Frances Ann Frazier Student Travel Scholarship


Fran died Nov. 30, 2001 after a valiant struggle with cancer. Her loving spirit lives on through the Frances Ann Frazier Student Travel Scholarship, which is intended to help fund students' participation at local, state, national, and international conferences.

Frances Ann "Fran" Frazier was a longtime UM-Flint employee. She worked in the Theatre, and Political Science departments during her three decades of service to the University, including 22 years as the English Department secretary. Fran strongly encouraged UM-Flint students to seek and seize both educational and job opportunities. Through a significant endowment of approximately $800,000, Fran continues to influence students' development and lives for years to come.

English Department Chair Frederic Svoboda said, "Fran was always a spark plug of energy and enthusiasm in the English Department. It is entirely in character that she would choose a planned gift to establish an endowment at UM-Flint that will support students' participation in local, state, national, and international conferences. She gave a tremendous amount to UM-Flint students over the years, and through the Fran Frazier Student Travel Scholarship she is continuing that giving."

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Development hosted a tribute to celebrate Fran's life and acknowledge her gift Monday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m. in the memorial garden, adjacent to the ground floor of the F.W. Thompson Library where there are memorial plaques and lilac bush (her favorite) in her honor.