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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program is made possible by:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Jack and Jeannie Thompson Humanities Internship Fund

Jack and Jeannie Thompson have personally invested in higher education and believe deeply in its ability to transform lives. Jack Thompson received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1976. Dr. Thompson spent the latter part of his career as a professor and dean at both Northwestern University and Oakton Community College in the Chicago suburbs. Mrs. Thompson had a 40-year career in the fields of healthcare, personal and career counseling, M.B.A. admissions, workforce education, executive development and outplacement, as well as mentoring and mediation. Dr. and Mrs. Thompson decided to create the Jack and Jeannie Thompson Humanities Internship Fund to support humanities students completing internships.

H. David He and Y. Isabelle Sun Doctoral Internship Support Fund

Hui “David” He (Ph.D. 1990) and Y. Isabelle Sun (M.S. 1986; Ph.D. 1991) are Rackham and Physics alumni who believe in the values of Rackham and the need to support graduate students. David is a retired partner of PAG Private Equity and former managing partner of Bain Capital Asia and worked at General Electric for over a decade managing engineering, marketing, and operations in the US and Asia. Isabelle is the Co-Founder/Executive VP of Hinacom Software and Technology, a leading technology platform that serves the healthcare industry in China. Both David and Isabelle benefitted from the ability to explore a wide range of careers in academia and industry, and appreciate the valuable experiences graduate internships provide to current scholars.

Christopher P. Moeller Graduate Internship Fund

Christopher Moeller earned a BA in Mathematics (1976) from Kalamazoo College and an MS in Computer and Communication Science (1978) from the University of Michigan. Chris worked in software development at several companies including Palm, Inc., Apple, and HP. A native of Michigan, Mr. Moeller has personally invested in higher education and believes deeply in its ability to transform lives. He has established scholarship funds at his undergraduate alma mater, as well at the University of Michigan, specifically at Rackham and LSA.

Harvey G. and Joyce H. Behner Graduate Fellowship

Dr. Harvey G. Behner established the Harvey G. and Joyce H. Behner Graduate Fellowship shortly before his death in 2002. An orthodontist in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Behner had a lifelong commitment to graduate education and in particular the Rackham Graduate School and the University of Michigan. Dr. Behner strongly believed in the importance of supporting doctoral students as they completed their degrees and prepared to pursue careers of meaningful impact.

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