September Newsletter

Welcome Back FESP Participants

Table of Content

➤Important Dates

➤Spring 2021 Priority Registration Information

➤Virtual Drop In Advising Information

➤Additional WMU Information

➤September 2020 TRIO FESP Virtual Events

➤TRIO FESP Virtual Tutoring Information

➤Spring & Summer 2020 Graduates/ Deans List

➤Meet Our New Staff Member

➤TRIO FESP Contact Information

Important Dates

  • September 7: Labor Day, No CLASSES
  • September 9: Last day to drop/add classes
  • September 9: Last day to receive 100% refund
  • September 14: Last day for 90% refund for complete withdrawal
  • September 16: Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal
  • September 28: Last day to receive 50% for complete withdrawal

Spring 2021 Priority Regstration

To receive Priority Registration for Spring 2021 the following must be completed by Thursday October 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.NO EXECPTIONS!


Priority registration begins Thursday November 5, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.


The following assessments must be completed, results submitted and reviewed with a FESP Staff Member. The assessments are below (IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED & SUBMITTED THE ASSESSMENTS IN THE PAST, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THEM AGAIN):


Learning Styles

Jump$tart Financial Literacy Quiz

College Student Inventory


Complete a virtual academic advising appointment and Fall 2020 Individual Student Development Plan (ISDP) with a FESP Advisor during Fall 2020 ON or BEFORE October 29.


Attend at least ONE TRIO FESP virtual event/activity OR Complete TWO on line modules listed below and type a brief summary of what you learned.


*If you prefer to do an on line module, you will need to pick two of the following, complete, and submit a brief evaluation about what you learned from the module. Please email evaluations to mmyia.hughes@wmich.edu. If you cannot open the link by clicking on it, please copy and paste the link into the URL.


➤MODULE 1 -- Organizing Your Life

➤MODULE 2 -- Memorization

➤MODULE 3 -- Textbook Study

➤MODULE 4 -- Note Taking

➤MODULE 5 -- Motivation and Goal Setting

➤MODULE 6 -- Thinking Skills

➤MODULE 7 -- Concentration and Avoiding Procrastination

➤MODULE 8 -- Test Taking

➤MODULE 9 -- Personal Responsibility (if you chose this module, please select an additional module to review)

TRIO FESP Virtual Office Hours Update

Virtual Office Hours: M-F 8:00-5:00 p.m.


Virtual Office Link: Office Link


TRIO FESP main office will be closed Fall 2020. All appointments, activities/events will be in a remote format.


Appointments only: September 2-September 11 & October 21 – December 18. To schedule an appointment, please click on this link: Appointment Link


Virtual Drop In Advising information:


Begins: September 14, 2020

Ends: October 20, 2020


When: M-R: 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Virtual Drop In Advising Link: Advising Link


Advisors will be unavailable between 11:00-1:00 p.m.


No Drop In Advising hours available on Fridays


Please have a writing utensil and paper to write down notes during your appointment.


Prior to the end of your appointment, you will be asked to sign documents and submit them via email to your TRIO FESP advisor. Please make sure your WMU email is available during your appointment.

Additional WMU Information

WMU Virtual Job Fairs


September virtual job fairs with Career and Student Employment Services


Posted by Amanda Jeppesen for Career and Student Employment Services Career and Student Employment Services


There will be two virtual job fairs in September: —Part-Time Job Fair 2020 Virtual Fair on Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. This event attracts employers from Kalamazoo and Portage with open, paid, part-time positions available for WMU students. Any WMU students looking for part-time jobs should attend. —Engineering Expo 2020 Virtual Fair on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event attracts employers from around the nation seeking candidates with engineering and applied sciences backgrounds for full-time jobs, internships and cooperative education opportunities. Find more information about both job fairs on the Calendar of Events page at https://wmich.edu/career/events. Direct questions to career-recruiting@wmich.edu. https://wmich.edu/career/events



Waldo Library Information


First floor at Waldo Library reopens

Posted by Sara Volmering for University Libraries


Waldo Library’s first floor has reopened to WMU users from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Bronco Card is required to enter the library. Up to 150 people may be allowed in the facility at a time. The lower level, second and third floors will remain closed until further notice. Library users are encouraged to use online and phone services whenever possible. Call or chat online with librarians and staff for account-related questions or reference assistance. The University Libraries will continue to adjust hours and operations in response to changing conditions. Check the library website frequently for updates and current hours. https://wmich.edu/library/updates/2020/08/firstfloor

September 2020 TRIO FESP Virtual Events

Come join your peers and FESP staff and enjoy TRIO FESP's virtual events made just for you! There are many options to chose from. Please view the September events below. There will be separate emails with detailed information coming soon for each event!


September Virtual Events:

➤ Movie Night

➤ Lunch and Converse w/ FESP Staff

➤ Cultural Dance

➤ Virtual Field Trip

TRIO FESP Tutoring Information

TRIO FESP Tutoring Services Will Be Offered Virtually This Fall!


You will have the opportunity to make an appointment or attend drop-in hours with a Peer Tutor through video conferencing and the option to submit papers for review. More details to come as tutoring services will begin the week of September 14th.

TRIO FESP Recent Graduates

Spring 2020 Graduates


Jeremy Bergeron- Magna Cum Laude


Aliea Chapin- Cum Laude


DeShaun Cornelius


Audra DeRidder-Cum Laude


Anthony DeWolfe


Heather Dolegowski


Heather Foster-Cum Laude


Reagan Littrell-Magna Cum Laude


Bridgette Louwers


Sawyer Ruffolo


Allison Uzarski


Nicci Vanzile


Brandy Wilson


Summer 2020 Graduates


Amiya Haywood


Ashley Jones-Stewart


Rachel Mayhawk


Heidi Sterling

TRIO FESP Dean's List

Meaghan Anderson


Malori Barnhart


Alison Bosch


Kris Bridges


Jada Brown


Daven Carter- 4.0


Jovaughn Carver


Alexis Chie-spring/summer


Destiny Edwards-spring/summer


Lauren Fenelon-4.0


Molly Hull


Denzel Johnson


Ashley Jones-Stewart-Summer


Celine Keyes-4.0


Billy Luc


Jacqui Macker


Macey Matulis-4.0


Ty McClenny


Emily Nehr


Polina Parrish


Victoria Powell-4.0


Cheyenne Rose-Blankenburg-summer


Masyn Shannon


Niang Siam


Hannah Skierski


Ashley Snow


Olivia Stewart


Kylie Taft-4.0


Whinter Townsel- summer


Ashley Watson-4.0


John Wendland-4.0


Kolbi Winston

Meet Our New Staff Member Anitra White

I am Anitra White and I'm very excited to join TRIO-FESP as the Admin. Assistant II, I have worked with WMU for almost 2 years and have worked in two other office here on campus. Before WMU, I worked for Kalamazoo Public School in multiple roles. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with family. My husband and I have 5 Children ranging in age from 10-25 years of age. Our 3 oldest have attended or are current students of WMU. My favorite past times are reading and attending concerts or other live performances. Our family moved here from Ohio in 2010 and my husband and I are both graduates of The Ohio State University, where I earned my BA in Humanities/English. I also have a MBA in Human Resources Management for The University of Phoenix.


I look forward to meeting and getting to now each one of you!

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Office Information

We are located in Sangren Hall, the building in the picture on the left! Here is some more information to contact us!