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 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 Direct questions to

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.

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!