Top News of 2018

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ISM program among top 10 in the nation

The Gartner's ranking serves to solidify the strength of WMU's integrated supply management program, which was one of only three to be ranked in all three evaluation categories.

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Student group recognized by world's largest HR association

WMU's chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources has been awarded the Society for Human Resource Management's Superior Merit Award for being one of the nation's most active and highest achieving student chapters.

Student Ellie Maddelein with Arcadia brewer Colt Dykstra holding an oversized check for $2,000 and standing in front of brewery barrels.

Arcadia awards WMU-KVCC sustainable brewing scholarship

Ellie Maddelein is the first to receive the award, which was established by Arcadia, a leader in the West Michigan craft beer community, to further enhance career and learning opportunities for women in brewing.

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Sales program again nationally recognized for excellence

One hundred percent of WMU sales and business marketing grads find full-time careers or are continuing their education within three months of graduation; 98 percent of them are in a job that relates to their degree.

Phi Kappa Phi's Excellence in Innovation Award.

WMU's Seita foster youth effort garners national acclaim

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—has awarded WMU with its Excellence in Innovation Award for expanding higher education opportunities through the Seita Scholars Program.

WMU student Alexis Lenderman.

Student awarded prestigious study abroad scholarship

Alexis Lenderman, an entrepreneurship and global and international studies major from Flint, is among just 1,000 undergraduate students nationwide to earn a Gilman International Scholarship to intern or study abroad.

Avery Green and Desi Taylor sitting on a bench outside Schneider Hall, home of the WMU Haworth College of Business.

Students honored for entrepreneurial innovation

Two WMU student entrepreneurs, Avery Green and Desi Taylor, were recognized for their original business ideas while participating in Starting Gate, the student business accelerator. 

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Six to be feted as top staffers for spring 2018

Laura Cornish, Katie DeCamp, Brenda Hamlyn, Bette Ludwig, Jeff Stone and Janice VandeVusse will be recognized during a reception at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, in 157 Bernhard Center.

Headshot of Dr. Andrea Beach.

Veteran educator, prolific researcher named ACE Fellow

Dr. Andrea Beach joins just 44 other educators who will spend 2018-19 working at another institution through the prestigious American Council on Education Fellows Program, which helps develop senior leaders in higher education.

WMU sales and business marketing students Marissa Bruno, Stacy Zoeller and Ryan Demas.

WMU sales students win team gold and individual honors

First-year student Ryan Demas and junior Stacy Zoeller represented WMU in the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition, coached by senior Marissa Bruno and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Kelley O'Reilly.

Two WMed students work on a patient simulator.

WMU medical school granted full accreditation

In the final step of a journey that began some seven years ago, the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

WMU emerita Wendy Cornish standing at a table with Great Works awards and displays.

Dance emerita honored for advocacy

Wendy Cornish, WMU professor emerita of dance, is the recipient of this year's Partners in Dance Community Dance Advocacy Award.

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WMU Department of Statistics becomes NISS affiliate

The program brings together statistical and data science professionals from all sectors, including academia, industry, and governmental and national labs, to support research, networking and more.

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WMU trustees approve naming BTR road for the late Robert Jones

Robert Jones Way will be the name of the loop road scheduled to be developed as part of the BTR Park 2.0. The new 55-acre development is adjacent to the original BTR Park near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.