July 15, 2019
When Jeannie Kain’s son Stephan joined the U.S. Air Force, she felt scared for his well-being during the several weeks he spent in basic training. As a member of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Kain is now giving back to soldiers like her son, and connecting with other military families.
June 10, 2019
Working as a nurse technician on the 7 East unit of C.S. Moth Children’s Hospital has brought Shannon Spicer full circle. Nineteen years ago, she was on the other side of care in the same place, battling leukemia.
March 18, 2019
From searching for abandoned instruments to collaborating with community partners and foundations, Victoria Bigelow has made it her mission to bring music back to Flint students.
February 25, 2019
Every day at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital, Lisa Belanger Neal uses a camera to demystify death. A biomedical photographer for Autopsy & Forensic Services under the Department of Pathology, Neal provides photographic documentation during autopsies for hospitals.
February 18, 2019
Janine Leah Capsouras had never run before participating in her first half-marathon a year ago. On Oct. 20, she finished the Detroit Marathon as a freedom fighter for victims of human trafficking.
February 4, 2019
From listening to her parents chat around the dinner table to winning her own seat on the Dearborn City Council, politics has always been an important part of Erin Byrnes’ life.
December 10, 2018
Armed with more than a decade of experience in disability and accessibility support services, a contagious smile and a fierce desire to help students, Harvey “Chip” Evans has hit the ground running as the new disability services coordinator at UM-Flint.
September 10, 2018
Matt Thompson was not looking for fame or fortune when he crafted a state of Michigan-themed chair that dispenses beer, but he found himself in the middle of a social media storm after he published two videos that went viral earlier this year.
July 23, 2018
As an artist and recruiting coordinator at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, U-M alumna Juliana Lew says working with prospective U-M students to determine their dreams helps fulfill her own, as their conversations inspire the pieces she creates.
April 9, 2018
When George Sprague joined the maker movement, it was not anywhere near where it is today. Sprague’s involvement in the do-it-yourself community that incorporates technology in inventions started way before maker culture even had a name.