In January, Melissa McDaniels, ‘90, smiled in the garden of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
Michael Phillips, ’05, and his bride Brianne Johnson, U-M Ginsberg Center service learning coordinator, (both center) celebrate their winter wedding on January 3, 2015 at the Marquette Regional History Museum along the shores of Lake Superior with (left to right): Krysta MacDonald, ’05, Ruben Duran, ’04, James Lisak, ’05, Kirsten Phillips, ’12, MACC’13, Daniel Oska, ’04, David Massignan, DDS’72, MS’74, Diane Massignan, MA’71, and John Phillips, ’79, MS’90.
Matthew Gutchess, ’86, and Richard Preston, ’82 (background), stop for lunch and a view of the Continental Divide during an August 2014 backpacking trip in the Wind River Range in Wyoming.
John Brodson, ’61, MBA’62, with his grandson, and future Wolverine, Danny on a special 13th birthday trip to France, London, and the Netherlands.
The family of Chuck Seigerman, ’76, MA’79, PhD’83, Marcia Seigerman, ’79, Evan Seigerman, ’10, and Cydney Seigerman, ’13, took a recent vacation to the Perivolas Hotel in the Cyclades Islands of Greece.
Michele Trombley, ’92, spent a week in Berlin in September, highlighted by visiting the Brandenburg Gate. Michele was there with a German-born friend, raised near Frankfurt, who had never been to Berlin due to the Cold War.
Nancy Zechin Berta, ’81, her husband Robert, and children Kathleen, Andrew, and Brian were in attendance at the annual Edinburgh Castle military tattoo in Scotland. The family took a month-long tour of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales last July. Kathleen and Andrew are current Wolverines.
Former Wolverine soccer player Mario Ayala, ’94, enjoys the midnight sun in Bodø, Norway at 12:30 a.m.
Toni Reisman Bader, ’68, went on a polar bear exploration trip near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada this past November.
The all-Wolverine clan of Pam Surhigh, ’87, MBA’93, Sebastian Surhigh, Blaise Surhigh, and Steve Surhigh, MBA’94, take in the view atop Mount Haleakalā in Maui, Hawaii during a December trip. Blaise had just been accepted to U-M earlier in the month.
Michele Sprayregen Edelman, ’77, MA’78, shows her Michigan pride with travel companions in front of the statue of the Unknown Soldier at the Heroes’ Acre memorial near Windhoek, Namibia.
Swati Dutta, ’86, MD’91, and Allison Garcy, ’04, did not cross paths until meeting in Myanmar in 2014, where they improvised this picture to show U-M pride in front of the Shan Temple.
Steve Davenport, DDS’97, helped construct this outhouse on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in February. He was part of a work team from Spring Arbor, Michigan that assisted in preparing the land and building a security wall to be used by the Friends of Haiti Organization.
The family of Chris Olenech, ’81, Peyton Olenech, Marlys Olenech, and Conner Olenech, ’14, stood within history at the Colosseum in Rome during a trip last year.
On a recent trip to the south of France, Marianne Pesick, ’77, Jason Pesick, ’06, JD’11, Daniel Pesick, ’09, and Jerome Pesick, ’74 show their Michigan colors in historic Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Randy Rothschild, ’77, wife Diane, and daughter Rachel took a tour of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with the U of M Club of Los Angeles. This visit came a couple of days after the national collegiate championship game on New Year’s Day.
Go Brrrr! On December 29, siblings Christina Farinola, ’93, and John Farinola, MPA’01, shed their ski jackets in single-digit weather to show their Michigan spirit at Mount Bachelor in Oregon.
Gregg West, ’86, visited Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England during a recent trip to the U.K.
James Fugazzi, ’94, MPH’95, Michelle Matousek, ’94, MPH ’96, and their children Andrew and Gabriella go for a walk on a Galapagos Islands beach.