Katie Eberling (BS '11, Early Childhood Education) had an opportunity most people dream about last weekend
Gagne Honored by CCHA
Wayne Gagne (BS '87, Physical Education) is one of 12 players selected for the CCHA's All-Time First Team. In honor of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's final season, top performers were chosen from across all 42 seasons as part of their 'Celebrate the Legacy' initiative
New Sangren, New Library
The new Sangren Hall opened its doors to students last fall, and inside those doors was a brand new Education Library packed with
A Leader in Dignity
Lloyd Dean (BS '72, Sociology; MA '78, Educational Leadership) is CEO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health. He's friendly with the President of the United States—and with the President of the San Francisco Giants. He is responsible for a complete fiscal turnaround of his company, sits on the board of Wells Fargo—and
Going to the Super Bowl!
In less than two weeks the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will go head to head in the Super Bowl. In case you're feeling a little left out, fear not, for as WMU Athletics has pointed out—there are many Bronco ties in Super Bowl XLVII. Most notably, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh
Jeanne Hess (MA '85, Physical Education), who coaches volleyball at Kalamazoo College, is author of the new book Sportuality
Mr. & Mrs. Mullett
Clare and Pat Mullett are another great Bronco couple. After graduating from WMU, Clare went to work for Uniroyal and became manager
On the Great Wall
Julie Royal-Ferris and Scott Ferris recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary—on the Great Wall of China, rocking their Bronco
Over One Million Served
WMU Professor and Director of the Community Health Education program, Robert Bensley, is responsible for developing the eHealth Behavior Management Model on which wichealth.org is based. The website focuses on parent-child feeding behavior as part of the nutrition education of the WIC program
Fashion on Campus
The co-founders of one of downtown Kalamazoo's most popular retail stores for women's clothing will be the next presenters at WMU's Entrepreneurship forum—and one of them is a Bronco. Patti Reinholt and Susan Terranella-Hoffman (BBA '02, Marketing), co-founders of Cakes Boutique
Diana Hernández (BA '85, Communication; MA '05, Family and Consumer Sciences), Western Michigan University's director of the Division of Multicultural Affairs, was one of five from Michigan to receive an outstanding Hispanic leader award
Executive Chef — at School
Shaun Robinson (BS '97; MS '05) loves his job, and he's great at it too. As an Executive Chef for Chartwells at Kalamazoo Public Schools, Robinson is responsible for a number of tasks. "I train staff on culinary and safety skills to implement our menu and ensure it is executed properly. I am also in charge of
30 Years Later
In July, Susan Stapleton, Dean of Graduate Studies, was contacted by a graduation auditor about former student and alumna
Dr. Van Cooley
Alumni of Distinction
During Homecoming weekend, many alumni were honored by their respective colleges, but two alumni were honored with the
A Global Gathering
In late September, the Fetzer Institute hosted an international event in Assisi, Italy—The Global Gathering— which brought together over 500 thought leaders and Advisory Council Members from around the world. The purpose of the gathering was to address compelling questions related to the power of love and forgiveness in the world
Derek Wheaton has been named Michigan's 2012 National Distinguished Educator by the National Association of Elementary Principals
A Creative Voice, Found
Mary Hatch (BS '70, Secondary Education- Art; MA '72, Painting) taught briefly—three years to be exact—helping students to find their creative voice. She's also taught classes at Kellogg Community College and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Although she felt well prepared for teaching, she returned to the studio to focus
Archer to be Honored
Dennis Archer (BS '65, Special Ed; WMU Board of Trustees; WMU Distinguished Alumni-1982) was honored in mid-September during a sold-out gala for a lifetime of work as an advocate for the benefits of diversity. The gala will be held in New York City at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
Eugene Thompson is currently the vice chair of the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (First Things First)
A Minute with Scott Puckett
Scott Puckett took a minute to talk a little bit about his Bronco Family, Bronco Pride, and the development of WMU’s Mobile App
Jacob Siler recently appeared on American Ninja Warrior, a television program that boasts the toughest obstacle course in the World
New Woodrow Wilson Fellows
A new cohort of 13 highly skilled people have been chosen to pursue a specially designed master's degree at WMU to prepare for careers as science and math teachers in high-need public schools. Each of them has received one of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teachin
Lest We Forget is a nonprofit organization that strives to encourage patriotic behavior in the Berrien Spring community—and it was founded by Broncos. Alumnus, Don Alsbro (BA ’63, Social Science & Specialist of Education ’79) spearheaded the movement that grew into Lest We Forget.
