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Author: Gaylene Opal-Deitering,
LSA Student Academic Affairs
Photographer: Esther Eppele, Psychology Department
Vladislav Miskevich started working at the U-M last December, and has made quite an impression on the people he works with. The LSA Museum Key Administrators unanimously nominated him for his outstanding service. Vlad is assigned through LSA-IT to provide computer consulting and support for some 200 computers in six museums. Vlad travels to and from several museum buildings amazing the administrators with his knowledge and efficiency. “Vlad is friendly, polite and more than patient with those of us not as computer-literate as he is. Vlad shows up cheerfully and goes out of his way to see that [the users] know what to do”, says one administrator.
He says that the best things about his job is meeting all the different people, and the variety of the work. He enjoys working in the ever-changing museum environment, and being around people who are excited to show him their newest acquisitions.
Vlad came to the United States in 1998 from Belarus, where he studied microelectronics and computer science. Vlad is married and has twin two-year-old daughters that keep Vlad and his wife very busy. For fun Vlad enjoys digital photography. He has created a web site where he posts some of his family pictures that can be viewed by friends and relatives here and overseas.
He likes Ann Arbor because there are so many friendly people. He feels welcome and not separated by cultural differences. People understand that the culture here is diverse. When asked if he felt that Ann Arbor was his home, or if he would some day like to return to Belarus to live, Vlad said “We have a saying that you can’t step in the same water twice”. Things change, people change, and the United States is now his home.
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