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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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Master of Science in Finance

The Department of Finance and Commercial Law is planning to launch an M.S. in finance in fall of 2022. If you are interested in hearing more about this pending program, please contact us.

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Call for nominations for The 30

Do you know an emerging business leader who is a recent alum of Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world? Nominate yourself or a friend for the college's digital publication, The 30.

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Return on investment

Ebenezer Musookho is closing in on his goal of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst—learning about the calculated world of finance from every angle through his courses at WMU and his internship at Greenleaf Trust.