Alumni Association

Alumni play a very important role in WMed’s success. As alumni, you have the power to transform the lives of others by sharing what you have learned along the way. A major aim of the WMed Alumni Association is to ensure that WMed continues to be an educational support and networking resource, as well as creating a mutually beneficial bond between alumni and the school. The Alumni Association provides strategic direction for the WMed Alumni Association members and serves as a voice for all alumni.

As a WMed alumnus, you received special and unique training which significantly impacted your life. You now have the opportunity to give back to others. The Alumni Association is the perfect vehicle for supporting, promoting, and advancing the professional activities of alumni and current students.

WMed alumni are encouraged to participate in the following ways: 

  • Participate in engagement opportunities as it relates to students, residents, and alumni. Provide perspective on alumni engagement and philanthropic strategies.
  • Participate in WMed events and programs as it pertains to alumni (i.e. commencement activities).
  • Encourage alumni and student engagement using your personal and professional networks. Actively connect alumni, students, and residents through WMed events and communications.
  • Serve as a WMed ambassador by sharing stories of impact, growth, and success and by engaging with the alumni through social media and other communications.
  • Attend the quarterly Alumni Association meetings. 
  • Provide support to WMed in the form of time, talent, or treasure. 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Alumni Association, please email us for more information.

Alumni Association Leadership Positions

The leaders of the WMed Alumni Association will consist of Chair and Vice Chair. Leadership roles and responsibilities include the following:

Chair of the Alumni Association: The chair is the volunteer leader of the Alumni Association who presides at all meetings of the Alumni Association meetings. The chair shall have general charge of the affairs of the Alumni Association and perform other duties as prescribed by the WMed Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The chair is elected by the Alumni Association members, reports to and works with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and serves a two-year term.

  • Communicate with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs staff to facilitate council business.
  • Officially represent the alumni council as requested by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.
  • Attend all quarterly association meetings.
  • Attend all association events and University events as it pertains to alumni (i.e. Commencement activities).
  • Encourage other alumni to support the chapter events and activities.
  • Work with the WMed Student Alumni Network to develop student alumni bridge programs. 
  • Help the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs lead fundraising initiatives. 
  • Schedule quarterly meetings with the WMed Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.


Vice Chair of the Alumni Council: The Alumni Association’s Vice Chair shall perform and discharge the duties of the Chair in the case of the absence and perform such other duties as prescribed by the Chair and/or Alumni Association. The Vice Chair is elected by the Alumni Association members, reports to and works with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and serves a two-year term.

  • Fulfill the duties of the Association Chair in his or her absence.
  • Attend all quarterly council meetings. 
  • Attend council events and WMed events as it pertains to alumni (i.e., Commencement).
  • Encourage other alumni to support the Alumni Association events and activities.
  • Work with the WMed Student Alumni Network.
  • Help the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs lead fundraising initiatives. 
  • Schedule quarterly meetings with the WMed Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.


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