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Charitable Trust renews Golf Classic support

FLINT — The Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by First Merit Private Bank, has generously provided a $4,000.00 grant to the YWCA of Greater Flint in support of the YWCA’s 18th Annual Golf Classic. The event is being held at Atlas Valley Country Club on Monday, July 27. “The YWCA is thrilled to have the continued generous support of the Loeb Charitable Trust to a ssist us with the escalating needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in

Genesee County,” said Heidi McAra, CEO of the YWCA. Funds raised at the outing support the programs and services of the YWCA including, SafeHouse, a program providing 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children displaced as a result of domestic violence or sexual assault. – G.G.

Train Your Brain at Boot Camp

FLINT — Improve your math skills at Math Boot Camp this summer. Mott Community College’s (MCC) Science and Mathematics Division is offering two sessions of Math Boot Camp for current and incoming Mott students, and the general public, to brush up on their math skills.

“Current and incoming students will benefit from a general review of mathematics, through individualized instruction and guided practice,” said Todd Troutman, dean of Science and Mathematics. Mott students will have an opportunity to re-take the mathematics placement test on the last day of Boot Camp.

New this summer, two identical four-day sessions will be offered in an afternoon option and an evening option. Sessions will run July 27-30, from 1-4 p.m., and Aug. 3-6, from 5-8 p.m. Math Boot Camp is a non-credit class.

To register for one of the sessions, visit the Registration Office on Mott’s main campus in Flint at 1401 E. Court Street. The fee for either session is $50 (materials included). There is a class maximum of 15 students. – G.G.

Student vets to receive in-state tuition rates

LANSING — More than 13,500 student veterans and their dependents across the state can continue to use their G.I. Bill benefits and receive in-state tuition rates when they return to campus this fall.

Two state agencies collaborated to ensure student veterans, their spouses, children and other dependents can use their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, Montgomery G.I. Bill and other educational benefits to pursue their educational goals at each of Michigan’s 43 colleges and universities.

Under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 – also known as the Choice Act – public colleges and universities nationwide were required to offer in-state tuition and fees to all eligible individuals by July 1, 2015. In most states, a vote by the legislature could bring the entire state into compliance; however, under the Michigan Constitution, all state public institutions of higher learning are autonomously governed and each needed to adopt the revised Choice Act policies independently to be in compliance. Details: Call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838). – G.G.


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