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RPL's Play On The Way program received the 2017 Program Innovation Award from Michigan Parks and Recreation Association.Bob Frost
As of December 2016, 93% of the 2015-16 fashion merchandising and design graduates are either working in the industry or enrolled in graduate school.  Tanya Domina
CMU family studies majors build relationships and dispel aging stereotypes in Bridges Together, Michigan’s only intergenerational program connecting children, older adults and educators through social collaboration.Eileen Malone Beach, director of CMU's Institute for Intergenerational Relations
CMU's Super Saturday program to enrich science and math skills for interested mid-Michigan elementary children. Jim McDonald
CMU's play therapy training course is the only one of its kind in mid-Michigan.Darlene Chen
STEM Education Scholars, a cohort of teacher education students, plan and host events each with a focus on science, technology, engineering,  mathematics education – or STEM Ed– topics for regional pre-K through high school students.Julie Cunningham
The fashion merchandising and design department's rigorous standards consistently earns rankings in the top 20 programs nationwide.Michael Mamp/Tanya Domina
Connections that Count has a therapy dog to help emotionally support children with special needs. Joan Hogan
The Central Michigan University Summer Reading Clinic offers customized tutoring for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade – and prepares future teachers along the way.Xiaoping Li
CMU has been sending its U.S. students to the Disney College Program since it started in 1981. More than 2,200 U.S. CMU students have taken part – more than from any other university in the country.Dean Wallin, director of CMU's Center for Leisure Services
Each year, about 200 students from all over the world enroll at CMU to take part in the Disney International College Program. CMU was one of the first universities Disney partnered with as a way to find ambitious student employees from around the globe. Dean Wallin, director of CMU's Center for Leisure Services
CMU is the only school in Gus Macker's history to be completely run by students in an undergraduate course titled "Production of Festivals and Events."Tim Otteman
CMU has one of the top 50 fashion programs nationwide and is the largest fashion program in Michigan.Michael Mamp
CMU's undergraduate teacher education program received continuing accreditation for seven years by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Play on the Way is the only university-sponsored service-learning-based mobile recreation program in the United States.
Lori Irwin, RPL, CEHS
Former President Barack Obama appointed alumnus Aaron Payment to serve on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education in 2015. Payment was a doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Services at the time.The White House
CMU has the first recreation, parks and leisure services administration programs in Michigan to be accredited.NRPA