Once you graduate from the Department of History, you are part of a community wherever you go! Only a small percentage of our alumni go on to be historians; most go on, instead, to become lawyers, librarians, businesspersons, writers, archivists, researchers, teachers, politicians, and even entertainers. Staying connected is important to us, so be sure to update your contact information and read these alumni stories below. 


Nora Kent, 2020

When I was young, my dad would take me to Council Point Park where Chief Pontiac gathered the Michigan tribes for an attack against the British at Fort Detroit. These stories captured my imagination and sparked an interest in history. I chose the University of Michigan-Flint because of its reputation for excellence and commitment to its students. While having the University of Michigan name, the college is small enough where professors know you and are able to help you succeed.

Nora is currently employed by EDU-staff of Michigan, which is the largest substitute teaching agency in the state. She hopes to go on for her Masters, and eventually teach history at the collegiate level. 


Being a History major at UM-Flint has an inclusive feel-- thanks largely to the Wyatt Exploration lecture series and the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. The professors are wonderful and each adds distinction to one's experience, offering helpful insights on everything from areas of study to life after college. Don't miss a chance to talk with other History majors to discover their areas of interest; there is always something facinating to discover theirs areas of interest; there is always something fascinating to discover that you may not even know about. 

JESSICA ANN CARROLL, MA in Arts Administration, 2014

At UM-Flint, I was able to graduate with a very solid foundation for my entry into my field of museum studies. I was able to create exhibitions that were in actual museums and conducted research that is used in living history programs. I was guided to have a very good resume and I feel that I was very well prepared for the next chapter after graduation. I was even able to take my museum studies to Dublin, Ireland where I worked for The Little Museum of Dublin, in the heart of the city.


After graduation I taught for one year at a parochial school near Flint, six years at a military academy in Georgia, and seventeen years at Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, serving the last seven years as chairman of the department of social science. In 2000, Dr. Rubenstein brough me to the History Department as an adjunct lecturer and in 200 I became a full-time lecturer. It is both an honor and a priviledge to be a part of the department. 


You can contribute directly to the success of students studying History at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Flint History Department Gifts 

This fund enables the Economics 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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Kenneth B. West Scholarship Endowment Fund 

Established in honor of Kenneth B. West, this scholarship is available to juniors or seniors who are majoring in History. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

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Richard Gilder Scholarship 

Established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd., this scholarship supports students majoring in history at UM-Flint, with preference to students whose coursework and career goals indicate an emphasis on American History.

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Colonel T.B.W. Stockton Scholarship Endowment

Created in honor of Colonel T.B.W. Stockton, this endowed scholarship provides tuition assistance to students majoring in History or the Master of Liberal Studies in American Culture.

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