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Earlene McMichael / WMUK

Robert Ezelle, one of Kalamazoo County’s longest-serving nonprofit executives, is retiring from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo after 30 years as executive director. His last day is Dec. 31. Ezelle, 68, tells WMUK's Earlene McMichael on Thursday's WestSouthwest public-affairs show that he spent his formative years in foster homes. He says it wasn't until around age 12, when he was moved to a boy's residence and met a mentor, that he experienced genuine caring. That's why, Ezelle says, he strives to make every child coming through his doors feel "that they do belong" and insists his staff welcome them by name. (Click on icons to hear the interview, plus longer version.)


Brian Braun

Sarah Whitney and Angela Pickett are two members of Sybarite5 (pronounced SIB-uh-right five), a string quintet with a modern, global sensibility. The group performs tonight in the Dalton Center Recital Hall in Kalamazoo, opening of the Fontana Summer Music Festival


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Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he’s not convinced that allowing community colleges to offer more four year degrees is a good idea. 


Native Plants Improve Health of WMU's Valley Pond

Jul 15, 2016
Christine Lena


"KALAMAZOO, MI - The Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, now in its fifth year, has reached two milestones in pursuit of accreditation. At a June 14-16 meeting, the medical school was granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accrediting body for educational programs leading to the MD degree." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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