[nfbmi-talk] mcb 2011 college prep program assessments

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Apr 28 13:51:27 UTC 2011

Michigan Commission for the Blind

2011 College Preparatory Program

at Western Michigan University

Who:  For individuals who are blind and visually impaired who would like to pursue a college education

When:  June 30, 2011 – August 19, 2011

Where:  Western Michigan University’s Kalamazoo campus


·        To give potential college students the opportunity to take a class for credit and find out what it’s like to be a college student

·        To encourage students by providing an opportunity to utilize and enhance their skills of independence prior to becoming a full-time college student

·        To give students an opportunity to learn about themselves and make plans for their education

The Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) 2011 College Preparatory program is gearing up for another summer.  MCB’s College Prep program is a summer program
designed to provide students who are blind or visually impaired with an opportunity for a college experience prior to becoming full-time students.  Students
will live on the campus of Western Michigan University for the Summer II semester (June 30 through August 19) and take one college class for college credit.
Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in an on-campus work experience along with a host of other classes and workshops designed by

To determine a student’s readiness to meet the challenges of academic classes and  campus life, each student must complete a college assessment.  For students
who want to participate in the 2011 College Prep program this summer, the last day to begin the college assessment at the Michigan Commission for the Blind
Training Center in Kalamazoo is June 20.  Referrals are welcome and encouraged at this time.

For more information, contact your MCB counselor or one of the MCB College Prep Program Coordinators:  Lisa Kisiel at 269-337-3238, ext. 253, or
kisiell at michigan.gov
or Shannon McVoy at 269-337-3449, ext. 255, or
mcvoys at michigan.gov.
  Please note that Lisa and Shannon’s office has temporarily moved to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan.  When you call, you will hear “Goodwill
Industries” in the recorded welcome announcement.  Please enter the extensions noted above to reach Lisa or Shannon.

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