Spring Recipients

The following alumni will be honored with U-M Bicentennial Alumni Awards—a special 200th-anniversary initiative—at Spring Commencement on April 29, 2017:

Candy Chang

Public Artist


Christopher Paul Curtis

Author and Newbery Award Winner


Abdul M. El-Sayed

Former Executive Director and Health Officer, Health Department, City of Detroit


Carol Jantsch

Principal Tuba, The Philadelphia Orchestra


Cynthia Koenig

CEO & Founder, Wello Water


Annie Maxwell

President, Skoll Global Threats Fund


Babak Parviz

Vice President, Amazon


Benj Pasek

Songwriter, Composer – Broadway and Film


Justin Paul

Songwriter, Composer – Broadway and Film


Damon A. Williams

Senior Vice President and Chief Education Officer, Boys and Girls Club of America