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March 11, 2013
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Student elected state collegiate president for KMEA

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker student Billy Wicks, a senior from Princeton, Kan., and the university's National Association for Music Education president, was recently elected to the position of NAfME State Collegiate President for the Kansas Music Educators Association.Parmenter Hall

Kansas NAfME Collegiate is the state collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. With nearly 90,000 members, NAfME is the largest national association dedicated to the advancement of music education and to professional growth opportunities for its members.

The purpose of NAfME Collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain understanding of:

• The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life.
• The philosophy and function of the music education profession.
• The professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels.
• The music industry's role in support of music education.
• The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.