2021 Love of Learning Award Recipients

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Catherine (Catie) Bargerstock graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a BA in Arts and Humanities (Psychology) and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. After graduating, she served for a year as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps based out of the Pacific Region. Catie then moved to Detroit, where she spent five years in the nonprofit sector and worked with Detroit Public High School students on service-learning programming. She also traveled abroad to Malawi, Senegal, and the Bahamas to work on school building efforts and natural disaster relief. Currently, she works in Detroit with survivors of sex trafficking and is pursuing a Master's in Social Work at the University of Michigan. She will use her award funds toward her program tuition.


Brianna Robinson is a first-generation college graduate and the first in her family to attend graduate school. She received a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University College of Education and a MS in Healthcare Management from Michigan State University College of Business. She is currently a market manager for Ascend Medical, where she oversees the pediatric, general health, and mental and behavioral health programs in southeast Michigan. She plans to use her award funds to complete her final master’s program classes.