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Western Michigan University will offer classes at Macomb Community College’s University Center

– Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:00AM

WMU to offer courses in psychology–behavior analysis in January 2015, followed by additional degree programs

Western Michigan University (WMU) will become the newest partner to offer classes at Macomb Community College’s University Center, which is located on the college’s Center Campus in Clinton Township.

WMU will offer classes from its psychology-behavior analysis master’s degree program at the Macomb University Center starting in January. In subsequent semesters, WMU plans to add additional programs, including a bachelor’s degree completion program in secondary education-math and master’s degrees in public health and occupational therapy.

“Bringing WMU’s quality academic programs to the region is a priority for us,” said Dawn Gaymer, associate provost of Extended University Programs. “WMU has been widely recognized for our work with autism, and the behavior analysis degree exemplifies the high-quality academics and research we continue to bring to Southeast Michigan.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Western Michigan University as our newest partner at the Macomb University Center,” said James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president, Macomb Community College. “WMU will be offering valuable new opportunities for Macomb County residents to earn advanced degrees close to home in preparation for rewarding careers.”

WMU joins 11 other colleges and universities offering bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs at the Macomb University Center to nearly 4,000 students. The University Center, which opened in 1991, currently offers more than 80 programs in partnership with Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Madonna University, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Oakland University, Rochester College, University of Detroit Mercy, Walsh College and Wayne State University.

About Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University ( is a national research university enrolling more than 24,000 students from across the United States and more than 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that offers 142 undergraduate programs, the second most of any university in Michigan, as well as more than 100 master's and doctoral programs. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU among America's fewer than 200 research universities. In addition, U.S. News & World Report consistently lists WMU as one of the nation's top public universities in its annual ranking of the nation's 4,000 colleges and universities.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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Photo: At a ceremony held Oct. 21, Macomb Community College President James Jacobs (left) and Timothy Greene, provost and vice president for academic affairs for Western Michigan University (WMU), sign an agreement making WMU the latest partner to offer classes at Macomb’s University Center.