As an alumnus of Living ArtsEngine, you are a member of an ever-widening group of innovators, creators, thinkers, and doers. Our alumni network contains some of the brightest and most creative minds on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

alumni board mission

The Living ArtsEngine Alumni Board exists to support and broaden the pre-existing Living ArtsEngine community through peer-mentorship, social support, and encouragement of the interdisciplinary ideals that Living ArtsEngine stands for. We encourage the engagement of alumni within the community and provide the opportunity for alumni-initiated workshops, socials, and other events. We hope to extend the community and its values outside of the freshman class living in Bursley Hall.

Living ArtsEngine alumni who are no longer living in Bursley Hall but who wish to remain active in Living ArtsEngine can do so by serving on the Living ArtsEngine Alumni Board.
  1. Serve as ambassadors to the University community and larger community by identifying activities and opportunities that would be well-served by Living ArtsEngine representation.
  2. Coordinate collaborations with Living ArtsEngine and relevant student-led organizations and initiatives.
  3. Serve as role models and resources to the Peer Mentors and new Living ArtsEngine students.


Living ArtsEngine alumni have the opportunity to lead workshops of their own. This serves as a resource for current Living ArtsEngine students as well as an opportunity for alumni to engage with the community while further developing their leadership skills.


Once a month, the Alumni Board puts on a social for alumni to allow them to get together and catch up. Past socials include Bubble Tea Night at Sweeting and Ben & Jerry’s Night.


The Alumni Board works to plan events or projects that will involve and encourage the collaboration between first-year students in the residential community and the alumni community. Past projects include the Bursley Mosaic (pictured above).

alumni board members

Estefania Escobar, Environmental Engineering 2020; Grace Giordano, Art and Design 2020, Erin Schimmel, Engineering 2022