Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

Quion Wheeler’s Journey in Public Administration and Law Enforcement

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The transition from undergraduate to graduate school can be challenging and daunting, especially for first-generation college students. In this blog post, we will delve into the experiences of Quion Wheeler, a detective and school resource officer with the Pontiac School District, who pursued a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Michigan’s Rackham

Navigating the Shift: Going from Engineering to Business in Graduate School

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Embarking on the journey of graduate school is a significant milestone filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. In this week’s Victors in Grad School podcast we talk with Michael Weber, a retired General Motors global systems engineer, shared his insights and experiences about his transition from the workforce to graduate school. In this blog

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

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.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Meghan Bleck

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It’s the return of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re highlighting Meghan Bleck! Meghan is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Certification! She majored in History and Criminal Justice in her undergraduate degree, and takes a special interest in studying sexism in middle and high school settings, and how

Advice from Admission Professionals on Succeeding in Graduate School

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Welcome back to the Victors in Grad School podcast! In today’s episode, titled “Advice from Admission Professionals on Succeeding in Graduate School,” we bring you a unique and insightful perspective on graduate school success. Our host, Christopher Lewis, attended the NAGAP conference in New York City and had the opportunity to speak with admission professionals

Exploring Different Avenues: Lora Phelps’ Path to a Master’s Degree in Public Administration

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Welcome to another exciting episode of the Victors in Grad School podcast! In this episode, our host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, sits down with a special guest, Lora Phelps, an early college dual enrollment coordinator. Lora shares her journey from undergraduate to graduate school, discussing the pivotal moments and decisions that led her to pursue further education.

Lessons in Time Management and Success: Dylan Straka’s Grad School Experience

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Welcome back to the Victors in Grad School podcast, where we have conversations with students, alumni, and experts about finding success in graduate school. I’m your host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, and today we have a fascinating guest joining us. Dylan Straka, the Vice President for Finance at Premier Security Solutions and one of the Greater

Intentional Choices: Dr. Precios Armstrong’s Path to Academic Achievement

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, we have a special guest, Dr. Precios Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong is the special education supervisor for the Jackson County Intermediate School District and an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University. Dr. Christopher Lewis, the director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan, Flint, is excited