Black History Month

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating Broncos who’ve inspired change, pushed boundaries and paved the way for so many.

The Velvelettes perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Motown Magic

After a fraternity talent show brought them together on Western's campus, The Velvelettes went on to become music legends. However, their Hitsville USA dreams nearly ended before they had the chance to audition.

Read their story

  • Loretta Long stands with the original cast of "Sesame Street."

    Loretta Long

    From big dreams to Big Bird, Dr. Loretta Long used her talents to educate millions as a teacher and singer.

    Read her story

  • Hackley Woodford looks at a globe next to another man.

    Hackley Woodford

    As a Tuskegee Airman, doctor and school board member, Dr. Hackley Woodford led a life of impact that benefitted thousands.

    Read his story

  • Loretta Long stands in front of a white board that shows the details about a lecture she gave.

    Merze Tate

    In academia, international relations and invention, there were no barriers Dr. Merze Tate left standing on her incredible path to success.

    Read her story

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Garrett Bazany talks with a medical colleague while going down the hospital hallway.

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WMU prepares students for a life well-lived by helping them pursue, thrive and prosper in their everyday living. We call it "Rethink Smart" because it helps Broncos find their purpose in the world in new and exciting ways.

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Western Wellness

WMU is redefining success as we expand what it means to be "smart" in an ever-changing world. Our goal is to prepare students for a live well-lived by helping them to pursue, thrive and prosper. This holistic approach starts with the skills and abilities you don't see on paper: mental well-being, grit and purpose. That's why Western is launching two new wellness tools to help students explore their strengths and areas for growth.

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    YOU at Western

    Whether you're looking for straight A's, trying to land that internship, hoping to make new friends or work through some mental or physical struggles, YOU at Western can help with that.

    Check out YOU at Western

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    WellTrack allows users to track their mood over time, identify stressors, intentionally schedule self-care activities and learn about strategies to manage feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.

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Pilot Micah Clark steps off a Delta flight wearing her pilot's uniform.

Sisters of the Skies

It's one small step off the plane for Micah Clark, but it's one giant step for young Black women around the world with their heads in the clouds. She and a group of minority female pilots are blazing a trail for the future of aviation.

See how she's inspiring others