Wyatt Exploration Program
Wyatt Travel Expedition
The culmination of each year’s exploration will take place in either the spring or summer semester with a student travel expedition led by our Wyatt Fellow. Selected from our history majors and minors, and historic preservation minors a group of students will be invited by the History Department to participate in this trip. Most student travel expenses will be fully funded by the Department of History so the selection processes is competitive.
A central part of the Wyatt Exploration Program is our on-campus events which includes guest lectures, extra curricular activities and coursework. We bring celebrated scholars from around the nation and world to our campus, offer experiences on or near campus and offer formal coursework that explores the theme chosen for that year.
Wyatt Exploration Passports
To chart your participation in Wyatt events, students will receive a Wyatt Exploration Program Passport. Bring this passport to any Wyatt Exploration Program event or activity, and you will receive a stamp that verifies your attendance.
The generous bequest of Dr. Dorothea E. Wyatt makes the incredible opportunities in the Department of History possible – opportunities that are not available at much larger universities. A stalwart supporter of her university and her discipline, Dr. Wyatt made this extraordinary gift to further develop and improve the program in history here at UM-Flint.
We encourage you to compare the types of opportunities we are able to offer at UM-Flint to other programs, from global engagement experiences to scholarships, so you can see the difference this bequest makes in the lives of our students and how we can help you achieve your goals.
About Dorthea Wyatt
Dr. Wyatt was one of the original sixteen faculty members of the Flint College of the University of Michigan when it was founded in 1956. She was the first chair of the Department of History. She was an unflagging advocate for the humanities and women’s issues. In 1989, the UM-Flint recognized her dedication to the university and these issues by creating an award in her name for faculty and staff members who work to better the status of women on campus.
Dr. Wyatt was active in the local community and served a variety of organizations, including the American Association of University Women, the Zonta Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Genesee County Library Board. She retired as a Professor Emeritus in 1975.
The Department of History at the University of Michigan-Flint is proud to be the heir of that spirit and philosophy. We believe that the Wyatt Exploration Program and other opportunities provided by Dr. Wyatt’s generosity will be a fitting testament to the life of this fine teacher, scholar, and advocate.