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University Research Corridor Attracts World Class Talent

 David Merritt

David Merritt

University of Michigan

Former University of Michigan basketball captain, David Merritt believes in “good business.” Born in West Bloomfield, Mich., Merritt graduated from U-M and launched a cause-based fashion brand called Merit. The company helps disadvantaged youth get to college by donating 20 percent of everything – not just their profits, but their entire revenue line – to fund college scholarships. Read More …

Emily Lowther

Emily Lowther

Wayne State University

Emily Lowther, a Ph.D. student in speech-language pathology with an emphasis on genetics, stuttering and Down syndrome, came to Wayne State University in August 2014 from Australia, specifically because of the research opportunities in WSU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Read More …

Dana Roefer

Dana Roefer

Michigan State University

Dana Roefer (MSU ’07) and her husband lived in Austin, Texas, where was active in the Austin Spartans chapter of the MSU Alumni Association, which kept her connected to her native state in more ways than one. In addition to rooting for the Spartans on game day, the Alumni Association served as a welcome reminder of the great things associated with the state of Michigan. More importantly, it served as a powerful conduit to a global network of people and organizations, including State of Michigan recruiting events, like MichAGAIN in 2012. After five years in Texas, Amway North America in Grand Rapids recruited Dana, where she is now Lead Corporate Strategist in Global Strategic Planning. Read More …