Intergroup Relations

What Alumni Are Saying About IGR

On October 4-5, 2013, IGR held an alumni reunion in honor of our alumni weekend. It was a treasure for all of us to hear how IGR has impacted the lives of our former students. We thought we'd share some of these messages:

"Thanks for the walk down memory lane and bringing back all the great learnings that helped shape the leader I am."

Alumni sitting at tables during event

IGR Alumnus Delivers TEDx Talk on Dialogue Arts Project

2007 U-M graduate Adam Falkner says:

"We need to learn each other. And we need to learn ourselves." 

And that is exactly what Falkner seeks to do in his work as a writer, performer, high school English teacher and the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to using the arts and the creative process as a means of generating and sustaining cross-cultural dialogue.

Adam Falkner

Alumni Spotlight: Staci Daniels-Sommers and Patrick Howe

Staci Daniels-Sommers was very involved in a myriad of different IGR activities during her undergraduate years. She facilitated Intergroup Dialogue courses and worked with the Summer Youth Dialogues as a facilitator and a Program Manager. She graduated with her BA in 2007 and her MSW in 2011, both from U-M. Staci currently is serving as co-chair of the Alumni Committee, which is planning IGR’s Fall Alumni Weekend. She works for the Ginsberg Center at U-M and has a private psychotherapy and consulting practice.

Staci Daniels-Sommers and Patrick Howe