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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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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.

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Spirits, seltzer and sales

Two recent projects in the food and consumer package goods marketing program looked at maximizing the sales of spirits and hard seltzers at Meijer and Target, respectively.

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Meet The 30

The Haworth College of Business is proud to present its 2021 edition of The 30, a publication that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world.