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Alumni Spotlight: Veena Sahajwalla

Veena Sahajwalla vividly remembers her interview for the Barbour Scholarship program. She remembers sitting in the interview room, feeling nervous, and being asked what impact she wanted to have on the world – what her vision was for her own legacy. Her...

Alumni Spotlight: Sudha Krishnamurthy

As the Program Director of the Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Affairs at the Gladstone Institutes, Dr. Sudha Krishnamurthy says that the most rewarding part of her career is working with graduate students and postdocs on their career and professional development....

Alumni Spotlight: Ozgen Felek

Born in a small village in western Turkey, Dr. Ozgen Felek knew from the age of six that she wanted to be an author. Her journey to achieving this dream began in the city of Denizli, Turkey, where she completed her primary and secondary education. When she graduated...

Alumni Spotlight: Paul and Barbara Couture

In their retirement, the Coutures are busier than ever. When we met with them, they had just returned from a full day outing to explore nearby Harper’s Ferry National Park, and before that a 10-day intensive piano camp in the Rockies. (The Coutures admit they are...

Alumni Spotlight: Beverly Tatum

Beverly returned to Ann Arbor recently. Her career as a psychologist, author, educator, and administrator has had a profound influence on a generation of students, a distinction the University of Michigan wanted to recognize. They did so on a grand scale, as she...

Alumni Spotlight: Cheri Chan

Born in Hong Kong, Cheri Chan (2007) attended British boarding school and then began her journey as an international student at Cornell University in 2000, where she majored in Biological Sciences with a minor in Cognitive Science. Initially, she considered pursuing a...