The data is based on responses from WMU's annual Postgraduation Success Survey, in which a record 77 percent of WMU's 5,205 2016-17 graduates responded.
Top News of 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder announced Oct. 19 the appointments of three people to the WMU Board of Trustees: David Behen of Saline, Lynn Chen-Zhang of Portage, and Shelly Edgerton of Plainwell.
Through this collective of 10 teaching clinics, thousands of Michigan residents receive treatment that is unavailable elsewhere, may not be covered by insurance or is unaffordable through other providers.
WMU's new 28,000-square-foot Richmond Institute for Design and Innovation will be formally unveiled Thursday, Sept. 27, during a grand opening ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. in Central Kohrman Hall.
Representing the best of the best staff members, this award will be presented to Katie DeCamp, Susan Kramer, Jeff Stone and Connie Volenski.
The 2017-18 award goes to Dr. Susan Pozo. It is the highest annual honor WMU bestows on faculty members.
The 2017-18 award goes to Dr. Maria Selena O. Protacio. It acknowledges the accomplishments of WMU faculty members who are among the rising stars in U.S. higher education.
As recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Stephen Covell and Peter Thannhauser join 63 faculty and staff members who have received the accolade since it was established in 1980.
The annual event includes a State of the University address by WMU President Edward Montgomery.
Some 4,700 incoming freshman and transfer students are part of a sweeping new program that immediately connects them to campus and orients them to college life and WMU.
The conference will bring scholars and policymakers from around the globe to campus Aug. 17-18 to present their research and solutions related to sustainable development for African nations.
The second-place finish ties the 2013 season for highest mark in program history when the Broncos posted a 3.8086 GPA.
The memorandum of understanding for the Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo designates WMU's Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations as primarily responsible for coordinating the University's involvement in new Kalamazoo city initiative to reduce poverty and promote more broadly shared prosperity in the city.
WMU's Black Student Union was honored with the 2018 Champ Award at the 11th annual Champs Celebration for mentoring students in Kalamazoo Public Schools.
Following a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Candy McCorkle as its next vice president for diversity and inclusion, effective Aug. 1.
Researchers in the Georgeau Construction Research Center are studying how to build better in an age of climate change and other global challenges facing the construction industry.
WMU College of Aviation students who are accepted into the program will be put on an accelerated path to becoming a Delta pilot; the airline will begin accepting student applications in August.
WMU's Fritz Allhoff spent last month at the University of Iceland working on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues, including co-organizing an international workshop on emerging arctic conflicts.
High school seniors competed for the Medallion Scholarships, the highest merit-based award WMU can bestow on an incoming freshman. All 32 runners-up were offered a $25,000 scholarship.
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.
Pilot Lauren Quandt, of Grosse Ile; co-pilot Shelby Satkowiak, of Mio; and teammate Kelly Erdmann, of Southfield, captured fifth place overall in the women-only Air Race Classic cross-country flying event.
WMU granted nearly 1,300 degrees during two commencement ceremonies June 23. Among the students who graduated were 32 military veterans as well as international students from 31 countries.
Graduate student Joshua White received a full scholarship to become part of the U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.
Senior Caitlin Wiley will study Portuguese in Brazil this coming academic year after receiving a Boren Scholarship to focus on a geographic area, language or field of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
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.
Courtney Sumpter, a WMU-trained occupational therapist, established Northern Michigan Equine Therapy to help people overcome physical and emotional barriers impeding their day-to-day activities.
A Midwest professional association has chosen Alexia Alexander as Michigan's top supervisor of students for 2018. Alexander was named WMU's student employment supervisor of the year in February.
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.
WMU's Valley Dining Center Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the second highest award of four levels of LEED certification.
As part of its Success at WMU initiative, the University has completed initial membership steps to become a JED Campus, putting a greater campuswide focus on student well-being and mental health.
The 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year is Laura Chang, an elementary school teacher in Vicksburg and a part-time instructor of special education and literacy studies at WMU.
Dr. Daniel Kujawski is using the state grant to push toward commercialization a project of his that improves prediction of the fatigue properties of materials.
The third-floor conference room at WMed's W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus will now be known as the Dr. John M. and Linda T. Dunn Executive Board Room.
In what is regarded as the most comprehensive competition for collegiate jazz programs, WMU students earned two awards, placing among the top 10 finishers in the international music competition.
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.
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.
The annual PRoof Awards recognize practitioners who successfully use skill, creativity and resourcefulness to address communication challenges.
In the W Magazine's Bronco entrepreneurs edition, several alumni reveal how they started businesses and made key pivots to keep them thriving.
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.
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.
Agreement will create a smoother process for Kellogg Community College graduates who transfer to Western Michigan University.
