the uniqueness and value of the Kalamazoo Promise, the scholarship of up to 100 percent of tuition at any of Michigan’s state colleges or universities, including WMU. Students asked Woodyard a variety of questions, such as whether his homework was hard, how manyclasses he could take during one semester, and what happened if he was late for class.
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May 24, 2010
He’s been honored by the President, he’s been praised by ESPN, and now he’s a household name.
By winning the 75th Heisman Trophy, Mark Ingram Jr. was nationally recognized as the best player in college football last season, but for the people in his hometown of Flint, Mich., nothing he does surprises them.
“His grandfather was great, he’s great, his dad was great,” former NFL wide receiver, Andre Rison said about Ingram in Atwood Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “The Rison family and Ingram family roll together and they ride together like the Tide roll together.”
On Saturday, May 22nd, the city of Flint honored Ingram at Atwood Stadium by sponsoring a free event for a chance to once again recognize all of his achievements on the collegiate football level. Here are some of the photos of what went down…
November 4, 2009
August 11, 2009
This summer I attended my very first convention for the National Association of Black Journalists! It was in Tampa, Florida at the Convention Center from August 5-9. I had a blast and here are some of the sights from the event. Some of the guests included: Stuart Scott (ESPN), Roland Martin (CNN), LeBron James (NBA), Chris Rock (Comedian), and Nia Long (Actress).
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