Commencement

Student Award Winners

Student Speaker

Ryan Thomas Neph

Outstanding Thesis

Jeanette Marie Smith

Leaders Fellows

  • John Robert Oliver
  • Nathan John Dwarshuis

President's Medal

  • Julie Ann Clark
  • Elizabeth Catherine Facemire
  • Ryan Thomas Neph
  • John Robert Oliver
  • Nathan John Dwarshuis
  • Lixi Liu
  • Lance Jeffery Byers
  • Hossein Tabrizi

Sobey Scholars

  • Julie Ann Clark
  • Elizabeth Catherine Facemire
  • Lisa Ann Mitchell
  • Ryan Thomas Neph
  • John Robert Oliver
  • Hayley Lauren Schuller
  • Jordan Patrick Syrowik
  • Benjamin Stuart VanZoest

Summa Cum Laude

  • Julie Ann Clark
  • Ryan Thomas Neph
  • Nathan John Dwarshuis
  • Noah James Gagnon
  • Joel George
  • Loi Duc Huynh
  • Lixi Liu
  • Casey Michael Masters
  • Jared Kevin Moore
  • Brittany Allyson Noble
  • Danielle Marie Shaffer

 


Commencement Speaker

Rodney O'Neal '76

Retired Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal '76 to speak at Kettering University Commencement ceremonies in June

Rodney O'Neal, a 1976 Kettering University graduate and former Delphi Automotive PLC CEO and president, will deliver the Kettering University Commencement Address on June 20.

During his tenure as CEO, O'Neal led Delphi through a historic reorganization that transformed the company into a premier entity.

More information on Rodney O'Neal '76.

Student Speaker

Kettering University student commencement speaker focused on using degree to improve lives of others

Ryan Neph ‘15 wants his fellow Kettering University graduates this year to work for more than paycheck or solely focus on the 9-to-5 and the security of a long-term position in an amicable environment. Instead, Neph wants every graduate to focus on improving the lives of those around them.

Neph will have an opportunity to present his message in detail during the student address at commencement on June 20. Neph, a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics,  was selected to speak for his peers during graduation and his message will focus on open-ended pursuits of the world’s greatest problems.

More information on Ryan Neph ‘15.

Award Winners

Meet the 12 graduating students who are recipients of prestigious institutional honors this year.

Top Row (left to right): Lance Byers, Julie Clark, Nathan Dwarshuis, Elizabeth Facemire, Lixi Liu, Lisa Mitchell; Bottom Row: Ryan Neph, John Oliver, Hayle Schuller, Jordan Syrowik, Hossein Tabrizi, Ben VanZoest. Read more.

Commencement and Graduation

Commencement is the ceremony honoring degree candidates and those who have already received degrees. Commencement occurs in June each year.

Graduation is the actual awarding of a degree. Degrees are awarded after each term; March, June, September and December. The graduation and diploma date are always the last date of the graduating term.

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