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  • Leanna R. Simon Link Master of Library Science, 2010

    Leanna R. Simon received a 2017 Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. Simon is a reference librarian for law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

  • Sandra Adell Link Bachelor of Arts, 1976

    Sandra Adell, a professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, appeared in February on NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY to talk about her gambling addiction and recovery. Adell is the author of Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen: A Memoir.

  • Abraham Post Link BA in Business Administration, 1991

    Abraham Post has been recognized by two prominent financial publications as among the best financial advisors in the nation. Post, a Merrill Lynch financial advisor based in Troy, Mich., was named to the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" inaugural list. He was also named to the 2018 Barron's "Top 1200 Financial Advisors" list. His recognition on these lists is an industry honor and acknowledgment of his accomplishments. He has been with Merrill Lynch for 26 years.

  • Dan Ringo Link Bachelor of Arts, 2005

    Dan Ringo is president and CEO of Ringo Services, Inc., a company that provides strategic facility operation solutions through engineering, maintenance, HVAC-R repair, custodial and various building trade services to private, public and government organizations. The company has been recognized as one of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

  • Floyd Rumohr Link

    Floyd Rumohr, executive director of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, received the Excel Pride Award for Outstanding Leadership from My True Colors Festival which celebrates champions of social justice and the arts. The awards recognize community, civic, and business leaders who champion the arts, social justice and LGBTQIA+ rights along with trailblazers in the entertainment industry.

  • Robert Thornton Link Master of Education, 2005

    Robert Thornton, a senior program officer at the Detroit-based Skillman Foundation, is the recipient of the Frederick Douglass Award from the Detroit Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Thornton leads the Foundation’s community safety efforts and has provided leadership for the Foundation’s faith-based, fatherhood and boys and men of color work. The Frederick Douglass Award is given to a Black male, who has "contributed time and effort to help black women take their rightful place in every aspect of life." The Frederick Douglass Award recipient is not only personally dedicated, but has a direct, positive and long-term impact on the quality of his community.

  • Clara DeMatteis Mager Link Bachelor's Other, 1978

    Clara DeMatteis Mager, an attorney and shareholder at Butzel Long, has been elected to serve on the firm's Board of Directors. Her practice is focused on business and family immigration issues and she serves as the firm's immigration department leader. Mager is a member of the Federal Bar Association and has held several leadership positions within the group. She also has served on several other boards, including the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology. She has received recognition from Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawers, DBusiness and was named to the list of Crain's Detroit Business Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan in 2017.

  • Elizabeth Ellison Link Bachelor of Arts, 2013

    Elizabeth Ellison is an associate attorney at Ann Arbor-based Stimpson and associates. She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and a recent graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law where she graduated with several honors.

  • Eduard Arthur Ziegenhagen Link

    Eduard Arthur Ziegenhagen, a former professor in Wayne State’s political science department, died April 2, 2018. He was the author of eight books. When not working with his international graduate students and publishing, he enjoyed his home in the woods of Binghamton, New York, with his standard poodles, his wife, Nancy, his sons, Arthur and Wolfgang, for 35 years. Eduard loved working on his antique cars, sailing on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York, and traveling through his ancestral Germany. In retirement, Eduard especially enjoyed spending time building things with his grandchildren. He also threw himself into the restoration of his eighteenth-century home on the coast of Maine. Eduard was preceded in death by his son, Arthur. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of New Harbor, Maine, his son, Wolfgang, daughter-in-law, Suzanne, and his beloved grandchildren, Alexander, Harrison, and Olivia, all of Guilford, Connecticut.