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 Bill Warren.

As part of this initiative we are also asking alumni to respond to a survey which will help us better prepare our current and future students for their careers post graduation. It should only take a few minutes to fill out. Thank you!

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.

Distinguished history alumni award recipients

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