In brief

Free speaking event regarding shipwreck

FLINT — Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON, with guest speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is for adults and is at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors $9. Members: Adults $9, Seniors $8. Details: Call 810-237-3409. — G.G.

Blues musician to Headline ‘Tunes & Ties’ gala

FLINT — Accomplished blues and boogie woogie pianist Mark L. Braun, a 1975 graduate of Southwestern High School, will play a few numbers during the Tunes & Ties fundraising gala, taking place 6 -8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Flint Golf Club. The event is part of a year-long fundraising campaign to benefit the YouthQuest After School Initiative and will culminate with an especially unique journey that involves transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three from Flint to Mackinac Island this summer. Tickets are $100.00 per person and include valet parking, coat check, hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine, and the concert. Details: Call (810) 600-4072 or go online to headline-tunes-ties-gala-2/ — R.S.

Baker College human resource MBA earns nod from professional society

FLINT — Baker College’s MBA in human resource management has received alignment renewal from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) through 2022.

This acknowledgement means the graduate program is in alignment with SHRM’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.”

“Meeting the requirements of SHRM alignment is exceptionally advantageous to Baker College’s human resource management MBA program and its students,” said Jill Langen, Ph.D., Baker College Online/Center for Graduate Studies president. “Having our program elements mirror the needs of the HR industry helps us provide the highest quality education for our students and better positions them for professional success.”

Baker College is one of two Michigan schools that offer an MBA program that has been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment.

The alignment designation is part of SHRM’s initiative to define HR education standards taught at university business schools and to help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Details; Call 800-469-3165 or email, or visit — G.G.

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