• Biomedical sciences graduate called to help others

    Driven by resilience, Jovanny Ruiz-Alavez plans to spend another year gaining professional experience before applying to master's programs to become a physician assistant.

  • Alexis and Justin Black pose by their new book, "Redefining Normal"

    Redefining Normal

    Two Western Michigan University graduates, Alexis and Justin Black, have written a new book about their journey surviving abuse and the foster care system.

  • Stephanie Hampton standing in her classroom

    Passion for literacy

    Stephanie Hampton has been named 2019 English Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.

  • College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards 2022

    The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University is proud to announce the 2022 Alumni Achievement Award winners and to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by these 15 influential alumni.



As alumni, you are an integral part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University and we encourage your involvement in our programs and events.

Our alumni network represents a diverse, learner-centered range of careers and backgrounds in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Driven toward excellence in all aspects of learning and discovery, they include teachers, researchers, administrators and many others who contribute to the world in immeasurable ways.

Alumni awards

Clear trophies sitting at a table (camera view is angled)Given annually during the week of homecoming, the alumni awards recognize achievements in professional fields and service to respective departments. Honored for their passion for learning and discovery, they contribute to the betterment of our communities, from local to global.

2023 Award Winners

WMU Arts and Sciences Magazine

We are enjoying another year of excitement and change at Western Michigan University! Our annual Arts and Sciences Magazine provides a glimpse of the remarkable work our students, staff and faculty do every day to support our mission of learning and discovery in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Read the 2023 Arts and Sciences Magazine





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Alumni Association

WMU Alumni Association

The WMU Alumni Association strives to deepen the connection between our alumni, friends, and donors, with our University.