Development Team

The development and alumni relations team serves to connect School of Education alumni with their alma mater, and to engage people around the world who feel passionately about education. In partnership with alumni and friends, the school is able to provide unparalleled opportunities for students, serve as a leader and a resource in the field of education, and work toward solving challenging problems in education.

Michael Dubin (center) leads the Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations team at the School of Education. For the past seven years, Michael has worked with Dean Ball to promote the school's ambitious efforts to improve the preparation of teachers and solve the most pressing problems in the field of education. A native of Ann Arbor, Michael serves as the current chair of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and is deeply involved with fundraising and community-building around Parkinson's Disease.

Ellen Byerlein (left) seeks to match the philanthropic interests of donors with the priorities of the School of Education.  During the Victors for Michigan campaign, her work will involve raising funds for student scholarships, and support for innovative programs and initiatives including partnerships in a range of communities from Detroit to Ann Arbor.  Ellen, who has worked at the University for more than 15 years, is ready to share with others how their giving can transform the future of education and why the act of giving has far-reaching impact. 

Danielle Dimcheff (right) has the pleasure of working with School of Education alumni to build the school's annual fund--a crucial resource for education students. Danielle is also involved with the reunions program, donor stewardship activities, and promoting an engaged alumni group. Prior to joining the School of Education, Danielle worked in the University's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations as a grant writer and relationship manager. Danielle graduated with high distinction from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 2005.

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