Vivian Sangunett

Vivan Sangunett
A.B., Political Science
A.M., Education

Inspiration comes in surprising places. For Vivian, it was an unseasonably miserable winter day as a U-M undergraduate student. “I was in a 100-level world politics class being taught by a visiting professor from Boston who was one of the top in his field at the time. He taught in a big lecture room in Mason hall and would walk around the room as he taught. He didn’t stand behind podium and would really be in your face. What was so terrific was that everybody paid attention, everybody wanted to do well, because he was so dynamic. The highlight was that winter day when no busses were running because there was so much snow, and he came to class on his cross country skis. That’s what you look for in a faculty member, not a guy reading to you from his textbook. That’s basically what I want to support.”

And support it she does. “I’m passionate about high quality education and equally passionate about having great instructors in the classroom. I give to Rackham because I can afford to help people pursue the opportunity to do some of the things I’ve gotten to do just because I’m a lucky person.”

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