Congratulate the Class of 2020
Congrats, Class of 2020! You’ve made it to graduation.
And we are here to support you today, tomorrow, always.
UM-Dearborn alumni belong to one of the world’s greatest alumni families; it’s 600,000-plus strong. The campus community — your friends, professors, UM-Dearborn leadership and connections in industry — are there for you too, no matter the location.
Many of us were once in your shoes — or at least a similar pair — and we each have our own success story. So we are here today to wish you the best as you develop yours.
Although your time at UM-Dearborn has come to a close, it will always be your home.
Stay safe, stay strong, and Go Blue!
From one alumni to another, welcome to the family!
Ricky Lindsay '16 B.A.
Wolverines: Graduation is an incredible accomplishment and you all should be so proud for finishing this journey. Cherish all of your memories from your time at UM-Dearborn. But this is only the start; continue to work hard and chase your dreams. Congratulations, Class of 2020, and welcome to the UM-Dearborn alumni family!
Gary Heitman, ‘77 B.A.
Welcome new grads/new alums. I challenge you to all become difference makers and give back to the greatest University in the world. We look out for each other and take care of each other. Connect to me on LinkedIn and tell me you saw this and I will review your resumes for free.
You really deserve kudos and congratulations for all your hard work.
Remember: no idea is too small, no ambition too big.
You showed your resilience and you overcame those obstacles.
I am so excited to see all the wonderful things that you will do!
Janet Browne ‘15 BBA
Congratulations Class of 2020 on your outstanding achievement and welcome to the University of Michigan- Dearborn Alumni family! After years of term papers and project plans, countless hours full of studying and classes, you finally made it and will receive your long awaited diploma. Take time to reflect on all of the amazing friendships and connections you made, the meaningful work you’ve done both in class and in student organizations, and the true weight of all you have accomplished. We absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with you and are cheering you on as you enter into this next chapter of your life.
Today, tomorrow, forever Go Blue!
Kristin McDonough ‘10 BBA, ‘15 MPA
To our 2020 graduates who are joining our alumni ranks during this most unprecedented time in which we find ourselves:
Know that as you embark on the many unknowns ahead you’ll always have the UM-Dearborn community to support you. Sometimes it will be the people who immediately came to mind when you read that last sentence. Other times it will be the people you least expect, or the ones you have yet to meet. I can't explain it, but it's true.
You’ll find connections with fellow Dearborn Wolverines centered around a lot of things - common industries, shared stops along your career journey, favorite professors, well-loved spaces on campus, traditions, familiar collegiate struggles and all of the successes and memories along the way. You'll see the lessons learned mirrored in each other, and you'll find yourselves cheering for each other. The characters will change and evolve over time; they'll also challenge, empower, frustrate and surprise you in the best ways.
I hope you'll always remember that the Block M doesn’t make you better than anyone else, it makes you better than you used to be. And with each new Wolverine it gains strength and shines that much brighter. Those of us who attended the Dearborn campus also know that the 'Dearborn' underneath that Block M makes a difference - it sets a foundation of inclusiveness, community, hard work and opportunity for each of us. A foundation we all had a part in building, together. A foundation we'll lean on and discover new reasons to appreciate again and again.
Whether you took advantage of every possible opportunity at UM-Dearborn as a student or are still just starting to explore the possibilities available to you, know that the chance to engage, learn, grow and contribute is just beginning. Get involved as an alumnus. Help us enhance the experience for future Wolverines and ensure they have the opportunity to discover, explore, and contribute just as we each did.
But for today: Let yourself absorb this occasion. Reflect. Celebrate, and be oh so proud. Hail to you, all that you’ve experienced, all that you’ve accomplished and all that’s yet to come. Congratulations, and welcome to the UM-Dearborn alumni family! #umdearborngrad
Also, extra *lovies* to my DPhiE sisters, Panhellenic sisters and fellow Greek Life members. #foreveralphamu #yitsandyitbostothepurpleandgreen
Keep up the good work and, as always, Go Blue!