The University of Michigan’s Rackham School of Graduate Studies chose a nautical theme for its Graduate School Orientation Day, “Destination Graduation - Navigating the Seas of Graduate Life.” The president and dean both speak participate in the event, which includes 1500 new students. A critical piece for the event, is a custom-made, 4’ Cape Hatteras styled, wooden lighthouse painted in the university’s unique blue and gold colors.
Sherri Sunosib, the purchaser for the event, offers her praise for both the product and the service they received. “Everything was excellent,” Sunosib reports. “The lighthouse is terrific. We all love it and are trying to figure out who gets to take it home. The Amish man who crafted it did an excellent job and painted it perfectly. Everyone in your office was wonderful to work with. Linse was stellar. It arrived in perfect condition ahead of schedule, even though it was customized. Thank you!”
Since conferring its first doctoral degree in 1876, the University of Michigan has advanced the value of graduate education in meeting society's needs. In 1935, donor Mary Rackham worked with President Alexander Ruthven to endow the Graduate School with the means to support graduate education at Michigan.
Today, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is a community of scholars, researchers, and students in 130 programs at the University of Michigan, joined together by the rigors of their academic pursuits and housed in the magnificent Rackham Building. The Rackham community is engaged in the creation of new knowledge, new discoveries, and perhaps more important, in the formation of our future leaders. More than 85,000 Rackham alumni all over the world bring their talent and training to the problems they encounter and can claim important accomplishments within their professional and personal lives.