Two Michigan universities have erroneously sent out emails awarding scholarships to students. On January 4 2022 Oakland University sent an email in error to 5,500 students and Central Michigan University sent a similar email on January 26 to 58 students.
There aren't too many things the Kalamazoo folks are prouder of than the Kalamazoo Promise. It's been a point of pride ever since it was announced some 15 years ago. And now the people in charge of it are taking it a step further and involving not only the community but also the region.
The Kalamazoo Promise has taken another step in making it "the gift that keeps on giving". The Kalamazoo Promise organization says it has "signed an agreement with the state’s largest skilled trades union - the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC) – to expand the Promise to include skilled trades apprenticeships with the MRCC’s Joint Apprenticeship Program."
An anonymous $250,000 gift to Western Michigan University will provide annual financial support for 11 Kalamazoo Promise students who hope to become educators and could enhance the diversity of Kalamazoo Public Schools' teaching staff.