2017 Alumni Achievement Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University is proud to announce the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award winners and to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by these 20 influential alumni. They were recognized at our Alumni Achievement Awards reception on Friday, Oct. 13.

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Dr. John W. Martel, MS '03, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Department of Biological Sciences

Mary Kathryn (MK) Seipke, MA '77, Executive Producer and Creative Director, Marketing Executive, Chicago, Ill.
School of Communication

Rev. Stephen Shick, BA, BS '66, Minister Emeritus, Unitarion Church of Marlborough and Hudson
Department of Comparative Religion

David J. Donovan, BS '71, Consultant and Investor
Department of Economics

Jason Weeby, BA '03, Senior Fellow, Bellwether Education Partners
Department of English

Dr. Kathleen M. Baker, MA '98, Associate Professor of Geography and Graduate Advisor
Department of Geography

Ahmed Ali Murad, MS '00, PhD '04, Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Hydrogeology, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Department of Geosciences

Clifford Pulley III, BA '13, Project Manager, Whirlpool
Global and International Studies

Dr. Slyvia D. Hoffert, MA '68, Retired Professor of History, Texas A&M University
Department of History

John Altan Kusku, BA '07, MA '09, Teacher, Michigan Public Schools
Department of Mathematics

Steven D. Brewer, PhD, MS '96, Director of the Biology Computer Resource Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mallinson Institute for Science Education

Dr. Jonah N. Schupbach, MA '06, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah
Department of Philosophy

Ali Sami Alnaser, PhD '02, Professor and Physics Department Head, American University of Sharjah
Department of Physics

Ashley Horvat, BA '10, Vice President of Public and Private Partnerships, Greenlots
Department of Political Science and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Laura K. Murray, PhD '02, MA '99, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Department of Psychology

Mirtha Rosa Beadle, MPA '90, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation and Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
School of Public Affairs and Administration

Dr. Daniel J. Ebenhoeh, PA-C, MS '13, BA '10, Physician's Assistant, Santa Familia de Salud, Holy Family Healthcare
Department of Spanish

Toby Hall, BS '97, Vice President and Chief Actuary, Delta Dental of Michigan, Inc.
Department of Statistics

Jason Albaugh, BS, BA '03, World Language Teacher, East Grand Rapids High School
Department of World Languages and Literatures