President Montgomery smiling in his graduation regalia.

A message from the president

"We are not focused on endings but on new beginnings. Graduates, as you move forward with your future plans in starting your career, continuing your studies or building a successful life, I know you will call on the expertise, passion and grit acquired through your experiences at WMU. Thank you for including us in your journey."

Ready for success

From teachers to health care professionals to aviators, Bronco graduates are ready to charge out of the gate and make an impact.

  • John Goheen raises a fist in celebration while standing in front of a Western Michigan University sign in his graduation regalia.

    Manufacturing success

    After racking up work experience in multiple internships, manufacturing engineering technology student John Goheen is graduating with his pick of job offers on the table.

  • Haila Jiddou poses for a portrait in her graduation regalia.

    Impactful experience

    From undergraduate research in a behavioral neuroscience lab to meaningful clinical psychology experience, psychology student Haila Jiddou has gotten several opportunities to explore potential career paths and find a field she's passionate about pursuing.

  • Alex Wojdylak tips his graduation cap.

    Ready for prime time

    Digital marketing student Alex Wojdylak has been called up to the big leagues, poised to hit the ground running as a digital video specialist for FOX Sports in Los Angeles.

  • Sharmane Flanders holds a colorful canvas while wearing her graduation regalia. Three of her original paintings are in the background.

    Painting a brighter future

    Art student Sharmane Flanders found a network for success in Kalamazoo's thriving art community and is looking forward to using the skills she's developed to make an impact on others as an art therapist.

  • Emily Hartzell sits in the cockpit of a small airplane wearing her graduation regalia.

    Propelled to the pilot's seat

    Emily Hartzell came to Western unsure of her career path, but her future quickly took off when she caught the aviation bug. Now she's graduating with a fast track to the flight deck at Delta through the Propel Pilot Career Path Program.