March 14, 2018

Eastern Michigan University students from College of Health and Human Services to network with state officials in Lansing on March 16

Students to learn about career opportunities along with latest state efforts in public health and community services

YPSILANTI – Fifty Eastern Michigan University students enrolled in programs at the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will travel to the state capitol and experience a one-on-one networking lunch, tour government buildings, and engage in a Q&A with top state executives on Friday, March 16.

Students participating in the “Public Service and Health Advocacy Trip” will learn about career opportunities with the state of Michigan and receive up-to-date information on the latest projects to advance issues such as public health and community services. The group will tour government buildings and interact with state officials from all three branches of government.

Q&A discussions with top state executives will include:

  • Brian Calley, Michigan Lieutenant Governor
  • Court of Appeals Judge Amy Ronayne Krause
  • Sharon Ellis, Michigan ADA Director
  • Susan Nordyke, Michigan Business & IT Services Director for Health and Human Services
  • Chris Christensen, Director of Michigan Cyber Security & Infrastructure
  • Judy Odett, Director of Michigan Health Integrated Service Delivery (ISD)
  • Michigan State Senator Rebekah Warren

Additionally, meet and greet opportunities will be held with officials from the State of Michigan Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Michigan Department of Corrections (MDC), and the Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB) supporting State Health and Human Services.

The “Public Service and Health Advocacy Trip” accepted the first fifty registrants. The program is free to these students, thanks to scholarships valued at $50 per attendee from the CHHS Office of Interprofessional Education.

At the end of the event, students will earn a certificate of participation.

More information, as well as a full schedule of events, can be found here.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Contact Geoff Larcom,, 734.487.4401

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