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Alumni Spotlight: Marti Bombyk

“Children and families,” “anti-poverty,” “community organizing,” “feminism,” “experiential education”–no single keyword encapsulates the breadth of Marcia “Marti” Bombyk’s accomplishments and motivations. Marti was a distinguished student at Michigan...

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Bryan

When Dr. Todd Bryan, Senior Program Manager at CDR Associates in Boulder, takes his place at a mediation table, he does his best to help all stakeholders negotiate decisions that respect the needs of government agencies, local communities, companies and, last but not...

Alumni Profile: Caren Deming

Caren Deming spent a significant amount of time in Rackham when she was a student and finds that 40 years later she’s still here often, albeit with much less writing to do. She has been frequenting the building most recently as a member of the Rackham Dean Search...

Alumni Spotlight: Milton Morris

Milt is stuck in traffic, using his time efficiently to reminisce about his experience as a Rackham student. “The Midwest is and will always be my home,” he says, though his journey after graduate school has taken him into the worlds of academia and industry in...

Alumni Spotlight: Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur

For Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, graduate education is part of a University of Michigan family legacy. She and her mother were both Barbour Scholars at Michigan, an almost century-old fellowship program for Asian women established by Levi Barbour, then a regent of the...

Alumni Spotlight: Ernie & Martha Hammel

Martha and Ernie first became acquainted with Rackham in 1965. Martha was a Latin major and a teaching fellow, and Ernie was an M.P.H. student. With the skills she strengthened in the graduate program, Martha pursued a teaching career in business and technical writing...