Faculty/Staff Spotlights

  1. May 23, 2022 Christine Kitchens, a research technician with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research who says her favorite pastime involves playing video and board games

    “Video games have always been a big part of my life. They have let me see worlds and places I would never see otherwise.”

    — Christine Kitchens, a research technician with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research who says her favorite pastime involves playing video and board games

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  2. May 2, 2022 Esme Gregory, human resources assistant at the Institute for Social Research, who with her boyfriend owns and shows her eight Friesian mares and stud

    “There’s horses where you say, ‘That probably won’t work,’ and there’s the ones where you say, ‘I need that horse.’”

    — Esme Gregory, human resources assistant at the Institute for Social Research, who with her boyfriend owns and shows her eight Friesian mares and stud

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  3. April 25, 2022

    Among those preparing to graduate are Mariah Bobo from the College of Pharmacy, Brennan Burrows from the School of Public Health, Chelcey Daniels from the School of Education, Jordan Raschi from the School of Kinesiology, and Maggie Wiebe from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.

    — 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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  4. April 18, 2022 Joanne Pierson, project manager for DyslexiaHelp who has been involved with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for 18 years and served as its president during the pandemic

    “My entire first year was on Zoom, but I have the personality to be able to do that and drive that. It was a challenge, regardless I loved the year.”

    — Joanne Pierson, project manager for DyslexiaHelp who has been involved with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for 18 years and served as its president during the pandemic

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  5. April 11, 2022 Alison Rivett, associate director of the Arts Initiative, who has created several paintings inspired by Ph.D. dissertations, including one based on a Greek-language papyrus letter from a man to his wife 

    “Even when I try to do paintings that are straightforward, they end up being kind of funny, and that’s one way I see the arts being more accessible.”

    Alison Rivett, associate director of the Arts Initiative, who has created several paintings inspired by Ph.D. dissertations, including one based on a Greek-language papyrus letter from a man to his wife 

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  6. April 4, 2022 Officer Joseph Dunny, who has been with the Division of Public Safety and Security since 1998 and with the K-9 unit since 2010

    “It’s a very serious job when working with a dog, but it’s the most rewarding job in law enforcement, in my opinion.”

    Officer Joseph Dunny, who has been with the Division of Public Safety and Security since 1998 and with the K-9 unit since 2010

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  7. March 28, 2022 Holly Kelchner, an aquatic ecology research analyst with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, lists scuba diving and sailing among her passions

    “I love being on the water. There’s an entirely different time scale of how things happen when you’re out on the water.”

    — Holly Kelchner, an aquatic ecology research analyst with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, who lists scuba diving and sailing among her passions

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  8. March 21, 2022 Holly Hughes

    “I thought, wrongly, you just run around with the dog and you point at things, and they jump over things and go through tunnels.”

    — Holly Hughes, a professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and LSA, who trains and shows dogs in agility competitions

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  9. March 14, 2022 Paul Draus, professor of sociology at UM-Dearborn who has engaged with communities crafting environmental and sustainable solutions in Detroit

    “I got interested in other things going on in Detroit related to urban farming and greenspace and how to creatively reimagine neighborhoods.”

    — Paul Draus, professor of sociology at UM-Dearborn who has engaged with communities crafting environmental and sustainable solutions in Detroit

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  10. March 7, 2022 Devin Berghorst, senior case manager for student support services in the Dean of Students Office, has amassed a collection of between 400 and 500 Captain America comic books as well as other memorabilia

    “Reading the books is fascinating because the language is different, the content is so different, it almost feels like a time capsule of the era.”

    — Devin Berghorst, senior case manager for student support services in the Dean of Students Office who has amassed a collection of between 400 and 500 Captain America comic books as well as other memorabilia

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