Kia Jane Richmond (English) has been selected as the recipient of the Teaching Family Homes 2007 Community Partner of the Year Award. Her work with the youth and staff at Teaching Family Homes began with "Good Books for Everyone," a project funded by a Learn and Serve America: Brighter Futures Grant. She plans to seek additional funding this year to promote literacy and higher education in the Upper Peninsula.
Eric Smith (Broadcast and A/V Services) was recently elected to serve as vice president of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) for 2008-09. He said the position helps keep WNMU-FM/TV active and in a leadership role with the public stations at Michigan State, the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Delta College, Interlochen and Detroit Public Television. Evelyn Massaro (WNMU-FM) is on the MAPB board of directors for the same term.
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