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UM-Flint Boyer Faculty Scholars Working to Enhance Community Engagement

UM-Flint Boyer Faculty Scholars Working to Enhance Community Engagement

Each spring and summer, UM-Flint’s University Outreach supports the professional development of up to five faculty members, with a focus on community-engaged scholarly activity, through the Boyer Faculty Scholars Program.

Noted Author and UM-Flint Alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis Brings “Writing Adventure” to Flint 4th Graders

Noted Author and UM-Flint Alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis Brings “Writing Adventure” to Flint 4th Graders

Over 2,500 students have attended the “Writing Adventure” since it was first held five years ago. It was created to encourage young people to find the value in reading, to develop confidence in their own abilities as writers, and to see that people are interested in reading what they have to say.

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D., The University of Michigan’s First African-American Professor

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D., The University of Michigan’s First African-American Professor

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D. was one of the 16 founding faculty members, and the only African American, for what was to become the University of Michigan-Flint. Professor Loving is remembered for being the first African American full professor within the University of Michigan system.

J. Parker Laurence, UM-Flint’s First African-American Graduate

J. Parker Laurence, UM-Flint’s First African-American Graduate

When the University of Michigan-Flint opened its doors in 1956 (it was the Flint College of the University of Michigan at that time), J. Parker Laurence was among the 118 full-time and 49 part-time students. Laurence would become the first African American to graduate from UM-Flint.