"Taking classes as a non-traditional student, you always have this nagging doubt, 'Am I good enough? Do I know enough?' (Beginning the degree) was so empowering. I just thought, 'Yeah, I can do this.'"
Ulla Lilienthal, a lab manager for the Life Sciences Institute who went back to school for her master's degree later in life.
"Materials can constantly be tapped for new questions and new techniques. What remains in museum collections is what exists of the past."
Carla Sinopoli, professor of archaeological anthropology and curator of Asian archaeology in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology
"When I started out I wanted to see what difference I could make with the team. Over time that changed to my wanting to be a part of something that's great."
Richard Eikstadt, senior data architect in the Medical School and Ultimate Frisbee player.
"Entertainment and education are the same in some way because you're educated by the things that entertain you."
Matthew Quirk, multimedia specialist at the Department of History of Art's Visual Resources Collections
"A cemetery is a way to view years and years of history. I share stories about specific people to contextualize it. Then it's not a place with dead people. It's a place where people who shaped our community reside together."
Ron Stockton, professor of political science, UM-Dearborn
"You can't lecture at them. You have to show something that's within their grasp. We like to stress hands-on experience."
Robert Griess Jr., John Griggs Thompson Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, on how to reach out to prospective students about the college experience.
"I love the material I teach about and I love my students, and I think they feel that."
Jamie Moshin, lecturer I in communication studies, LSA.
"In my work you're always saying hello, then you're saying goodbye. Some of these people become part of you, part of your existence."
Robert Buckingham, UM-Flint professor of public health and health sciences and hospice pioneer.
"My role has expanded beyond literacy to help connect people in the social sector."
Sara Saylor, community engagement lead at the Ginsberg Center
"A lot of people think businessmen only care about money, that they only watch the bottom line every day. I want to instill in my students the idea of management as a calling, a vocation."
Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise