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Alumni Spotlight: Christal Sheppard

Christal admits, “I’ve been a little bit of everywhere.” Her career path has evolved in a non-traditional way, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Following her U-M Master’s and Ph.D., Christal obtained a law degree from Cornell and began her career as a patent...

Alumni Spotlight: William Craig Rice

William Craig Rice, Director of the Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) since 2007, is both a poet and a scholar, or in his carefully chosen words, a “versifier” and “more an intellectual than an academician.” He hastens...

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Curzan

Along one wall in Anne Curzan’s office is a bookshelf containing hundreds and hundreds of books whose titles all seem to contain permutations of the words “English Language.” Opposite the wall of bursting bookshelves hang plaques and posters documenting marathons and...

Alumni Spotlight: Nate Marshall

This summer, Nate Marshall @illuminatemics taught at a summer writing institute for young people in Chicago. It is work he loves, and it requires a lot of him. But there are several other big things, things that Nate has given a lot of himself to, in the eaves of...

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...