Baker College of Flint Celebrates Black History Month

From Baker College of Flint


In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several open-to-the-public events throughout February, including a Gospel Concert Night to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. The concert is Saturday, Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m., in the auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for students. A variety of talent from local churches and Baker College of Flint students, faculty and staff will perform. Gospel Concert Night is sponsored by the African-American Heritage 2013 Committee and the African-American Students for Advancement. For more information, contact Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282 or Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115.

Other Black History Month events at Baker College of Flint include: Research Your Genealogy, Movie Night, Culture Cooks and Poetic Spoken Word.

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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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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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Paul Traub, Fed economist, speaks at Baker College of Flint

Paul Traub at Baker College in Flint Tuesday morning. Jared Field| FOF

FLINT, Michigan — Paul Traub, a business economist from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, spoke to an audience of more than 100 people at Baker College in Flint Township today. The economist, formerly with Chrysler, spoke about the current economic climate in Michigan and across the United States complete with positive growth numbers and lagging indicators of full recovery.

Traub is a very effective communicator and, as I noted, he took the time to speak about principles of Macroeconomics that dictate the ebbs and flows of the economy. I thought that was particularly important because there were quite a few students in attendance who may have otherwise been overwhelmed by the number of graphs.

The event was sponsored by Baker College of Flint, the Baker College Student Business Association, the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Flint Journal, and Junior Achievement of Genesee Valley.

I must say that I really appreciate our local college community for putting on these sorts of events for the public.

This Sunday: Baker College of Flint hosts 2nd annual Car and Motorcycle Show at CTT

FLINT, Michigan – Baker College of Flint will host the 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle show on Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event, which will be held at The Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., with handicapped parking permitted at the CTT.

“Last year was such a great success that we decided to do it again,” said Phillip W. Whitmer, Baker College of Flint dean of transportation technology. “We had more than 1,000 attendees and 300 entries, and we’re hoping to exceed that number this year. With the help of our partners in the community, such as Perani Center donating the use of their parking lot, we are able to provide a great event for the entire family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and partake in the first of several major vehicle events in Genesee County this year.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to view many makes and models of motorcycles and automobiles, including classics, modified models, rat rods, tuners and low riders. There will be a stripped-down 1963 Cadillac, in process of being completely restored by Baker’s auto body students. The day’s events will also include guided tours of the CTT facility by Baker College students. Admissions representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information about all of Baker College’s programs.
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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