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Graduate Student Spotlight: RoShawndra Opara

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Hello, and welcome back to another week of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re covering RoShawndra Opara of our Ed.D program! RoShawndra’s current studies are a continuation of her undergraduate focus, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education, specifically in PreK-12th grade teaching, with an emphasis on English and Math. In her graduate

Navigating Grad School: Imrul Shuva’s Journey in Computer Science and Research

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The road to success in graduate school is paved with unique challenges and triumphs, especially for those pursuing their aspirations in a foreign country. In this week’s Victors in Grad School podcast, Imrul Shuva, a graduate student in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Michigan Flint, shared his insightful journey through graduate

Graduate Student Spotlight: Ekbal Alnajar

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Ready for the New Year? Before we leap into 2024, it’s time for one last highlight of 2023! Today’s Graduate Student Spotlight is for Ekbal Alnajar, a dual degree graduate student studying for his Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics *and* his Master of Business Administration! Ekbal is continuing his studies into business

Graduate Student Spotlight: Alivia Combs

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Welcome back to our regular Graduate Student Spotlight! Today’s graduate student is Alivia Combs, a Master of Business Administration student! Alivia is working hard as a graduate student, and enjoys her studies, taking a keen interest in her entrepreneurship classes. In her undergraduate degree, she studied music- now she focuses on marketing within her graduate

Ron Williams: Elevating Success through Education and Strategic Knowledge

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Graduate school is a significant undertaking that requires dedication, commitment, and a clear focus on personal and professional goals. This week on the Victors in Grad School Podcast we have a compelling conversation with Ron Williams, a successful business professional who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan – Flint.

Graduating Student Spotlight- Emily Kim Leonard

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Welcome back to another week of the Graduating Student Spotlight! Today’s graduate is Emily Kim Leonard of our Master of Public Administration Program! Emily studied advertising in her undergraduate degree, but moved on to concentrating on social and public policy in her graduate studies. She has a strong interest in social justice issues, and uses

Building Skills Through Graduate Education to Lead Organizations With Brandee Cooke-Brown

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In this episode of Victors in Grad School, We welcome Brandee Cooke-Brown, the Executive Director of 100k Ideas, a nonprofit organization in Flint, Michigan. We discuss Brandee’s journey from her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan to her decision to pursue a master’s degree after several years of working. Brandee explains that her path

Graduating Student Spotlight: Shannda Markee

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This December, we’re going to do something different for our Graduate Student Spotlight! Instead, it will be the return of the Graduating Student Spotlight! All December, we’ll be highlighting graduate students that will be finishing up with their degrees and graduating. We’re starting today’s Graduating Student Spotlight with Master of Leadership and Organizational Dynamics student,

Mastering Time Management: Leslee Whetstone’s Key to Graduate School Success

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In this episode of Victors in Grad School podcast, Dr. Christopher Lewis, the Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan Flint, speaks with Leslee Whetstone, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan Flint. They discuss Leslie’s journey from earning a Bachelor of Arts in History to pursuing a Master’s

Graduate Student Spotlight – Emma DeBaeke-Brighton

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Today we’re returning with another Graduate Student Spotlight! Today’s graduate student is Emma DeBaeke-Brighton, who is studying Physical Therapy for her graduate education! Emma started out studying exercise science in her undergraduate education, which has helped her move on to her graduate studies. She loves working with UM-Flint’s community partners to help those in need