Winter Recipients

The following alumni will be honored with U-M Bicentennial Alumni Awards—a special 200th-anniversary initiative—at Winter Commencement on December 17, 2017:

  • Rebecca Alexander
    Rebecca Alexander

    Psychotherapist, Author, Extreme Sport Athlete, Disability Advocate

  • Tonya Allen
    Tonya Allen

    President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation

  • Carla Dirlikov Canales
    Carla Dirlikov Canales

    Singer, Arts Advocate, and Entrepreneur

  • Darren Criss

    Actor, Singer, and Songwriter

  • Cathy L. Drennan
    Cathy L. Drennan

    Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Investigator

  • Senait Fisseha
    Senait Fisseha

    Director of International Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
    Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School

  • Heather C. Hill
    Heather C. Hill

    Jerome T. Murphy Professor in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Matthew Kotchen
    Matthew Kotchen

    Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

  • Jesmyn Ward
    Jesmyn Ward

    Author and Associate Professor of English, Tulane University

  • Charles Woodson

    Football Player, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur