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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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Eric Coughlin

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Career Services & Alumni Relations
Eric Coughlin is the administrative assistant in the Ford School's Office of Graduate Career Services & Alumni…

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,…

January Career Expo taps Ford School’s global community

Jan 29, 2021
Finding opportunity among the continued challenges of the coronavirus, the Ford School’s traditional career trip to Washington, DC took on a new and expanded approach this year in the form of a three-day virtual January Graduate Student Career Expo...

Welcome newly elected Alumni Board members

Dec 17, 2020
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to the Alumni Board by their peers. Their term starts January 1, 2021, and runs through December 31, 2023. The elected members all are very engaged members of the alumni community, and they bring experience...

Welcome hoMe celebration

Sep 23, 2022, 3:30-8:00 pm EDT
Sep 24, 2022, 12:00-3:30 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Michigan Stadium
The Ford School warmly welcomes back our graduates for Homecoming this fall!  

12th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Jul 14, 2022, All Day
Ann Arbor; Detroit; Raleigh; Washington, DC; and worldwide
Show it! Share it! See you there! Celebrate your #FordSpirit at the 12th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day! 

Ford School 2020 Comeback Commencement reception

May 6, 2022, 3:30-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Great Hall
The Ford School invites graduates from the class of 2020, who are planning to attend the University’s 2020 Comeback Commencement, to an afternoon reception at Weill Hall.

Alumni Board meeting

Apr 8, 2022, 8:30 am-4:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, #3240
The Alumni Board is a service board made up of Ford School alumni. 

Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson

Feb 22, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Join us for the Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson (MPP '01), policy team leader and senior protection policy officer in the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.  

Trivia and networking

Jan 13, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm EST
Ford School trivia followed by networking session for graduate students and alumni.

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. 

Alumni Board meeting

Oct 2, 2020, 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Virtual - details to follow
The Ford School Alumni Board meeting will take place Friday, October 2 in a virtual format.

Alumni Board meeting

Apr 3, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm EDT
Virtual - conference call
The Alumni Board is a service board and the members provide assistance in the areas of alumni engagement, fundraising, student professional development, and student recruitment.

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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