The mission of the University of Michigan is to foster leaders and citizens who challenge the present, enrich the future, and contribute to a better world. Our alumni’s remarkable identities and accomplishments are what make them Wolverines. Victors. The Leaders and Best.
The stories of these alumni are marked with the tales of shaping the future of our world and redefining history. Doctors, educators, lawyers, community leaders, creators, performers, discovery makers. These Wolverines are everyday heroes who have forged ahead with a common hope of improving society, ensuring justice, expanding possibilities, and making indelible marks on world history.
Here, we share the accomplishments of some of our alumni who have broken down barriers and changed the world because they thrived with their educational opportunities, relentlessly creating paths that were not restricted by traditions, limited by their backgrounds, or lessened by perceived cultural differences.
To learn more about our alumni, click on a name below.
*Alumni who are included must meet the criteria. We list a person’s class year after their name. Undergraduate degrees are listed by the year, and graduate degrees by the degree and year. An “x” indicates someone who left U-M before earning a degree. Click here to nominate an alum.
Nominate a Notable Alum
Please fill out this form if there is a notable alum who meets our criteria that you would like to have considered for this list. If you are looking to submit a Class Note, please click here.