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27CampaignSteeringCommitteeYOUCANCALLTHEMTHECAMPAIGNINSIDERS.TheseUniversityofMichigan-DearbornalumniandfriendscomprisetheCampaignSteeringCommitteeassembledbyChancellorDanielLittletoprovideandsecurethenecessaryphilanthropicsupporttoensurestudentsuccess.TheVictorsforUM-DearbornCampaignisdesignedtoattractincreasedlevelsofsupportfromdiversestakeholderssocampusleadersworkedcloselywiththeSteeringCommitteetosolidifythecampaignvisionandstrategyengagedonorsandrecruitvolunteers.TheeortsputforthbytheSteeringCommitteeoverthepastyearhaveprovidedasolidfoundationforasuccessfulcampaign.LearnwhyUM-DearbornSteeringCommitteemembersdecidetogiveback.CAMPAIGNCO-CHAIRLIZABETHARDISANA84M.S.E.CEOASGRenaissanceLLCTheuniversityhelpedshapedusintowhowearetoday.Theuniversityalsoprovideduswiththesupportsystemtheeducationthefriendsthecontactsandtheconfidencetomakeanimpactintherealworld.ForallthosereasonsandmoreIchoosetogivebacktomyalmamater.CAMPAIGNCO-CHAIRERICNEMETH85B.A.PartnerVarnumAttorneysatLawThedecisiontosupportUM-Dearbornistheproductofalifetimeofexperienceandthought.Ihavecometorealizethatmyowncareerjourneywasaidedbymanypeoplealongtheway.Myeducationwasthecornerstone.WhetherfinancialsupportoraguidinghandIviewitasasacredtrusttothosethatcamebeforemeandsharedoftheirtimetalentandtreasuretohelpthoseinthesamemannerthatcomeafterme.HONORARYCAMPAIGNCO-CHAIREDELLIOTT67B.B.A.ViceChairmanFranklinEnterprisesIstronglybelieveinthemissionoftheUniversityofMichigan-DearbornandtheroleitplaysinfosteringthedevelopmentofMichiganseconomyandtherevitalizationofDetroit.Icontinuetoinvestinfurtheringthecampusacademicqualitybecauseofthededicationofitsfacultyandstafftoprepareitsstudentstobesuccessfulintheworkplaceandinlife.BRYANBECKER69B.B.A.PartnerTheHunterGroupLLCMyeducationandexperienceshavebeenlifelongassetstome.ThroughoutmycareerIhaveworkedwithaswellashelpedrecruitmanyUM-DearborngraduatesbecauseIknowhowwellpreparedtheyaretobesuccessfulintheirendeavors.IcontinuetostayactivelyinvolvedandsupportthecampussinceIamcommittedtosupportingitsmission.PAULHILLEGONDSSeniorVicePresidentCorporateAffairsDTERetiredWiththesupportandencouragementofUM-Dearbornfacultyandstaffourdaughtergrewtremendouslyasalearnercitizenandyoungadult.IamgratefulfortheopportunitythattheUM-DearborncommunityofferstostudentslikeSarah.DOUGKRIZANIC81B.B.A.SeniorPartnerDeloitteTaxLLPItrulyvaluethedoorsthatmyeducationopenedforme.Myprofessorsconnectedwiththestudentsandbroughtthesubjectmattertolife.Itwasaphenomenalexperience.KIMLAHTI84B.A.SeniorVicePresidentBMOHarrisBankOthersbeforeushavecreatedthelegacywesharetoday.Wearecompelledtodolikewise.UM-DearbornhasandcontinuestoenrichmylifeinwaysIneverimagined.Itisaprivilegetobeassociatedwithsuchagreatinstitution.J.TERRYMCELROY76B.B.A.ExecutiveVicePresidentAAAMichiganWhileUM-DearbornscurriculumandeducationaltoolshavenaturallyevolvedsinceIwasastudentitsuniquequalitiessizediversityandsenseofcommunityareeverpresent.TheuniversityhasbecomepartofthefabricofsoutheastMichiganandcriticaltotheeconomicvitalityoftheregion.WegivebacktoUM-Dearborntohelpensurethehealthoftheinstitutionanddosoinamannerthatothersmaybenefitfromtheexceptionaleducationalexperiencethisuniversityoffers.Weviewitasbothaninvestmentinourcollectivefuturesandtherightthingtodo.PHILIPROUSSEY66B.S.E.E.E.ExecutiveVicePresidentBellMicroproductsRetiredIchoosetogivebacktoUM-DearbornandparticularlyCECS.IbelievemypersonalexperiencesoncampusgavefocustomydirectioninlifeandprovidedtheeducationconfidenceandunderstandingIneededtomovetothenextphaseofmypersonaldevelopment.Iwillcontinuetobeastrongsupporterofexperientiallearningandmultidisciplinaryeducationalprogramsrelatedtoengineering.JIMVELLAPresidentFordMotorCo.FundandCommunityServicesFordMotorCo.maintainsastrongenthusiasticrelationshipwithUM-Dearborninpartbecausebothorganizationsunderstandtheimportanceofdevelopingandexpandingservice-learningcurriculum.EspeciallyduringtimeslikethesethegreaterDetroitcommunitywillbenefitfromtheexpertiseandengagementofUM-Dearbornfacultyandstudents.KEVINVERNER80B.A.OwnerShellRingAssociatesUM-Dearbornismorethanjustmyalmamater.Theuniversityprovidedmewiththenecessarytoolstopursueandachievemycareergoals.Ihavefondmemoriesoffriendsandfacultythathavestayedwithmeovertheyears.InfactIhaveremainedincontactwithmembersofthefacultyandtheyinspiremetothisday.ImproudtobeaUM-DearbornalumnusandIwillcontinuetosupporttheuniversitysmissionforyearstocome.GIVINGback