So by now I’m sure it’s really apparent that I love my alma mater, but what can I say? I’m a true blue, through and through.
Which is why I couldn’t say no when the University of Michigan D.C. Alumni Club asked me to photograph the 65th annual Congressional Breakfast on behalf of the Alumni Association. (I even trucked it down to Capitol Hill from Arlington via car at 5:30 a.m. in rush hour for it, too. Thanks a lot WMATA).
Despite the early start time, few things are better (in my opinion) then being in a room of 300 fellow Wolverine alumni. I couldn’t help but be proud of the strong representation Michigan has on Capitol Hill; several Congressmen and women were in attendance. (And in a sea of maize and blue, one couldn’t help but recognize Congresswoman Debbie Dingell who donned Spartan green from head to toe.)
The highlight for me however, was meeting University President, Dr. Mark Schlissel. He spoke at great length at the importance of inspiring greatness from everyone, encouraging ongoing research and the expansion of diversity in Ann Arbor. Genuine and kind-hearted, Dr. Schlissel was humble in regards to his achievements in the Michigan athletic department. (Hi there Jim Harbaugh!) Instead, he focused on his ongoing commitment to fostering a campus environment that inspires academic excellence and pursues positive change for the greater good on an international scale.