Damian Dockery (B.S.E.’01, Mechanical Engineering)
How were you involved on campus?
Vice President of the WMU Chapter of ASME
Hometown: Niles, MI
Current Location: Wheaton, IL
Job Title and Company/Organization: Program Manager, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Favorite campus memory: Oddly enough it was probably just time spent in the study lounges in between classes hanging out with friends.
I first heard about the Alumni Association Board when I found out a good friend was serving. He is someone that I respect tremendously, and I was inspired by his desire to give back to our alma mater. I knew that WMU was working to improve on communicating with and reaching out to Alumni to keep them engaged. This is something important to me because being a Bronco doesn’t end at graduation, rather, it is just the beginning. By graduating from Western, you become part of something bigger than yourself. Our Alumni span the globe doing amazing things and we need to celebrate them and continue to remind them they always have a home in Kalamazoo.
Our board spends a lot of its time supporting current students and especially welcoming them to the Alumni family upon graduation. The benefits of attending WMU don’t end once you cross the stage at Miller Auditorium. We work to hold regional gatherings and host alumni at major events. Being able to give back to the University that gave me so much is a tremendous honor. And being able to tell others about all that Western has to offer is extremely rewarding. Getting Alumni engaged through social and philanthropic events is something I always enjoy, and I hope they walk away feeling the same way. It’s always a great day to be a Bronco!
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