Welcome, English Alumni!

Thank you for visiting the Alumni page for the UM-Flint English Department. We hope you'll enjoy the stories of your fellow alums, and that you take the time to tell your own! 

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STORIES OF OUR ALUMNI

Amneh Sheikh-Khalil, Literature '17

Amneh is a full-time law student at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and proofreader/copy editor for WestRock's horticulture department. She shared the following about her experience at UM-Flint, "The English-Literature program was designed to give students like me a well-rounded and enjoyable educational experience. All of the classes I was required to take varied in subjects and teaching/learning styles. Some of the courses were traditionally taught while others were taught in a way that allowed students the creative ability to perform the literary material, reinterpret the literature, freely and civilly discuss the literature in a seminar-like fashion."

Elexis Nelson, Linguistics '16

Elexis is working as a Native English Teacher for EPIK, a government-funded program in South Korea. When asked how the Linguistics program prepared her for success after graduation, Elexis stated, "My accumulated teaching hours have put me in higher positions than others in less-extensive programs. Also, the diversity of my teaching experience provided me with chances to teach language learners at all levels."

Karlee Ringle, English Teacher's Certificate '16

Karlee teaches 7th and 8th grade English for the Clio Area School District. When asked what she values most about her experience with the English department at UM-Flint, she responded, "I most value the eye-opening classroom discussions and meetings with students and faculty. The subject of English allows for discussions that touch on a wide array of subjects that have real-world effects."

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

There are several ways you can contribute directly to the success of English students.

Flint English Department Gifts
This fund enables the English Department to direct resources where they are most immediately needed. Funding is used to support students and faculty, research projects, new and current programs, and priority initiatives.
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Richard S. Harris Scholarship Fund
Established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd., in honor of Flint attorney Richard S. Harris, this expendable scholarship supports UM-Flint students with declared majors in political science or English who intend to enter the legal profession.
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A.J. Trela Scholarship
Established in honor of A.J. Trela, this scholarship supports students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs offered in English at the University of Michigan-Flint.
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C. Scott Russell Writing Center Scholarship Fund
Created in honor of C. Scott Russell, this scholarship supports students who have completed 1-3 credits of basic writing and demonstrate significant writing progress. Financial need may be a consideration.
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Richard S. Harris Scholarship Fund
Established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd., in honor of Flint attorney Richard S. Harris, this expendable scholarship supports UM-Flint students with declared majors in political science or English who intend to enter the legal profession.
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Ruby Trela Scholarship
Established in honor of Ruby Trela, this scholarship supports students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs offered in English at the University of Michigan-Flint.
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Shakespeare Club of Flint Scholarship
Your gift to this merit-based scholarship will benefit a Theatre or English student with an established interest in Shakespearian studies.
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