Sociology Student Difference Makers

UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are at the forefront of their fields. They’re improving the lives of others and making an impact here in our local communities. Nominated by faculty and staff, these individuals aren’t just outstanding students, they embody academic and professional achievement, integrity and leadership.

Here's a listing of Sociology students, current and past, who have received this honor. Click on each name to read what makes them a Difference Maker.


Destiny Flowers-Fayad

After a break from university studies, Destiny Flowers-Fayad came back determined to finish school and leave her stamp on campus.


Matthew Fleming

Matthew wants to provide insight on the college experience—he researches how to better understand the realities of disadvantaged students and what strategies can improve academic performance and retention.

Nadine Jones

Nadine has something in common with veterans: service.


Paris Freeman

Paris longs to see people healed of internal issues that manifest as illnesses and disorders.

Vanessa Lopez

Vanessa has the ability to never give up during adversity. 


Roseanne Wholihan

It is Roseanne's goal in life to be able to make a difference in her community of Inkster, Michigan.


Rebecca Karam

Rebecca's long-term goal is to become an international officer for the U.S. Department of State in the Middle East and North Africa, aiding immigration streams to and from the U.S.


Ashleigh Hodge

True to her major, Ashleigh is passionate about understanding and contributing to the lives of others. 

Video interviews with some of our Difference Makers


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