Profiles of five prospective Class of 2022 graduates

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Each year The University Record profiles selected prospective graduates who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

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Wolverine Pathways offered fortuitous opportunity

During Mariah Bobo’s senior year of high school, a fortuitous externship unwittingly established a career path for the College of Pharmacy senior. Bobo also is an alumna of Wolverine Pathways, a college preparatory program for those in underresourced communities in Michigan. As a high school sophomore in Southfield, Bobo became part of Wolverine Pathways’ first cohort, dedicating her Saturdays and summer to the highly rigorous program.

Public health senior aims to address disparities

Brennan Burrows said he did not know what public health was when he came to the University of Michigan. Four years of study and a global pandemic later, it’s safe to say Burrows has a solid understanding of the field and a fairly clear picture of his future. Burrows is scheduled to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in public health from the School of Public Health, and a minor in multi-disciplinary engineering design.

Education student finds teaching music rewarding

Chelcey Daniels started piano lessons when she was 5 years old. As she grew older, the list of instruments she played grew longer: bass guitar, guitar, ukulele. Daniels’ natural musical talent and her experiences at U-M helped her discover her dream career of teaching music to children. She is set to graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education with an endorsement in integrated science.

Kinesiology senior hopes to help stroke patients

Jordan Raschi hopes her research at the University of Michigan one day helps stroke patients recover their manual dexterity. Movement has been a theme throughout her life, beginning with the dance classes she took as a girl growing up in rural Chester County, Pennsylvania. She is on track to graduate this December with a Bachelor of Science degree in movement science with a minor in biochemistry. Raschi plans to attend medical school and become a doctor.

Art senior hopes to build sustainable materials garden

Maggie Wiebe has always known she wanted to study art. She and a friend, fellow Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design graduating senior Jessie Rice, are hoping to do something that stokes their love for art and is good for the environment. For the past year or so, the two have tended to a dye-, yarn- and paper-making garden at the Campus Farm. They have helped grow indigo, marigolds, cosmos and chamomile, as well as flax that will be used to make linen and paper.

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