Child Care: Early Childhood Development Center
1313 William S. White Building
Fax: (810) 237-6690
Hours: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Director: Joslyn Marinelli
Administrative Specialist: Tara Hyatt
Head Teachers: Alysha Arnould, Robert Callahan, Jen Cozart, Khloe Girard, Mary Lynn Gottler, Mariah Haskins, Sharneese Jones, Angela Sintery, Breeanna Spivey, Nikki Swink
Receptionist: Rhonda Sevick
Food Service Associate: Shaide Tallent
The faculty and staff of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) is committed to providing a high quality program for young children and their families. The program is nationally accredited through NAEYC and designed to promote the development of the total individual by helping each child to develop skills in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive areas. This is accomplished by providing a balanced program that includes both teacher directed and child initiated activities, quiet as well as active experiences, and the recognition that learning occurs in both formal and informal settings, especially through play.
Young children are integrally connected to their homes and families, and it is understood that families are and should be the principle influence in their children’s lives. The ECDC seeks to be appropriately responsive to families. Parents, teachers, and staff work together toward the goal of nurturing children in an environment where all are respected for their individual differences and provided with the building blocks for a lifelong love of learning.
The ECDC is a ‘living laboratory’ where adults as well as children come to learn. We believe that we learn from the children just as much as they are learning from us. Teachers are co-collaborators with children. Teachers are guiding, mentoring, and modeling, but also observing, reflecting, and hypothesizing. Teachers are researchers, studying the changes that individual children have as they grow, as well as the changes in the group and between group members. Our teachers are curious, interested, and enthusiastic about how children learn, and how children show us what they know. We understand that much of what children show us about their learning and understanding of the world is not through verbal communication.
The mission of the Early Childhood Development Center is to:
- Promote the development of social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, physical and creative skills in an environment sensitive to each child’s strengths and needs.
- Provide opportunities to educate University of Michigan-Flint students in skills relevant to their professions.
- Offer high quality child care to our constituents: students, faculty, staff and community.
- Contribute to the ongoing development and education of early childhood professionals, families, and caregivers in the Flint area through research, collaboration, and teaching.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
264 Harding Mott University Center
Fax: (810) 762-3498
Counseling Center Social Worker: Ryan Ashley, MSW, LMSW
Counseling Center Social Worker: Kayla M. Freeman, MSW, LMSW
Counseling Center Social Worker: Brian Hopkins, MSW, LMSW
Counseling Center Social Worker: Valerie F. Jackson, MSW, LMSW
Counseling Center Social Worker: Jenna K. Newton, MSW, LMSW
Administrative Assistant: Leanne M. Vamossy
Services central to student persistence and success are provided through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS is dedicated to ensuring a safe environment that is highly student-centered and results oriented. These services are free to all enrolled students.
Counseling and Psychological Services supports students’ academic and personal success by providing preventive and remedial counseling, psychological, and outreach services. College students may experience many challenges in completing their degree such as depression, anxiety, adjustment to new demands and/or environments, relationship concerns, test anxiety, time management, eating issues or body image concerns, and addictive behaviors. CAPS staff also offer consultative services to faculty and staff. There is a strong commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse campus community.
At CAPS, currently enrolled students are provided the following:
- Individual counseling and therapy
- Couples, marital, and family therapy
- Therapy groups
- Crisis intervention
- Referrals to community providers
- Outreach workshops on a variety of topics such as stress management, test anxiety, and suicide prevention
- On-line mental health screenings
Students may call or walk in to Counseling and Psychological Services to schedule an appointment. When students are first seen, they will need to complete an Intake process. Students may be assured that their records and other pertinent information will be managed within strict professional rules of confidentiality.
Disability and Accessibility Support Services
264 Harding Mott University Center
Fax: (810) 762-3498
Coordinator: Chip Evans, M.S.
Disability and Accessibility Support Services will utilize our expertise in disability and higher education to deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to students with disabilities. To this end, we will
- Facilitate and advocate for reasonable accommodations allowing students equal access to programs, activities, and services of the institution.
- Cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for necessary accommodations.
- Identify and respond to the fluid nature of student needs and learning environments.
UM-Flint students may be able to obtain general and specialty medical care right next to campus at:
Ascension Downtown Flint Health Center
420 S. Saginaw St. (entrance is off Kearsley St.)
Phone: (810) 232-3522 (available 24/7) Clinic answers phone between 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. until close.
When calling, identify self as UM-Flint student, employee, or affiliate.
Please bring the following to all appointments: picture ID and insurance card. If under age 18, written permission from your guardian is required to treat your healthcare needs, and someone 18 years or older must be present for appointment.
For a listing of other health resources near downtown Flint including urgent care, emergency room, and mental health services, as well as information on health insurance and on-campus wellness resources, go to: https://www.umflint.edu/reccenter/student-health-resources.
Housing and Residential Life
1 Riverfront Center West
Fax: (810) 762-3362
Director of Housing and Residential Life: Clark N. Dawood, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Residential Life: Martha (M.D.) Matlock, M.S.
Hall Director: Jeffrey C. Cox, M.A.
Senior Administrative Assistant: Karol A. Scheitler, A.A.S.
University of Michigan-Flint is fully dedicated to the creation of learning-centered communities where inclusiveness, academic excellence, personal growth, and the free exchange of divergent ideas are highly valued. An incredibly diverse group of student residents are encouraged to actively shape their communities, and are expected to balance individual and collective needs with civility and honesty. Our foundation is built upon a presumption of goodwill and the belief that mutual respect is a fundamental right of every human being. All are responsible for upholding the community standards and a safe, inclusive environment.
Housing and Residential Life staff are committed to developing a sensitive, socially just, and humane community in the residence halls. The staff are trained to assist residents in developing a multicultural community, supporting academic achievement, and creating opportunities for personal growth. Housing and Residential Life staff seek to create and maintain safe environments conducive to the development of all students, and assist them in understanding and utilizing college resources and policies.
First Street Residence Hall and Riverfront Residence Hall are provide spacious living arrangements, spaces to study, and comfortable lounges for social interactions, all in a completely wireless and high-tech environment that is only minutes away from classes.
Students interested in living on campus should contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life to explore living options.
Office of the Registrar
266 University Pavilion
Telephone: (810) 762-3344
Fax: (810) 762-3346
Registrar: Karen A. Arnould
Associate Registrar: Stacy L. Lee
The Office of the Registrar’s charge is to preserve the integrity, accuracy, and privacy of all academic records; to uphold the value of courses taken and degrees conferred; to interpret institutional and governmental policies to members of the academic and general community; and to efficiently distribute these records in full compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations.
The Office of the Registrar provides a wide variety of academic services to students, faculty and staff. The office maintains academic and student data, grades, transcripts, graduation applications and diplomas. Course schedules and catalogs are prepared, schedules of final exams, and room assignments for classes. Registration, drops, adds (adjustments to schedules) are processed. The office provides students with degree evaluations in SIS via CAPP (Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning) for academic programs. The Office of the Registrar develops systems and procedures for business processes, produces official enrollment data, and responds to the student information needs of the university community. The Registrar serves as a liaison for students seeking residency status at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Director: Theresa J. Landis, M.A., Ed.S.
Associate Director: Gary T. Parr, M.A.L.S.
Associate Director for Club Sports: Julia M. Stulock, M.A.
Assistant Director for Student Professional Development: Ervin Leavy, Jr., M.A.
Assistant Director for Health & Fitness: Jessica Viertlboeck, M.A.
Assistant Director for Intramural & Club Sports: Chris A. Clolinger, M.A.
Business Information Manager: Amy C. Clolinger, B.S., B.A.
Marketing Coordinator: Jo Ann L. Ford
Customer Service Specialist: Kassi K. Bremer, BBA
Customer Service Specialist: Vacant
The Recreation Center is open to all currently enrolled students via their MCards. Annual, monthly and daily memberships may also be purchased by alumni, community members, student family members and students not currently taking classes.
