Sobey Scholars and President's medalists named

By Website Administrator | Dec 4, 2002

Kettering will honor Sobey Scholars and President's Medal winners during ceremonies Dec. 5 -- presenting some of the most prestigious awards to students at the University.

Kettering will honor Sobey Scholars and President's Medal winners during ceremonies Dec. 5 -- presenting some of the most prestigious awards to students at the University.

Only one student -- Ginger Elizabeth Peters -- received both medals this term. Peters, of Fenton, Mich., has earned a Mechanical Engineering degree, with a biomed application specialty. She will be the featured student speaker at Commencement ceremonies Dec. 6 in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. (For more on Commencement, visit: http://www.news.kettering.edu)

Following graduation, Peters will begin work at Pall Corp. in Ann Arbor, working in the Pall Life Sciences Division. "I'll be working in the R & D rapid response area for critical care division. Engineering and biomed compliment each other well," she said. "Everything in the human body is a mechanical device or most things used on the body is mechanical or electrical. So devices need to be engineered, just like in a car.

"I wanted the human factor," she explained. "I wanted to be a doctor but decided I was better at the applied sciences and chose engineering. That's why I wanted to get into the biomed field. When I work on something, I want to know it is impacting the human side."

Peters is joined by five other students as President's Medal winners this term. The President's Medal is conferred on students based on their academic achievement, work experience and extra curricular activities. The other medalists are:

Daniel J. Bartz of Lake Orion, Mich.;
Nicole J. Primeau of Durand, Mich.;
Lesa K. Schneider of Hale, Mich.;
Laura E. Wolf of Perrysburg, Ohio; and
Seth G. Woodward of Maceo, Ky.

Cara Sue Clippert of Troy, Mich., joins Peters as the new members of the 2002 class of Sobey Scholars. Students earn the Sobey distinction by earning election to membership in both Tau Beta Pi and Robots as engineering majors or into membership of Sigma Alpha Chi and Robots as management students.