LaMyra Stevenson

2016 The Academic Mentor


LaMyra Stevenson’s impressive academic accomplishments began the minute she walked onto campus.

She earned the University of Michigan William Branstrom Prize, which is awarded to first-year students whose academic achievement during their first semester places them in the upper five percent of their class. She was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and Chrysler Scholarship and was named a LEAD Scholar by U-M’s Alumni Association.

In addition to her classwork, she serves as a laboratory research assistant and bioengineering undergraduate research assistant. LaMyra has interned for DTE Energy and Chrysler Group LLC.

It should come as no surprise that LaMyra is a regular on the Dean’s List.

“LaMyra is dedicated to making sure that the student orgs on campus remain strong, all while maintaining a high GPA each semester," said Tameka Simmons, academic records assistant. “She is professional, creative and a mentor to her peers.”

Currently, LaMyra is president of Alpha Omega Epsilon, the professional engineering and technical sciences sorority. She also serves as secretary and programming chair for the National Society of Black Engineers.

Her commitment to the community is equally impressive. LaMyra volunteers for her church, Gleaners Food Bank, the Franklin-Wright Settlements and Habitat for Humanity. She also helps other students learn.

“With her strong academic skills, she has been volunteering her time to aid students in subjects such as algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and chemistry,” said Ghassan Kridli, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering.

LaMyra looks forward to pursuing her career in bioengineering after graduation. But her plans extend far beyond her industry.

“I hope to touch the lives of many people," she said. "I would love to continue giving back to my community through peer mentoring and exposing gender and ethnic minorities to STEM fields.”