On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at our Ovation Spring Gala we honored Ken Fischer and his 30 years of leadership at UMS, while raising important funds for UMS Education and Community Engagement programs. Explore a selection of photos from the celebration below, or view the complete gallery.
Christina Maxwell singing to Ken, Penny, and Matt Fischer.
Leonard Navarro, Amy Blackman, and Ken.
Lynne Settles, Ken, and Jill Ross. Lynne and Jill are the 2017 DTE Energy Foundation Teachers of the Year.
President Mark Schlissel’s opening remarks.
Martha Graham Dance Company dancers.
U-M President Mark Schlissel with Ken.
Festivities center court.
Julien Labro on the accordina.
Joan Morris and William Bolcom.
Ken with Elizabeth Hayes, niece Abigail Fischer, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, and family members
Ken’s niece Sophia Shorai.
Sophia and Ken.
Carla Dirlikov Canales and Ken.
Conductor Steven Jarvi with a favorite story.
Ken and Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.
David Barrett piano prelude.
Composer and pianist David Barrett.
Steven Jarvi conducts students in Hail to the Victors.
UMS Ovation and hail.
UMS will host an official retirement reception on Thursday, June 1, the 30th anniversary of Ken’s first day on the job at UMS. The event will take place at Rackham Assembly Hall from 4-6 pm and is free and open to the public. RSVP requested. Join us!
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