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      WIU wants Michelle Obama to be honorary Leatherneck

      Western Illinois University wants to make the First Lady an honorary Leatherneck.

      Western Illinois University wants to make the First Lady an honorary Leatherneck.

      The university board of trustees voted Friday to extend an honorary doctorate degree to Michelle Obama.

      University spokeswoman Darcie Shinberger said the university extended an invitation for the First Lady to come pick up her degree at the May 2014 convocation.

      WIU has yet to hear from the White House.

      The board also approved an honorary degree to Sandy Kiser Edwards, a WIU graduate and deputy director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.