The data is based on responses from WMU's annual Postgraduation Success Survey, in which a record 77 percent of WMU's 5,205 2016-17 graduates responded.
Top News of 2018
In the final step of a journey that began some seven years ago, the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Construction activities began in December that will allow the recently created product design program to move into renovated spaces in Central Kohrman Hall by fall 2018.
Elissa C. Kedziorek, editor-in-chief of WMU's student newspaper, the Western Herald, will head to Washington, D.C., in mid-March as the 2018 Michigan Fellow for the National Newspaper Association's News Fellows Program.
For their work in renovating Heritage Hall, WMU alumni Jonathan Rumohr and Jesse Hendershot have received the ASHRAE 2018 Award of Engineering Excellence, an honor bestowed upon international building projects only five times over the past 30 years.
A majority of the funding will support $10,000 stipends for 28 students each year, allowing the students to focus on their research and make the most of their final-year clinical experiences.
Megan Foreman, a senior from Plymouth, is the one "extraordinary undergraduate student" to receive this year's Dr. Charles Van Riper Outstanding College Student Award.
Abrahan Garcia, of Holland, and Alex Gutierrez-Spencer, of Monroe, are two of only 50 college seniors chosen to participate in the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program for 2018.
As a result of Lori Brown's work with Microsoft HoloLens, WMU has become the first aviation program in the nation to use augmented reality in the classroom.
The program brings together statistical and data science professionals from all sectors, including academia, industry, and governmental and national labs, to support research, networking and more.
Jeffrey A. Rinvelt, of Ann Arbor, and James B. Bolger, of Whitehall, have been re-elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of WMU Board of Trustees. They, along with three other officers, will serve throughout 2018.
Robert Jones Way will be the name of the loop road scheduled to be developed as part of the BTR Park 2.0. The new 55-acre development is adjacent to the original BTR Park near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.
While the student is the focal point in the high school-to-college transition, the transition has a familywide ripple effect, a fact that is recognized and valued at WMU.
Newsome's No. 5 Jersey will be formally retired during a special halftime ceremony at the 2 p.m. game Jan. 27. Community members are also invited to a pregame indoor tailgate.
Bye, midfielder, went as the No. 8 overall pick to the New England Revolution. Shepherd, goalkeeper, was selected No. 46 overall by the Toronto FC.
WMU's Haworth College of Business has received a major naming gift from alumnus Todd Sanford, CEO and founder of Sanford Financial Services. The gift establishes a new center focusing on personal finance.
After a campuswide call for ideas that transform the way WMU serves its students, two new initiatives have been announced and funded to build a stronger sense of belonging and community among all students.