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Ford School celebrates 95th with an alumni reunion weekend

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alumni from across the country and across the eras traveled back to Ann Arbor to help the Ford School celebrate its 95th birthday in September. Attendees heard Dean Susan M. Collins talk about the school, listened as faculty spoke about their work, enjoyed a reception and dinner with student organizations, and participated in the first-ever all-school tailgate before watching the Wolverines defeat Indiana in the first Big Ten game of the season.

Let the countdown to 100 begin! Meanwhile, here is a slideshow of some of the weekend's best moments.

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    Alumni Reception in the Great Hall

    Alumni Reception in the Great Hall
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    Keith Molin, Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67), Nick Schroeder (MPP '10) (L-R)

    Keith Molin, Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67), Nick Schroeder (MPP '10) (L-R)
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    Frank Spence (MPA '60), Richard Beers (MPA '53) (L-R)

    Frank Spence (MPA '60), Richard Beers (MPA '53) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/04-Robert-McNally-(MPP-'82),-Robert-Dakers-(MPA-'82)-(L_R).jpg

    Robert McNally (MPP '82), Robert Dakers (MPA '82) (L-R)

    Robert McNally (MPP '82), Robert Dakers (MPA '82) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/05-Winthrop-Cashdollar-(MPP-'83),-Kristin-Seefeldt-(MPP-'96)-(L_R).jpg

    Winthrop Cashdollar (MPP '83), Kristin Seefeldt (MPP '96) (L-R)

    Winthrop Cashdollar (MPP '83), Kristin Seefeldt (MPP '96) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/06-Ned-Staebler,-Professor-Jan-Svejnar-(L_R).jpg

    Ned Staebler, Professor Jan Svejnar (L-R)

    Ned Staebler, Professor Jan Svejnar (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/07-Peter-Saling-(MPP-'10), Louie-Cornelius-(MPP-'76),-Pris-Boroniec-(MPP-'77),-Tim-Cornelius-(MPP-'10)-(L_R).jpg

    Peter Saling (MPP '10), Louie Cornelius (MPP '76), Pris Boroniec (MPP '77), Tim Cornelius (MPP '10) (L-R)

    Peter Saling (MPP '10), Louie Cornelius (MPP '76), Pris Boroniec (MPP '77), Tim Cornelius (MPP '10) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/09-Ford-School-Dean-Susan-M.-Collins-welcoming-everyone-to-the-95th-Anniversary-and-Alumni-Weekend.jpg

    Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins welcoming everyone to the 95th Anniversary and Alumni Weekend

    Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins welcoming everyone to the 95th Anniversary and Alumni Weekend
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/10-Dean-Susan-Collins,-Mariana-Brook,-Douglas-A.-Brook-(MPA-'67),-Louie-Cornelius-(MPP-'76)-(L_R).jpg

    Dean Susan Collins, Mariana Brook, Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67), Louie Cornelius (MPP '76) (L-R)

    Dean Susan Collins, Mariana Brook, Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67), Louie Cornelius (MPP '76) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/11-Douglas-A.-Brook-(MPA-'67)-accepting-the-2009-Neil Staebler-Alumni-Award.jpg

    Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67) accepting the 2009 Neil Staebler Alumni Award

    Douglas A. Brook (MPA '67) accepting the 2009 Neil Staebler Alumni Award
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/12-With-the-help-of-Lisa-Nuszkowski-(MPP-'03),-Dean-Collins-draws-a-raffle-winner.jpg

    With the help of Lisa Nuszkowski (MPP '03), Dean Collins draws a raffle winner

    With the help of Lisa Nuszkowski (MPP '03), Dean Collins draws a raffle winner
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/31-Benjamin-Johnson-(MPP-'11),-Melvin-Gaines-(MPP-'10),-Atur-Desai-(MPP-'11),-Anand-Sharma-(MPP-'11)-(L_R).jpg

    Benjamin Johnson (MPP '11), Melvin Gaines (MPP '10), Atur Desai (MPP '11), Anand Sharma (MPP '11) (L-R)

    Benjamin Johnson (MPP '11), Melvin Gaines (MPP '10), Atur Desai (MPP '11), Anand Sharma (MPP '11) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/32-Greg-Mandelman-(MPP-'10),-Danielle-Kaufman-(L_R).jpg

    Greg Mandelman (MPP '10), Danielle Kaufman (L-R)

