Elizabeth Bartles

Striving for Academic Excellence


From the first days of her freshman year, Liz Bartles was regarded as an academic all-star. A Chancellor’s Scholarship winner, Liz maintained a 4.0 grade point average and earned numerous academic honors while investing herself in campus life. She has completed two internships coordinated through the History/Humanities Internship Office, and has interned in the Career Services Office, where she helped design the University’s first Student Success Center Student Planner. She interned in the Office of Admissions and Orientation, reviewing nearly 2,000 high school courses used in the recalculation of GPAs for admission purposes.

In addition to those activities, she completed an independent study on higher education, with a focus on UM-Dearborn. She has volunteered within the Office of Alumni Relations and a member of Women in Learning and Leadership, for which she was recently elected co-leader.

She plans to pursue a career in higher education.

“I am certain that one day we will see Liz leading a college or university given the quality of her work, her learned expertise and passion for high education,” says Christopher Tremblay, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at UM-Dearborn. “She exudes academic excellence and demonstrates integrity in her academic ventures. We recognized her as we welcomed her as a new student and now it’s time again to recognize her accomplishments as she graduates.”


"UM-Dearborn is a place where everyone - faculty, staff, and administration - is devoted to students' learning and development. When I was in high school, I did not realize how important it is to have faculty members who truly care about teaching and staff members and administrators who are equally devoted to student development. Within this supportive environment, students are able to grow into civically-engaged members of their larger communities, where they can effect positive change."