Alumni Ambassadors

Partnering with the Alumni Association, Kettering is focused on more effectively engaging alumni across the country through the Ambassador program.

The Alumni Admissions Ambassador program is recruiting alumni in geographical regions around the United States who will meet with potential students at college fairs, high schools, trade shows, and events to talk about the value and benefits of a Kettering education.

Another goal is to create new alumni networks in addition to the strong groups already in place. Kettering has strong alumni network in Southeast Michigan and the Bay Area in California, but alumni are everywhere. Kettering hopes to grow the alumni networks in Chicago, northeast Ohio, Houston, and Southwest Michigan, among others.

Another benefit of the program is involving younger alumni who want to give back to their alma mater.

"I hope my story will inspire others who aren’t sure if Kettering is right for them. I know what it's like to face barriers—as a Flint native, as the first person in my family to go to college, and as a woman in a male-dominated industry. My Kettering education, study-abroad experience, and friendships have changed my life and opened doors I might never have tried. I’m grateful for the support I had along the way, and now I’d like to pay it forward. It’s an honor to serve as an alumni ambassador and encourage the next generation of Kettering Built. Engaging with our exceptional students always inspires me to volunteer more!"

Marisa R. '04

Marisa Richardson - Alumni Ambassador Spotlight

Share The Story / Refer A Future Bulldog

Share the Kettering story, share your personal Kettering experience and connect talented students you know to your alma mater. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face interaction is a limited, if not completely unavailable option for student recruitment. Without the ability to have typical high school visits or attend college fairs, there are fewer opportunities to reach students outside of the virtual world. As part of the Ambassador Program, we have created a new campaign to increase Kettering University’s overall prospective student inquiries.

Refer students in your network to visit kettering.edu/referred to fill out an interest form so we can keep them up-to-date on admissions and scholarship opportunities and learn more about all that Kettering University has to offer. Be sure to tell them to include your name as a reference.

Tracey Coleman is a Class of 1990 alumni ambassador

“I have been involved with Kettering throughout my time on campus which progressed into regular supporting as an alum.  I was involved in various roles in student government which led to me acting as the Class Agent for 1990 A-section.  Additionally, I have worked on the Alumni Association Board in the past.  Now I am reconnecting through the Ambassador program as I think that it is important for all of us as alumni to band together supporting and connecting with one another.  This will make our body more vibrant and proud of our heritage from a great institution.  That growth will help further the university’s mission because a proud alumni base will further awareness of the university and further drive future enrollment.”

Tracy C. '90

Contact Information

If you want to know more about becoming an Alumni Admissions Ambassador, contact Emily Dunbar at edunbar@kettering.edu.