September 20, 2019

Staff Spotlight

  1. July 15, 2019

    Spotlight: Auditor gives back to the military through Blue Star Mothers

    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.

  2. June 10, 2019

    Spotlight: Leukemia patient returns to cancer unit as a nurse tech

    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.

  3. March 18, 2019

    School of Education staffer works to revive music for Flint students

    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.

  4. February 25, 2019

    U-M biomedical photographer helps families heal

    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.

  5. February 18, 2019

    MICHR employee finds activism through running, animal rescue

    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.

  6. February 4, 2019

    Ginsberg Center staff member shares passion for politics

    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.

  7. December 10, 2018

    New disabilities services coordinator ‘Chips’ in to help students

    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.

  8. September 10, 2018

    Woodworker’s viral creations support humanitarian organization

    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.

  9. July 23, 2018

    Recruiting coordinator’s artistic inspirations intertwine with work

    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.

  10. April 9, 2018

    Academic program coordinator is a charitable Ghostbuster

    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.