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Kettering Community Involvement

Alumni Homecoming 2013

Kettering University continues to maintain long-standing traditions while celebrating new ones that will carry on for the University’s next 100 years. The Kettering community (students, faculty, staff, and retirees) are invited to participate in activities during the alumni Homecoming Weekend, May 17-18. This year, Homecoming Weekend celebrates Professor Reg Bell’s record-breaking 200 consecutive teaching terms and features a Car Show & Tailgate.


Reg Bell Celebration

Friday, May 17, 7-9 p.m.

Spring 2013 marks an extraordinary milestone in Professor Reg Bell’s career at Kettering University—his 200th consecutive teaching term. Be a part of this event by attending a lecture, reception and dinner in Professor Bell's honor.

Consider giving to the Professor Reg Bell Endowment or submit your memorable Professor Bell stories and photos to be included in memory book. To contribute, email your stories and photos to or post on Facebook.

More about Reg Bell's accomplishment.

RSVP to Reg Bell Celebration.



Car Show & Tailgate

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enter your favorite car,  or just enjoy the car show and tailgating with fun activities. There will be fun for everyone.

The car show is open to all makes and models, cars and trucks. Special-interest, unrestored, and in-process vehicles and motorcycles are welcome.

The first 100 cars entered will receive commemorative dash plaques. Registration is $10 for faculty and $5 for students in advance. $15 on the day of the show.

RSVP to Car Show & Tailgate.

Homecoming 2013

Reg Bell Celebration

  • 4-5:30 p.m. - Reg Bell Lecture, “From Explosions I have Known and Loved to the Big Bang Universe—a Personal Journey”
  • 5:30-7:15 p.m. - Reg Bell Reception
  • 7:30-9 p.m. - Reg Bell Tribute Dinner with Special Guest Al Darlington


Car Show

People's choice awards:

  • Antique, Classic, Modern
  • Motorcycle
  • Alternative fuel
  • Coolest technology
  • Fraternity/sorority 
  • People’s favorite