Leadership and Honors Theme Community

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The Leadership and Honors Theme Community is a collaborative community focused on helping students connect with their peers, make friends, learn about the University of Michigan-Flint community, and build a personal definition of leadership. The community offers the benefit of living and socializing with other Honors Program students as well as potential student leaders who are goal-oriented, have a voracious curiosity for learning, and have a strong work ethic. Residents can create a vibrant environment for engaging and growing together outside the classroom. Participating in this community can jumpstart your academic success, personal development, and successful transition to college. This community is supported through a partnership with Student Involvement & Leadership and the Honors Program.

  • Build relationships with students who are in the UM-Flint Honors program or are interested in enhancing their leadership skills
  • Participate in service projects within the greater Flint community
  • Build leadership and transferable skills to prepare for your future
  • Engage in intentional activities delivered by SIL and Honors staff including: retreats, fun programs and off-campus excursions
  • Coordinated study group sessions in the residence hall

To apply for acceptance into the Leadership and Honors Community, applicants must have been accepted for admission to UM-Flint, be a first-year or new student to UM-Flint, and reside in First Street Residence Hall. Being accepted to the Honors Program is not a requirement. However, if you are interested in applying, click here for more information.

Click here to apply to the Honors Residential Community!
For additional information, please contact Joslyn Brown at [email protected].

Meet Our Campus Partners from the Honors Program

Dr. Melissa Sreckovic is the Honors Program Director and an associate professor of education. Her research focuses on identifying practices that promote authentic inclusion of individuals with disabilities and she is passionate about creating inclusive spaces. Outside work, Dr. Sreckovic enjoys spending time with her two kids, Luka and Mila, her husband, Tom, and her dog, Sadie.

Dr. Sreckovic loves to bake, and you might catch her around campus trying to pawn cookies off on people. She loves to be outside – whether going for a run, concerts or hanging out at the beach – being outside is her happy place.

Laura Staudacher is the Program Manager for the Honors Program. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Public Administration – Non-Profit Administration. She has worked for the University for over 20 years, first on the Ann Arbor campus and then at UM-Flint starting in 2008. Laura loves working with the Honors Program students and watching them grow into successful professionals and community leaders!

In her personal life, she enjoys all kinds of crafts and making art, DIY projects on her 100+ year old house in Flint, her five cats, and game days with her two daughters and granddaughter.