Eric Woodyard Inspires Elementary School Kids!

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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4 Responses to “Eric Woodyard Inspires Elementary School Kids!”

  1. carlos collins said

    That’s wass up ! ! You givin back before you become great ! ! Kids need to see brotha’s in a positive light. They see enuff of the rappers all day. Thumbs up !

  2. Rickedia Miller said

    Cuz you doing it up!!!!Iam so proud of you I pray God’s blessing continue to be with you.I love you so much!!!!!Tell the family I love them also

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