Making a difference

Fifty University of Michigan-Dearborn students have been selected as 2013 Difference Makers for their contributions to campus and the greater community. The annual awards recognize excellence in academic achievement, integrity, leadership and creativity.

An urban farmer, racecar designer, community activists, globetrotters—all have a place on this year’s list.

“This extraordinary group of students represent our university’s ‘Leaders and Best’ and join a family of 150 past Difference Makers in what is becoming one of our most treasured traditions,” said Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life.

That tradition now is in its fourth year. The Difference Maker program began during the university’s 50th anniversary celebration and continued after receiving overwhelming support from faculty and staff across campus.

Students were recognized at the annual Student Leadership Awards on April 10. They also will be highlighted in university materials, be featured in an ad in Crain’s Detroit Business and receive a Difference Makers fleece jacket.

Visit the Difference Makers website to learn more about the 2013 honorees.

2013 University of Michigan-Dearborn Difference Makers:

  • Aida Al-Jahdhami
  • Neam Alazawi
  • Jamilah Alhashidi
  • Suehaila Amen
  • Ali Assi
  • Brandon Baker
  • Zeinab Bazzi
  • Sherra Bennett
  • Ryinta Brown
  • Zach DeGeorge
  • Randy Dillard
  • Jerrice Donelson
  • Christopher Egan
  • Jonathan Euseary
  • Mary Fastiggi
  • Sarah Gandalfo
  • Tyson Gersh
  • Christopher Guirlanda
  • Mohamad Hariri
  • Hanan Hashem
  • Brooke Holman
  • Laura Howard
  • Gregory Hurst
  • Graham Jones
  • Nadia Khalyleh
  • Humayra Khan
  • Meghan Lang
  • Zidong Li
  • Dennis Lienhardt
  • Lauren Lockhart
  • Molly Manley
  • Michelle McGuckin
  • Nicholas Mullins
  • Anna Murray
  • Alex Murray
  • Tala Nchamukong
  • Brandon Perkins
  • Julius Porter
  • Chelsea Quintal
  • Rima Rida
  • Gabrielle Rodriquez
  • Stephanie Salvadero
  • Marion Sanders
  • Reem Satti
  • Chelsea Smallish
  • Alexandra Traylor
  • Robert Vazquez
  • Jemina Willis
  • Dijone Wright
  • Josef Zenicki

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