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April 22, 2019

School of Nursing senior overcame early family challenges

Christina Lindsey’s journey started long before she arrived at the University of Michigan.

The School of Nursing senior and first-generation college student from Detroit said she was adopted at birth, and that her biological mother struggled with substance abuse at the time.

April 22, 2019

LSA senior works to serve needs of LGBTQ population

Once Kalei Glozier took psychology courses at U-M, he discovered his passion for the field.

Originally a pre-pharmacy and pre-med student, Glozier said he became interested in wellness from a different angle.

April 25, 2018

Senior profiles from the Class of 2018

Each year The University Record profiles several graduating seniors who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

April 25, 2018

Stamps School senior seeks justice through fashion

From sizing restrictions to the unsafe spaces of the shopping experience, D Wang Zhao, a senior in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, says there are several ways the current fashion industry does not adequately serve those who are gender non-binary.

April 25, 2018

School of Information senior seeks tech training for all

When Abril Vela was in high school, it was a conscientious school counselor and a stroke of luck that led Vela to her first computer programming course.

Her teacher for that class — who actively worked to ensure that the female students in the class felt like they belonged — helped foster Vela's love for the subject.

April 25, 2018

Taubman College senior finds growth at U-M

When looking back on why he decided to pursue architecture as a career, Giovanni Martinez points to an intimate family portrait based in the creative process.

His father and godfather work in the construction industry. His mother is an artistic person as well, whether it be drawing or crochet.

April 25, 2018

School of Kinesiology senior finds passion in sports

From playing basketball in his driveway as a kid to working as a student manager for the U-M football team, sports always played a central role in Thomas Dozeman's life.

Before transferring to U-M to pursue a degree in sport management, the School of Kinesiology senior and Grand Rapids native played basketball for Albion College.

April 24, 2017

Profiles from the Class of 2017

Each year The University Record profiles several graduating seniors who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

April 24, 2017

Education senior aims to teach elementary students

School of Education senior Rebecca Weiland discovered her passion for teaching through a summer job as a swim coach.

The Grosse Pointe, Michigan, native said during her first few U-M semesters, she initially considered pursuing an English degree and possibly attending law school.

April 24, 2017

LSA senior finds passion for advertising through advocacy

LSA senior Yumi Taguchi knows firsthand about the stigma surrounding mental illness.

While growing up, Taguchi's two sisters struggled with depression. Although their parents were supportive to her sisters, Taguchi feared burdening her parents even more when she developed an eating disorder.

April 24, 2017

Ross student finds entrepreneurship, education at U-M

Stephen M. Ross School of Business senior Praveen Loganathan is a true entrepreneur and educator at heart.

A first-generation American college student, Loganathan and his family immigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka when he was 4 years old.

April 25, 2016

Profiles from the Class of 2016

Each year The University Record profiles several graduating seniors who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

April 25, 2016

Writing doors open for international studies, German senior

When his college opportunity came knocking in 2011, Stuart Richardson admits that neither he nor his parents knew what to expect at the University of Michigan.

But after touring the campus, which he described as vibrant and chaotic, he knew instantly that he wanted to become a Wolverine.

April 25, 2016

Ross School student looks forward to stint with Peace Corps

With a dual degree in business and international studies, G.S. Suri ultimately looks forward to a successful career in venture capital. But his first job after graduation will be a two-year stint serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco.

April 25, 2016

LSA senior Anna Forringer-Beal researches lives of migrant women

Anna Forringer-Beal may be a graduating senior in LSA, but she already has five years of experience with Professor Jason De León's Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), and even co-authored a chapter with De León in the book "Migrations and Disruptions: Unifying Themes in Studies of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations," which was published last

April 25, 2016

School of Information senior engages in mental health advocacy

Armed with a passion for mental health and an interest in user-experience design and information science, School of Information student Sonia Doshi set out to change the perception of mental health on campus and engage more students in advocacy.

April 27, 2015

Profiles from the Class of 2015

Each year The University Record profiles several graduating seniors who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

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