Third-year biology student Melyssa Secor has created art throughout her life for enjoyment, but also to ward off the stress from her medical challenges. Now, two of her paintings will be auctioned off this fall to help families of pediatric heart patients. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center will showcase and sell artwork from patients and family members November 15, including two pieces by Secor.
Over a thousand visitors attended last year’s Touch-A-Truck event. This year, over 20 specialty vehicles will be available to check-out. The event is intended to help familiarize children with the men, women, and yes, vehicles charged with keeping their community safe.
The almost 27-year-old building will feature new labs and other facilities that will both enhance the learning experience of students and increase faculty resources.
The number of UM-Flint courses designed to connect academic expertise to community concerns keeps growing. The number of civic engagement classes at the University of Michigan-Flint has reached a record high this semester.