"I was particularly taken with the theater. And it was right there at my doorstep in New York City. And that was what got me hooked."
Gregory Poggi, professor of theatre and drama and director of the performing arts management academic minor at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance
"Theatre is important. Art is important. Ballet is important. Music is important. Make some art everybody — it's important."
Beth Sandmaier, charge scenic artist at the Walgreen Drama Center and freelance designer and scenic artist.
"I liked science. I liked the idea of helping people. I liked the variety of conditions you see in family medicine and getting to really know patients. There's so many factors to consider."
Dr. Philip Zazove, George A. Dean M.D. Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, on persevering to become a physician despite being deaf.
"I really enjoy the opportunity to not only provide that for students, but also to educate around what we could be doing better. It gives me the opportunity to provide for others what I wasn't afforded."
Tynishia Walker, on working at the Spectrum Center, where she is education and leadership program manager.
"Each year, new knowledge and treatments for diabetes and endocrine diseases are uncovered in many parts of the world."
Dr. Meng Tan, professor of internal medicine and editor-in-chief of Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
"This type of music creates a space where patients can start feeling better. All they need to do is relax and experience the healing effects of live acoustic music."
Greg Maxwell, certified music practitioner for the U-M Health System's Gifts of Art program
"I wanted to find out more about these men whose devotion, obsession and fandom for the actor stopped at nothing."
Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information, who invested his life savings in a documentary about fandom in India.
"It's not the degree that determines what you're going to do in life, but it's what you learn, what your passions are. It's how you use your skills and talents to make a difference."
Leon Howard III, program manager for the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.
"It's a pleasure to work with the young people and to see them succeed, and see where they are now. It's such an honor to realize that somehow I've had an effect on them."
David Brophy, professor of finance and director of the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
"I like the writing and the editing the best, but I'll do whatever it takes to get something out there."
Brian Lillie, multimedia specialist for the School of Public Health, and an aspiring filmmaker.