Staff Spotlight

  1. January 30, 2023

    Orthotic assistant discovers grit and grace in disc golf

    Jennifer Trombley, an orthotic assistant in Michigan Medicine’s orthotics and prosthetics department, started Grit & Grace Ladies DGC, a disc golf league for women, five years ago. 

  2. January 16, 2023

    Paint parties, murals allow designer to share love of art

    DaJaniere Rice, a multimedia graphic designer at LSA Advancement, shares her passion for the mental and spiritual therapeutic potential of art through paint parties and murals.

  3. January 9, 2023

    Bonsai specialist embraces nature at a smaller scale

    Jack Sustic, the bonsai specialist at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, has his own extensive collection of more than 60 bonsai trees in his home.

  4. December 5, 2022

    Photographer channels passion for weather into storm chasing

    Daryl Marshke, a senior photographer with Michigan Photography, has a passion for photographing storms, an interest piqued at a young age when his Brighton home was damaged by a tornado. 

  5. November 21, 2022

    CrossFit provides fitness, competition for nurse anesthetist

    Blair Dudley, certified registered nurse anesthetist, has been involved with CrossFit for about 10 years and recently began taking part in competitions.

  6. November 14, 2022

    SMTD technical director has long history with Pokémon

    Richard Lindsay, technical director of university productions and lecturer of theatre in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, discovered Pokémon during the late 1990s.

  7. November 7, 2022

    Grad program manager finds outlet through improv

    Beth Dutridge-Corp, an LSA graduate education program manager, fell in love with sketch comedy shows and takes part in improvisational comedy performances. 

  8. October 31, 2022

    Small observation helps lead to big break

    Jonathan Smith, percussion program manager at U-M, has performed nearly 200 shows for “Aladdin” on Broadway since 2014 as the designated sub for the musical’s full-time percussionist.

  9. October 17, 2022

    Program adviser explores cultures through song

    Tamara West, an intercultural program adviser at U-M’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study, has always had an interest in other cultures.

  10. October 10, 2022

    Supervisor has procured an eclectic collection

    Todd Coon, supervisor for the Procurement Services technology team, has a robust collection of knives and swords on display in the basement of his Ypsilanti home.