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Giving Back: Barb DeMoor

“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)

The Story of Heritage Hall

Western Michigan University’s location did not happen by accident; it was the community’s vision for and commitment to education that brought the school to Kalamazoo. The University’s original building—a highly visible landmark atop Prospect Hill—was erected to represent the integral ties between a proud community and its new school. From

The Vaughan Family Alpha Scholarship

Rob Vaughan knew he wanted to give back, and he knew he wanted to help a student succeed at Western Michigan University. Connecting with WMU’s Alpha Program and speaking to students involved with it became his inspiration to establish a scholarship, and now Rob knows exactly how his philanthropy is