Candace Bolter was a philosophy major who graduated from UM-Flint in May, 2002. Faculty who were fortunate enough to have had Candace as a student in one of their philosophy courses regarded her as among the very brightest students they ever taught. Candace was passionately interested in many areas of philosophy. Her first love was philosophy of mind, and she was personally recruited by the prominent philosopher David Chalmers to the Ph.D program of the University of Arizona, where he was then teaching. However, she elected to stay closer to home, enrolling in the doctoral program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where the faculty held her in high regard. Candace was the ideal philosophy student — intelligent, diligent and thoroughly engaged with ideas — and her desire to enact real, positive change in the world steered her graduate studies towards issues of justice and fairness, and in particular the rights of children. In fact, while still a Ph.D. student in philosophy, Candace was accepted by the UM Law School; in her judgment, the combination of a Ph.D. and a J.D. would best position her to work toward fulfilling her vision of a better world.
Tragically, Candace was diagnosed with a serious illness, and she died before she was able to complete her graduate studies. The UM-Flint Philosophy Department's Candace Bolter Memorial Scholarship fund has been established to commemorate Candace’s memory and to honor her love of learning.
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