The #umflint story, told by the people who live it.
May is National Foster Care Month. Read about Danielle's experience with the UM-Flint Mpowering My Success program and how she went from the foster care system to earning her bachelor's and master's degrees. Mpowering My Success provides support to students previously in foster care. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring, help applying for scholarships, emergency funds, 24/7 on-call support, and regular meetings with a life skills coach.
Congratulations to those recognized at Department of Public Safety Awards! #NationalPoliceWeek
Congratulations to everyone honored and recognized at this year's Staff Council Breakfast!
“This name change is the culmination of our institution’s progress in health science teaching and training to meet the demands of an evolving marketplace,” said Susan E. Borrego, UM-Flint chancellor. “Our programs are among the top in the state and are successfully preparing our students to make an impact and achieve their educational, career, and life goals,” added Donna Fry, Dean of the College of Health Sciences.
The OTD program is a three-year, full-time program. The curriculum utilizes a learner-centered teaching approach incorporating authentic educational activities and experiences. In addition to the valuable partnership with Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, the OTD program has over 40 clinical partners allowing students access and opportunities with highly skilled occupational therapy clinicians and researchers across the state.
A tool that restrings a guitar. A gel coating for helmets that reduces concussion. A device that helps people with shoulder injuries sleep better. These and dozens of other inventive ideas were brewed in the minds of students at UM-Flint as part of A Zillion Solutions pitch competition.
“UM-Flint chose me,” said Brittany. “It really was a blessing. I started in the GEC program, which led me to a full-ride scholarship and, from there, to my passion.” “I’m thankful for the Communications Department; they treated me like family,” said Brandon. “That department is full of people who really understand me.”
“We encourage others to volunteer and become a part of the tremendous momentum we’ve helped create. There are so many good things happening in this area and our efforts go a long way in complimenting revitalization efforts by UM-Flint and many other of our downtown Flint neighbors,” said Joy Alston, Urban Safety Corps program director.
Next week is Flint Restaurant Week! We'll be showcasing some of the downtown eateries that our students love to visit. What's your favorite downtown hangout?
Learn more about UM-Flint’s education programs available in Clarkston at umflint.edu/clarkstoncohorts.
UM-Flint Professors Thomas Hemphill and Syagnik Banerjee wrote a piece on AI in the Workplace, and how it'll affect future jobs and employment. So what competencies will employees need to succeed in an AI future? According to Genpact survey respondents, 50 percent believe that “the ability to change” is most important, followed by “critical thinking and problem solving skills”, “the ability to think creatively”, and “the ability to communicate and collaborate”, all outpolling “technical skills (e.g., coding, statistics, applied math”.
For Teacher Appreciation Day, we'd like to congratulate all the faculty who received a Golden Apple for Winter 2018. Golden Apples were submitted by students to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and extraordinary impact of our UM-Flint faculty. If you have a favorite professor you'd like to acknowledge, comment below!
It's #NursesWeek! Thank you to all the University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing faculty who teach and prepare our future nurses. And thank you to our nursing alumni who are out there selflessly making a difference in your patients' lives.
Jason's winning pitch was for a minimally invasive, expandable endo-tracheal tube (MieT Tube). Congratulations to Jason and all the business pitch students!
"You are a main contributor to our success. You take the time to care. You make a difference every day. Quite frankly, this university would not be what it is today without you. So we’re here today to honor you for all that you do here each and every day,” said Chancellor Borrego.
The scholarship is not tied to a specific master’s degree program at UM-Flint, as a number of program offerings advance leadership knowledge and skills. For a complete list of our master's-level grad programs, visit umflint.edu/graduateprograms.
“You have made an impact in the community and I know you will enhance our legacy,” Chancellor Borrego said. Congratulations to all our graduates!
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