University Studies Student Stories

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  • Elizabeth Calloway, 2015 alumna.
      I needed a program that would make use of the credits I had earned at my previous university. I had taken two steps backward, and this program really helped me move forward again so I could work on completing a major goal I had set for myself. It's hard when you fall back and there is no one there to help you back up, but WMU and the University Studies program did that for me. I will be forever grateful for all that they have done.  
    Elizabeth Calloway, 2015 alumna
  •   Working full time made it difficult to complete my remaining college credits. The biggest benefit was that I was able to complete most of my remaining courses online, which allowed me to continue to work full time.   
    Cara Davis, 2011 alumna
  •   I decided to pursue a university studies degree because it gives me the chance to study particular areas while also giving me the flexibility to take classes that interest me.   
    Patrick O'Keelean, 2016 alumnus
  • Bonnie Pfingst, 2016 alumna.
      The University Studies program just made good sense. I could finish faster and stronger than if I had to go back and start over - or redo - part of my coursework. My advisor has been on my side since I made the decision to finish my degree. I owe my 4.0 GPA to her for insisting I apply for academic forgiveness. I started with a clean slate that now reflects my devotion to my studies. The University Studies program may be WMU's hidden gem. Thanks!   
    Bonnie Pfingst, 2016 alumna
  •   For years I have worked three jobs, seven days a week and have raised two kids on my own. I never thought I would be able to add finishing my degree into the mix. Thanks to the university studies program, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and will be graduating in the spring....it feels good!   
    Scott P., 2013 alumnus

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