Sept. 30, 2003
CONTACT: Kirk Carman

Eastern Michigan University marks grand opening of EMU–Brighton Oct. 1

What: Grand opening of EMU’s new Brighton location
When: 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003
Where: EMU–Brighton, 2250 Genoa Business Park Drive, Suite 120

Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan University will officially open its newest off-campus site in Brighton Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m. EMU–Brighton is located at the Genoa Business Park on Grand River Road north of I-96.

Guest speakers include EMU President Samuel Kirkpatrick, Vice President for Academic Affiars and Provost Paul Schollaert, and David Clifford, head of extended programs and continuing education. The ceremony begins at 5:45 p.m.

Housed in 8,328 square feet of contemporary learning space, EMU-Brighton provides a convenient and comfortable environment for students pursuing a degree or certificate in higher education. To accommodate working students, courses meet outside the "9 to 5" workday and on weekends and are taught by EMU faculty experienced with adult learners. More than 100 students are currently enrolled in classes at EMU–Brighton.

Program offerings include a master’s degree in educational leadership; a master’s degree in learning disabilities; a bachelor’s degree in nursing; a graduate certificate in health administration; a graduate certificate in teaching English as a second language; and a endorsement in early childhood education.

In addition to EMU–Brighton, Continuing Education maintains sites in Detroit and Livonia and offers programs and courses in Flint, Jackson, Monroe, Washtenaw County and Traverse City.

For addition information about programs at EMU-Brighton, call 800.777.3521 or go to
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.