First Lady Jacqueline Wilson meets with students

Recently, Wayne State University's First Lady Jacqueline Wilson (pictured) addressed nearly 300 high school students at Arbor Preparatory High School as part of the university's 'Warrior Day' events.

Held throughout the state of Michigan, Warrior Day activities — offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions — provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Wayne State and engage in planned activities.

Several Warrior Day stops have been scheduled throughout the school year, and Mrs. Wilson will continue welcoming students and offering information about the university.

Wayne State's HIGH Program — which stands for "Helping Individuals Go Higher" — is a year-round effort that depends upon volunteers and donor support. Established in 2013, the HIGH Program was developed to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges.

Designed to assist students in crisis who have exhausted all other funding options and for whom homelessness is imminent without intervention, the HIGH Program provides short-term bridge funding to enable a student in crisis to get back on track, focusing on filling a gap.

"We believe Wayne State is a place where every student can thrive, where something like housing insecurity should not hold back a student from success," said Mrs. Wilson, HIGH Program Founding Director. "I am grateful to our donors for their support of this initiative."                             

For further information about the HIGH Program, and how you can become involved, visit