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Mike Schaal

Director of Recreation Services Recreation Center, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
2-110 RC

Kathryn Schaefer

Lecturer Department of Business, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Drive
4-318 N
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Kathryn Schaefer, lecturer in the Business department
Master of Business Administration from Oakland University, with expertise in Accounting.

Schaefer finds Kettering students to be bright, ambitious and diligent, and believes that they "are definitely motivated to learn and desire to go beyond the textbook in their quest for knowledge. The practical, real-world experience through the co-op education program really gives Kettering students an advantage over their non-Kettering peers because it prepares them for life after graduation." Her favorite part about teaching is interacting with students in a small classroom environment. In order to teach Kettering students, you don't lecture to them, you interact with them via class discussions, group projects, and in-class exercises. The interaction is what really fosters the learning experience.

Her advice for prospective students: "A Kettering education is an unsurpassable investment in your future. In addition to acquiring the knowledge and skills vital to your area of study, the real-world experience gained through the co-op education program will jump-start your career ahead of your non-Kettering peers and better prepare you for life after graduation."

One of Schaefer's first experiences with Kettering students was subbing for an accounting class. As she was covering the topics that she was asked to cover, one student commented, "We already learned that." A few nodded in agreement as the rest of the class was silent. She then stated, "Excellent, then why don't you demonstrate to the class how to figure out the problem?" The student was speechless and the class started laughing. A few students finally mentioned that they hadn't covered that particular topic yet. So much for the attempt to get out of class early!

Hidden talents and outside interests: Shaefer and her husband have three very active daughters so they're usually at swim classes, dance classes, scouting events, or at home helping with homework. Shaefer also finds time to be outside as much as possible for walking, biking, rollerblading and swimming. As an avid gardener, Summer has become her favorite season.

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Regina Schreck

Art Center Curator Liberal Studies 4-536 AB

Stacy Seeley

Department Head, Professor, Program Director Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-213 MC
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Dr. Stacy Seeley, Department Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Program Director of Chemical Engineering; and Professor of Biochemistry

Professional Preparation:
B.S. Chemistry,1989 - Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Ph.D. BioPhysical Chemistry,1995 - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Post-Doc Biochemistry 1997-1997, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Seeley has taught at Kettering for more than eleven years and feels that some of the best descriptors of Kettering students are motivated, bright and hard-working. Additionally, she says that Kettering students are more driven to succeed and learn, and more focused than students at other institutions.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching at Kettering for Seeley is the chance to work with students in labs, since this provides the best opportunity to get to know her students better. She also says that when looking at institutions where she would like to teach, she held Kettering in high regard, since the school is focused on teaching.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Come to Kettering!  Our programs are rigorous but we provide a nurturing environment"

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Cynthia Seymour

Administrative Assistant Senior Customer Service and Programs, Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Staff 1700 University Ave
2-328 CC

Dustin Short

HVAC Senior/Locksmith Physical Plant 1700 University Ave
5-700 CC

Julie Simmons

Administrative Specialist Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-101 MC

Joseph Smith

Safety Officer Campus Safety, Office of Administration & Finance 1700 University Avenue
2-000 CC

Michelle Smith

Transfer Records Specialist Registrar's Office 1700 University Ave.

Roger Smith

Associate Director of Admissions - Transfer Admissions, Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Staff 1700 University Ave
4-725 CC