Providing Unlimited Care
Greg Kirk (BS ’02, Physical Education) is the president of Fitness Therapy Unlimited (FTU) – a rehabilitation program that focuses on the whole body, not just the physical injury. Fitness Therapy Unlimited is based on health and wellness and less on clinical settings.
Military Families Matter
In light of Memorial Day, we wanted to bring attention to the work that a member of our faculty is doing on behalf of the American military. Professor Karen Blaisure co-authored a book on how to best serve military families.
Presidential Leadership Award
Dr. James Lewis, Associate Professor of Recreation, received the 2012 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award. Dr. Lewis is being recognized for his efforts to improve the lives of others by making sports, physical activity, fitness
An All-American Girl
Many of us may have seen ‘A League of Their Own,’ the hit movie about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL)—a league
Help Howard Celebrate his 100th
Howard Chapel (BS '37) may not be WMU's oldest living alum, but he's certainly passing a major milestone on Saturday. Chapel will turn 100 years old—in the same year he celebrates the 75th anniversary of his graduation from WMU. Chapel, known as 'Coach' to his neighbors and friends has done a lot in 100 years
Kalamazoo native Michael Nicholson has 29 degrees (12 from WMU), and he's working on number 30. ABC News recently released a story about him, which has since been picked up by Huffington Post, Gawker, and several other news outlets. The Kalamazoo Gazette first reported the story in 2009, when Nicholson had 27 degrees
Beauregard Honored Again
WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard (MA '81, Athletic Administration) will be honored yet again, this time by
The Color Theory
MODA is bringing a little bit of New York to Kalamazoo for this Spring's fashion show, and supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure while they're at it. Merchandising Opportunities & Design Association (MODA) is a registered student organization at WMU that hosts two runway fashion shows every year
Tennis Pro of the Year
Kirk Anderson (BS '73; MA '85, Physical Education) has been named Professional of the Year by the Professional Tennis
Discovering Merze Tate
Sonya Bernard-Hollins (BA ’93, English, Community Journalism) is a freelance writer and journalist for local, state, and national newspapers and magazines. She also enjoys spending time digging through archives—and has focused on one outstanding historical figure who also happens to be a WMU alumna.
Trent Returns to WMU
Tererai Trent (Ph.D ’09, Evaluation) was named by Oprah as her all-time favorite guest last spring. Recently, Trent returned to WMU to talk about her life and the education she received at WMU.
How to Get to Sesame Street
The Awesome Apple
Same Sweet Girls
Dennis Archer to Speak
Honored by the King
Earth Science Teacher Wins State Award
TeachLIVE in Demand - Not at WMU
Albion's New AD
Science Class: Redesigned.
Helping the World
Sold Out Storytelling
Free Tuition? Yes!
Appointed by the Govenor
Oprah's Favorite Guest Of All-Time a Bronco!
President Bruininks Returns to Teaching
A Gopher and a Bronco!
NFL's Man In the White Hat!
Black Belt Author
Lady Gaga's Bronco!
WMU Receives $21 Million in Grants
Former Bronco Great Bill Lajoie
WMU Alum Profile—Grace O'Connor
WMU Alum Joins MI Governor's Staff
WMU's "Humble Hero!"
A Bronco Leads NFL's Ravens Into Playoffs!
Texas AP Teacher of the Year—A Bronco!
It's "Bronco Saturday" in the NFL Playoffs Today!
A Bronco Great's - Life on Display
A Decade of State Farm Philanthropy!
Two Bronco Students Need Our Votes!
Will the LA Dodgers Soon Belong to a Bronco?
A Bronco Alum—Serving the Grand Rapids Community
Fast Talkin' Bronco Wins Championship!
The Food Guru
Sangren Hall—State Funding Restored!
Top Community College President
Bronco Hired to run Princess Nora University
Broncos Accept Pizza Bowl Bid