Scholar Spotlight

Showcasing our Scholars and the OpScholar Program!

Scholars strive to create opportunities for the community and the UM-Dearborn campus, truly making a difference. Below we recognize the Scholars who are engaged and involved, and highlight mentions of the Program as a whole.

Five OpScholars named 2017 Dearborn Difference Makers

Each year, the University recognizes 50 University of Michigan-Dearborn Difference Makers, and Engaged Scholars have continually been represented among this distinguished group. UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are recognized as being 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 and alumni, they embody academic and professional achievement, integrity and leadership. You can see each of the Scholars feature videos below.

Engaged Scholar Difference Makers

This student has been a champion for campus and community engagement ever since they stepped on campus!

Through their active participation and dedication to campus engagement, this person, “makes the campus a better place for all students.”  Described as intelligent, dependable, creative and passionate, our winner has been an active leader and citizen on and off campus.

As an Engaged Scholar, this student has used their kind and welcoming spirit to serve as a role model and friend to encourage and motivate other new students to become active members within the E-Scholar community. This student has been feverishly working to grow interest, enthusiasm, and visibility for the Program and they have been incredibly successful! 

His involvement on campus includes his work with the Engaged Scholar Program, the Leadership Advisory Program (LAB), the CRUISE to Success and WOW Metro Programs.

While balancing all of his social priorities, he was able to demonstrate academic success in the Fall and Winter semesters – and he made it look easy! This upcoming academic year, he will serve as the lead in designing and implementing innovative programs to welcome incoming Engaged Scholars. It will be our best year yet!

This Wolverine is truly incredible and is absolutely deserving of this award.

Congratulations, Omari Johnson!

Distinguished Student Leader

Each year, the University of Michigan - Dearborn community comes together to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of our Wolverines! One of the most prestigious awards of the show, is the Distinguished Student Leader. It is one earned by students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, collaboration and community building on campus. Many Engaged Scholars earn this award for the positive examples they set on campus. Check out our past winners below!

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