Alumni Academy

In 2001, the School of Communication at Western Michigan University created the School of Communication Alumni Academy. Each year, we induct alumni who exemplify community engagement and career accomplishment. Our Alumni Academy members are honored each year at an annual ceremony.

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we honor our alumni, and thank them for their willingness to give back to our school.

The academy is comprised of the following alumni inductees:

2015

Biographies

  • Al Pscholka
  • Donna St John
  • Kari Kay Kietzer
  • Thomas Englert

2014

Biographies

  • Michael Ciokajlo
  • Larry Gelfund
  • LZ Granderson
  • Dennis Martin
  • Holly Ronzi

2013

Biographies

  • Greg Busch
  • Michael Evans
  • Ronald English
  • Ruth Heinig
  • Kate McCallum

2012

Biographies

  • Nancy Burrell
  • Carleen Crawford
  • James Mulcrone

2011

Biographies

  • Joseph Edward Colucci
  • Nancy Greer-Williams
  • Mary Jane Mapes
  • T.R. Reid
  • Gregory Taylor

2010

  • Jonathan Blakley
  • John Fortino
  • Kelly Heidbreder
  • Paul Heidbreder
  • Paul Nwulu
  • Deirdre Bryant Worth

2009 

  • Angela Jacobs
  • Ronald Jarvis
  • Michele Serbenski
  • Judith Trent

2008

  • June Cottrell
  • Gary Dembs
  • Laurel Cottrell DeVarney
  • Patricia Dolly
  • Curt Fonger
  • Claudia Marshall
  • Neil Smith
  • Timothy Terrentine
  • Shirley Woodworth

2007 

  • Michael Betz
  • Barbara Parham Hughey
  • Anne Linsdau
  • Earl Washington
  • Von Washington

2006

  • Denise Fleckenstein
  • Suzanne Geha
  • Edward (Ed) Gordon, III
  • Bob Hercules
  • Cynthia Kay
  • Richard Merpi

2005

  • Susan M. Bunda
  • John Greenhoe
  • Paul J. Klapproth
  • Edd Snyder
  • Lawrence Winston

2004

  • Randy Doran
  • Todd Hufford
  • Tsutomu Kanayama
  • Brent Larson
  • Gregory Moorehead

2003

  • Roz Abrams
  • Kyle Caldwell
  • Jack Clifford
  • Morris Davenport

2002

  • Carl Botan
  • Roger Mattens
  • Laurie Stewart

2001

  • Kaye Bennett
  • Ron Boyd
  • Marion Boyer
  • Elizabeth Brink
  • Mary Beauchamp Cohen
  • Della DiPietro
  • James Hickey
  • Brian Hire
  • JoAnn Keyton
  • Barbara McDaniel-Suggs
  • James McHale
  • Barbara Mieras
  • Sharon Ratliffe
  • Holly Rosenhagen
  • James Thelen
  • Cheri Van Kuren-Bales
  • Shirley Van Hoeven
  • Greta Williams