Graduates reflect on college careers at UM-Flint

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Spring 2019 Commencement
Spring 2019 Commencement

The Spring Commencement ceremonies of April 28 marked a day to celebrate and honor the most recent graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint. Several grads shared their thoughts on what the university has meant to them.

Ashley Lee

Ashley Lee: Bachelor of Science in Social Work

“I love UM-Flint. I love the social work program. It really helped me grow as a person, and prepared me to be a professional.”

Justin Shemanski

Justin Shemanski: Master of Arts in Applied Communication

“UM-Flint is a gem within the city. To be able to affiliate with the university and the people within it, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences.”

Khadija Mohammed

Khadija Mohammed: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

“I’ve met some great people. It’s been a good journey. Everything as a whole has been good.”

Drew Boulton

Drew Boulton: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“The university teaches you how to manage all kinds of things, time management, everything.”

Riyadh Alsulmi

Riyadh Alsulmi: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

“I’ve had a great experience here. I’ve learned a lot. I like campus. Everybody is friendly here.”

Tyrice Denson

Tyrice Denson: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 

“The most fulfilling thing has been the close relationships with my professors. I loved the political science professors and most of my classes were smaller so I could really develop those one-on-one relationships.”

Robert is a staff writer in University Communications & Marketing. Contact him with comments, questions, and story ideas.