Staff Spotlight

  1. January 15, 2024

    Research associate finds purpose through pottery

    Katherine Ziska, a research associate with the Marsal Family School of Education, spends hours each week creating mugs, bowls, vases and other objects.

  2. December 4, 2023

    Engineering staffer volunteers to support Special Olympics

    Patricia Brainard first attended the Crim Festival of Races at a young age to participate in the family walks with her brother Denny, who had cerebral palsy.

  3. November 20, 2023

    U-M researcher took to the streets — all of them

    Kathy Klinich enjoys crossing off a goal. Recently, that’s meant walking every Ann Arbor street — more than 1,200 avenues, boulevards, roads, one-ways and cul de sacs.

  4. November 6, 2023

    Stamps staffer shines in musical theater roles

    John Luther, career development coordinator with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, spent more than a decade dancing professionally before directing and choreographing musical theater.

  5. October 30, 2023

    First Zumba class transformed social worker

    Camille Craine, a clinical social worker in the adult inpatient psychiatry unit at University Hospital, has served as an instructor each year for the Zumba at the Big House event in the fall.

  6. October 16, 2023

    Managing director plays bass with local band

    Gene Mage, managing director of custom programs in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, took up bass guitar in the late 1980s and dove back into music in 2020.

  7. October 2, 2023

    Facilities manager finds UMBS is a natural fit

    Scott Haley has served as facilities manager for the U-M Biological Station since 2018 after a 22-year career with a plumbing and heating business.

  8. September 25, 2023

    Dearborn vice chancellor trains search-and rescue-dogs

    Casandra Ulbrich, vice chancellor for institutional development at UM-Dearborn, has been training German shepherds to serve as search-and-rescue dogs for the past 15 years.

  9. September 18, 2023

    Hospital arts coordinator collects, paints robots

    Elaine Reed, the arts programming coordinator with Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Program, has a collection of more than 250 robot figurines.

  10. September 11, 2023

    Web developer’s photography passion takes flight

    Jocelyn Anderson, a web developer in LSA, has photographed or taken video of more than 200 species of birds in Michigan and shares them on her Instagram account and website.