For more than 35 years, UM-Dearborn has honored outstanding alumni for their contributions to the University and community. These men and women are "difference makers" who have continued the University's legacy of leadership in their lives and careers. On October 24, the University once again recognized several distinguished alumni at its annual awards celebration. The following CASL alums were honored as 2014 UM-Dearborn "Difference Makers" at the event:
College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters Alumnus of the Year: Marie Lozon, '81, B.S.
Director of pediatric medicine; associate professor, pediatric emergency medicine at University of Michigan Health System—C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
As a leader in pediatric emergency medicine at University of Michigan, Marie Lozon focuses her efforts on providing top-quality care to children in the Great Lakes state and beyond. Lozon has consistently been named a Top Doc by Hour Detroit magazine. She also gives back to adults in dire need of medical treatment. After a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Lozon traveled there to treat those who had been afflicted by the natural disaster.
Young Alumnus of the Year: Salma Safiedine, '05, B.A.
Attorney at Safiedine Partners Law, LLC
As director of the American Bar Association’s Racial Justice Improvement Project, Salma Safiedine directed seven jurisdictions nationwide in implementing successful criminal justice reform. Her goal was to make the local systems more fair and efficient. Her efforts have sparked policy changes and positively impacted numerous people. She also runs her own law firm in Michigan, which prides itself on helping underprivileged families with legal troubles.
Click here for entire list of the 2014 award winners.