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June 2022 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends June 2022
Transfer credit policy changes at Wayne State provide more equity, access for students

Transfer credit policy changes at Wayne State provide more equity, access for students

Wayne State University has expanded access to a four-year degree by simplifying transfer credit for all students from two-year colleges, eliminating the transfer credit limit and allowing students to transfer all earned credit for a quicker path to graduation. The limit also was eliminated on the number of transferable credits earned in applied, technical, or vocational programs that will be accepted toward a bachelor’s at WSU. This important update provides students in associate in applied science and other two-year degree programs with equal opportunities to transfer into Wayne State bachelor’s programs.

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SIS student takes living organ donation to new heights  

School of Information Sciences student Emily Polet-Monterosso, who recently earned her master’s in library and information science, says that becoming a kidney donor is the best thing she’s ever done. It was such a positive experience, in fact, that she wanted to shout from a mountaintop that living donors can lead full, healthy, and active lives. And she set out to do just that. After donating a kidney in 2019 to a stranger in need, Emily, along with fellow members of the Kidney Donor Athletes organization, climbed Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro on World Kidney Day in 2022 to raise awareness for living donation.

VBSN program meets the unique needs of veterans  

Going through nursing school can be a challenge for any student, but going through nursing school after serving in the military presents its own unique set of challenges. Wayne State University’s BSN for Veterans (VBSN) program is designed for students transitioning from active service to pursuing a nursing career.

Public relations student finds spotlight with musical avatar on Fox’s ‘Alter Ego’  

After a summer spent singing in disguise and a fall spent creating music from her closet, Israa Darwich says she’s more confident now than ever before. Darwich, a senior majoring in public relations at Wayne State University, recently competed in Fox’s “Alter Ego” singing competition television show and debuted her first EP, “Slip Away.”

Virginia Kleist named dean of Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business  

Virginia Franke Kleist has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, ending a seven-month national search. The Board of Governors approved the appointment, which was announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Kornbluh. She will begin her role on July 11, 2022.

Hasan Elahi named dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts  

World-renowned visual artist Hasan Elahi will assume his role July 1, 2022, as the next dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA). His appointment was unanimously approved by the Wayne State University Board of Governors. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Elahi, who earned his M.F.A. in printmaking at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He will come to Detroit from George Mason University, where he is currently a professor and director of the George Mason School of Art  

Biology graduate, future WSU doctor ready to serve  

Tareq Hanna is one step closer to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Hanna, who recently earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry from the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University this May, will take just a few weeks off before beginning his formal medical education at WSU’s School of Medicine in July.

Juneteenth: A Look into the Past and Future

Juneteenth: A Look into the Past and Future

Celebrate Father's Day with Warriors' swag

Celebrate Father's Day with Warriors' swag

Upcoming events


June 13: 2022 WSU Juneteenth Opening Celebration


June 15: 2022 WSU Juneteenth Keynote Address: Did Slave Revolution Win the Civil War?


June 17: 2022 WSU Juneteenth Closing Celebration


June 20: Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing International Conference


June 21: Career and Conversation: Professional Pathways within Wayne State


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In the news

The Detroit News: 2022 Michiganians of the Year: M. Roy Wilson improved graduation rates at Wayne State

CNBC: Dave Roberts is one of the most powerful executives at ESPN – and he wants more diversity behind the scenes

Inside Higher Ed: Are we taking Gen Ed for granted?

DBusiness: Wayne State names Virginia Franke Kleist dean of Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Detroit News: With renewed winning culture, Wayne State baseball ties school record with 36th victory

The Detroit News: Wayne State men's tennis falls to Barry in Division II national championship

Detroit Legal News: WSU graduating law student donates over 1,000 pro bono hours, sets school record

WXYZ: Wayne State's national de-escalation program aims to prevent excessive use of force

Detroit Free Press: Stevie Wonder gets honorary doctorate at Wayne State University commencement

To our recent graduates, congratulations!

To our recent graduates, congratulations!

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