U-M president to make keynote remarks at high school commencement in Detroit

June 5, 2007
  • umichnews@umich.edu

DATE: 10 a.m.-noon June 8, 2007.

EVENT: University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman will make keynote remarks at the commencement ceremonies of Western International High School at Chene Park, 2600 E. Atwater St., in Detroit. The media is invited to attend.

Expected to attend: 278 graduates?the largest WIHS graduating class in at least five years?thousands of family members, friends and well-wishers, including numerous members of the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education.

President Coleman will be introduced at the event by WIHS 2007 graduate and entering U-M freshman Deanna Huynh.

University of Michigan
Established in 1817, the University of Michigan is recognized as one of the nation’s great public universities, a leader in both teaching and research. With nearly 465,000 living degree holders, U-M has one of the nation’s largest alumni. U-M has three campuses: Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint, for a combined student enrollment of 54,300. The Ann Arbor campus is home to 19 schools and colleges?most of which are at or near the top of national rankings?where undergraduate students can choose from more than 225 majors and 660 degree programs. Ann Arbor’s 25,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students come from all 50 states and 120 countries.

The Detroit Public Schools
The Detroit Public Schools, founded in 1842, is one of the nation’s largest public school systems. Detroit Public Schools is a school district of choice and is open to children who live outside the city. The District offers numerous competitive academic and career technical programs. Among these world-class programs are the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School, Michigan’s only public school of its kind; Davis Aerospace, one of few college prep high schools in the country where students can obtain a pilot’s license; the Detroit School of the Arts, a multiple award winning performing arts high school; and Crockett Technical High School, a digital technology high school. For more information about the District, visit: www.detroitk12.org