Top News of 2017

2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top Producer.

WMU hailed as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars

WMU is one of the nation's top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars according to the U.S. Department of State's annual ranking. The University is tied in 10th place as a top producer among the nation's research universities.

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Chrysa Richards obituary

Richards, a former secretary for student activities and leadership in Kanley Chapel and for the Center for Teaching and Learning in Waldo Library, died Jan. 8 at age 58.

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Supply chain program ranks No. 2 in world

WMU's integrated supply management program has been ranked No. 2 by SCM World, a cross-industry learning community powered by the world's most influential supply chain practitioners.

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Virginia S. Doornbos obituary

Virginia S. "Ginny" Doornbos, a retired staff member, died Dec. 31, 2016, at age 81. She joined the WMU staff in 1970 and retired in 1991.

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Bill Morris Chambers obituary

Bill Morris Chambers, former WMU head baseball coach, died Jan. 10 at age 92. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, in Tennessee.

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John F. Walker obituary

John F. Walker, a former industrial design teacher, died Dec. 27 at age 76. Survivors include his wife, Gay, emerita in interdisciplinary health programs. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15.

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Kamlesh Sharma obituary

Dr. Kamlesh Sharma, assistant professor emerita of biological sciences, died Dec. 21 at age 78. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

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George M. Dennison obituary

Dr. George M. Dennison, a former WMU provost and much-lauded president of the University of Montana, died Jan. 3 at age 81. A May memorial service in Montana is being planned.

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Charlie H. Harris obituary

Charlie H. Harris, a retired staff member in what is now landscape services, died Sept. 21, 2015, at age 91. Services have taken place.

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Charles 'Chuck' Comer obituary

Charles "Chuck" Comer, an assistant professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation and a former assistant football coach, died Dec. 13 at age 79. Services have taken place.

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Kandeiss-Toi Ross obituary

Kandeiss-Toi Ross, Human Resources, died Dec. 29 at age 60. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.