Celebrating Alumni

Alumni Spotlight - Brian Surowiec

The war on plastic straws means business is booming for CECS alumnus Brian Surowiec (’00 B.S.).  He and his wife, Daedra, have had a super lucky year — if you subscribe to the idea that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Read more about their innovative renewable glass straw company, Strawsome, in the recent issue of Legacy.

 Alumni Spotlight is updated monthly. Visit this site again in February 2019 for our next featured graduate.

Class Notes and Alumni in the News

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Noel Ranka ('05 M.S.E., '05 M.B.A.) was named chief sales and marketing officer for PurePower Technologies®, a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers for OEMs and the aftermarket.

Donald Knapp Jr. ('93 A.B.) was recently named to the Wayne County Circuit Court by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Adel Makki ('01 B.B.A.) was awarded the 2018 Excellence and Great Achievement Award from the Dearborn-based nonprofit Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities


Alumni Authors Collection

The Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn contains many books written by our alumni.  The Alumni Authors Collection allows students and faculty to view the intellectual accomplishments of UM-Dearborn graduates, and read their scholarly contributions to selected fields of study.

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