The 80,000 square foot facility includes a multi-purpose gym, Cybex and free weight equipment areas, cardio equipment, indoor track, racquetball courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms (rental locker service available), personal workout area, and a special cross training room. A swimming pool, whirlpool spa, dry heat saunas and an inclusive locker room are also part of the Recreation Center operation.
The goal of the Recreation Center is to provide a safe, motivating environment that enables a diverse participant base to improve their health and well-being through recreation, fitness and sports. In addition, the Recreational Services department offers the following activities and programs:
Academic Physical Education Courses. The Recreation Center, under the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences, offers a variety of one, two and three-credit hour physical education courses each semester. Several of the physical education courses fulfill the health & well-being General Education attribute requirement.
Employment. The Recreation Center is one of the largest employers of UM-Flint students on campus. Preference is given to students with work-study financial aid in order to ensure that they have ample opportunity to use their award.
Intramural Sports. The Intramural Sports program consists of basketball, volleyball, soccer and a variety of special sports tournaments like table tennis, badminton and chess. This program provides students with the opportunity to participate in competitive sports while developing the qualities of leadership, cooperation, teamwork, and sportmanship.
Fitness Programs. A variety of free fitness opportunities are available including exercise equipment orientations and fitness classes like yoga, water exercise, dance exercise, curcuit training, cross training and special events such as an annual Health & Fit Fair. All fitness opportunities are provided by professional staff with degrees in related fields and/or instructors certified by nationally recognized fitness organizations.
Health Programs. A variety of free health services are available including nutrition consultations, health insurance enrollment assistance, educational workshops and activities on tobacco and substance abuse, sexual health and family planning, injury prevention, mental health, communicable and chronic diseases.
Other Opportunities. To better meet the health promotion and wellness needs of students, other fee-based opportunities are available including fitness assessment and exercise program consultation, personal and group training, strength training workshops, and youth sports camps.
The Club Sports Program is an integral component of the programming and activities offered by the department of Recreational Services. The goal of Club Sports is to create a safe and fun environment that encourages positive UM-Flint experiences through competitive sports. Participation is another means of providing balance to a student’s academic, personal, and social life with the development of teamwork, sportmanship, and leadership skills. Cheer, Men’s Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball and Women’s Volleyball are among the sports clubs currently offered. Active sport-based voluntary clubs include Judo and track/cross country. Individuals or groups who are interested in starting a new club, or developing a particular activity within the club sport structure are encouraged to present a proposal to the Club Sports Associate Director.
237 University Pavilion
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: Christopher M. Giordano, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students: Julie Ann Snyder, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor: Rob Montry, M.A., LPC
Executive Secretary to the Vice Chancellor: Kelly B. Loury
Communications Coordinator: Lindsay N. Knake, B.S.
Financial Analyst: Mariann M. Quaderer, B.S.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides leadership and coordinates activities within division areas to assist students in their academic and nonacademic lives at the university. These areas and activities support the academic mission of the university. The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) includes the Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS); Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Dean of Students; Disability and Accessibility Support Services (DASS); Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI); Housing and Residential Life (HRL); the Intercultural Center (ICC); Mpowering My Success; Office of the Ombuds; Recreational Services; Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL); and Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC).
Mpowering My Success
285 University Pavilion
Life Skills Coach: Rachel M. Osmer, MSW, LLMSW
Administrative Assistant: Tynesia Davis
The mission of Mpowering My Success is to provide financial and emotional support as well as mentorship to UM-Flint students who have experienced time in the foster care system. Thus, the program focuses on college access, college success, and life coaching. The dedicated staff and mentors strive to empower students to develop, improve, and sustain a variety of independent living skills to cultivate success both inside and outside of the classroom while living in a positive and healthy manner throughout college and beyond. Mpowering My Success will equip every student in the program with the necessary skills and resources to succeed both in their personal and academic lives.
