Alumnus achieves national science teaching award—
Eastern Michigan University alumnus and fifth-grade science teacher, Gary Koppelman, received the 2013 Shell Science Teaching Award at a banquet in April of this year. The awards were provided by the Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association.
According to an article from EMU’s Division of Communications, the award was given to Koppelman due to the impact he has had on students.
Koppelman graduated from EMU with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973, and has been teaching fifth-grade science ever since at Blissfield Community Schools in Blissfield, Mich. He acquired his masters in elementary education in 1976, the article says.
Along with the award, Koppelman also received a $10,000 cash prize from Shell, according to the article.
EMU Marching Band—
For the third year in a row, Eastern Michigan University’s senior drum major, Adam Sniezek, will lead the EMU Marching Band.
According to an article from EMU’s Division of Communications, Sniezek will also acquire his bachelor’s degree in music education in April 2014.
Sniezek was also a drum major for two years at Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Mich., the article says.
To get more information about the EMU Band program, go to www.emich.edu/music/bands.
*Eastern Michigan University’s business alumni to propose success tips at event— *
During the first annual Eastern Michigan University Professional Development Business Conference, many EMU alumni will provide ways to be effective in the future of business.
According to an article from EMU’s Division of Communcation, the group listed to host the event comprises diverse professionals, including communcations executives, bankers and financial experts.
Included in the event, Paul W. Smith, morning host at WJR-760 AM in Detroit, will begin a broadcast of his show, live from the COB starting at 6:30 a.m., and running until 9 a.m. After the conference, there will also be a graduate programs networking event at the Ann Arbor Sheraton from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the article said.
The event will be held on Sept. 19 at the College of Business. The conference time is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with sessions starting at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., according to the article.
For more about the College of Business, visit http://www.emich.edu/cob.