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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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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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The sky’s the limit in advertising and promotion program


Striving to be better in all she does is how Alexis Morris has spent her college career at Western. It is evident through her academic and student life experiences that she wants to leave a distinct mark on the advertising and event management industries.

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A taste of success

Business Bronco Katelyn Wandel is getting a taste of what a rewarding career in the food and consumer package goods marketing industry is like. 

Charles Poole standing in front of Schneider Hall, wearing a backpack and smiling.

Maximum effort = Maximum impact

Throughout his time at WMU Haworth, Charles Poole has learned that giving your best effort and fully committing to growth opportunities leads to success.