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