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Alumni Spotlight - David Spaight

David Spaight, 83 CASL

With more than 30 years’ experience in the life and analytical sciences industry, David Spaight (’83 B.S.) recently achieved one of his top professional goals. As chairman and chief executive officer at WIL Research Company, Inc., he successfully completed the sale of the company to Charles River Laboratories International Inc. Prior to his work at WIL Research Inc., he served as president of MDS Pharma Services. Spaight is also committed to community service and philanthropy. During his tenure, MDS became a major sponsor of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research. He has also been a dedicated supporter of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, serving as an active member and chair of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

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Mary Beth Kelly ('84 B.A.), vice-chair of Bodman PLC's Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ). Read more here.

Sue Daniels ('80 B.B.A.), president and CEO of Rochester, MI's Leader Dogs for the Blind, was recently profiled in a Detroit Free Press story Leader dogs teach non-profit CEO leadership lessons.

Hiroshi Morihara ('64 B.S.E.M.E.), founder, president and CEO of HM3 Energy Inc., in Gresham, Ore, announced his company has developed what he believes is a clean-fuel replacement for coal. Read about it here.

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.