Baker College of Flint Hosts Community Open House for Center for Transportation Technology

August 24, 2009

Baker College of Flint is hosting a community open house to celebrate the completion of its new division, the Center for Transportation Technology. The event, open to the general public, is Wednesday, August 26, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., 1717 South Dort Highway, the former site of the Superior Pontiac-Cadillac dealership in Flint.

Officials from Baker College of Flint and community leaders will speak beginning at 2:30 p.m. They include:
2:30 – Dr. Julianne Princinsky, president, Baker College of Flint
2:35 – Dale Kildee, congressman, 5th district of Michigan
2:38 – Dayne Walling, mayor, city of Flint
2:41 – Tim Herman, chairman, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce
2:44 – Mike Irwin, director, Michigan Center for Truck Safety
2:47 – Glen Merkel, president, Davis Cartage Company
2:50 – Gary Drago, president/owner, Drago’s Corvettes
2:53 – Phillip Whitmer, dean, Center for Transportation Technology, Baker College of Flint
2:56 – Other dignitaries’ remarks
3:05 – Closing remarks – Dr. Princinsky

A variety of activities are planned for attendees, including tours of the facility, the opportunity to try out a truck-driving simulator and attend the “Truck Smart” program presented by the Michigan Center for Truck Safety, and a chance to win a Baker College of Flint scholarship. There will be food and beverages, a disc jockey and many events for children, including a bounce house, a game board, a super slide and bike and electric car races.

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