Tylec to lead students

Jan 21, 2005

A senior from N. Tonawanda, N.Y., takes oath of office as student body president for A-Section.

Richard Tylec, a senior from N. Tonawanda, N.Y., was sworn in as student body president during Convocation services Jan. 19. President James John administered the oath of office to the Mechanical Engineering major. Tylec was elected last year to lead students in A-Section. He is serving as the president of Student Senate for 2005.

Serving as his vice president is Michelle Ross, a senior from Akron, Ohio, majoring in Industrial Engineering. Ross was the emcee of Convocation, which is the ceremonial opening of the new academic term.

The Student Senate evaluates student interests and needs and then works to establish guidelines, priorities, committees and councils to serve these needs and interests.

The group also reviews and approves a budget and capital expenditures of the operating entities, and informs the student body about the affairs of the Student Government. Working with the Student Senate is an Operations Council and Finance Council.

During Convocation, the newest class of Leadership Endowment Fellows was introduced by Mike Schaal, director of student activities. They are:

  • Re'Nisha White, a junior from Flint, majoring in Industrial Engineering
  • Kyle Smith, a junior from Merrill, majoring in Mechanical Engineering
  • Rebecca Lee, a sophomore from Eaton, Ohio, majoring in Industrial Engineering.

The Leadership Endowment group provides financial support to students who have taken an active role in positively impacting the Kettering University community during their academic careers. Young alumni and student leaders interact in a series of workshops that sharpen skills necessary to lead in today's corporate environment. (For more information on the Leaders Endowment, contact Jack Stock, director of MajorGifts, at (810) 762-7873 or via e-mail at jstock@kettering.edu.)

Written by Pat Mroczek
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