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2012-231-004  Colleen Green -Native American Prog
Colleen Green, Director of STEP and of Office of Native​ American Programs, is a tribal member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.  She graduated from Mid Michigan Community College in 2005 with an Associates of Arts, Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education in 2007 and a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2009.  Colleen is blessed with three sons and a wonderful husband.  While attending CMU as an undergrad, Colleen was President of the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO). She is a national member of the AISES Organization.

Colleen Green​
Director of Student Transition Enrichment Program
Bovee University Center 110-C
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859​
Office: (989) 774-2508​
Fax: (989) 774-1727 ​

2014-364-002  Kayla Bottrell -STEP.jpgKayla Bottrell, Academic Advisor for the Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP), is a lifetime Michigan resident, hailing from Whitmore Lake by way of Gaylord. Kayla is a founding alumna of Phi Sigma Sigma's Iota Iota chapter at Grand Valley State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (with a minor in Environmental Studies) in 2010. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University in 2013. Kayla serves as the advisor for the Student Transfer Organization (STO) at CMU and visits area community and tribal colleges throughout the academic year.​

Kayla Bottrell​
Academic Advisor, Student Transition Enrichment Program
Ronan Hall 230
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: (989) 774-2508
Fax: (989) 774-1727

2014-221-001  Cheryl Merryman -NAP.jpgCheryl Merryman
Administrative Secretary, Student Transition Enrichment Program​
Bovee University Center 110
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: (989) 774-2508
Fax: (989) 774-1727 
Email: MiCUP-STEP@cmich.edu​

The Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) at Central Michigan University is a great place to continue your pursuit of a four-year degree. STEP reaches out to first generation and/or Pell eligible transfer students to help them navigate through the maze of  a four-year institution. The program is sponsored by the State of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency, and King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative.​​