The middle and high school students who are part of the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Pathways program have the smarts to get to college. They have the desire. They see themselves as college students. But seeing the path to get there and stay there isn’t always clear. Wolverine Pathways formed just over three years ago with the goal of showing them the way.
Among the $1.71 billion donated to programs, UM received its largest donation in the history of its health system. The $150 million commitment from longtime donors Richard and Susan Rogel was intended to boost innovative cancer research.
It also helped establish the Wolverine Pathways program, which offers a full four-year scholarship to UM to students from Ypsilanti, Southfield and Detroit who actively participate in 90 percent or more of program activities and maintain a 90 percent or better school attendance rate.
Accenture connects alumni and company giving to provide Wolverine Pathways room and board scholarships
A proud U-M alum and an executive campus champion for the U-M/Accenture partnership, he keeps up with news and events at his alma mater, something made easier by his proximity working as a managing director at the Detroit-based offices of Accenture, the global consulting firm.
UM’s Wolverine Pathways program saw its first class of 88 students graduate during the summer. Of the 88 scholars, 80 – 91 percent – are attending a four-year college or university.