Top News of 2012

Photo of new Sangren Hall.

New Sangren designed for instructional change and sustainability

The new Sangren Hall welcomed students in fall 2012. The 230,000-square-foot, sustainably designed facility features 50 classrooms with 2,435 instructional seats, an education library, a grants and research center, and office and clinical space for several programs.

MCC and WMU launch dual enrollment agreement

A joint agreement between Muskegon Community College and WMU's Haworth College of Business will offer students joint admission to both schools, enabling them to earn an associate degree at MCC then transfer to WMU.

Business college one of the 'Best 296 Business Schools'

Haworth College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the education services company, the Princeton Review, and is featured in the 2013 edition of the annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools."

WMU graduate students author infant foster care grant

Holly Barra, Jody Ickes, Kerrie Jackson, Bridget Jancarz, Brandan Mitchell, Korrine Wojcik, Dawn Wood and Genanne Zeller pen proposal netting $50,000 toward improving outcomes in infant foster care.

Sales program among the best in the nation

Rebecca Hard, Brian Little and Joseph Russell awarded scholarships by Sales Education Foundation, which also recognized WMU's Sales and Business Marketing Program as one of the nation's best.

Broncos honored by NCAA for academic prowess

The WMU men's basketball and women's tennis teams are being honored with Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for posting Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent for their respective sports.

Student engineers capture first at SAE World Congress

Student chapter of the Society for Automotive Engineers captured first place in the SAE World Congress Student Exhibition Competition, extending WMU's streak to five consecutive top-three finishes.

Broncos are CCHA champions

WMU hockey team wins 2012 CCHA Tournament championship with a 3-2 win over the University of Michigan.

WMU dancers chosen to perform at Kennedy Center

WMU dance students invited to perform Lauren Edson's dance "Foreground" at the Kennedy Center for the national conference of the American College Dance Festival Association.

Babin and Jennings are two-time Pro Bowl selections

Former Bronco stars Jason Babin and Greg Jennings were both selected to the NFL Pro Bowl for the second straight year. Babin is a defensive end with Philadelphia, and Jennings is a wide receiver with Green Bay.