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(L to R) Rich Rogel, Steve Grafton and Dr. Paul W.T. Poon PhD82

Hundreds of alumni celebrated together yesterday afternoon at the J.W. Marriott at Pacific Place.  While they were disappointed to miss President Coleman and others whose flight was delayed, the mood was celebratory.


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Parents and students in Hong Kong gave us a gracious welcome at the first conversation of the trip Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong.  Standing in for President Coleman, Dean David Munson and Director of Admissions Ted Spencer–whose flight was delayed by almost two days–were Steve Grafton, CEO of the Alumni Association; Rich Rogel, who chaired The Michigan Difference fundraising campaign; and Mary Gallagher, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies. Taking center stage was Engineering sophomore Jonathan Or, who dispensed wisdom and campus morsels.

Thank you all for coming and for your great questions.

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Happy Birthday

Join us in congratulating Jo Rumsey (L) of the Alumni Association and Mary Gallagher of the Center for Chinese Studies at Michigan on their birthdays. Here seated just before the Parent and Student meeting in Hong Kong

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Not panicking

your friendly blogger yesterday as news filtered in of delayed flights.  was trying to smile confidently but Jo Rumsey says it’s a grimace.


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Rich, left, and Fred

Rich Rogel (BBA 70) and Fred Lui (BS Arch 1979 , MA Arch 1981), respectively long-time volunteers for Michigan, meet for the first time over dim sum at City Hall, Hong Kong on June 26, 2010

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