Administrative staff

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
ffleurq@umflint.edu
Student Success Center

Fernando Fleurquin, M.D.

Director

Doctor of Medicine, University of the Republic, Uruguay; Master in Marketing and Business Management, Universidad de la Empresa, Uruguay; currently enrolled in an Ed.D. program in Higher Education at the University of North Texas; over 30 years of experience in education and 13 years in higher education

“Here is what I learned. 1. Make a realistic plan for your entire career, but also be ready to adapt your plans according to changes in your life; there will surely be several things that you didn’t anticipate. 2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; 3. Find as many chances as you can to interact with peers and faculty; it’s amazing what you can learn from others. 4. And help other students when you see them struggling. It’s good to feel you can help, but you will also grow when you approach other people who will see things from different perspectives.”

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
maggieg@umflint.edu
Student Success Center

Maggie Golembiewski, M.A., L.L.P.C.

Academic Advisor

BA with double major in music and sociology from Western Michigan University; MA in professional counseling from Central Michigan University; 19 Years of experience working in higher education (17 of those at UM-Flint)

When I started college I was undecided.  I pursued a major just to have one but my heart wasn't really in it.  It took me two full years before I connected with career services and to really begin the process of choosing a major and career path.  I wish I would have known what was available to help me as an undecided student sooner.  Seeking out career services, working with my academic advisor, and utilizing free personal counseling on campus helped me figure out my direction.  I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to begin that process.”

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
mkassel@umflint.edu
Student Success Center

Michael Kassel, Ph.D

Tutorial Coordinator

BA in History and Writing, MLS in American Culture, and Ph D in History; working at UM-Flint as Tutorial Coordinator since 1990, with faculty positions with History and American Culture.

“After stopping out of school for several years, I learned first-hand that it is possible to turn around poor academic skills and achieve the goals you set out to attain.” 

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
earmour@umflint.edu
Student Success Center

Becky Armour Standel, M.Ed.

Assistant Director

BA in Social Work from UM-Flint; M.Ed from Michigan State University; 20 years of experience working in Student Affairs at UM-Flint.

“What I learned that I wish I knew from the start – how to study at the University level because it was so different from high school. Also wish I would have connected with faculty in my field earlier on because I would have had a better sense of what the field was really about.”

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
chelseas@umflint.edu

Chelsea Smith

BA in Music from UM-Flint; MA in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University; Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Eastern Michigan University; 8 years working in higher education.
 
“As an undecided student, I wish someone had told me that choosing my major did not mean I was saying ‘no’ to other possibilities. I was afraid of making the wrong choice. I’ve since learned that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to selecting a course of study. Instead, choose something you’re passionate about, even if you can’t see how that passion will equate to financial security in the future. In the meantime, experience all that the University has to offer: participate in student groups, get a job on campus, volunteer for one of the many service organizations, and connect with your faculty and peers. These experiences shaped my passion for higher education; perhaps you’ll find your path by engaging in all UM-Flint has to offer.”

Student Employees

Email:
hduehrin@umflint.edu

Hunter Duehring

Office Assistant

Education: Engineering;2021

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” - David Brinkley
Email:
jennilyn@umflint.edu

Jennifer Lynn

Office Assistant

Education: Honors English- Writing hopefully winter 2021

“My Dad once told me that if college doesn’t work out, then I can come work with him in the factory he manages. That really motivated me to study hard.”

Email:
kmaitlan@umflint.edu

Kaitlyn Maitland

Office Assistant

Education: Major in Music with minor in Communication, projected graduation Fall 2018

“Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession”.