In an 1837 letter to family back east, Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case wrote, “A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day.”
That day turned out to be September 23, 1956, nearly 120 years after Sarah penned the first recorded mention of a University of Michigan-Flint campus. On this day, the Flint Senior College welcomed the Class of 1958, the first graduating class of what we now know as the University of Michigan-Flint.
This oral history project is our attempt to capture the memories of our first graduates, as told in their own words, nearly 60 years after the awarding of their diplomas.
UM-Flint’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Genesee Historical Collections Center, a unit of the Frances Willson Thompson Library, collaborated on this project.
This project was made possible by a grant from the U-M Bicentennial.
A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day. - Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case, in an 1837 letter to family back east
UM-Flint has paid tribute to Vanessa Prygoski, a university librarian who passed away earlier this year. She has been celebrated for her kind and passionate spirit.
On March 14, UM-Flint honored students being recognized at the University of Michigan's 95th Annual Honors Convocation. Awardees include art student Janice McCoy, an eight-semester Angell Scholar.
UM-Flint Physics student Alex Bakhsh presented black hole research at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
Robert Barnett, Dean of the School of Education & Human Services, and Amy Hesse, Central Administrator of Cummings Great Expectations Early Learning Center, will be the keynote speakers at the Wolverine Caucus event March 13 in Lansing.