Frater Tomas Mauricio Named UM-Dearborn Difference Maker
University of Michigan-Dearborn recently selected 50 students as its newest class of Difference Makers. UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are identified annually as students that are at the forefront of their fields, improving the lives of others and making an impact our local communities. Nominated by faculty and staff, these individuals aren't just outstanding students and alumni, they embody academic and professional achievement, integrity and leadership.
Earning recognition in this year’s class of Difference Makers is Frater Tomas Mauricio from the Rho-Tau chapter. When asked what makes Tomas a Difference Maker, he responded:
“I believe what makes me a Difference Maker is the fact that I live my life in a way that tries to promote the well-being of others. The needs of others come before my own in many areas, not because they are better or vice versa, but because we are all a part of the same world and all our lives are connected in some way. Making a difference may be hard and you can never go through it alone. That is what being a Difference Maker is about, knowing there is more than just your own future, but also helping others succeed in theirs.”
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Mauricio has been an actively engaged member of the Rho-Tau chapter over the past years. He has held the positions of social chairman (13-14), Hypophetes (14-15) and Prytanis (15-16).
“My most defining moment at UM-Dearborn was joining Tau Kappa Epsilon,” says Mauricio. “Without this organization, I do not know where or who I would be today.”
The Offices of the Grand Chapter congratulates Frater Tomas Mauricio for epitomizing the honest convictions of Tau Kappa Epsilon and earning the recognition as a Difference Maker.
Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The university has over 9,300 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education and health. A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history or partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for challenges that face the region.