    Greg Mandelman (MPP '10), Danielle Kaufman (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/33-Sara-Blumenthal-(MPP-'11),-Joanna-Lee-(MPP-'10),-and-friend-(R_L).jpg

    Sara Blumenthal (MPP '11), Joanna Lee (MPP '10), and friend (R-L)

    Sara Blumenthal (MPP '11), Joanna Lee (MPP '10), and friend (R-L)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/34-Louie-Cornelius-(MPP-'76),-Tim-Cornelius-(MPP-'10),-Pris-Boroniec-(MPP-'77),-Julie-Bou_Maroun,-Edith-Nickel-(MPA-'67)-(Back-L_R);-Charles-Bou_Maroun-and-friends-(Front-L_R).jpg

    Louie Cornelius (MPP '76), Tim Cornelius (MPP '10), Pris Boroniec (MPP '77), Julie Bou-Maroun, Edith Nickel (MPA '67) (Back L-R); Charles Bou-Maroun and friends (Front L-R)

    Louie Cornelius (MPP '76), Tim Cornelius (MPP '10), Pris Boroniec (MPP '77), Julie Bou-Maroun, Edith Nickel (MPA '67) (Back L-R); Charles Bou-Maroun and friends (Front L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/35-Stephanie-Snyder-(BA-'11),-Katie-Buck-(BA-'11)-(L_R).jpg

    Stephanie Snyder (BA '11), Katie Buck (BA '11) (L-R)

    Stephanie Snyder (BA '11), Katie Buck (BA '11) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/36-Hillary-Davis-(MPP-'10)-applying-a-temporary-tattoo-to-Mariana-Brook.jpg

    Hillary Davis (MPP '10) applying a temporary tattoo to Mariana Brook

    Hillary Davis (MPP '10) applying a temporary tattoo to Mariana Brook
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/37-Joel-Ruhter-(MPP-'11),-friend,-Caroline-Theoharides-(PhD-candidate)-(L_R).jpg

    Joel Ruhter (MPP '11), friend, Caroline Theoharides (PhD candidate) (L-R)

    Joel Ruhter (MPP '11), friend, Caroline Theoharides (PhD candidate) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/38-Sara-Bonner-(MPP-'11),-Uchenna-Alexander-(MPP-'05),-Matt-Johnson-(MPP-'10),-Frank-Szollosi-(MPP-'10)-(L_R).jpg

    Sara Bonner (MPP '11), Uchenna Alexander (MPP '05), Matt Johnson (MPP '10), Frank Szollosi (MPP '10) (L-R)

    Sara Bonner (MPP '11), Uchenna Alexander (MPP '05), Matt Johnson (MPP '10), Frank Szollosi (MPP '10) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/39-Ambassador-Melvyn-Levitsky,-Joan-Levitsky,-Aaron-Skrocki-(MPP-'05).jpg

    Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Joan Levitsky, Aaron Skrocki (MPP '05)

    Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Joan Levitsky, Aaron Skrocki (MPP '05)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/41-Ian-Margolis-(BA-'11),-Matt-Wald-(BA-'10)-and-mom-(L_R).jpg

    Ian Margolis (BA '11), Matt Wald (BA '10) and mom (L-R)

    Ian Margolis (BA '11), Matt Wald (BA '10) and mom (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/42-Beth-Rini,-Luci-Sanchez,-Sue-Poppink-(MPP-'83)-(L_R).jpg

    Beth Rini, Luci Sanchez, Sue Poppink (MPP '83) (L-R)

    Beth Rini, Luci Sanchez, Sue Poppink (MPP '83) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/43-Mike-Winn-(MPP-'71),-Winthrop-Cashdollar-(MPP-'83),-Alan-Cohen-(MPP-'75)-(L_R).jpg

    Mike Winn (MPP '71), Winthrop Cashdollar (MPP '83), Alan Cohen (MPP '75) (L-R)

    Mike Winn (MPP '71), Winthrop Cashdollar (MPP '83), Alan Cohen (MPP '75) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/44-Professor-John-Chamberlin,-Ashley-Weech-(BA-'10),-friend,-Paul-Weech-(MPP-'81),-Jennifer-Poteat,-Mike-Staebler-(L_R).jpg

    Professor John Chamberlin, Ashley Weech (BA '10), friend, Paul Weech (MPP '81), Jennifer Poteat, Mike Staebler (L-R)

