| WMU News
John M. Barney, a former electrician in the maintenance services unit of the Department of Facilities Management at Western Michigan University, died June 13. He was 60.
Barney, or J.B. as he was often called, joined the WMU staff in 1988 and retired in 2011 after 23 years of service to the University.
He earned a Semiannual Make a Difference Award from WMU in fall 2008. A campuswide peer-to-peer award, it recognizes staff members for their outstanding service and other accomplishments as well as their daily investment of energy and creativity.
Services and remembrances
Memorial gifts may be made to the family to help with Barney's medical expenses.