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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...

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. 

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.