Undergraduate Recruitment Assistants

Mpressions members are undergraduate students who are passionately promoting UM-Dearborn as the college of choice in Metro-Detroit. They are involved by working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions communicating with prospective and admitted students and their families, providing campus tours, proctoring placement exams, and participating in on-campus events.

Rana Amoush

Major: Behavioral and Biological Sciences
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
Involvement: Phi Delta Epsilon
Favorite thing about campus: The CASL Atrium, and athletics fundraising events.

Michael Behrendt

Major: Pre-Business
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Livonia, MI
Involvement: Intramural sports, W.O.W.
Favorite thing about campus: The opportunities for involvement!

Andrew Blackwood

Major: Health and Human Services, Pre-Physical Therapy
Class: Junior
Involvement: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Intramural sports, Orientation Program Assistant
Favorite thing about campus: The people. The Dearborn campus has such a great community feel, and there really is a niche for everyone here if they are willing to look for it!

Austin Clifton

Major: Bioengineering / Mechanical Engineering
Class: Junior
Hometown: Birmingham, MI
Involvement: Student Activities Board, Black Student Union, Button Mashers League, Chess Club
Favorite thing about campus: The people! Everyone here is so positive - the environment is great.

Solomon Dudley

Major: Pre-Business
Class: Junior
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Involvement: American Marketing Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Favorite thing about campus: My favorite part about the campus is the diversity and inclusion!

Serena Elanjithara

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class: Junior
Hometown: Troy, MI
Involvement: She's the First, Globally United Students
Favorite thing about campus: How beautiful it is in the summer, especially the trails by the Henry Ford Estates and the Environmental Interpretive Center.

Anwar Harhara

Major: Accounting / Finance
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Melvindale, MI
Involvement: Globally United Students, Muslim Student Association, Yemeni Student Association, and Opportunity Scholars Program 
Favorite thing about campus: The new friends I have made, and the opportunities I have encountered.

Shada Hijazi

Major: Biochemistry
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Favorite Superhero: My parents

Maddie Maviglia

Major: Political Science
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Ida, MI
Involvement: Delta Phi Epsilon, Student Government
Favorite thing about campus: Going to the University of Michigan-Dearborn has allowed me to create close bonds with staff and professors who I now see as mentors, and will have connections with for the rest of my professional and personal life.

Sondus Qadri

Major: Mathematics
Class: Senior
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Favorite thing about campus: My favorite thing about the UM-Dearborn campus are my coworkers and friendships I've made.

Sydney Rumley

Major: Psychology
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Southgate, MI
Involvement: Delta Phi Epsilon, College Panhellenic Council, Amnesty International
Favorite thing about campus: The small campus environment, the student orgs, and all of the people!

Mason Spencer

Major: Chemistry / General Business
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Macomb Township, MI
Involvement:  Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Favorite thing about campus: Playing Super Smash Bros in empty classrooms!

Drew Vermette

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Southgate, MI
Involvement: Intramural Sports, Orientation Leader
Favorite thing about campus: The wonderful people who make the university fun.

Brian Welch

Major: Bioengineering
Class Year: Junior
Favorite thing about campus: The community.

Whitney Washington

Major: Psychology / Criminology and Criminal Justice
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Involvement: Student Activities Board, French Club, Black Student Union
Favorite thing about campus: The cookies in the Mardigian Library.

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