Awards

Each year, Western Michigan University's Zhang Career Center honors the premier partner, employer and faculty member of the year for contributions to career engagement for our students. 

2020-2021

  • Premier Partner of the Year: Kellogg's
  • Employer of the Year: Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
  • Faculty Member of the Year: Danielle Field, SPuRS Program Manager

Past awards

2019-2020

  • Premier Partner of the Year: Eaton Corporation
  • Employer of the Year: IDEX Corporation
  • Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Zac Williams, director of the Center for Integrated Supply Management and associate professor of marketing 

2017-18

  • Premier Partner of the Year: Enterprise Holdings
  • Employer of the Year: KSS Enterprises
  • Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Cari Burke, assistant professor of accountancy

2016-17

  • Premier Partner of the Year: Stryker
  • Employer of the Year: Northwestern Mutual
  • Faculty Member of the Year: Phil Strainero, executive-in-residence, food and consumer package goods marketing program
  • Honored alumni: Rick Ricca, B.B.A.'69

2015-16

  • Premier Partner of the Year: CH Robinson
  • Employer of the Year: E&J Gallo
  • Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Jim Eckert, associate professor of marketing

2014-15

  • Premier Partner of the Year: Kellogg
  • Employer of the Year: Consumers Credit Union