Make a Difference Day Activities to Honor Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

Area colleges hosting card writing and other activities October 25

Make a Difference DayFrom HandsOn Genesee

In honor of Make a Difference Day, five Flint area colleges and universities are hosting a joint effort to write cards and letters to U.S. military service members. Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, Kettering University, Mott Community College and University of Michigan-Flint are all participating. HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Flint and Genesee County is providing support for the effort.

On Thursday, October 25, from 9am-4pm, each school will set up a table in a central area with supplies for students, staff and community members to write cards and letters to members of the U.S. military serving overseas. Volunteers will staff each site.

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Photo of the Day: Representing our local colleges and universities

This photo, taken by Gerry Leslie (my friend and wedding photographer), is absolutely beautiful. The photo represents our Flint-area colleges and universities. It was taken on the Flint River on the campus of The University of Michigan in Flint. For the photo buffs out there, this is an HDR image. There are nearly 35,000 students enrolled in Flint-area colleges and universities.


It’s a record: Baker College to host largest graduating class on Sunday

FLINT, Michigan – A record 780 Baker College of Flint students will be honored at commencement ceremonies Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at the Perani Arena and Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint. Baker College celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

“As Baker College celebrates its long history of helping students to succeed in their chosen careers, we are proud that our 2011 graduates are now a part of that legacy,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president. “We applaud their hard work and endurance, and congratulate them on a job well done.”

Keynote speaker is Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. As part of the commencement ceremonies and in honor of Baker’s centennial, Mayor Walling will receive an honorary doctorate degree. In addition, Dr. Thomas Pardee, chairman of the Baker College of Flint board of regents and a member of the Baker College System board of trustees, will also receive an honorary doctorate degree. Dr. Pardee owns and operates a private optometry practice in Flint.
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In case you missed it: The Baker College Car and Motorcycle Show

Photo of the Day: A 1937 Ford at Baker College Car & Motorcycle Show

A 1937 Ford from the Baker College Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday afternoon in Flint. (Photo by Jared Field)

For a full photo album, click here.

Economist Paul Traub coming to Baker College of Flint next month

Date: Tuesday, May 24
Place: Baker College of Flint Auditorium
Time: 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
What: Presentation by Paul Traub, business economist from the Detroit Branch of the Federal Bank of Chicago
Topic: The current and forecasted economic conditions including GDP, unemployment projections, interest rates and related economic issues.
Sponsored by: Baker College of Flint, Baker College Student Business Association, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Flint Journal, Junior Achievement of Genesee Valley