    Professor John Chamberlin, Ashley Weech (BA '10), friend, Paul Weech (MPP '81), Jennifer Poteat, Mike Staebler (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/45-Aaron-Kaufman,-David-Kaufman-(MPP-'86),-Lynn-Kaufman-(L_R).jpg

    Aaron Kaufman, David Kaufman (MPP '86), Lynn Kaufman (L-R)

    Aaron Kaufman, David Kaufman (MPP '86), Lynn Kaufman (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/46-Christopher-Reade-(BA-'10),-David-Leapheart-(BA-'10),-Tres-Fuller-(BA-'10)-(L_R).jpg

    Christopher Reade (BA '10), David Leapheart (BA '10), Tres Fuller (BA '10) (L-R)

    Christopher Reade (BA '10), David Leapheart (BA '10), Tres Fuller (BA '10) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/47-Ford-School-students-strike-a-pose-before-the-big-game.jpg

    Ford School students strike a pose before the big game

    Ford School students strike a pose before the big game
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    Brian Wanglin (BA '11) (middle) and guests

    Brian Wanglin (BA '11) (middle) and guests
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/49-Robert-Dakers-(MPP-'82)-and-daughter-playing-ladder-golf.jpg

    Robert Dakers (MPP '82) and daughter playing ladder golf

    Robert Dakers (MPP '82) and daughter playing ladder golf
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    Ford School students playing root beer flip cup

    Ford School students playing root beer flip cup
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/52-Dean-Collins-addressing-the-tailgate-attendees.jpg

    Dean Collins addressing the tailgate attendees

    Dean Collins addressing the tailgate attendees
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/54-Skye-Stewart-(MPP-'10)-celebrating-her-win-of-a-Ford-School-t_shirt.jpg

    Skye Stewart (MPP '10) celebrating her win of a Ford School t-shirt

    Skye Stewart (MPP '10) celebrating her win of a Ford School t-shirt
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/55-Norm-Bishara-(MPP-'04),-Skye-Stewart-(MPP-'10),-Aaron-Skrocki-(MPP-'05),-Stacy-Ebron-(MPP-'99).jpg

    Norm Bishara (MPP '04), Skye Stewart (MPP '10), Aaron Skrocki (MPP '05), Stacy Ebron (MPP '99)

    Norm Bishara (MPP '04), Skye Stewart (MPP '10), Aaron Skrocki (MPP '05), Stacy Ebron (MPP '99)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/56-Dean-Collins,-Paul-Weech-(MPP-'81),-Edith-Nickel-(MPP-'67)-(Back-L_R);-Emily-Terwelp-(BA-'10),-Ashley-Weech-(BA-'10),-Sarah-Pendergast-(BA-'10)-(Front-L_R).jpg

    Dean Collins, Paul Weech (MPP '81), Edith Nickel (MPP '67) (Back L-R); Emily Terwelp (BA '10), Ashley Weech (BA '10), Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) (Front L-R)

    Dean Collins, Paul Weech (MPP '81), Edith Nickel (MPP '67) (Back L-R); Emily Terwelp (BA '10), Ashley Weech (BA '10), Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) (Front L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/57-Sarah-Brooks-(MPP-'11),-Sara-Blumenthal-(MPP-'11),-Sara-Bonner-(MPP-'11),-Lelia-Gowland-(MPP-'11),-Alexis-Guild-(MPP-'11),-Emily-Rinner-(MPP-'12)-(L_R).jpg

    Sarah Brooks (MPP '11), Sara Blumenthal (MPP '11), Sara Bonner (MPP '11), Lelia Gowland (MPP '11), Alexis Guild (MPP '11), Emily Rinner (MPP '12) (L-R)

    Sarah Brooks (MPP '11), Sara Blumenthal (MPP '11), Sara Bonner (MPP '11), Lelia Gowland (MPP '11), Alexis Guild (MPP '11), Emily Rinner (MPP '12) (L-R)
  • /images/slideshows/95th-alumni-weekend/58-Charles-Bou_Maroun-and-tailgating-friends.jpg

    Charles Bou-Maroun and tailgating friends

    Charles Bou-Maroun and tailgating friends
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    Don Vereen, Alec Vereen, Ana Vereen, and friends

    Don Vereen, Alec Vereen, Ana Vereen, and friends
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    Christina Sylvester (MPP '10) painting her face

    Christina Sylvester (MPP '10) painting her face