WMU presenters were Kiana Bailey, who won the competition's Best Presenter Award, Sara Buckle, Alex Gutierrez-Spencer and David Hughey. The presenters were part of a 29-member student team.
Tim Belcher, Roberto Ramon-Flores, Shao Qin Ga and Kaitlyn Watkins took first place at the Beta Alpha Psi Midwest Regional Meeting Best Practices competition.
WMU’s Haworth College of Business recognized 25 students as part of the fourth annual Trailblazer Student Recognition program, including senior MacKenzie King, who was named Trailblazer of the Year.
At the April 27 event, learn more about WMU's investment in trees, and help plant a conifer honoring the University's new president and first lady.
Spanish major Desi Taylor took first place for her pitch about a company that puts a creative spin on traditional travel with trips that are 100 percent customized for the client.
Emily Stewart, a WMU junior majoring in social work, has qualified to compete in May at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's national championships.
WMU will add seven new degree and certificate programs in a range of disciplines for students studying at its Punta Gorda, Florida, regional location.
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.
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.
Dr. Fritz Allhoff and four WMU students traveled by plane and snowmobile to prepare 300 tax returns for local residents.
Andy Sylvain Hobelsberger, Megan Nicole Miller, Saleh A. Mohamed and Daniel Paul Mozel have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
Fifty students out of a senior class of more than 5,400 students will be recognized during the 38th annual Presidential Scholars Convocation Tuesday, March 27.
Every student in the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine's inaugural class matched to a residency slot as part of a nationwide process that is increasingly competitive.
WMU is working with several community organizations to develop a plan for reducing pollution and protecting and improving water quality for Portage and Arcadia Creek watersheds.
An early April induction of up to 81 top juniors and seniors will mark the 20th anniversary of WMU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honors organization in the nation.
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.
Open to the entire campus community and surrounding area, workshops will be held in the lower level of Waldo Library. No registration is needed.
WMU's student-run noncommercial radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, won an award for best underwriting spot at the 78th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference.
Public Radio station WMUK 102.1 FM was recognized for broadcasting excellence, receiving three awards in this category from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Great Lakes Media Show.
Alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and chief executive officer of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has given a generous naming gift to fund the renovation and expansion of the sales lab in the Haworth College of Business.
WMU's Department of Public Safety has been recognized as the No. 3 university police force in the nation for its campus safety initiatives.
Master's candidate Justine Morneau, a graduate assistant for facilities in University Recreation, earned a 2017 collegiate recreation honor at the state level and will receive a similar honor at the national level.
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.
Wendy Cornish, WMU professor emerita of dance, is the recipient of this year's Partners in Dance Community Dance Advocacy Award.
Construction activities began in December that will allow the recently created product design program to move into renovated spaces in Central Kohrman Hall by fall 2018.
Elissa C. Kedziorek, editor-in-chief of WMU's student newspaper, the Western Herald, will head to Washington, D.C., in mid-March as the 2018 Michigan Fellow for the National Newspaper Association's News Fellows Program.
For their work in renovating Heritage Hall, WMU alumni Jonathan Rumohr and Jesse Hendershot have received the ASHRAE 2018 Award of Engineering Excellence, an honor bestowed upon international building projects only five times over the past 30 years.
A majority of the funding will support $10,000 stipends for 28 students each year, allowing the students to focus on their research and make the most of their final-year clinical experiences.
Megan Foreman, a senior from Plymouth, is the one "extraordinary undergraduate student" to receive this year's Dr. Charles Van Riper Outstanding College Student Award.
Abrahan Garcia, of Holland, and Alex Gutierrez-Spencer, of Monroe, are two of only 50 college seniors chosen to participate in the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program for 2018.
As a result of Lori Brown's work with Microsoft HoloLens, WMU has become the first aviation program in the nation to use augmented reality in the classroom.
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.
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.
While the student is the focal point in the high school-to-college transition, the transition has a familywide ripple effect, a fact that is recognized and valued at WMU.
Newsome's No. 5 Jersey will be formally retired during a special halftime ceremony at the 2 p.m. game Jan. 27. Community members are also invited to a pregame indoor tailgate.
Bye, midfielder, went as the No. 8 overall pick to the New England Revolution. Shepherd, goalkeeper, was selected No. 46 overall by the Toronto FC.
WMU's Haworth College of Business has received a major naming gift from alumnus Todd Sanford, CEO and founder of Sanford Financial Services. The gift establishes a new center focusing on personal finance.
After a campuswide call for ideas that transform the way WMU serves its students, two new initiatives have been announced and funded to build a stronger sense of belonging and community among all students.