January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

Pictured is Dr. Matt Ross and students in the Sanford Center.Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness Grand Opening

Join us for the grand opening of the center on Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. The center will leverage the skills and talents of students, faculty, staff and community members of the greater Kalamazoo area to address the growing concern of financial literacy.

Learn more and RSVP.

Sales and business marketing students compete to win

A team of two Western Michigan University sales students competed in the State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition with one student taking top honors in the sales role-play category.

Read more about the competition win.


Pictured are students in Silicon Valley.Broncos take on Silicon Valley

A group of Broncos ventured to Silicon Valley this past fall to learn more about careers in tech. 

Read more about the program.



Pictured is Dr. Decker HainsStudents learn to run a business

Students in Dr. Decker Hains' analytical foundations course learn the various aspects of running a business by working with the ScrimmageSIM simulation.

 Read more about the simulation project.


Pictured are Barb Sagara and Paul Hildenbrand.Improving outcomes for transfer students

Barb Sagara, master faculty specialist in business communication, and Paul Hildenbrand, manager of community college recruitment and outreach, were asked to participate in the MiTRANSFER Initiative task force, which seeks to address the roadblocks that Michigan's transfer students may encounter as they pursue their education.

Read more about the initiative.

Pictured are MBA students.WMU MBA program nationally recognized

The Haworth College of Business was again recognized for being one of the best places to earn an MBA in the Princeton Review.

Read more about the recognition.

Pictured are Drs. Timothy Palmer and Jennifer Harrison.WMU faculty recognized by the New York Times 

Drs. Timothy Palmer, professor of management, and Jennifer Harrison, assistant professor of social work, earned the inaugural New York Times inEducation Award for Innovation in Education Abroad for how they are incorporating the Times into the Social Justice and Sustainability in India course they co-teach.


To suggest a story please contact:

Editor: Stacey Markin
(269) 387-6936