Outstanding Alumni Academy

The Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services has inducted more than 100 individuals into its Outstanding Alumni Academy. Inductees are successful graduates from the college who have met with success beyond WMU.

CHHS faculty members and alumni may nominate individuals for the honor.

Nomination Form

Inductees by program

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

  • John McMahon '85, inducted 2015
  • John E. Crews '77, inducted 2014
  • Duane Geruschat '76, inducted 2012
  • Rod Haneline '91, inducted 2011
  • George Zimmerman '76, inducted 2010
  • Paul E. Ponchillia '76, inducted 2009
  • Mary Beth Harrison '93, inducted 2009
  • Steven J. LaGrow '76, inducted 2003
  • Nancy C. Paskin '71, inducted 2003
  • Barbara J. Hunt '78, inducted 2002
  • William R. Wiener '70, inducted 2002
  • Fuxiang Zhang '90, inducted 2002

Bronson School of Nursing

  • Imelda Reyes '99, inducted 2014
  • Jennifer A. Dentler '99, inducted 2013

  • Jacqueline Wylie (honorary), inducted 2011
  • Andrea Kwasky '99, inducted 2010
  • Healther Tubbs Cooley '03, inducted 2010
  • Sharie Falan '00, inducted 2003

Gerontology

  • Rosamond Robbert '81, inducted 2013
  • Ellen Page-Robin* honorary, inducted 2012
  • Beatrice Fisher* '81, inducted 2002

  • George Fisher* '80, inducted 2002

Department of Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness

  • Erin Remster '03, inducted 2015
  • Jane Vernon '06, inducted 2014
  • Melissa Spamer '99, inducted 2013
  • Charlene Brown '91, inducted 2012
  • Karen Horneffer-Ginter (honorary), inducted 2011
  • Kay Caskey '88, inducted 2010
  • Laurie Young '88, inducted 2010
  • Cynthia Ann Murray '99, inducted 2009
  • Beverly Ann Love '90, inducted 2003
  • Meribeth Bolt '90, inducted 2002
  • Betty Lee Ongley '84, inducted 2002

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Health Services, B.S.

Department of Occupational Therapy

Department of Physician Assistant

  • COL Eric A. Kennedy '96, inducted 2016
  • Susan Hicks '81, inducted 2012
  • Nicole Bradford '03, inducted 2010
  • Barbara Ann Grinwis '91, inducted 2009
  • William Birch* (honorary), inducted 2003
  • Michael Davis '74, inducted 2003
  • Dennis R. DeRosia '76, inducted 2002
  • Charles De Vreugd* '77, inducted 2002
  • James B. Hammond '75, inducted 2002
  • Alta Marie Hodges '83, inducted 2002

School of Social Work

  • Pamela Blevins Kingery '77, inducted 2015
  • Julie E. Shroyer '87, inducted 2014
  • Carrie Pickett-Erway 1995, '99, inducted 2013
  • Dale Hein '83, inducted 2012
  • Peter Battani '83, inducted 2011
  • Jill Hess '87, inducted 2010
  • Randall J. Wolbert '90, inducted 2009
  • Craig W. LeCroy '80, inducted 2003
  • Natalie Webb '73, inducted 2003
  • Julia A. Guevara '85, inducted 2002
  • Ann Marston '82, inducted 2002
  • Mr. Jeffrey Patton '78, inducted 2002
  • Deloris Jordan Phillips* '72, inducted 2002
  • Brian J. Rosecrance '81, inducted 2002
  • Diana R. Sieger '78, inducted 2002
  • Dennis S. Sturtevant '78, inducted 2002
  • Sherry E. Thomas-Cloud '90, inducted 2002

Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • Mary Ida Hunt '40, 1965, inducted 2011
  • Donna Oas '66, inducted 2011
  • Frank Robinson* '42, inducted 2011
  • Karen Seelig '64, inducted 2011
  • Earl "Gip" Seaver '70, inducted 2010
  • David R. Beukelman '65, inducted 2003
  • Barry Guitar '67, inducted 2003
  • Kathrine Butler '53, inducted 2002

*deceased