Mike Gary Athletic Fund

Founded in 1956 by a group of area businessmen and dedicated Broncos, the Mike Gary Athletic Fund was established to provide direct financial support for the athletic programs of Western Michigan University. Your participation in the Gary Fund will generate funds necessary to give our student-athletes the opportunity to succeed athletically and academically. Depending on the amount of your gift, you may qualify for priority parking and seating. Learn more by viewing the brochure below.


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Alumnus to Lead State Bar
Lawrence P. Nolan (B.A. ’71, English) was sworn in as the State Bar of Michigan’s 82nd president during the organization’s annual meeting, on September 22 in Grand Rapids. Nolan earned his Juris Doctor from WMU-Cooley

WMU Alumni @ Cooley: Mitchell Zajac
It appears to be a fairly common belief that engineering and law don’t necessarily align – the response I get when I explain my educational background, current profession, and status as a law student is generally along the lines of, “hmm…why?

Broncos Make History
On December 24, 2015 the Broncos made school history in the Bahamas. In their seventh bowl appearance, WMU’s football program defeated Middle Tennessee State 45-31 in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl. WMU finishes 2015 with an 8-5 overall record under third-year head coach P.J. Fleck

The First Buster
Denise (Snell) Mizell (BS ’91, Biology) lives more than a thousand miles from Kalamazoo, but she only has to travel eight to see the Broncos play in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve-- and as a past Buster Bronco, she wouldn't miss it

MAC Champs--Again!
The Western Michigan University Women’s Soccer team has collected their second MAC Championship in three years and third overall by defeating Miami 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the WMU Soccer Complex. The Broncos travel to the University of Florida Saturday to take on

Thank You Sponsors! (Stampede Tailgate--MSU)
The Stampede Tailgate before the WMU vs. MSU football game attracted nearly 3,000 Bronco fans to Kanley Track to boost Brown and Gold pride. The tailgate included food, a beer tent, live entertainment, activities fun for the entire family-- and many local sponsors 

Alumna at World Street Hockey Championships
Eileen Meslar (BFA ’11, Art) is in Zug, Switzerland from June 22 - 28 to represent the USA in the World Street Hockey Championships. She and her friends and teammates are the very first Chicago area players to be selected to compete on the USA national

Champs Reunite
The only Bronco team to win an NCAA tournament was the Men’s Cross Country team. They won the tournament in 1964 and 1965. The 1964 tournament was a momentous occasion for Bruce Burston (BS ’65), the captain. “On the day we were quietly 

2014 MAC Award Winners
Bronco football is already back in the news. P.J. Fleck was named MAC Coach of the Year-- and to sweeten the news, running back Jarvion Franklin won the MAC Offensive Player of the Year AND Freshman of the Year awards

2014 Volleyball MAC Champs!
Bronco Volleyball defeated the Miami Redhawks to become the 2014 MAC Champions. Players Sydney LeMay and Lexie Pawlik were named to the 2014 MAC Volleyball All-Tournament Team

Football 2014: Save the Date!
Bronco Football will kick off the 2014 season at Purdue and wrap up at Northern Illinois. Save the date for our Stampede tailgates at Purdue on Saturday August 30, and on Saturday, September 27 at Virginia Tech. As game times and details are finalized, more events 

Student Athletes Say Thank You!
In today's world of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat it is sometimes easier to text or tweet a 'Thank you' to someone. Western Michigan student-athletes are working with the WMU Office of Development & Alumni Relations to do something radical

Public Recognition
Men's basketball, men's tennis, golf, and gymnastics are among the over 1,000 teams to be honored by the NCAA for top scores in the classroom.  Based on their most recent multi-year (ending with 2012-13) Academic Progress Rate, these teams have earned NCAA Public

Gary Fund Going Strong
In 1956, a dedicated group of Broncos formed the Mike Gary Athletic Fund at Western Michigan University to provide direct financial support to the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Almost 60 years later, Gary Fund volunteers are still at it, making over 2,000 phone calls

Broncos Go Big in March
It was an exciting weekend for the Broncos, with both the Men's Basketball team and the Hockey team advancing to some big games this week. Bronco Hockey took down Minnesota-Duluth to advance to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Semifinals

'Wait Wait' to Feature Crews
If you haven't already heard, NPR's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is headed to Miller Auditorium in March 2014 to record an episode of the weekly, Peabody Awarding-winning radio show. Alumnus and ex-Bronco footballer Terry Crews will be stopping by to join the antics.

