Alexis Hess story
WMU student receives competitive $10,000 accountancy scholarship Leadership experience, communication skills and an expanded professional network are just some of the things that Alexis Hess, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship recipient, cites she has gained at Western. Her activities at WMU include Fall Welcome ambassador and student alumni ambassador, president of the Accounting Club, membership in the Business Association of Mentors and Student Leadership Advisory Board, a graduate assistantship in the Department of Accountancy, the women’s lacrosse team, volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo, and participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, including serving rural villages in Alaska.
Q&A with Dr. Devrim Yaman: A 360-degree view of the economy
Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean for undergraduate programs and professor of finance, gives us her take on many of the topics that are grabbing our attention—both in news headlines and in our homes. Get perspective on inflation, the war in Ukraine, the pandemic and how world events are driving economic developments. Read more.
Two students awarded top scholarships
Madison Dober and Alexandra Henson, two Western Michigan University integrated supply management students, have been honored with a $5,000 scholarship from Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education (AWESOME). Both students demonstrate an outstanding capacity for leadership in the ISM program, and embody what it means to be women in supply chain. Read more.
The Winner’s Circle
At WMU Haworth, the student experience comes first. See how Samantha, Edward and Julie are embracing their potential as problem solvers and leaders, experiencing the growth that comes from a personal journey in higher education, supported by the college.
Alumni - The 30
Alumni to watch—The 30
Each year the college honors recent alumni in The 30, a publication that recognizes the significant impact that WMU Haworth graduates have in the business world. Check out just three of the amazing alumni who are: bold, brilliant and breaking barriers.
Tim Palmer and Karen Lancendorfer
Celebrating the first MBA Taiwan alumni Western Michigan University began offering its Global Innovation MBA in Taiwan in July 2020. Recently, the first class of students graduated from the program. With two other cohorts right behind them, there are 75 candidates who will have earned an MBA degree through WMU in partnership with CSKM in Taiwan by 2024.
“We went on quite a journey together,” says Dr. Kelley O’Reilly, chair and professor of marketing, “I enjoyed teaching these smart, special students who all had a variety of ways they planned to use the skills they were mastering in the MBA program.”
In the spotlight
New graduate programs offer skills for advancement
The Haworth College of Business has three new graduate education offerings launching in fall 2022 that provide students with the ability to accelerate their careers and grow their leadership capacity. All of the new programs build on existing faculty expertise to deliver a best-in-class graduate education.
The Master of Science in Finance opens up a world of opportunities. The program gives students the skills needed for careers in finance, asset management, investment banking and computational finance.
The graduate certificate in business analytics offers coursework that takes skills to the next level, preparing students for leadership roles that focus on the intersection of data and decision making.
The food and consumer package goods marketing program is planning to offer new coursework as part of the WMU MBA, aimed at helping industry professionals take their careers to new heights.