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Alumni couple makes positive impact through the law
Marc Gold and Barbara Heyer have worked tirelessly to create a more just society. Their journey started in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University. Both Gold and Heyer fondly recall how supportive their WSU professors were. "Wayne State professors were encouraging and engaging with me, and I gained confidence because of that," said Gold. "Once I gained more confidence I was able to focus on what is fulfilling for me, and I realized I could make a difference."
Detroit water department adopts app developed by alum
In the summer of 2014, Abess Makki (Nutrition and Food Science '15) walked into the DTX Launch Detroit student tech accelerator at TechTown Detroit with an idea to develop a shower head that monitors water usage, hoping to help consumers conserve water and save money. But by the time the 10-week program ended, he decided to make a more monumental difference.
Biological sciences alum left a lasting impact on campus
Dr. Heather Gietzen, CLAS '98, earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Wayne State before going on to earn her doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in orthodontics at U-M. She now has a successful orthodontic practice in Lowell, Michigan, where she is also very involved in her community. Gietzen, whose maiden name is Zablocki, admits that she was reluctant to apply to Wayne State at first.