We need your help and involvement

The Department of History at Western Michigan University is starting a new program intended to help our majors and minors better prepare for the wide range of careers that await them after receiving their degree. Internships and mentorships are crucial elements in helping students towards success after college, yet oftentimes, students lack the vital personal connections to find internships and also the financial support to allow them to work without pay for a period of time.

The Department of History is therefore asking all its alumni if they would be willing to help our current and future students both by offering internships and/or mentorships, or by donating to the Department of History so that we can support students financially during their internships. If you are interested either in providing an internship or mentorship, or donating to this cause, please contact Chair Dr. Linda Borish

Department of History alumni at Western Michigan University can keep the department and your friends posted on what you have been doing since graduation.

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Read our past newsletters.

WMU history doctoral alumni and master's alumni since 1954.

Department Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

2023 - Hanmo Zhang

2022 - Willam Parsons

2021 - LaDale Winling

2020 - Sharon Ferraro

2019 - Richard Cahow

2018 - Alan Holck

2017 - Sylvia Hoffert

2016 - Anne Wend Lipsey

2015 - Michael Adas

2014 - Charles Binder

2013 - Shirley Ort

2012 - Joan Bauer

2011 - Michael Parsons

2010 - Grafton "Grif" Cook

2009 - Richard Hughey

2008 - Werner Marten

2007 - William Donohoe and Richard Reed

2006 - Howard Odell Lindsey

2005 - Timothy Stoepker

2004 - Dr. Ellsworth Brown

2003 - Dr. Florin Curta

2002 - Dr. Dale Porter