Western Michigan University alumnus Austin Matheney describes how his global and international studies degree has set him up for his next step in life, including a life-changing study abroad experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Matheney was featured on "WMU Stories" in July 2016.

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Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Global and international studies alumnus Matt Pruitt has been invited by the GIST program to come speak about his transition from GIST graduate to international development worker in Kyrgyzstan with the Peace Corps to the present day, remaining globally engaged through his work with refugees in southeastern Michigan. His talk will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

WMU alumnus Michael Riedel, Area Director for the Western Hemisphere, United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, was awarded this year's annual Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of the global and international studies program. Riedel graduated from Western Michigan University in 1994 with a degree in international and comparative politics in Political Sciences and received his M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University's Elliot School in Washington, D.C.

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