Often times, people who have experienced foster care lack traditional family support which can make transitioning into college and graduating difficult. Mpowering My Success understands that success comes in many forms, and staff members strive to set up students for personal, financial, and academic success on their path to graduation and beyond! From group workshops to meeting one-on-one with a Life Skills Coach, Mpowering My Success aims to provide students with many resources to overcome potential challenges, build and develop life skills, and obtain a college degree.
Student Involvement and Leadership
Student Involvement and Leadership
361 Harding Mott University Center
Fax: (810) 762-3023
Associate Director of Student Involvement and Leadership: Christopher J. DeEulis, M.A.
Program Manager, Jaleesa L. Herrington, M.A.
Administrative Assistant Senior for Stduent Involvement and Leadership: Mary A. Velasquez, B.A.
The Department of Student Involvement and Leadership offers many opportunities to get involved on campus and build your leadership skills through student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and educational programs. We offer over 60 student organizations, ranging from social, cultural, honor societies, and academic groups. Getting involved enables students to develop important leadership skills that employers expect college graduates to have such as team work, inclusive leadership, problem-solving and planning skills, etc. To learn more about our offerings, check us out at: https://www.umflint.edu/studentorgs/mgagement-1
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Involvement in a fraternity or sorority provides a unique opportunity for students to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, community service and responsible social interaction. Greek Life allows students to make lasting friendships with individuals with similar ideals and purposes. Greek organizations active on campus include:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority
Theta Chi Fraternity
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Theta Phi Alpha Sorority
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Sponsored Student Organizations
364 Harding Mott University Center
Student Government serves as the official representative of the student community in expressing opinions and interests to the appropriate faculty, administrative, and student agencies. The purpose of Student Government is to listen to and act upon the needs and concerns of the students.
Student Government is responsible for appointing students to all University decision making committees. Anyone with a complaint or suggestion may visit the Student Government Office or voice his or her concern during the public opinion period at a Student Government meeting. Student Government assists student clubs and organizations through the recognition of club constitutions and the allocation of money to the clubs assisting them in operating and holding special events. Student Government officers are elected by the students for a one year term in a school-wide election. All vacancies and representative positions are filled by appointment.
Student Publications: The Michigan Times and Qua
381 Harding Mott University Center
The student newspaper, The Michigan Times, is produced by students for students. It publishes campus, entertainment and local news biweekly and serves as a forum for student opinion.
Qua, the campus literary magazine, provides students with opportunities to exhibit their talents in creative writing, graphics and photography.
Campus Activities Board
369 Harding Mott University Center
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student run organization dedicated to making campus life more interesting and fun for students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community. CAB members are exposed to numerous and varied experiences. Skills ranging from contract negotiation, budget management, and event planning to fundraising are acquired by students involved in CAB. In addition, CAB members increase their understanding of group dynamics, develop as leaders and learn to effectively manage their time.
Black Student Union
367 Harding Mott University Center
BSU works to address social issues related to African Americans, as well as learning and supporting other races/ethnicities on campus. The group collaborates with campus and community organizations to offer presentations, discussions, movies, and volunteer opportunities in the Flint community. Any student who is interested in diversity and social justice issues is encouraged to free to join and come to general body meetings.
University Dining Service
324 Harding Mott University Center
(810) 762-3065 - Picasso Main
(810) 762-5988 - Picasso Catering
University Dining Services offers a variety of food options throughout campus. Picasso Restaurant Group operates the food court located in the Harding Mott University Center, as well as Cafe Blue and Blue Bistro. Picasso is the exclusive caterer for the campus. There are also additional food vendors located in the University Pavilion operated independently.
Meal plans are available for all students to purchase. Maize Money is a declining balance fund that is loaded directly to the M-Card and can be used at all of the food service locations, the Campus Barnes & Noble, the Recreational Center, Printing Services, select vending machines in Housing and laundry machines in Housing. For additional information, see our website at www.umflint.edu/diningservices.