Headed to Jamaica
Gillian Asque will be heading to Jamaica in March—but she certainly won't be for a relaxing vacation. The WMU volleyball player and environmental science major will be traveling to the island to work out with her new team, Jamaica's senior women's

Follow & Fund WMU Rugby
The Western Michigan University Men's Rugby Football Club is raising money and helping others go green (and clean out their garages) at the same time. The team will be collecting old paint cans on March 1. It can cost up to $6 to dispose of

Going to Sochi
Katie Eberling (BS '11, Early Childhood Education), former Western Michigan University volleyball player, has been named an alternate for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team. She will travel to Sochi, Russia with one other female alternate to substitute for a

MAC Champs
Today, the Bronco Women's Soccer Team is not only celebrating the 10-year anniversary of a historic championship win, but also

NHL Broncos
Western Michigan University will have some serious representation in the National Hockey League this season

Western Express 10/4/13
Western Michigan University news and update highlights for September 27- October 3, 2013. This week's campus photo features Haenicke Hall. Runners will pass under the building during the 15th Annual Campus Classic. WMU will celebrate its 90th Homecoming on Saturday, October 12 with a full slate of events

Following the Broncos to Iowa
Kalamazoo Gazette Columnist, David Drew, and photographer, James Buck, are following the WMU Bronco Football team to Iowa City and live-blogging their trip. Read along as David and James share their experiences with the team as they attempt to win their

Western Express 9/13/13
Western Michigan University news and update highlights for September 6 - 12, 2013. This week's campus photo features the passing of the peace pipe between WMU and Miami University (Ohio) in the 1980s. The tradition began in 1967, according to an article from the October 8, 1987

Western Express 9/06/13
Western Michigan University news and update highlights for August 30 - September 5, 2013. This week's campus photo features Waldo Stadium—with the old turf. On Saturday, September 7, the Broncos will kick off against Nicholls State and celebrate 75 years of football at Waldo Stadium

On the Honor Roll
John Offerdahl (BS '90, Biomedical Sciences) has become the 26th member of the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. The former Linebacker  was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1986. Offerdahl played football at Western Michigan University from 

#Waldo75
The Broncos are celebrating 75 seasons of play at Waldo Stadium this year, and to commemorate the milestone, WMU has kicked off the #Waldo75 campaign. The campaign will highlight the greatest performances of the last 74 seasons, and allow Bronco fans to share their favorite memories

Seeking a Cure
Paul Hutchins, former Bronco Football player and offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers, is a new ambassador for a foundation 

Western Express 7/26/13
Western Michigan University news and update highlights for July 19 - 25, 2013. This week's campus photo features Waldo Stadium sometime after completion in 1939. In celebration of 75 years of football at Waldo Stadium, WMU Athletics has created the #Waldo75 campaign

DeKeyser Back in the News
Danny DeKeyser is back in the news, this time after being name one of 48 players invited to the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp. The camp will assist the invitees for preparation of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 7-23. DeKeyser played three seasons with Bronco Hockey before

Ready for Hockey?
It may be hot out (in Kalamazoo, at least), but before we all know it, Bronco Hockey will hit the ice—and this year will be featured on national television four times as part of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's inaugural season and television deal with CBS Sports Network

New Turf
For the last three weeks, the Seelye Athletic Center has been undergoing some colorful changes — new turf. Brown and Gold turf, to be exact. The Center is used by Bronco football, soccer, golf, baseball, and softball

Mayers Gets the Cup
Jamal Mayers (BBA '96, Marketing) was one of the first players to hoist the Stanley Cup into the air after the Chicago Blackhawks 

MyWMU Digest Vol. VII
The photo features (left to right) Bill MacMillan (BS '67, History), Detroit Tiger's President Dave Dombrowski (BBA '79, Accountancy), and Jim Karagon (BA '67, History; MA '73, History)  at the Detroit Tigers minor league vs. WMU Broncos baseball game in Lakeland, Florida on March 5, 2013

Ten Time Mac Champs
Men's Tennis has grabbed another MAC Tournament title—the tenth since 1999. The Broncos will advance to the 2013 NCAA Tournament in Urbana, Ill May 16-27, after beating the Northern Illinois Huskies 4-3 to improve to a 19-9 season. Additionally

A Blue Connection
Anyone tuning in to the NCAA Championship game should know by now that WMU, unfortunately, will not be making an appearance. There will, however, be a Bronco connection on the court

DeKeyser's Big Debut
Bronco Hockey star Danny DeKeyser has had a busy couple of weeks—but just a week after deciding to sign with the Detroit Red Wings, DeKeyser will make his NHL debut appearance. On Friday, April 5

Gymnasts Take First
Western Michigan University Gymnastics brought home its fourth MAC Championship in school history. The victory is shared with CMU—both teams scored 194.800 to finish as co-champions ahead of Kent State, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Ball State, and 

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 

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 

Amazing Race Brothers
Does the name Anthony Battaglia ring a bell? He played Hockey at WMU from 1998-02— but in February Battaglia and his brother, Bates, will appear as a team on the 22nd season of CBS's The Amazing Race. Anthony spent a season with the Kalamazoo Wings in 2008-09 and is currently on the roster for the Huntsville Havoc 

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

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

She's at it Again!
"The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest is the biggest commercial contest there is. Having the chance to have my work air in the Super Bowl for more than 100 million

She's at it Again!
"The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest is the biggest commercial contest there is. Having the chance to have my work air in the Super Bowl for more than 100 million people is a life-changing opportunity. It's awesome that Doritos enables young filmmakers to have a chance to show their work on the biggest stage there is..." 

