Alumni Engagement

Lori Larsen
Lori Larsen
Manager, Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

Welcome!  

As an alumnus or friend of WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, we welcome you!  

Alumni engagement at WMed is not just about celebrating the past, it's also about creating a brighter future for Southwest Michigan and beyond. Our goal is to provide meaningful ways to connect alumni, faculty, and current students. Whether it’s an educational event, a mentorship opportunity, or a reunion celebration, there are many ways the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs strives to keep you engaged with the medical school.  

We work with the Office of Student Affairs to support current medical students from their first day on campus through graduation. We support students through scholarships, research opportunities, and many more student-directed activities and programs. 

Our alumni community is vast and includes MD graduates and MS graduates of WMed, Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU/KCMS), and the Southwestern Michigan Health Education Center (SMAHEC).  

It wouldn’t be possible for us to deliver the best events, publication spotlights, and opportunities without strong support from you, our trusted body of alumni, volunteers, and philanthropic leaders. Whether you participate financially or through active involvement in our alumni and student programs, you help create a learning environment that sets the bar for all other medical universities.  

Visit us often and stay in touch!  

Sincerely,

Lori Larsen Signature

Lori Larsen
Manager, Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement 

Ways to Get Involved

  • Join the WMed Alumni Association

    The WMed Alumni Association helps alumni remain connected, further develop their skills, and contribute to the success of their alma mater. We strive to develop and foster a rewarding, life-long relationship between the school and its alumni.

    Vision:

    • We will support WMed through leadership, advocacy, experiences, networking, and financial resources. 
    • We will enhance communication between students and alumni by providing educational and professional development opportunities. 
    • We will promote a sense of pride in WMed through recognition of achievements and engagement of alumni. 


    If you’re interested in joining the Alumni Association , please contact Lori Larsen, manager of annual giving and alumni engagement at 269.337.6575 or lori.larsen@med.wmich.edu

  • Update Your Contact Information

    Let us know the best way to reach you so you're able to find ways to stay connected, get involved, and give back.

  • Find Out About Upcoming Events

    Throughout the year, we offer alumni and the community opportunities to learn about the transformative work underway at WMed. Engage with our students and faculty, along with like-minded community members, for unique and inspiring events, including WMed Live 2021 on May 27, 2021.

  • Submit A Class Note

    Have you recently married, changed careers, been promoted, received an award, had a baby, traveled the world, or discovered a new passion? We want to hear from you!

  • Connect With Us Online

    Our WMed community is powerful in terms of networking and development opportunities, and with your help, we can ensure our connections with one another through the Alumni Association is dynamic and meaningful. We encourage you to become a member of our private WMed Medical Student and Residency Alumni Facebook Groups listed below to connect with your peers and find up-to-date information regarding WMed alumni activities.

    WMed Alumni Facebook Groups

  • Networking and Mentoring

    As an alumnus, you can enroll as a mentor and make an impact in the lives and careers of our future physicians and researchers! To learn more, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

  • Become A Class Agent

    The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is actively recruiting alumni to work with current medical students to raise much-needed scholarship funds and plan alumni reunions! For more information on becoming a class agent, please contact Lori Larsen.

  • Donate to WMed

    The generosity of our alumni and friends helps WMed meet the mission of preparing our medical students and residents/fellows to become exceptional Clinicians, Leaders, Educators, Advocates, and Researchers of tomorrow. Every gift and every donor is critically needed and deeply appreciated.  

    Whether you give money, resources, or time, we celebrate and thank you! 

    Donate to The WMed Fund, which is helping us train tomorrow’s physician leaders, conduct groundbreaking research, care for community members, and create new models of health care. A gift to The WMed Fund helps support educational initiatives like the following: 

    • The general scholarship fund 
    • Online textbooks 
    • Simulated patient experiences 
    • Educational pipeline programs 
    • Research and research travel funds 
    • Student tutoring services 
    • Student wellness programs 
    • Support for equipment and instrumentation 
    • Career development and exploration