Kalamazoo College students and researchers soon will have more effective opportunities for chemical analysis thanks to a $255,000 grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. The grant allows K to replace an aging nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, allowing students to analyze and identify chemical compounds and structures with state-of-the-art equipment. READ MORE!

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Vicksburg Family Medicine Practice Joins Bronson

Bronson has partnered with Family Doctors of Vicksburg to form Bronson Family Medicine — Vicksburg. Since the early 1900s, Family Doctors of Vicksburg has been providing care to people in southern Kalamazoo County. “We are very pleased to welcome the longstanding Family Doctors of Vicksburg team to the Bronson family,” says Carla Herbert, project director at Bronson. “We look forward to continuing to serve families in the area and to provide exceptional healthcare experiences.” READ MORE!

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Lakeside for Children Opens New Health and Wellness Center

On April 12, Lakeside for Children officials announced the opening of a new Health & Wellness Center at their Kalamazoo residential treatment facility and school for abused and neglected teenagers. The 12,500 sq.-ft. structure houses three classrooms, a multipurpose room, and a regulation-size high school basketball court that can accommodate other activities. READ MORE!

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State Names New Leader to Boy Scouts

A chance encounter with a Boy Scout representative turned into a lifelong career as a professional Scouter for Don Shepard.

“At a National Jamboree in 1985 I ran into a loaned executive. He stopped a buddy of mine and I and asked if we knew about professional Scouting,” Shepard said. “My buddy and I joined Scouting after college as professionals.”

Shepard will take over leadership of the Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) on May 1 as its new Scout Executive, replacing Matthew Thornton who stepped down in December to take a new assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. Shepard is currently Scout Executive for the Daniel Webster Council based in Manchester, New Hampshire. READ MORE!

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