Staff Spotlight

  1. August 28, 2023

    Kinesiology adviser coaches soccer, travels abroad

    Trevor Kilgore, a student affairs engagement coordinator and academic adviser in the School of Kinesiology, is coaching four youth soccer teams this fall.

  2. August 14, 2023

    Educator is helping create a sustainable future

    UM-Dearborn’s interpretive naturalist Dorothy McLeer pulls out all the creative stops to help people retain information while taking them on guided tours of the trails.

  3. July 24, 2023

    Ford School staffer smashes, fixes combines

    Chris Myers, assistant director of digital strategy, communications and outreach at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, competes in combine demolition derbies.

  4. June 19, 2023

    Multimedia designer discovered eye for art early on

    Growing up in a small town in Indiana, Megan Foldenauer, multimedia specialist for Michigan Medicine Neurosurgery, found an outlet through art.

  5. June 5, 2023

    Ukrainian expatriate helping war-torn homeland

    Juliya Wicklund, an America Reads program manager with the Edward Ginsberg Center, helped launch the Ukraine TrustChain, a nonprofit aimed at helping the war-torn country of Ukraine.

  6. May 22, 2023

    Disability services navigator aims for fourth Paralympics

    Chuck Aoki, community access navigator with U-M’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness program, has competed in wheelchair rugby in three Summer Paralympics Games. 

  7. May 1, 2023

    Communicator adds charm to mailboxes, birdhouses

    Tamara Havermahl has designed and created dozens of mailboxes and birdhouses, a pursuit that has invigorated a longtime love of art and pulled her from the depths of depression.

  8. April 17, 2023

    Catering director finds joy on ski slopes

    Despite a busy schedule with her role as director of catering at MDining, Devon Janks makes sure to find time to enjoy the ski slopes, and that includes following in her father’s footsteps as a high school coach.

  9. February 20, 2023

    Hedgehog is a perfect pet for Graham staffer

    Kelly Jones, sustainability programs manager for the Graham Sustainability Institute, and her partner adopted Peary, a 2-year-old hedgehog, from a breeder. 

  10. 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.