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Michigan business, education leaders respond to Senate K-12 budget

LANSING — The following are statements from Michigan business and education leaders who serve on the School Finance Research Collaborative reacting to today’s Senate K-12 and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approval of a 2020 school budget plan. Dr. Randy Liepa, Wayne RESA superintendent “The state Senate’s K-12 budget represents a missed opportunity to begin fixing Michigan’s broken school funding approach and […]

MCC student leadership society inducts 48 new members

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), inducted 48 new members for the Winter 2019 Semester, and awarded two National Engaged Leaders recognitions, and one Advanced and Executive Leadership Certificate at their Winter Induction ceremony April 20. The ceremony was the culmination of a years’ worth of work. […]

Ascension Genesys Hospital to host free heart and stroke screening

GRAND BLANC — Ascension Genesys Hospital is hosting a free heart and stroke screening event 7 to 10 a.m. this May 4. The event, dedicated to heart disease screening and prevention, will provide an electrocardiogram, a blood glucose screening, body mass index, blood pressure check and more. There is no appointment or registration necessary. Attendees are asked to enter through […]

In brief

Forward Together meeting planned FLINT — The Forward Together Steering Committee will host its first public meeting; a Visioning Summit on Economic Prosperity. The event will be held May 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Baker College, Flint Campus in the gymnasium. It’s open to the public and community members are encouraged to invite their full network to attend. Doors open […]

Providing youth with a sense of belonging, community


In my last column, I highlighted some of the different ways that afterschool programs support our current and future workforce. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role youth programs play in creating a sense of community and belonging for participants. Recently, a YouthQuest student shared that one of his favorite things about the afterschool program is the […]

HAP partners with Livongo to help Medicare Advantage members manage diabetes

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan announced it has partnered with Livongo, a whole person platform that empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, to provide HAP Medicare Advantage members with a more personalized experience to help them better manage their diabetes. HAP Medicare Advantage members who have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes […]

In brief

New MEDC marketing campaigns support business attraction, growth opportunities in Michigan LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm, marked its 20-year anniversary by announcing the launch of two new integrated marketing campaigns, building on the message that Michigan is the optimum place for companies to locate and grow. With a focus […]

MCC President named Bulpitt Woman of the Year by AAWCC

FLINT — Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea, President of Mott Community College, (MCC), received the Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) April 14 at the organization’s annual awards breakfast. The Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award is given for outstanding leadership and mentorship to provide opportunities for women in […]

McLaren Flint offers free seminar on treatment for leaky heart valves

FLINT — Area residents are invited to join McLaren Flint’s cardiac experts for a discussion on leaky heart valves and their treatment options on May 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Hospitality House at McLaren, G-3170 Beecher Rd. Featured speakers are Sanjay Batra, MD, board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, and Ahmad Munir, MD, board certified interventional cardiologist. This seminar is free, […]

McLaren Flint Psychologist Earns Specialty Board Certification

FLINT – Nicole Franklin, Psy.D., has been awarded the American Board of Professional Psychology’s (ABPP) specialty board certification in Clinical Health Psychology. This board certification attests to her excellence in meeting the advanced education, training and professional standing established by her specialty, as well as examination by peers in the specialty attesting to the demonstration of practice in the field. […]


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