• A group of twenty one students pose for a photo at a recent W M U alliance for graduate education and professoriate meeting.  The group is notably diverse with African American, latino, and caucasians represented. Seven of the students are seated in chairs with the remainder crowded in behind. This photo was taken inside, but you can tell that it is in the winter as you can see a few warm jackets and many of the women are wearing scarves.
  • This photo is of a man receiving his doctoral hood at a W M U commencement ceremony.  He wears the traditional square black mortarboard hat and a black graduation robe.  His robe has three black velvet stripes on each sleeve and wide black velvet trim in the front along the zipper closure which makes it stand out in comparison to a traditional bachelor's degree robe.

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate—AGEP—is a National Science Foundation program to enrich your academic experience by creating an effective network of faculty, students and administrators to promote success in your doctoral program. The Michigan AGEP program combines the resources of five major Michigan universities to collaborate in recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented minority students who earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM—disciplines. Our vision is to make a difference in you, so that you can make a difference in the world. 

Student success at WMU is driven by:

  • Mentoring by nationally recognized faculty.
  • Fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Collaborating with national laboratories and industries to create unique educational opportunities.

WMU graduates enjoy a 91 percent post-graduate success rate. 

AGEP Program at Western Michigan University contact information:

Tony Dennis, Director, Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention
Western Michigan University 
Graduate College
120 Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242  USA
(269) 387-8212
(269) 387-8232 fax