The Admissions Staff is here for YOU!

We can help you complete your application, answer questions about financial aid, or share more about our professional co-op program. Just let us know how we can help. Give us a call at 1-800-955-4464 X7865 or send us an email to

Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Enrollment

Kip DarcyKip Darcy
(810) 762-9511

Hometown: Westminster, MD
Number of years at Kettering:  1.5 years
Territory: St. Louis, MO
Favorite music: The Doors, Lorde
Favorite movie: Traffic
Favorite website: Bring a Trailer
Why students choose Kettering: Astounding outcomes!

Director of Admissions 

Tracie Jones

Tracie Jones

(800) 955-4464 ext. 9536 
Hometown: Adrian, MI
Began working at Kettering: I have been at Kettering since 2003.
Territory: The following Michigan high schools - Athens High School, Brandon High School, Clarkston High School, Lake Orion High School, Novi High School, Oxford High School, Rochester High School, Rochester Adams High School, Stoney Creek High School, and Troy High School
Favorite music: How about favorite music artists; Sarah McLachlan, Matchbox 20 and Evanescence.
Favorite movie: Do not really have just one, I like lots of them
Favorite website:
Why students choose Kettering: The simple answer...Kettering is unique; it is not an average, typical university. Therefore, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are far from ordinary. To use my favorite quote courtesy of Winston Churchill "We are all worms. But I believe I am a glow-worm." KU fosters, develops, and enhances glow-worm capabilities.

Associate Director of Admissions - Transfer

Roger Smith

Roger Smith
(800) 955-4464 ext. 9834
Hometown: Burton, MI
Number of years at Kettering: 8 years
Territory: All Transfer Students
Favorite music: Anything by Van Morrison
Favorite movie: Godfather 1 & 2 (which is really one seamless movie)
Favorite website:
Why students choose Kettering: Co-op is the Kettering advantage. It gives our graduates a clear "leg up" as they begin their careers!

Assistant Director of International Admissions

Shannon AcostaShannon Acosta

(800) 955-4464 ext. 7961
Hometown: Ephrata, PA
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: International, Ingham County, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania
Favorite music: EDM (electronic dance music) and 90s grunge
Favorite movie: Anchorman,Tommy Boy, and Inception
Favorite website: &
Why students choose Kettering: Kettering provides the unique opportunity to gain practical, real-world work experience as a student. Kettering students are very likely to have a job in their field when they graduate.

Admissions Counselor

Brian Catt

Brian Catt

(800) 955-4464 ext. 9538
Hometown: Fishers, IN
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: Western Michigan, IN, IL, AR, KS, KY, MN, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, & WY
Favorite music: I listen to nearly everything… from Luke Bryan, to Deadmau5, to Macklemore, to M83!
Favorite movie: Inception
Favorite website:
Why students choose Kettering: Kettering students enjoy a great college experience while also gaining invaluable work experience with one of our 500+ co-op partners.  Kettering’s unique co-op program puts you miles ahead of your peers when it comes time to start your career.  Many employers seek out our students because they are gaining industry knowledge, work experience, and professional “soft” skills before they ever truly start their career.  Kettering students are a hot commodity!

Admissions Counselor

Samantha ForenSamantha Foren

(800) 955-4464 ext. 7959
Hometown: Flint, MI
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: Midland, Bay, Saginaw, and Genesee counties in MI
Favorite music: Whatever is on the radio - Top 40s!
Favorite movie: Chicago, Up, cheesy 80s/90s high school movies
Favorite web site:
Why students choose Kettering: They understand that a Kettering degree is powerful. Our students get incredible amounts of hands-on experience within their fields with co-ops and lab-based courses combined with a great education taught by caring, student-centered faculty. Kettering is a one-of-a-kind school for one-of-a-kind students.


Admissions Counselor

Tai KimTai Kim

(800) 955-4464 ext. 9748
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: MI (Grand Traverse, Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Genesee Counties), NY, NJ, MA, CT, DE, VT, ME, NH, NC, SC, GA, AL, LA, FL
Favorite music: classical music (especially Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms), romantic Latin music, German beer songs
Favorite movie: Casablanca, 007 James Bond movies, Star Trek movies, Jackie Chan movies
Favorite Authors: Nietzsche, Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester, Carl Sagan, Jeffrey Archer
Why students choose Kettering: The emphasis on experiential learning supported by a world-class combination of state-of-the-art labs, small classes, and co-op program propels our graduates towards success in the real world.  Just take a look at the long list of our notable alumni.  Our students know that any university will take you places, but Kettering will take you further.

Admissions Counselor

Jack MassionJack Massion

(800) 955-4464 ext. 9818
Hometown: Aptos, CA
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: To be determinined
Favorite music: 90s alternative, underground hip-hop, overground hip-hop
Favorite movie: I can't say an ultimate favorite, but I love anything with Peter Sellers. I also love bad horror movies.
Favorite website: and
Why students choose Kettering: Students who cannot just sit back and watch choose Kettering. We give you the opportunity to get your hands dirty with our unique co-op program!

Associate Director of Admissions

Trisha Stommel

Trisha Stommel
(800) 955-4464 ext. 7325
Hometown: Horicon, WI
Number of years at Kettering: 8 years
Territory: Northern Michigan including the Upper Pennisula and Western Michigan. Other states include WA, MT, OR, ID, WY, CA, NV, UT, AZ, AK, HI
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite website: of course! I am also a and fan.
Why students choose Kettering: If you like to know "How" and "Why" you really need the hands on experience of labs and your co-op, you really can't learn everything out of a textbook.

Admissions Counselor

Scott TravisScott Travis

(800) 955-4464 ext. 7482
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Number of years at Kettering: Less than a year
Territory: Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties in Michigan, and Ohio
Favorite music: old rock, new rock, borrowed rock, blue rock
Favorite movie: Reservoir Dogs, Cool Hand Luke, Once Upon a Time in the West
Favorite website: whichever gets me the answer quickest!
Why students choose Kettering: Kettering students understand how an individually-tailored education, including excellent academics, the co-op, and extraordinary lab experience, will fit their specific needs. They also understand the lasting professional value of a Kettering education.