University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Relations
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William “BJ” Hull, a fundraiser with deep experience in higher education, has been appointed vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Michigan-Flint. His appointment, effective Jan. 20, 2020, was approved Dec. 5 by the Board of Regents.
“BJ has nearly 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of development and the last 14 years within higher education. His education, background, and experience have prepared him to assume this important leadership appointment,” said UM-Flint Chancellor Deba Dutta.
As a freshman, Courtney Hibbeln wasn’t very fulfilled with her college experience—she would go to class and then commute back home. That changed when she was inducted to Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA), the political science honor society, alongside fellow Poli Sci major Taylor Liles. Courtney would become vice president of the organization, while Taylor was named president. The pair first bonded while encouraging people to come to an admittedly poorly attended event.
Just a few years later, Courtney and Taylor have a lot to celebrate. Both are graduating on December 15th. Both are Maize & Blue Award winners (UM-Flint’s highest academic honor). And their shared experiences at UM-Flint have helped them to become best friends.
The University of Michigan-Flint Student Government is challenging campus to have 100 percent participation in the upcoming Giving Blueday on Dec. 3.
Giving Blueday (GBD) is an annual philanthropic day for the University of Michigan that encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends to support our students, schools and colleges, programs, units, and scholarships.
This year at UM-Flint, the focus for GBD is on the Wolverine Food Den, an on-campus pantry that serves students experiencing food insecurity. The Wolverine Food Den opened in April. At current use, the Wolverine Food Den needs $15,000 to keep it stocked for the next three years.
The Wolverine Food Den is the focus for the University of Michigan-Flint’s Giving Blueday (GBD), an annual philanthropic day that encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends to support our students, schools and colleges, programs, units, and scholarships. The sixth annual Giving Blueday is Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Jermariana Chandler vividly recalls the moment she learned her dream of earning a U-M degree became closer to reality. One day close to graduation from Beecher High School, where she was a senior and straight-A student, she was called into the counselor’s office. There, she was told about her scholarship offer from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Debasish Dutta has been selected as the new chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint. His five-year appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Dutta is a distinguished professor of engineering and the former chancellor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. As UM-Flint chancellor, he will serve as the chief executive officer of the Flint campus and also an executive officer of U-M.