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SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 11 Staff Matters Barbara Butyter by Sarah Mancuso Barbara Butyter has been the administrative director at the MSUCOM site at Detroit Medical Center since 2009. The drive and passion that shes brought to her job have taken her in new directions as she retired from her position in April. Butyter joined the team at the DMC when it rst opened previously holding a position as the director of behavioral services at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. At DMC Butyter excelled at working with a full plate including the oversight of daily operations budget management hiring of staff and many other duties however she most enjoyed working with and supporting the medical students. Working with the team including Dr. Willyerd our faculty and our staff was great. So much good work is being done while having fun said Butyter. During her time at DMC she had the opportunity to be a member of the MSU Womens Advisory Committee for Support Staff the Human Resources Professional Development Services Advisory Group and the MSU Leadership Connection. Through her work with these groups Butyter learned a lot about MSU and met many people across the campus. Every day was different and challenging said Butyter. It kept things interesting. When preparing to open the MSUCOM Detroit Medical Center we sought to employ individuals who demonstrated initiative and possessed the skill set necessary for the program to function effectively. In this capacity she provided comprehensive administrative oversight and has provided tremendous assistance to our students. Mrs. Butyter brought to her position a passion for excellence that has added greatly to our team said Dr. Gary Willyerd associate dean. I have come to trust and rely heavily on her abilities dedication and resourcefulness. She is viewed as a compassionate leader by our faculty staff and students. Although Butyter loved many aspects of her job she is moving into retirement and spending time with her husband John. The two have relocated to Knoxville Tennessee where they will be near many friends and family. Barbara Butyter paused for a photo at her desk prior to her retirement. STAFF Commencing with commencement were left to right Devon Nicholas Banda Angela J. VanWagner Michael J. VanWagner Sarah Lynn Spencer Satya Pillay Aylin D. Downey Manal W. Omar Elizabeth Anne Seagraves Heba Tamer Mahmoud and Nathaniel V. Zuziak. As they prepared to begin their procession into the Breslin Center left to right Trevor Edward Crean Assistant Dean William Cunningham Christine Honer Andrew James Schrotenboer and Blake R. Fenkell paused for a photo. There were smiles all around prior to commencement from left to right Amit A. Rama Kellya A. Hopkins Stanley E. Wandeloski Katherine Kim Andre H. Smyth Irina Catanescu Jay Edward Szekely David. G. Tillery and Chelsea Elizabeth Smith. Soon-to-be doctors left to right Christine Y. Kim Stephanie M. Norris David G. Tillery Sara Ann Swanton Mark A. Jensen Jacquelyn C. Michels Matthew M. Villerot Stephanie A. Kotsiris Colby Ward and Lilian Elli Ore share their excitement.