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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 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

Campus News Digest | February 24-March 8

Campus News Digest | February 24-March 8

The Campus News Digest (CND) features announcements, news, and event updates relevant to the UM-Flint campus. The CND publishes every two weeks in the UM-Flint NOW newsletter coordinated by University Communications & Marketing (UCOM).

UM-Flint faculty, students help U-M on the path to carbon neutrality

UM-Flint faculty, students help U-M on the path to carbon neutrality

UM-Flint faculty Heather Dawson and Rebecca Tonietto are leading a group of six students as part of a biosequestration internal analysis team as part of U-M's President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality.

President Schlissel approves support for UM-Flint academic advising

President Schlissel approves support for UM-Flint academic advising

Project 2020 received a big boost with the announcement of a 3-year, $3.6 million grant from the U-M Ann Arbor that will dramatically increase the number of academic advisors at UM-Flint.

Flint rap movie kicks off UM-Flint’s push to grow local music collection

Flint rap movie kicks off UM-Flint’s push to grow local music collection

"Breed and Bootleg: The History & Future of Flint Rap Music" will be shown on February 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. within the Kiva in an event sponsored by the Frances Willson Thompson Library and the Intercultural Center.