Powerful Proof

These stories of individual students and alumni are proof positive that the opportunities and experiences made possible by UM-Flint have real and lasting power.

Charles McGee

CHARLES MCGEE | DIFFERENCE MAKER

Charles McGee is the first to admit he’s not your typical college student. This Navy combat veteran and social work major calls on his classroom learning to help homeless community members get back on their feet. 

Jenn McMillan

JENN MCMILLAN | MUSICAL STORYTELLER

Jenn McMillan ('13) credits her years studying music performance at UM-Flint for preparing her for her professional career as a singer, songwriter, and musician.

Dan Gaydou

DAN GAYDOU | ALUMNUS ADVANCING MICHIGAN MEDIA

UM-Flint alumnus Dan Gaydou ('73) has witnessed and played an active role in the transformation of UM-Flint, the city of Flint, and the media landscape in the state of Michigan.

Kelsey Koch

KELSEY KOCH | A POWERFUL COMMUNICATOR

UM-Flint alumna Kelsey Koch (’16) sends empowering messages through the free weekly yoga class she teaches for amputees.

Daniela Goetz

DANIELA GOETZ | FINDING HER MATH IDENTITY

Daniela Goetz transferred to UM-Flint in search of a four-year university that didn’t make her feel like just another face in the crowd. She immediately felt a connection with her new campus.

Zachary Hayes

Zachary Hayes | Building A Better World

As a student majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainability, Zachary Hayes knew he wanted to make a positive impact on real-world environments while earning his degree. He found those opportunities at UM-Flint.

Jaslyn Morris

JASLYN MORRIS | ON TO BECOME "DOCTOR FOR THE PEOPLE"

Jaslyn Morris will be going to medical school next year, with career aspirations of providing health care for those in need in the Flint area.

Adedotun Ojelabi

ADEDOTUN OJELABI | POWERFUL POSSIBILITIES

Adedotun Ojelabi ('17) credits his UM-Flint master’s degree in computer science and information systems for helping him secure a job in Seattle as a technical support engineer for Amazon.

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