2020 LEAD Senior Celebration
On May 1, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan celebrated our 2020 LEAD seniors. Although we could not meet in person, that didn’t mean we couldn’t cheer on our scholars, share laughs, and reflect on years of memories. Behind every scholar are friends, family, supporters, and champions coaching them forward as they enter the next phase of their life.
If you could not join us or would like to rewatch the memories, click here for the full virtual ceremony.
To view our LEAD Seniors, click here.
2020 Year in Review
LEAD Graduation Photos
A Message from a LEAD Scholar Alumna
LEAD Scholars are part of a growing network, connecting graduates across the world. Alumna Asia Harris-Martin, ’17, tells us about her experience.
A Message from Our Alumni Community
We pay tribute to all graduating seniors across the University. While recognizing our LEAD seniors, we also celebrate all graduating Wolverines from all of our schools, colleges, and campuses.
The U-M 2020 Commencement page features special congratulatory messages, and celebrations across campus.
Our LEAD Scholar 2020 Graduates
President of Anthropology Club (2 years), Volunteered with the English Language Program in Flint.
After graduation, Adrienna will be pursuing a career as a Bilingual ESL Specialist with future plans to pursue anthropological film making.
Alanah will be attending graduate school post-graduation with future plans of getting a PhD.
- WISE RP
Michigan Muscle Club (President), Wolverine Fit Crossfit Club (President)
Andy plans to go on a vacation post-graduation and plans to rescue a bunch of shelter dogs.
Out of the Darkness, Michigan Triathlon, MPowered Entrepreneurship, Women in Science and Engineering
Alicia will be taking a gap year to travel and then will be pursuing a career at Capital One in Washington, D.C. as a finance rotation program associate.
Peer Information Consultants Program (UM Library), Inclusive Campus Corps, Lloyd Hall Scholars for Writing and the Arts
After graduation, Alyson intends to matriculate to the Transcultural Studies Program under Rackham Graduate School with long-term plans to find a career in nonprofit work, public service, or diplomacy.
Development Summer Internship Program and was elected by class to speak at the final Summer Symposium
Anthony will work as a Secondary English Teacher in Detroit (facilitated through Teach for America) with future plans of attending law school and eventually pursuing a career in policy advocacy and politics.
Project MESA, SHPE, Beta Mu Epsilon
Anthony will be pursuing a full-time position at Johnson and Johnson with future plans to give back to the LEAD Scholar Program as an alumni.
Corey Townsend Jr.
HEADS, Men’s Club Basketball Team (Vice President), EnspiRED Fashion Show, Bronze Elegance Fashion Show
Corey will be pursuing a mortgage banking job at Quicken Loans with future plans to own a business.
Worked every summer throughout their time at the University of Michigan
Daija is unsure of their plans after graduation.
After graduation, Daniela will be exploring opportunities related to social work and education with future plans to pursue a masters in social work.
Michigan Pops Orchestra, LSA Comprehensive Studies Program/BRIDGE Scholar, Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (Freshman year)
Diante will be pursuing a career in the energy industry.
- ASB-C Chicago
After graduate school from Michigan, Diego aspires to be an athletic trainer/nutritionist for a hospital, high school, or professional sports team.
- Care For Rare
- Professional Fraternity
As a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Diego played soccer and volleyball. He also plays three instruments: the clarinet, alto saxophone, and tuba.
Dominique L. Cornitcher
CAPS Student Advisory Board, Prison Creative Arts Project, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter
Dominique will be looking for jobs within Corporate Citizenship/Corporate Philanthropy with future plans to pursue work in the Corporate Foundation Sector that engages in community and social impact work.
Edward plans to get more experience in his field with a future goal of finding a career in a place where he is comfortable.
NSBE, MSTEM, LEAD, Bindx
Gabrielle have plans to visit Japan with her friends this summer with future plans to get a full-time job and start working.
Vice President of Speakers on the Michigan Fashion Media Summit planning team
Grace plans to move back home to New York with future plans to pursue a career in the fashion industry.