To recognize the outstanding contributions of its staff, the University of Michigan has created the Staff Impact Awards. Created as part of the university's bicentennial celebration, the awards will honor staff, supervisors and work teams that help the university meet its missions.
University of Michigan apprentice Cabinet Maker Mike Mattila dedicates his days to the skilled trades for its simple pleasures.
He likes working with his hands — a pastime handed down to him from his grandfather, a farmer in Byron who taught Mattila about woodworking when he was a kid.
As the University of Michigan celebrates its bicentennial, one longtime U-M staff member is making a commitment to honor staff contributions throughout the university's history.
The longtime contributions of University of Michigan staff will be the focus of the UMich200 Summer Festival, complemented by the long-running Ann Arbor Summer Festival and its eclectic programming.
All U-M staff are invited to help celebrate 200 years of Michigan staff and show their bicentennial year spirit as part of a photo session at the Big House on Sept. 28.