Alumna, Felicee Murchison, graduated this past April from UM-Flint’s School of Management with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She was also awarded the Most Outstanding MBA Student from her graduating cohort. During her time as a student, Felicee was engaged with campus events and cross-campus learning opportunities such as earning a certificate from the Sexual Violence Prevention Program and a certificate from the Inclusive Leadership Program. As our featured alumni of the month, Felicee shares why she attended UM-Flint, career goals she outlines for herself, and how peer-to-peer interaction shaped her time at UM-Flint.
Q: Degree(s) and graduation year:
A: Master of Business Administration – General, 2022
Q: Why did you choose to attend UM-Flint for your degree?
A: I chose UM-Flint because of the convenience without compromise. UM-Flint offers an award-winning and the highest accredited online MBA option, which I needed while working and caring for my family.
Q: What is the most important thing you learned while you were at UM-Flint?
A: The most important thing I learned while at UM-Flint was to never give up. During my first semester at UM-Flint, we went 100% online. It was quite an adjustment for me because I am a fan of the more traditional classroom setting. However, my peers and professors made it easy to adjust and succeed.
Q: What is one of your favorite events you attended or classroom experiences at UM-Flint? Why?
A: My favorite event attended was Blue Bash 2021. It was really the first time that the UM-Flint community came together after the pandemic. It was as if we didn’t skip a beat and the sense of togetherness and belonging was amazing and memorable.
Q: Who influenced you most during your time at UM-Flint and why?
A: Becky Toney, my fellow classmate was very influential late in my journey. She offered some incredible gems of advice right when I was at my breaking point of giving. She was so positive and encouraging and would even call to check on me at times!
Q: Describe your career path.
A: Currently, I work on the clinical side of healthcare as a technologist. However, I chose to return for a Business degree to tap into the administrative and/or leadership side of decision-making.
Q: Where are you currently working and your title? How long have you been in this position or at this organization? What is your job like day to day?
A: Computed tomography/Radiology,CVT Technologist-Mclaren-Flint. Worked here for the past 15 years. I treat and care for patients. This ranges from performing scans on suspected stroke patients to assisting the cardiologist to insert cardiac stents for patients that are having a heart attack.
Q: What is a long-term career or professional goal you have for yourself?
A: I am a change agent and I had an amazing internship experience in the Human Resources arena that allowed me to look for ways to make a positive and lasting impact within the organization. I intend to stay on a professional journey that allows me to bring solutions to problems within the overall culture.
Q: What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
A: I would tell anyone interested in Business Management that it is such a broad career path. Please give yourself grace if you find yourself gravitating towards certain subject matters and running from others!
Q: Fun Facts!
A: I am a Lebron James fan! I would love to travel to Africa! I love Jesus!
Q: What is something people may not know about you?
A: I am really an introvert! I am learning to step outside my comfort zone and open up to new people and opportunities!