By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Eastern Michigan University is partnering with The Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The partnership welcomes people to Ypsilanti, according to the EMU press release. In a new video created in Ypsilanti, these two organizations have brought attention to a national campaign called #YouAreWelcomeHere. The video highlights diversity in Washtenaw County. See the video here.
According to President and CEO of WCCVD, Mary Kerr, "International students and faculty, and their families, are an important part of our communities here in Washtenaw County. We want Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the rest of the county to be known for the inclusive way in which we celebrate them, and other visitors from all over the globe. By showing all our visitors, international and otherwise, an authentic and heartfelt welcome, we have the opportunity to create ambassadors for our great community throughout the country and the world. We’re delighted to partner with EMU for the production and promotion of this video."
According to EMU President, James Smith, ""Eastern Michigan University is proud to participate in this effort that highlights the rich diversity and the warm, welcoming community of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University." "This video effectively captures the spirit of our entire community. Our hope is that it will continue to elevate the perception and awareness that together Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University create a wonderful locality and a great place to live, work, study and to visit."
Photographs of over 100 EMU international students representing 40 nations have appeared on banners on Eastern Michigan's campus and throughout the city of Ypsilanti. According to EMU, the university approximately 1000 international sudents representing over 80 nations.