July 2023 WMU News

WMU named a top sales program for 16th consecutive year

The hands-on experience that the Western Michigan University sales and business marketing program provides its students helps them launch dream careers, and the Sales Education Foundation agrees, naming WMU Haworth's sales program to its listing of top programs in the country.

Broncos Lead intern pursues passion for early child development at preschool

Western Michigan University's Allison Hoeksema is preparing preschoolers for their transition to kindergarten this summer as a part of the Broncos Lead Internship Program. A student in WMU's child development and services program, she is working at the Jennings Development Interplex's (JDI) preschool as a paid intern and is receiving professional development from the internship program this summer.

Early childhood educator appointed board president of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s

Western Michigan University's Dr. Regena Nelson, professor of early childhood education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, has been appointed the board president of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s. The organization partners with pre-K classrooms in Kalamazoo County to advance high-quality early education through professional development, tuition assistance and family support.

Triple major undergraduate takes on the world

A taste of traveling the wide, expansive globe as a high school student was the inspiration of a lifetime for Emily Kostbade. Now, as a triple major at Western Michigan University, Kostbade’s passion and dedication has been rewarded with the highly acclaimed Boren Awards Scholarship for the African Flagship Language Initiative program.

Cybersecurity duo places second in national competition

Teams of two-to-four college students to acted as fraud fighters to uncover a romance scam where individuals pretend to be someone else to manipulate a victim into falling in love with them and sending them money. By design, the students must work independently.