President's Cup

Sep 24, 2004

Alumni and friends gathered together Sept. 13 to remember Connie John and her favorite philanthropy - the students. The sun was bright and so, too, the prospects for the Connie John Memorial Scholarship.

This year's total contribution hasn't been finalized yet, but by all accounts the Fourth Annual President's Cup Golf Invitational on Sept. 13 was as successful as its summer day was glorious. Bright sun and warm winds breezed through the annual golf outing at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. More than 50 golfers turned out for the special day.

The winning team was Harry Lomason, Harry Lomason III, Nikki Ruddy and Chris Brock.

Women: Closest to the Line: Beth Covers.
Women: Closest to the Pin: Nikki Ruddy.
Men: Closest to the Line: Jerry Meier.
Men: Closest to the Pin: John Sullivan.

The Connie John Memorial Scholarship is named for the late Connie John, wife of Kettering President James John. It was established in 1999 to ensure that her legacy of caring for the students of Kettering University is continued in perpetuity. Proceeds from the Connie John Endowment are evenly distributed between male and female students, with due consideration given for diversity.

Twenty students have already received support from the fund, which uses academic performance and financial need as key criteria. The Connie John Scholarship recipients are:

Seth Billings, Electrical Engineering,
Scott Boyle, Mechanical Engineering,
Donald Burlock, Industrial Engineering,
Bruce Cloud, Mechanical Engineering,
Daniel Kruszyna, Computer Engineering,
Heather Lindell, Mechanical Engineering,
Shawn Miloian, Mechanical Engineering,
Lucas Momrik, Mechanical Engineering,
Patrick Moraniec, Manufacturing Systems Engineering,
Charles Ott, Mechanical Engineering,
Jessica Rai, Mechanical Engineering,
Kelly Rose, Mechanical Engineering,
Joseph Ruiz, Computer Engineering,
Timothy Swieter, Electrical Engineering,
Amanda Ulberg, Industrial Engineering,
Steven Vasovski, Electrical Engineering,
Dennis Warchuck, Mechanical Engineering,
Steve Wessels, Industrial Engineering,
David White, Management and
Michael Zuzelski, Mechanical Engineering.

The President's Cup is planned by Rhonda Sullivan, Kettering's director of Special Events. For information on the Fifth Annual President's Cup Golf Invitational, contact her at

Photos and written by Patricia Mroczek
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