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November 17, 2023

Vintage Gown, Timeless Bronco: Kay Polzin's Story

Behind this beautiful vintage wedding dress is a timeless Bronco. Kathryn (Kay) Stimson Polzin (B.A.’46, Mathematics) has a long history with East Campus. She not only earned a bachelor’s degree from what was then Western Michigan College of Education, but also graduated from the Training School in 1938 and University...
November 01, 2023

Perseverance Pays Off for Alumna Elena Magdaleno

It may have taken this alumna 9,490 days (give or take), but “congratulations!” is definitely in order. While the journey that culminated in Western Michigan University awarding Elena Magdaleno her bachelor’s degree wasn’t free of speed bumps, she never gave up on her dream of becoming a college graduate. And...
October 24, 2023

From Frying Wings to Clinical Psychologist

First-generation college student Chris Barnes (B.S. ‘04, Psychology) didn’t know what he wanted, or even what to expect when he started at Western Michigan University. “I remember going up to campus with my then-girlfriend, now wife, to find my first few classes and buildings,” he said. “I had no idea...

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