Departments and Research Centers

Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations office helps graduates stay connected to the Ford School and each other after graduation through communications, events, and services. 

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Elisabeth A. Johnston

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Elisabeth Johnston is the assistant director, alumni relations and joined the Ford School in January 2011 as the alumni relations manager. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison to the Ford School Alumni Board, partners with Graduate Career…

Jennifer Niggemeier

Director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations
As Director, Jennifer is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations and also co-leads the Ford’s School new Leadership Initiative. In her role, Jennifer works closely with graduate students,…

Shiyu Nitsos

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Career Services & Alumni Relations
Shiyu Nitsos joined the Ford School in July 2018. She provides administrative support for the operations and programs of the Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations Office at the Ford School of Public Policy. Shiyu grew up in China and…

Homecoming Weekend 2020

Oct 23, 2020, 12:00-5:00 pm EDT
The University of Michigan Homecoming Weekend is Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25, 2020. 

Homecoming Football Game Tickets U-M vs. Iowa

Oct 5, 2019, 12:00 pm EDT
Michigan Stadium
Cheer on the Wolverines as they take on the Hawkeyes in the annual Homecoming game! Purchase tickets with your fellow Fordies in the Ford School section.
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Ford School Alumni Board meeting

Sep 21, 2018, 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, #3240
The Ford School Alumni Board will be meeting for its bi-annual meeting. 
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2017 Fordie Grad Fair

Apr 18, 2017, 11:30 am-1:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Great Hall
Graduating BA, MPP/MPA, and PhD students are invited to the third annual Fordie Grad Fair to get a head start on graduation preparations.

Annual Washington, DC policy event and networking reception

Feb 4, 2016, 6:00-8:30 pm EST
1777 F Street, NW The Rockefeller-Peterson Room
The Ford School's annual policy event and networking reception in Washington, DC, with featured speaker, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy. 
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Homecoming 2015: Wolverines vs. Wildcats & Go Blue Homecoming Tailgate

Oct 10, 2015, 12:30-7:00 pm EDT
Michigan Stadium and Oosterbaan Field House
Tailgate with Fordies and cheer on the Wolverines! Purchase your tickets before Friday, September 11 to guarantee your seat in the Ford School alumni and friends sections at the tailgate and football game.  

Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Jul 9, 2015, 5:00-8:00 pm EDT
U.S. and international locations to be announced
Plan to attend the fifth annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day!  Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day is a series of alumni-led festivities, in cities near and far, that let you meet and mingle with Ford School friends.