Giving Blueday 2024

Givng Blueday 2024: Thank you

A decade of impact and another great Giving Blueday (and a half) for UM-Dearborn

UM-Dearborn's Giving Blueday celebrated philanthropy and capped off a decade of collective, Giving Blueday impact. Whether you chose to support a cause close to your heart, became a Champion, amplified our message through social media, or joined us at Downey Brewing for a memorable Giving Brewday, the engagement, energy, and generosity of our community is remarkable. Thank you.

This year, Giving Blueday was extended due to Wolverines' generosity overwhelming the system early. This didn't stop our alumni, donors, and community from showing up. We are grateful to everyone who made Giving Blueday 2024 a memorable celebration.

Announcing the UM-Dearborn Top 10 Winners!

Four film photos of Um-dearborn Students

We asked and you answered. In the spirit of Top 10 lists, we asked our UM-Dearborn community to finish the phrase "You know you graduated from UM-Dearborn when..."

You did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone for their unique and spirited responses. Here are our winners! 

"You know you graduated from UM-Dearborn when..."

  1. "....Acceptance, inclusivity, and culture are influences in how you live and work."
    - Stella Trunzo ('04 B.A.)

  2. "...You recommend UM-Dearborn to everyone considering where to attend college. For the cost and experience, it is the best option to obtaining a University of Michigan degree in Metro Detroit."
    - Marcus Haynes ('89 B.S.)

  3. "After three years at Henry Ford Community College, one semester at Wayne State University, night classes at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX while serving 4 years in the USAF, and then a year and a half at finally graduate from UM-Dearborn in 1971 and get a Bachelor's degree to hang on the wall."
    - Jim Kilgus ('71 B.G.S) 

  4. "...Your legacy is saving the Community Organic Garden and 25+ years later it is still there and part of the campus tour for incoming students."
    - Lisa Marie Gaps ('97 B.A.)

  5. "...The iconic Mardigian Library becomes synonymous with late-night study sessions and the University Center holds memories of collaborative projects and lifelong friendships."
    - Mariam Al-zuad ('22 B.A.)

  6. "...You develop relationships with professors that last a lifetime."
    - Ricky Lindsay ('16 B.A.)

  7. "...You think a cardboard box is a perfectly equipped vessel for sailing across a pond... or a lake...or the ocean?!"
    - April Marvin ('23 B.A.)

  8. "...You walked in Henry Ford’s backyard between classes."
    - Luke Austin ('22 B.S.)

  9. "...You got an endless amount of support from faculty and staff!"
    - Michelle Wong ('22 M.A.)

  10. "...Picasso fills your stomach instead of a canvas."
    - Mason Spencer ('22 B.A.)

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