Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. May 6, 2024 A photo of Gray Carper
    “Hong Kong has turned me into a voracious omnivore who lives to eat and plans everything around it.”

    — Gray Carper, a service quality analyst with Health Information Technology & Services who first visited Hong Kong in 2003 and now lives there and serves as a tour guide

    Read more about Gray Carper
  2. April 29, 2024 A compilation photo of six graduating seniors
    Among those preparing to graduate are Mahalina Dimacali from LSA/School for the Environment and Sustainability; Evan Eidt from the College of Engineering; Ikalanni Jahi from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Olivia Jeong from the School of Public Health; Neil Nakkash from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and Hannah Slawson from the School of Nursing

    — Each year, the Record highlights the range of experiences and people who attend U-M by profiling selected graduates about their time at the university and their plans for life afterward.

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  3. April 22, 2024 A photo of Trisha Miller
    “Music is very, very important to me. It’s a big part of my life. So, I feel really fortunate that I get to be involved in this.”

    — Trisha Miller, student services coordinator at the Marsal Family School of Education who has been a member of the Out Loud Chorus for nearly 20 years

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  4. April 15, 2024 A photo of Irina Bondarenko
    “I was keen on exploring this idea of beauty emerging despite injury or destruction.”

    — Irina Bondarenko, a statistician lead for the biostatistics department in the School of Public Health who grew up in Ukraine and has been inspired to create ceramic artwork honoring her homeland

    Read more about Irina Bondarenko
  5. April 8, 2024 A photo of a man with a squirrel on his head
    “Campus is one of the few places where squirrels run toward you, not away, and that’s just kind of charming and delightful and is a great joy.”

    — Corey Seeman, director of Kresge Library Services for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, who is a squirrel aficionado who serves that population as the eradicator of mange

    Read more about Corey Seeman
  6. April 1, 2024 A photo of a woman and a horse
    “I would argue that for anyone who enjoys being around horses, it’s therapeutic, and riding provides awesome benefits for your body.”

    — Jenny Jones, a supervisor in the Medical School Office of Research, who is involved with Therapeutic Riding Inc., where she helps people with disabilities gain life lessons and foster independence by learning to ride horses

    Read more about Jenny Jones
  7. March 25, 2024 A photo of Piotr Westwalewicz
    “We are relentless in following the best coaching practices from around the world and always focus on building positive life habits.”

    — Piotr Westwalewicz, lecturer IV in Slavic languages and literatures in LSA who in 2005 founded Ann Arbor CRUSH, a youth soccer club that has grown from 15 players to hundreds

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  8. March 18, 2024 A photo of Isabel Wakefield
    “There are so many elements that can go right but can also go wrong. There’s a lot of variability even though it’s such a short race.”

    — Isabel Wakefield, research area specialist associate in the School of Kinesiology who is attempting to qualify for the Great Britain Olympic track and field team in the 100-meter hurdles

    Read more about Isabel Wakefield
  9. March 11, 2024 A photo of Rafael Marques
    “It’s a fun opportunity for me to travel to places which I love, and on the way, you make friends. I have friends all over the world.”

    — Rafael Marques, a program coordinator in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ Sanger Leadership Institute, who referees handball matches and tournaments around the world

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  10. March 4, 2024 A photo of Paul Schaffner
    “You’re organizing things to make them useful to people and presenting them in a way that allows unhindered access.”

    — Paul Schaffner, who manages the creation of electronic texts as well as the revision and upkeep of the university’s 90-year-old Middle English Dictionary, and also maintains a dollhouse at the Saline District Library and serves as the hardware team leader for the Kiwanis Thrift Store

    Read more about Paul Schaffner