Rhodes—Almost
In November, Mitch Zajac (BS '12, Mechanical Engineering) had an exciting month. In case you don't recognize the name, here's a reminder. Zajac was a linebacker on the Bronco Football team for four years

Rhodes—Almost
In November, Mitch Zajac (BS '12, Mechanical Engineering) had an exciting month. In case you don't recognize the name, here's a reminder. Zajac was a linebacker on the Bronco Football team for four years—he is one of

New Football Coach is Limitless
Western Michigan University announced its 15th football coach on Tuesday—the youngest coach in the FBS. P.J. Fleck's coaching approach has been described as having limitless energy, limitless possibility, limitless passion, limitless enthusiasm, limitless drive, limitless achievement, and

New Football Coach is Limitless
Western Michigan University announced its 15th football coach on Tuesday—the youngest coach in the FBS. P.J. Fleck's coaching approach has been described as having limitless energy, limitless possibility, limitless passion, limitless enthusiasm, limitless drive, limitless achievement, and limitless opportunity

Homecoming #89
Homecoming #89 is Saturday and as usual—there's plenty going on. Get pumped up for Homecoming Saturday at Friday night's Downtown Pep Rally. At the conclusion of Kalamazoo's Art Hop, the Bronco Marching Band, cheer and dance teams, and the WMU Football Team will march the length

Homecoming #89
Get pumped up for Homecoming Saturday at Friday night's Downtown Pep Rally. At the conclusion of Kalamazoo's Art Hop, the Bronco Marching Band, cheer and dance teams, and the WMU Football Team will march the length of the Kalamazoo Mall to kick-off

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard (MA '81, Athletic Administration) will be honored with the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Previous recipients of the

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard (MA '81, Athletic Administration) will be honored with the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Previous recipients of the award include Mike and Marian Illitch, Peter Karmanos, and Dennis Archer (BS '65, Special Education) among others

Homecoming #89
Homecoming #89 is Saturday, October 6. This year the Broncos will take on the University of Massachusetts at 2 p.m. but there's plenty to keep you occupied before kick-off

Homecoming #89
Homecoming #89 is Saturday, October 6. This year the Broncos will take on the University of Massachusetts at 2 p.m. but there's plenty to keep you occupied before kick-off.

The Broncos Stampede on Wednesday
5 years ago, a group of Grand Rapids-based Bronco alumni began a tradition of ringing in the new school year and football season with a modest party. The event has slowly grown into a can't-miss pep rally, complete with with free food, drinks, and transportation

The Broncos Stampede on Wednesday
5 years ago, a group of Grand Rapids-based Bronco alumni began a tradition of ringing in the new school year and football season with a modest party. The event has slowly grown into a can't-miss pep rally, complete with with free food, drinks, and transportation for all.

Crews — Back in the News
Terry Crews is back in the News— and he's been busy. Since the former Bronco football star played the boot camp Instructor in Bridesmaids, Crews has starred in The Expendables 2 and scored a spot on the new HBO series The Newsroom. Crews is also in talks to develop a spin off of the movie Idiocracy

Crews — Back in the News
Terry Crews is back in the News— and he's been busy. Since the former Bronco football star played the boot camp Instructor in Bridesmaids, Crews has starred in The Expendables 2 and scored a spot on the new

40 in 40
Title IX is 40 years old—the legislation created equality for women's sports in academic environments. In the last 40 years, participation from women in athletics has risen, and attitudes about women in sports have

40 in 40
Title IX is 40 years old—the legislation created equality for women's sports in academic environments. In the last 40 years, participation from women in athletics has risen, and attitudes about women in sports have changed. To commemorate the landmark changes that began 40 years ago, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is

Broncos on the Green
WMU junior and Bronco women’s golfer, Melissa Beurmann, is following in her father’s footsteps in more ways than one.

Broncos on the Green
WMU junior and Bronco women’s golfer, Melissa Beurmann, is following in her father’s footsteps in more ways than one. Melissa’s father, Ron Beurmann (BBA ’82, Marketing), is a WMU alumnus and has

Jennings is "On Par"
The 5th Annual Greg Jennings Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament took place Friday, June 8th at the Kalamazoo Country Club. The event brought together community members and a range of celebrities for a scramble style

Jennings is "On Par"
The 5th Annual Greg Jennings Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament took place in early June at the Kalamazoo Country Club

Hockey Alum on Team USA
Jerry Kuhn (BBA ’11, Management) did great things in his Bronco hockey uniform. In the 2010-2011 season he helped WMU reach the CCHA Champtionship for the first time since 1986 and made 35 saves in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal.

Hockey Alum on Team USA
Jerry Kuhn (BBA ’11, Management) did great things in his Bronco hockey uniform. In the 2010-2011 season he helped WMU reach the CCHA Champtionship for the first time since 1986 and made 35 saves in the

Alums Throw First Pitches
At Friday's Bronco Baseball game, up and coming country music star Frankie Ballard Jr., and Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler will be 

An Ultimate Experience
In a matter of days Mark Worsfold will make the transition from WMU student to alumnus and he's already got a pretty unique opportunity waiting

Looks Like the Pistons Are Going To a Bronco!

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