As we say farewell to the Class of 2019, we’d like to recognize several students who are being honored here at Michigan and beyond for their meaningful, hard-working contributions. These students have all participated in Sanger programs throughout their degree programs. Good luck and Go Blue to all!

Michal BarnesMichael Barnes, MBA 2019
Graduate Frank S. Moran Leadership Award
Ross Leaders Academy fellow

"When I first joined RLA, I was not sure what I was getting myself into. I knew that I would grow as a leader and meet amazing people, but I was not aware of how transformative the experience has been."

Michael Barnes

Emma BarrassoEmma Barrasso, MBA 2019
Michigan Ross Outstanding Leadership Award
Sanger Ambassador, Ross Leaders Academy fellow, Leadership Crisis Challenge participant

Tim CarterTim Carter, MBA 2019
Michigan Ross Global Citizenship Award
Ross Leaders Academy fellow, Story Lab speaker, Business + Impact Challenge speaker

Roma CusumaroRoma Cusumano, MM 2019
Michigan Ross Outstanding Leadership Award
Ross Leaders Academy fellow

Kyle MeagherKyle Meagher, MSCM 2019
Michigan Ross Outstanding Leadership Award
Ross Leaders Academy fellow

Kashay SandersKashay Sanders, MBA 2019
Poets & Quants 2019 Brightest & Best MBA
Leadership Crisis Challenge participant & finalist

"[During LCC], I had the responsibility of presenting to our “board,” a group of real senior leaders brought in from across industries. I was terrified, thinking I had tanked the presentation. However, when they gave me feedback, I was shocked. They didn’t care about the words I stumbled over or an answer that wasn’t perfect. They were impressed by the compassion I brought to a tragic situation. That day, I received an “Executive Presence” award from the board, but what I took away was something much greater—confidence that I have a valuable leadership perspective, grounded in emotional awareness, to contribute in business contexts."

Kashay Sanders

Nathan StevensNathan Stevens, MBA 2019
Poets & Quants 2019 Best & Brightest MBA
Ross Leaders Academy fellow

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