June 2011 Commencement Photo Album

Jun 11, 2011

U.S. Senator Carl Levin congratulated Kettering graduates on earning a degree from a renowned university that is so important to Michigan and the nation.

Kettering University hosted Commencement ceremonies for more than 190 graduates Saturday, June 11, 2011. U.S. Senator Carl Levin presented the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Levin told graduates "the kind of skills Kettering is known for developing . . . will lead your generation into another transformational age.

"Your education has given you a powerful tool," he continued, adding "get a hug from your family and enjoy this singular moment in your life."

A total of 133 undergraduates and 61 master’s candidates graduated, with Kristin M. Warren serving as undergraduate student speaker. Warren is a Mechanical Engineering major with a Bioengineering Applications specialty and a Business minor.  She is from Hernando, Miss., and attended Kettering on a Gates Millennium Scholarship. 
 
The winner of this term’s Outstanding Thesis Award is Desiree White, a Biochemistry major from Detroit and one of only 40 college students nationwide to receive a 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant to pursue an advanced degree in Biological Science.

Other top award winners included:

President's Medal winners: Ryan T. Gee, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, of Novi, Mich.; Joy R. Jeyaratnam, Mechanical Engineering, of Steubenville, Ohio; and Desiree K. White, Biochemistry, of Attica, Mich.
 
Sobey Scholars: Ryan T. Gee, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, of Novi, Mich., and  Joy R. Jeyaratnam, Mechanical Engineering, of Steubenville, Ohio.

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