Eastern Michigan University continues its tradition of recognizing outstanding graduates who have demonstrated excellence within their professional careers and respective communities. In celebration of their achievements, the University hosted the 62nd Annual Alumni Awards on Friday, Oct. 6. in the George Gervin GameAbove Convocation Center.
Eastern Michigan University celebrates 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients
After graduating from EMU, Chaz began working with Jonathan Adler in the local Soho Flagship stores and quickly ascended from assistant to lead of client-facing design services. Chaz’s natural flair in design caught the attention of Jonathan Adler’s corporate offices in New York City, where he currently resides.
Since 1992, Brian James Egen has worked at The Henry Ford, where he started his career as a program development officer. Since then, Brian has been able to achieve many accolades in his production work at The Henry Ford, such as serving as the production coordinator for CBS’s Emmy Winning Series, “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca,” and winning the Pure Michigan® Governor's Award for Innovative Marketing in Tourism for Monroe County Museum millage marketing campaign called, "A Vision for a New Decade."
Judge Opperman has been impacting EMU for over 34 years and shows continued involvement and support for student engagement initiatives, scholarship support programs, and the advancement of the College of Arts and Sciences. Opperman has been instrumental in supporting university programs such as the new Center for Civil Rights & Social Justice and the Opperman Graduate Fellowships in History.
In her tenure at EMU, Dr. Linda Pritchard served as a Professor of History, Department Head for Women’s and Gender Studies, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Pritchard has an extensive history of facilitating change at EMU, building the Women and Gender Studies Department, fundraising for Women in Philanthropy, and planning activities in the local community.