New episode of EMU Today TV features Outstanding Young Alumni Award winner and an insider look at Eastern Michigan University’s response to COVID-19

Mark S. Lee interviews Farah Harb remotely for EMUToday TV.

YPSILANTI --  When Eastern Michigan University first launched Digital Divas in 2010, little did the University know that the event would grow to become the premier STEM education program for young people in Michigan. Initially targeting young women in middle and high school, the program has expanded to include Digital Dudes for young men. Annually, hundreds of middle and high school students from districts across the state participate. One of the key supporters of the initiative is Eastern Michigan University graduate Farah Harb, who was named an Outstanding Young Alumni for her work on Digital Divas and overall support of the University. Harb is Global Education Analyst, Ford Motor Co. Fund & Community Services. 

In the EMU Today TV segment, Harb describes her support of Digital Divas and how her degree at Eastern Michigan led to her success in the corporate world.

The second segment features Director of Nursing Operations Sherry Bumpus, who has been an active member of the University’s COVID-19 response team. Bumpus describes the planning, testing, contact tracing, and telehealth efforts that have resulted in the University’s low rate of COVID-19 cases. 

In its fourth season, EMU Today TV features positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern, and provides opportunities for viewers to learn more from University deans, faculty, students, administrators and alumni about activities at the University.

Mark S. Lee, host of CBS Radio’s Small Talk with Mark S. Lee, is the host of the special edition of EMU Today TV. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and part time lecturer of Marketing at Eastern. He is an entrepreneur, Crain's Detroit blogger and frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics.

In addition to viewing on the University's YouTube channel, the program airs on the following days/times through the month on Xfinity On Demand, beginning Thursday, Nov. 5:

  • Thursdays @ 8:30 pm (Premier Day)
  • Saturdays @ 8:00 am
  • Sundays @ 10:30 am
  • Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm

Xfinity customers can access the program by the following: Using their remote press Xfinity>On Demand>XFINITY Services>Get Local. 

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 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; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; 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.

January 21, 2021

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Geoff Larcom