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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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Call for nominations for The 30

Do you know an emerging business leader who is a recent alum of Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world? Nominate yourself or a friend for the college's digital publication, The 30.

Sime Curkovic

The power of connections. The power of partnerships

When it comes to the career readiness of his students, Dr. Sime Curkovic’s long-standing connections to alumni and industry leaders helps drive the experiential projects element of Western’s renowned integrated supply management program. It’s the power of these connections and partnerships that helps provide every supply chain student with the unique opportunity to apply their in-class learning to the goals of influential and successful corporations.

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A city of continuous improvement

What can help you reorganize mechanic stations, better track winter salt usage and make the absentee ballot counting process efficient and seamless? For the City of Portage, the answer is WMU’s Lean Six Sigma program, offered through the Center for Integrated Supply Management.