News Briefs: Jan. 9, 2017

Nominations now open for the Student Gold Medallion Award

Eastern Michigan University students, faculty and staff are invited to nominate a student or student organization for the 2016-2017 Student Gold Medallion Award. Nominations opened Thursday, Jan. 5, and close Friday, Feb. 17.

The Student Gold Medallion Award was established in 1996 to recognize a student or student organization with successes in institutional programs and services. According to EMU’s Campus Life this award is the most prestigious award offered by the university.

An award ceremony for the winners of the Student Gold Medallion Award will be held Tuesday, March 28, during campus’ “Week of Excellence.” The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. with awards handed out at 4 p.m.

A list of current eligible student organizations can be found on Campus Life’s website.

Nominations for students can be made in a number of categories including: outstanding leadership by a student; eagle ambassador; outstanding mentorship by a student and outstanding professionalism by a student employee.

Nominations for a student organization can be made in the following categories: outstanding student organization adviser; outstanding student organization and outstanding student organization program.

Last year’s winners of the Student Gold Medallion Award include:

  • Eagle Ambassador: Elizabeth Lang
  • Outstanding Leadership by a Student: Tanasia Morton, Heather Irvine, & Robert Lane
  • Outstanding Mentorship by a Student: Waverly Bausley & Teres Rungenhagen
  • Outstanding Volunteerism by a Student: Kristine Elmore
  • Outstanding Professionalism by a Student Employee: Josiah Pankiewicz
  • The Glenna Frank Miller Award for Collegiate Leadership: Mary Perrotta
  • Outstanding Student Organization Adviser: Kathryn Walz
  • Outstanding Student Organization Program: NAACP's Black Male Showcase
  • Outstanding Student Organization: Stoic Society

EMU to expand online learning opportunities

Eastern Michigan University is collaborating with Academic Partnerships (AP) to provide students with several degree programs in an online format.

According to a press release by Walter Kraft, these new online degrees are a result of the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN2BSN) program launched in 2015. The RN2BSN program is recognized as one of the top 50 online programs in the country.

Through the AP partnership, the following online programs will be offered:

  • RN2BSN
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership
  • Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Bachelor of General Studies (degree completion)

The Academic Partnerships collaboration with EMU will begin in March 2017

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