Kalamazoo College celebrates its Fulbright Scholars! READ MORE!
With nearly three decades of experience in the education sector, Fortenberry has received extensive recognition for her contributions to the field including a nominee of the Western Michigan University Outstanding Adult Learner Award, a recipient of the WMU Educational Research Award and the WMU Don and Helen Weaver Endowment for Community Education Award. READ MORE!
One symptomatic employee who works for the Grifols BioMat USA, has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health department advises people who were at the plasma center located at 167 E. Kalamazoo Avenue on the following dates June 27, 28, and 29, and July 3, 6, 8, and 9 to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of the respiratory disease and seek testing from their healthcare provider. READ MORE!
Kalamazoo Youth Development Network joins the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) for a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer; and ensuring young people return to school ready to succeed. READ MORE!
To help combat the alarming increase of out-of-hospital medical emergencies and deaths that occurred in Michigan this spring, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, is urging residents not to avoid seeking help in a medical emergency. READ MORE!
The Turn 2 Foundation announced it would donate $25,000 to the Bronson Health Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund. “We are grateful to the amazing doctors, nurses and therapists at Bronson Healthcare for their devotion to helping others and saving lives during these unprecedented times,” said Sharlee Jeter, president of the Turn 2 Foundation. “ READ MORE HERE!
Consumers Credit Union is pleased to announce the 11 winners of the revamped Consumers Scholars program. This year Consumers awarded one grand prize scholarship of $20,000 and an additional 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship fund is collected from our coin machines and from Consumers employees themselves, who contribute through paycheck donations—a direct link from employees to the members they serve. READ MORE!
In light of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers, Kalamazoo, Michigan is dealing with past issues that address potential police violence on residents. SEE VIDEO HERE!
To ease their way, Victor Hugo Green published “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” with a listing of places — some commercial, some private homes — where dark-skinned people could stay and eat, where they could buy gas and even which towns to avoid for their own safety. READ MORE!
Kalamazoo’s Foundation for Excellence speaks in light of recent protests. READ MORE!