Development & Alumni Relations
The Office of Development & Alumni Relations was established to serve anyone who desires a deeper relationship with Western Michigan University. Within our office, we work to increase pride in the University while carrying out the important task of meeting the University’s philanthropic goals to provide a quality, affordable, state-of-the-art education for student Broncos.
Our website, MyWMU.com
, was established to become a personalized connection for alumni and friends of Western Michigan University. Here you can read exciting stories about alumni and University successes
, learn about events and experiences
, or make a gift to any area of the University you choose
. We also have a Concierge Card program
that offers local and national benefits and services for cardholders.
Within our office we work to raise funds for scholarships, study abroad funds, building and technology enhancements, and many other priorities for the University. Connections are made, donations are processed, alumni records are maintained, events are coordinated, and alumni and donors are sent regular communications about University news and developments—all within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Please visit our staff directory
to learn more about our team.
If at anytime you require further assistance, have a question or comment, or would like to request information, please contact the MyWMU Concierge
, which may be reached by calling (269) 387-8746.
The Office of Development & Alumni Relations is located in Heritage Hall, home of the WMU Alumni Center. The newly renovated building also offers several spaces for small or larger scale event rentals.
McKee Alumni Center
The McKee Alumni Center is located in the west lobby of Walwood Hall, and named in honor of alumni, Harold "Mac" McKee (BS '32) and Beulah McKee (BS '34). During their lives and through their estate, Mac and Beulah McKee contributed more than $1 million to Western Michigan University. They spent a lifetime as devoted public school educators in Kalamazoo County.
The McKees supported several student scholarships with substantial gifts to WMU, and they named the University as the sole beneficiary of their estate. Harold (1907-1989) and Beulah (1907-1991) were not people of extraordinary means, simply people of extraordinary generosity.
Western Michigan University is proud to have the space named for these two graduates, who made exemplary gifts of their time, talents, and accumulated life savings to their alma mater.
The Office of Development & Alumni Relations occupied Walwood Hall until November, 2015 when it moved to Heritage Hall, the newly renovated East Hall.