The #umflint story, told by the people who live it.
Hannah Karczewski was chosen as the student speaker for the 2018 December commencement ceremony. She is a recipient of the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon UM-Flint graduates. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, with plans on earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy. Her professional plans are to be a practicing physical therapist and an advocate for individuals with physical disabilities.
Bobby Mukkamala, MD was the keynote speaker at the December 2018 Commencement Ceremony. He is a Flint doctor, philanthropist, and contributor to community progress. Dr. Mukkamala, a head and neck surgeon, has a private practice in Flint. A part owner in multiple downtown Flint restaurants, Dr. Mukkamala is very involved in community development in the area.
Students in Nancy Grigg’s First-Year Experience course "So You Want to Change the World" reflect on the relationship between personal and societal change while volunteering at Flint's Center for Hope.
Students can check out 48-hour passes to Factory Two from UM-Flint's library. Here, Wyatt Endowed Professor of Public History Thomas Henthorn discusses the benefits of the partnership for students.
Students in Nancy Grigg’s First-Year Experience course So You Want to Change the World share their impressions of the "Race: Are We So Different" exhibit at Flint's Sloan Museum.
Two first-year pre-med students and a second-year wildlife biology student talk about the practical benefits of their First-Year Experience course and share thoughts about their instructor Nancy Grigg, who is helping to equip them for success at UM-Flint and beyond.
UM-Flint assistant professor of biology Jill Witt PhD brought her Forest Ecology class to the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, MI to engage in various types of fieldwork related to forest health.
Lauren LaFave is in her second year at UM-Flint, majoring in Wildlife Biology. She is also gaining practical experience by working at Genesee County Parks' For-Mar Nature Preserve. Here she discusses how themes in the Common Read book—"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert—relate to For-Mar's mission.
UM-Flint Wildlife Biology major Shelby Lane explains how disturbances such as wildfires are natural parts of the life cycle of forests.
Nancy Grigg, instructor for First Year Experience (FYE) course "So you want to change the world," explains how her class will utilize UM-Flint's 2018-19 Common Read book "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Amanda Zuelke is a UM-Flint Wildlife Biology student and teaching assistant for the Forest Ecology course taught by Jill Witt, PhD. Here, Amanda explains a lab in which the students examined soil samples taken at the University of Michigan Biological Station.
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