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<br /> Eastern<br /> What does it take to succeed in your own business? p.18<br /> Fall 2009 | emich.edu The magazine of Eastern Michigan University<br /> CharlesMcGee:<br /> Artistic<br /> Electricity<br /> at85 p.14<br /> p.14<br /> Making a<br /> Difference<br /> Kathy Orscheln<br /> —Director of Admissions<br /> How to make a difference:<br /> u Make a direct contribution to the EMU Alumni<br /> Association Scholarship Fund or attend an event that<br /> supports it. For more information about the scholarship<br /> fund, visit emich.edu/alumni/awards/scholar.html.<br /> u Get an EMU license plate from the State of Michigan.<br /> The fee is $35 in addition to your annual vehicle registra-<br /> tion fee. 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