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. All of the past award winners can be found here.

College of Business Alumnus of the Year

This award honors a graduate of the College of Business who has shown outstanding professional accomplishments in his or her field, has demonstrated public service and leadership, and is engaged in the advancement of the College of Business and its alumni.

Jeff Henning

A respected leader in the metro Detroit accounting industry, Jeffrey Henning (’88 B.B.A.) is a highly regarded CPA and partner at Ernst & Young (EY), where he specializes in global automotive markets. An active member of the community, Henning serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan and chairs the Board of Finance for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Northville.

Henning values giving back to his alma mater and is a key member of the College of Business’s Board of Advisors. One of his most heartfelt initiatives was helping to create the EY-Hillary Q. Kind Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to COB students who demonstrate leadership and are pursuing a career in professional services.

Jeanette Schumacher Alumni Service Award

This award honors a graduate who provides important leadership and service to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Award winners have distinguished themselves by the energy, effort and creativity they demonstrate in addressing a challenge.

Doug Krizanic
Doug Krizanic

Doug Krizanic (’81 BBA), Senior Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Member, College of Business Board of Advisors, has been honored with the University of Michigan-Dearborn's 2015 Jeanette Schumacher Alumni Service Award.