2020 Alumni Achievement Awards

WMU logo College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards 2020 LogoThe College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award winners and to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by these 17 influential alumni. These individuals were recognized at our virtual Alumni Achievement Awards reception on Friday, Oct. 30.

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Departmental Awards

Denise OlsonDr. Denise Olson, BS '84, Obstetrics and gynecology doctor, Durham Women's Clinic
Department of Biological Sciences

 

 

James SalvadorJames Salvador, BS '98, Staff researcher, General Motors
Department of Chemistry

 

 

William McCorkleDr. William W. McCorkle Jr., MA '02, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of the Experimental Research of Religion
Department of Comparative Religion
  

Paul Carlson
Paul Carlson, BA '87,
Senior Investment Specialist, Old National Bank
Department of Economics

 

 

Robert LoPiccoloDr. Robert LoPiccolo, MA '72, Retired President, Peace River Group, LLC
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

 

 

Sharron FerraroSharon Ferraro, BA '92, Historic Preservation Coordinator, Downtown & Southtown Design Review Coordinator, City of Kalamazoo
Department of History

  

Timarshay Bracewell
Timarshay Bracewell, BA '16,
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Career Coordinator, North Carolina A&T State University
Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies

 

James PriceDr. James Price, Ph.D. '73, Retired Professor of Health Education and Public Health, University of Toledo
Mallinson Institute for Science Education

 

 

Monique WonderlyDr. Monique Wonderly, MA '07, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
Department of Philosophy

 

 

Ayman SaidDr. Ayman Said, MS '00, Ph.D. '04, Physicist, X-Ray Science Division Argonne National Laboratory
Department of Physics

 

 

Robert TreziseRobert Trezise Jr., MPA '94, President and CEO, Lansing Economic Area Partnership
School of Public Affairs and Administration

 

 

Kristen DeVallDr. Kristen DeVall, BA '98, MA '02, Ph.D. '08, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Department of Sociology

 

Ruvie Lou Maria Martinez Martin
Dr. Ruvie Lou Maria Martinez Martin, MS '03, Ph.D. '07,
Associate Director Biostatistics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Department of Statistics

 

Rebecca MakasDr. Rebecca Makas, BA '09, Assistant Teaching Professor, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, Villanova University
Department of World Languages and Literatures

 

 

Pillar Awards

Daniel HadleyDaniel Hadley, BA '10, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Global and International Studies

 

 

Dylan SchmorrowDr. Dylan Schmorrow, BA '89, MA '90, Ph.D. '93, Chief Scientist and Executive Vice President, Soartech
Department of Psychology

 

 

WMU logo in gold boxBonnie Moss, BA '01, MA '07, Spanish Teacher, Portage Public Schools
Department of Spanish