Families and friends of 423 graduates fill the Recreation Center
Kettering hosted Commencement ceremonies for 423 graduates at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.
Kettering hosted Commencement ceremonies for 423 graduates at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. Robert Lutz, chairman of General Motors North America and vice chairman of Product Development for GM, received an honory doctor of Management degree recognizing his professional accomplishments. In addition to the honorary degree, there were 272 undergraduate and 151 graduate degrees awarded. This was one of Kettering's largest graduation celebrations with an estimated crowd of 2,300.
Two women graduates delivered Commencement addresses representing the students. The first-ever graduate speaker was
Kristy Dawn Brinker, of Fenton, who received a master's of science in Engineering. She is a research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanics. She currently works in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Michigan State University, with Dr. Roger C. Haut, Ph.D.
Representing the undergraduates was Katherine Kummer, of Stratford, Ontario, Canada, who received a bachelor of science in Management. She is the first Kettering University Student Leaders Fellowship recipient to graduate. Her current work assignment is with Cooper Standard Automotive in Stratford, Ontario, working as an industrial engineer.
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