"Women's leadership has traditionally been undervalued or gone unrecognized altogether by contemporaries and historians alike. This course demonstrates that women have left an inspiring and instructional legacy of leadership."
Georgina Hickey, professor of history in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at UM-Dearborn
"I like the people, and there are always new and interesting things going on."
Brandon Werner, screen reader specialist, on his job using technology to assist blind people.
"My role as an adviser has been as a witness. A witness to what the students are experiencing here as first gens."
Dwight Lang, adviser for First Gen College Students @ Michigan
"I love putting things together to communicate in an effective way."
Sue Schreck, graphic designer and program/event coordinator at the Confucius Institute, and herb-based-soap maker.
"Being creative — that's my passion."
Linda Garcia, publication associate editor for the Museum of Zoology, and administrative assistant at the Museum of Paleontology.
"I'm very passionate about helping the population that can't help themselves."
Alicia Lixey, administrator of the Veteran's Legal Clinic at the Law School
"Fundamental biology is endlessly fascinating, and the thrill of breaking new ground — or finding a better explanation for how something works, even in small ways — is very compelling."
Kaushik Choudhuri, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology and U-M's newest member of the Biological Sciences Scholars Program.
"I like to make that sheet of glass. There's only one thing I like better and that's skating on that sheet of glass."
Kevin Bushey, Yost Ice Arena facilities supervisor and Zamboni driver
"I loved the books since I was young — I was fascinated by Laura's realness — real people, real family, real places. They're the reason I became a historian."
Michelle McClellan, assistant professor of history, on her enduring attraction to the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
"I work in technology and management, but I have a passion for creative and design."
Aisha Holly, Web manager at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business who also does wedding and event design.