ZOFO, alternate protein snacks are displayed in three different flavors behind green, orange and blue backgrounds.

Most Americans don’t eat worms ... yet!

MBA students worked with ZOFO, a family-owned business in Mexico, to research the company’s entry to the U.S. market with their Zophobas morio worm snacks and salts.

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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.

  • Alexis Hess, an accountancy student, holds a sign that says Graduate with the WMU Haworth logo.

Devrim Yaman

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  • Devrim Yaman is talking, while seated at a table.
  • Devrim Yaman is gesturing with her hands, seated at a table at the Haworth College of Business.

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.


ISM Scholarships

  • Professional photo of Madison Dober wearing a black jacket and black shirt.
  • Professional photo of Alexandra Henson wearing a navy jacket and white shirt.

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.

Dr. Tom Carey, surrounded by faculty and friends outside of the Haworth College of Business.

Wishing Dr. Tom Carey well

Dr. Tom Carey, professor of management, held his last lecture at WMU Haworth where he received a surprise standing ovation from students, faculty and friends.

Business Buzz

  • $10 million was closed by Sleeping Giant Capital.

    Sleeping Giant Capital closed on $10 million

  • A light bulb is lit to illustrate an idea for Bronco Pitch Competition

    Bronco Pitch delivers steep competition

  • Giving Day brings in big numbers

  • A certificate with a graduation cap is illustrated.

    Bronconess scholarships make a $45,000 impact

The Winner’s Circle

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The winner’s circle

WMU Haworth student teams took first place in competitions in advertising, business communication, finance, sales and supply chain!

Check out the winning teams.


Student storytellers

Student storytellers

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.

Awards Ceremony

11 WMU Haworth alumni pose with their awards, outside of the Haworth College of Business

Celebrating alumni and friends

A group of the college’s most accomplished alumni accepted awards for their career accomplishments, business leadership and service at Homecoming 2021.

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.

Barb Caras-Tomczak

Barb Caras-Tomczak is wearing a blue shirt, navy blazer, standing between blooming trees.

Barb Caras-Tomczak: 49 years of fostering student success

A fierce advocate for students for nearly half a century, Barb Caras-Tomczak has impacted thousands of students and found joy in each day.

Tim Palmer and Karen Lancendorfer

  • Dr. Tim Palmer, hands folded, converses with someone off camera.

    Advisor of the year

    Delta Sigma Pi recognizes Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, with the top award for their commitment to community and exceptional support of the Epsilon Omicron chapter. Delta Sigma Pi is the nation’s leading co-ed professional business fraternity.

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  • Karen Lancendorfer is wearing a blue top and black blazer.

    Award for teaching excellence

    Dr. Karen M. Lancendorfer, professor of marketing and director of the advertising and promotion major at Western Michigan University, was named the recipient of the 2022 Charles H. Sandage Award for Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to teaching advertising.

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MBA, Taiwan

  • Three Taiwanese MBA students, dressed in their graduation caps and gowns, are outside celebrating.
  • 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.”

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In the spotlight

Jennifer Palthe, wearing a mask, teaches an MBA class.

In the spotlight

Top honors for our programs and student organizations—the 2021-22 academic year had many memorable moments.

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.

Grad programs

  • Finance

    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.

  • Business Analytics

    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.

  • Food Marketing

    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.

DECA and IT Forum

  • Josh Davis, masked, instructs high school students in the Greenleaf Trading Room.

    DECA district conference

    For the first time, the Haworth College of Business hosted the DECA district conference; drawing in over 500 high school participants.

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  • A logo, "40 Years of Business Information Systems," and three figures in red, blue and yellow.

    Save the date

    The ICHITA and IT Forum Joint Conference will focus on the Digital Transformation of Healthcare and Finance: The Role of Blockchain, Fintech and AI.

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