1,000 attend 'Discover Kettering'
Kettering's annual summer open house attracts 376 prospective students
They came from all over Michigan, plus California, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and more. Kettering University hosted around 1,000 guests on campus Aug. 6 during its annual summer open house "Discover Kettering," an opportunity for college-shopping high school students and their families to "discover" what Kettering has to offer.
"There was a lot of energy on campus Saturday," said Program Coordinator Shari Luck. "It was beautiful weather. People were happy."
About 100 current Kettering students volunteered their time at the program, Luck said, along with a large number of faculty and staff. "There were 25 labs around campus open for tours and Ray Rust ran the jet engine outside the Mott Center. Both the fuel cell lab and the crash safety center were busy all day, too."
Luck said "Discover Kettering" gives prospective students and their families a chance to meet with Kettering faculty and current students, tour campus facilities and find out more about the Kettering advantage of a real-world education coupled with real-world job experience. An academic expo was hosted in the Recreation Center, where students got to talk to faculty members about the various academic programs and majors. Students also met with admissions, co-op and financial aid representatives to find out what it takes to be a Kettering student and get first-hand information about the university's premier professional co-op program. A panel of current Kettering students told stories about their school and job experiences. Campus tours helped the visitors get an inside look at classrooms, laboratories, the residence hall and the recreation center. A special session offered information for transfer students.
"It was an enjoyable day," Luck added. "I'm always happy to see students and their parents get so excited about their future."
The next "Discover Kettering" is Saturday, Nov. 5. For more information on Kettering's open houses, email Shari Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Pat Mroczek