Bulldog Alumni Reunion Weekend at Kettering University was almost more fun than ought to be allowed. Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to remember their youth and share their life stories with old friends.
The mood was high and the laughter loud at the 2009 Bulldog Alumni Reunion weekend Sept. 10 through 13. The class of 1959 might have been known as the year of the singing engineer – they sang at lunch and at dinner at Warwick Hills Country Club. They sang at dinner TWICE! Younger alumni in attendance were heard asking for the words so they could sing the racy little GMI song at their 50th reunion.
Nine outstanding alumni were recognized by the Kettering University Alumni Association. They shared the stories of their success and represented the diversity of careers that Kettering/GMI alumni have in Engineering, Science, Math, Business and Technology. The nine honorees were recognized for professional excellence and civic engagement.
The awardees for 2009 were:
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS James A. McCaslin ‘74 President, Chief Operating Officer for Harley-Davidson Motor Company
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS David Kenny ‘84 Managing Partner of VivaKi, Publicis Groupe
MANAGEMENT ACHIEVEMENT Gregory Scott Deveson ‘84 Senior Vice President, Driveline and Chassis Control Systems, Magna Powertrain
ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT Lori J. Queen ‘79 Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors Midsize Trucks
CIVIC ACHIEVEMENT Phillip C. Dutcher ‘73 Chief Operations Officer, Naples Community Healthcare System ALUMNI SERVICE Robert Evangelista ’89 President of The Business of Winning, LLC
ENTREPRENEURIAL ACHIEVEMENT Daniel R. Joseph ‘84 President and owner of D. R. Joseph, Inc., in Grand Prairie, Texas
HUMAN RELATIONS Aqua Y. Porter ‘84 Vice-President, Strategic Projects & Business Results and Corporate Lean Six Sigma Operations for Xerox Corporation
YOUNG ALUMNUS Sheri Hickok ‘99 Executive Technical Assistant to the Group Vice President of Global Engineering, General Motors
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