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A portrait of John Hoyns, ’79. A portrait of John Hoyns, ’79.

Impact Fall 2023

John Hoyns, ’79: Helping Airlines Survive COVID

After decades of serving aviation clients, John Hoyns thought he had seen the worst of the airline industry’s ups and downs. That was until the coronavirus pandemic upended the industry and presented a slew of unexpected challenges.

A portrait of Eric R. Lamison, ’95. A portrait of Eric R. Lamison, ’95.

Impact Fall 2023

Eric R. Lamison, ’95: Alumnus Establishes Fund for Law Quad Preservation

Eric Lamison describes his experience at Michigan Law as nothing short of an awakening. “Being in the Law Quad, the classrooms, Hutchins Hall, the Lawyers Club, the Reading Room, and the library below truly impacted me,” he says. “I always felt grateful to be there.” 

A portrait of Peter H. DeHaas, ’63. A portrait of Peter H. DeHaas, ’63.

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Peter H. DeHaas, ’63: Boosting Financial Independence for Future Generations

Peter DeHaas spent his career working toward financial freedom—an aspirational goal that he was able to achieve with a little help along the way. With gratitude for the financial aid he received as a student, DeHaas recently established a $12 million trust to help the next generation of Michigan Law students achieve their career and financial goals.

A portrait of John Bulgozdy, ’84. A portrait of John Bulgozdy, ’84.

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John Bulgozdy, ’84: From Poetry Class to the Courtroom

On the surface, litigation and poetry don’t have much in common. But John Bulgozdy says that the analytical skills he used throughout his legal career can be traced to an undergraduate poetry class at the University of Michigan.

A portrait of The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52 at a Michigan Football game. A portrait of The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52 at a Michigan Football game.

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Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52: A Michigan Man in Ohio

The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52, was a double Wolverine whose maize-and-blue pride stood firm throughout his 54-year legal career in Dayton, Ohio. His wife of 69 years, Cathy C. Clark, BA ’52, recently established a scholarship fund at Michigan Law in honor of her late husband.

Exterior view of the Reading Room Entrance. Exterior view of the Reading Room Entrance.

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Fall 2023 Recent Gifts

Read about philanthropy at Michigan Law. 

Charles and Susan McKee Pavlica, ’81 Charles and Susan McKee Pavlica, ’81

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New Scholarship Supports First-Gen Students

Recognizing that first-generation students may face distinct challenges, Susan Pavlica has established the Wilfred and Roberta McKee Fund at Michigan Law. The scholarship is named for her parents, who supported her law school dreams.

Ginny and Peter Gustafson, ’70, began their journey together when they met as dance partners in a U-M Winter Weekend student event at Hill Auditorium. Ginny and Peter Gustafson, ’70, began their journey together when they met as dance partners in a U-M Winter Weekend student event at Hill Auditorium.

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A Match Made at Michigan: Couple Supports Scholarship Funds Across U-M

Ginny and Peter Gustafson, ’70, began their journey together when they met as dance partners in a U-M Winter Weekend student event at Hill Auditorium. Longtime supporters of their alma mater, the Gustafsons’s most recent gift is directed to the elements of U-M where they feel the most connection: scholarship funds at the Law School, Stamps School, and LSA. 

Ray and Sarah Kepner Ray and Sarah Kepner

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Like Father, Like Daughter: U-M Family Funds New Scholarship

One of the proudest moments for Ray Kepner, ’77, was watching his daughter Sarah Kepner Hamilton graduate from Michigan Law in 2005. In honor of this family legacy, Kepner and Hamilton have jointly established a new scholarship fund to benefit future generations at the Law School.