Eastern Michigan University experts offer perspective and tips for students and their parents as they experience the first days of school or college

YPSILANTI – It’s back to school time, a transitional moment laden with new challenges, new friends and new emotions, particularly when students are starting in a given school or college.

Experts at Eastern Michigan University are eager to share their insights on these experiences, and are available for media interviews.


Karen Paciorek

Professor Karen Paciorek, coordinator for the Early Childhood Education & Children and Families program at Eastern, is available to discuss K-12 transitions, along with offering perspective on special needs children. You can reach her at 248-207-6106.

Ellen Gold, EMU’s assistant vice president for student well-being, can offer tips and advice to students entering those heady, exciting initial weeks of college. She can be reached at ellen.gold@emich.edu

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 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.

August 28, 2017

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom