Tom Wille

2011 Young Alumnus of the Year


Tom Wille (’10 CASL) is owner, director and producer of Constant Motion Productions, a local production firm with clientele, including The United Way and the Islamic Society of North America. Through his company, he has donated more than $7,000 of film and video assets to regional nonprofit organizations.

He credits campus faculty and administration for his business success. Tom believes that they not only gave him the tools to succeed, but they demonstrated throughout his school career that they believed in him.

Since his graduation, Tom has remained an active presence on campus. He is vice chair of the campus-wide Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Alumni Affiliate. In this role, Tom works with current students to bring back alumni to the campus—an activity that strengthens the student experience and re-engages alumni.

Tom is a frequent volunteer on campus, participating in Parent Orientation, Opportunity Scholarship Interviews, Maize and Blue Open House, serving as an unpaid course assistant for the journalism and screen studies program and guiding Campus Video Network in the 48 Hour Go Green Film Festival.

As his nominator writes, “Tom is a constant champion for UM-Dearborn and is someone I’m proud to call a fellow alumnus.”