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WMU Foundation receives historic gift in excess of a half-billion dollars, the largest ever for a public higher ed institution

Visionary Western Michigan University graduates have donated to the WMU Foundation $550 million, the largest gift for a public institution of higher education in U.S. history. Forward thinking in design, scope and size, this historic philanthropic contribution will be known as the Empowering Futures Gift. The donors, alumni who have chosen not to be named, earmarked their record-breaking contribution to WMU and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed).

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Meet The 30

The Haworth College of Business is proud to present its 2021 edition of The 30, a publication that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world.

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Dr. Scott Cowley: Faculty Teaching Award

Dr. Scott Cowley, assistant professor of marketing, has always been an academic trailblazer. He has helped to modernize and lead the digital marketing and eCommerce program, one of only a handful of its kind in the nation. This year, he received the faculty teaching award from the Haworth College of Business.

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Jeff Huang, B.B.A.'19

The skills Jeff Huang, B.B.A.'19, learned as a digital marketing and eCommerce major transferred seamlessly to his current position as an SEO analyst for Internet Brands.