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  • It takes a village: Steve Smith (M.P.A & M.S. in Sport Management ’19) finds community as student veteran at U-M

    Steve Smith, 2019, Sport Management

    Veteran graduate student Steve Smith is no stranger to hard work, determination, and going the extra mile. In high school he literally did just that: every week day, Smith traveled approximately 100 miles to attend classes.

    It is this tenacity and dedication that has helped propel him to where he is today: home @Michigan. However, Smith is unabashed in his acknowledgement of how others have influenced him and adamant they be given credit for all they’ve done: “I have not done any of this on my own.”

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    ““I can’t emphasize enough: I could not have done any of this on my own. I’ve truly had an amazing support network and people who have believed in me, all along the way.””