WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. WMU professor wins state awardKALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The 2013 Michigan Professor of the Year award went to a Western Michigan University professor.Dr. Stephen M. Wolfinbarger has been a Professor of Music, teaching trombone at the university since 1986.His students have won a variety of major national and international trombone competitions.The Professor of the Year program was created in 1981.This is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.