For more than 35 years, the University of Michigan-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. 

Alumni Difference Makers

Our alumni are making a positive impact in their workplaces and communities, and serve as strong role models for a new generation of UM-Dearborn student leaders.

Past Award Winners

Thank you to all of our past winners for your service and dedication to CECS and the campus community.

CECS Alumnus of the Year Award

2017

Ronald Modreski, '65 BSE-ME, BS-EM

2016

John Cole, '76 BSE-IS

2015

John P. Junge, '64 BSE-IE

2014

Juman Doleh-Alomary, '98 BS (CASL), '01 MSE

2013

Mazen Hammoud, '93 MSE 

2012

Mark Sunday, '76 BSE-IE 

2011

Nancy Gioia, '82 BSE-EE

2010

Janet Hall, 1968 BSE-EE, 1990 MBA

2009

Arnold VanZanten, 1965 BSE-EE

2008

Grace M. Bochenek, 1992 MSE-ISE

2007

Phillip Roussey, 1966 BSE-EE

2006

Cathy J. Jensen, 1976 BSE-IS

2005

Angelo Dimitriou, 1965 BSE-EE

2004

Deborah Black, 1981 BS-CIS, 1987 MSE

2003

Richard O. Schaum, 1971 MSE

2002

Timothy Manganello, 1975 MSE, 1981 PDED

2001

Thomas Evans, 1979 MSE

2000

Susan Cischke, 1978 MSE, 1983 PDED

1999

Chris Theodore, 1976 MSE

1998

Robert Jensen, 1972 BSE-ME, 1975 MSE

1997

Robert George, 1971 BSE-ME, 1974 MSE

1996

Lewis Tann, 1966 BSE-ME, 1966 BSE-EE

1995

Thomas Stephens, 1971 BSE-ME

1994

Earl Koops, 1965 BSE-ME

1993

Timothy Leuliette, 1971 BSE-ME

CECS Alumni Service Award

2016

Cardi DeMonaco, Jr., '11 BSE-SE

2015

Mark Ritz, '75 MSE

2014

Kieth Talbot, '80 BSE-ISE

2013

Robert J Matsura, '72 BSE-EI, '77 MBA 

2012

Timothy C Scott, '68 MSE 

2011

Henry E. Hojnacki, '81 BSE-ME

2010

Robert Lust, 1978 BSE-ME

2009

John M. Cole, 1976 BSE-ISE

2008

Mark M. Chernoby, 1985 MSE-ME

2007

Roger Klungle, 1965 BSE-EI

2006

Kevin S. Gagnon, 1989 BSE-ME

2005

Teresa Shipp, 1988 BSE-EE, 1992 MSE

2004

Mark A. Steffka, 1981 BSE-EE

2003

Thomas J. Davies, 1969 BSE-EE

2002

Alan Amici, 1985 BSE-EE, 1987 MSE, 1993 MBA

2001

Ronald Modreski, 1965 BSE-ME, 1965 BS-EMath, 1968 MBA

2000

Paul Ebaugh, 1978 MSE

1999

Daniel VandenBossche, 1971 BSE-ME, 1973 MSE

1998

John Dorset, 1978 BSE-EE

1997

Richard Anderson, 1976 BSE-IS, 1982 MSE

1996

Gregory Pochmara, 1974 BSE-ME

1995

Thomas Helzerman, 1967 BSE-EI, 1991 MSE

1994

Gary Rosenkranz, 1962 BSE-EI

UM-Dearborn Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

2017

MaryAnn Wright, '96 MSE

2012

Lizabeth Ardisana, '84 MSE 

2011

James C. Brailean, '85 BSE-EE

2008

John P. Junge, 1964 BSE-EI

2006

Eric R. Ridenour, 1980 BSE-ME

2002

Thomas G. Stephens, 1971 BSE-ME

UM-Dearborn Alumni Service Award

2010

Joseph LaRussa, 1999 BSE-EE, 2003 MS-EM, 2003 MSE-ASE

UM-Dearborn Young Alumnus of the Year

2017

Kelley Steele, '10 BSE

2010

Ledian Dibra '08 BSE-CE/EE

Office of Alumni Engagement

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