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Giving Back: Barb DeMoor

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:15
“I like to say I was born with three gifts: a good brain, a kind heart, and good parents. And then God said, ‘that’s it, go figure out what you can do with it because you’re not getting anything else.” Since graduating from WMU in 1978, Barb DeMoor (B.A. Religion)

Bronco Boost Retention Fund

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:08
Too often, hard-working students face circumstances that interrupt or halt their plans to obtain a degree. While some of these circumstances are unavoidable, a lack of financing should not be one of them. There are a number of financial reasons that prevent a student from completing their degree. They may

Legacy Gift to Support Research

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:26
Dr. Charles (B.S.’72, Biology) and Mrs. Lucy (B.S.’71, Biology) Caldwell met at Western Michigan University while riding the campus bus and both graduated from the Department of Biological Sciences. After Chuck finished dental school and his orthodontics certificate, they moved to Grand Rapids to open an orthodontist practice. Lucy did

Giving Back: Richard Love

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:22
Richard Love ( B.B.A.’61, Economics ) came to Western Michigan University on a scholarship he was awarded by a businessman from near his home town. To give back, he’s established a bequest for an endowed scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences to help students who are both academically

A Difference Made

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
In 1936 Charles Van Riper joined the Western State Normal School faculty to found and head its Speech Pathology clinic and serve as the first department chair. During his career he became internationally known as the pioneer in the development of speech pathology. He worked with thousands of stutterers, did

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:03
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU provides intellectual and cultural learning experiences for mature adults in an informal and stimulating environment. People with diverse backgrounds come together to share interests and/or to delve into new areas of exploration. Academy classes and activities are developed by its members with the

Women of Western Fund

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:00
In 2003, WMU Intercollegiate Athletics retroactively awarded varsity letters to all female student athletes who played intercollegiate athletics prior to 1982. Out of the celebratory event for these female student athletes, the Women of Western (WOW) was created. WOW provides opportunities to connect former and current WMU athletes and physical

The Shirley A. Van Hoeven Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:57
The faculty, emeriti, alumni, and friends of the School of Communication announce the establishment of the Dr. Shirley A. Van Hoeven Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship honors Dr. Van Hoeven’s 31 years of extraordinary service to the School of Communication and to Western Michigan University. During her 31 years at the