Humanities for Everybody
Western Michigan University’s Center for the Humanities partnered with OpenDoors Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services to establish Humanities for Everybody
, a free 15-week course for lower to moderate-income Kalamazoo area residents—taught by WMU professors. Ten participants graduated from the first-year program on April 27.
The program’s goal was to provide access to university-level education in the Humanities, and covered topics such as Ethics, the Literature of Jane Austen, and the African Experience in the Americas.
A ceremony was held at the University Center for the Humanities, and all graduates received a certificate—many expressed how the course had changed their lives:
“My personal and career goals have changed a tremendous amount since I began in the Humanities for Everybody course,”
said graduate TiAnna Harrison. “As a result of believing in myself I am preparing to obtain an undergraduate degree from WMU.
” Harrison also hopes to continue her education with graduate school and earn an MS in Library Science.
Betty Hudson commented: “I feel I’ve grown in ways that shall change my life for a long time. I’m ready to grow, evolve and move forward. I’m more than ready to do social work
“My career and educational goals are the same, but what has changed is my knowledge in tapping into and exploring outside resources. The staff and professors have been a great encouragement and support,
” said Amanda Baker.
To learn more, please follow the links below:
WEBSITE— HUMANITIES FOR EVERYBODY
WMICH.EDU— CENTER FOR HUMANITIES