Pictured is the front of Schneider Hall, surrounded by flowers in spring

Business fraternity receives multiple recognition awards for excellence

The Western Michigan University chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, Epsilon Omicron, won several awards during the October 2021 Virtual LEAD School. The chapter’s accomplishment of receiving not one but three awards speaks to its commitment to excellence in promoting the ideals of the fraternity through consistent, focused actions and activities. 

Ajjay Amulraaj standing outside in front of lake with boatsA home away from home

Ajjay Amulraaj, an international student, found a special connection with Kalamazoo while earning his MBA through Western's partnership with Christ University. 



Bangalore, India skylineBusiness Broncos visit India virtually

Haworth College of Business students are brainstorming with Indian business and nonprofit leaders; experiencing Indian dance, music and art; learning to cook with Indian spices; and even riding along with a live motorcycle tour through the streets of Bangalore. Broncos are still getting a valuable study abroad experience virtually during the pandemic as international borders remain closed.


Sustainability champion Jennifer Palthe

Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability celebrates individuals who work tirelessly to advance sustainability on campus and in the community. Dr. Jennifer Palthe, professor of management, was recently featured as a WMU sustainability champion.



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Business Sustainability and COVID-19

Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, speaks about how sustainability may be negatively impacted by COVID-19 as well as the importance of stakeholders communicating the value of sustainability, during a pandemic and beyond, to companies and organizations.


Zachary Spiegla standing outside

Serving during the COVID-19 pandemic

Integrated supply chain management student Zachary Spiegla shares his experience volunteering with Meals on Wheels during the global COVID-19 pandemic.


student volunteering in India

A profound partnership

In December 2019, students participating in Dr. Timothy Palmer’s sustainability study abroad in India had the opportunity to partner with Haworth Inc. and Youth for Parivarthan, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization local to Bangalore.


Learning by teaching

Jaime Meyer, a marketing student in the Haworth College of Business, wanted to make an impact on global engagement right here in her local community, so she embarked on a service learning experience at Lincoln International Elementary School.


Student organization to focus on impacting others

The Business Influencer’s Organization helps students of all business disciplines meet their personal and professional goals. Focusing on servant leadership, the RSO’s mission is “To challenge each other in personal growth, share our ideas as social impactors, and influence our communities toward a richer tomorrow.”


Business class completes 3,700+ hours of service in one semester

Students in Dr. Timothy Palmer's business ethics and sustainability class are learning the social responsibility that comes with being a business leader. Since becoming a requirement for upper level business students, ethics and sustainable business has grown to nearly 250 students enrolled, each tasked with completing 15 hours of community service in addition to their course work.


Visiting Haworth Inc. in India

Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management, recently traveled to India where he was able to connect with Haworth employees in Chennai. Palmer is learning about Haworth’s investment in social responsibility in the area and visited a rural health clinic and a government school with Haworth employees, learning about the company’s involvement with both organizations. Palmer is exploring a potential partnership with Haworth Inc. in coming years for the Sustainability in India course, which he co-leads.

Climbing for clean water

In summer 2019, Tim Johnson, B.B.A.’18, climbed 19,341 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised more than $6,000 for Lifewater International, which will help provide clean, safe and long-lasting water technology to a remote village in need.



MBA studentsMBA program tops list for sustainability education

The Haworth College of Business was named to an elite list of the top 100 business schools that emphasize sustainability in their Master of Business Administration programs. The Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based company that promotes socially and ecologically conscious business models, recognized WMU in its 16th Annual Better World MBA ranking.


Patti PoppeConsumers Energy CEO presents at Distinguished Speaker Series 

Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, delivered a presentation titled "Our Promise: The Triple Bottom Line" as part of Western Michigan University's Distinguished Speaker Series.



Student cleaning headstoneBusiness Broncos continue service project in honor of veterans

The Haworth College of Business first-year experience courses once again paid their respects to veterans by participating in the college's fifth annual community service project, cleaning headstones at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.



Tim Palmer teaches a classSustainability champion Tim Palmer

Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability celebrates individuals who work tirelessly to advance sustainability on campus and in the community. Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management and director for the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, was recently featured as a WMU sustainability champion.