Alumni volunteers during commenecement.

Alumni Volunteer Program

At Kettering University, our mission is to prepare students for a life of extraordinary leadership and service.

From a student’s first week on campus, they begin to foster an appreciation for giving back by serving others. During Freshman Orientation Week, students go out into the local community on Service Saturday, led by upper-class students, and volunteer with nonprofits and local neighborhoods, improving the community they will be living and learning in the next few years of their lives.

The Alumni Volunteer Program, in partnership with the KGMI Alumni Association, provides volunteer opportunities for alumni to impact students, future bulldogs, and the Kettering community. Whether you are returning to campus as a guest lecturer, a student mentor, serving on an advisory board, or volunteering at Commencement, thank you for giving back to your alma mater and impacting students.

Alumni Volunteer Impact Areas

  • Student Experience

  • Future Bulldogs

  • Alumni Engagement

  • Community Enrichment

  • Advisory Board Service

To learn more contact Eric Szczepanski, Alumni Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni event during Connections Week 2021.
Alumni volunteer during the Sobey Golf outing, a fund-raising event.
Alumni Volunteers
The KGMIAA Board tours the new Learning Commons

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at the Flint Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays - Late November to mid-December
It’s the season of giving. Kettering is partnering with the Salvation army. Spend a couple of hours as a Bell Ringer at the Flint Farmers Market this holiday season. Sign up and additional information coming soon.

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MLK Day Service

January 16, 2023

Alumni are invited to join Kettering students for a day of service and volunteering in the Flint area. To be notified when opportunities.

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VEX Michigan State Championship at Kettering University

February 26, 2023

Alumni have the opportunity to engage prospective students interested in robotics whiling serving as judges, scoring keeping, field set-up and reset, and other support needs. The FIRST Center will provide training. Please email Clinton Bolinger, Robotics Project Manager, to volunteer at cbolinger@kettering.edu.

FIRST Robotics District #1 & #2 at Kettering University

March 2-4 and March 9-11, 2023

Alumni have the opportunity to engage prospective students interested in robotics whiling serving as judges, scoring keeping, field set-up and reset, and other support needs. The FIRST Center will provide training. Please email Clinton Bolinger, Robotics Project Manager, to volunteer at cbolinger@kettering.edu.

Aerial Drone Competition Regionals at Kettering University

May 13-14, 2023

Alumni have the opportunity to engage prospective students interested in robotics whiling serving as judges and other support needs. Please email Clinton Bolinger, Robotics Project Manager, to volunteer at cbolinger@kettering.edu.

Bulldogs Embolden Postcard Campaign – Spring 2023 Finals

Deadline: March 3, 2023

The Alumni Engagement Office is working with Student Life to send postcards to students with custom notes from fellow Bulldogs. Help us by sharing some words of encouragement as students from A & B sections prepare for their finals in the spring of 2023. You may submit more than one entry in the hopes that each student can receive a unique message. Please note that we are unable to send your message to a specific student.

Submit Your Message

 

SAC Speakers

Share your journey from the classroom to the workforce with Kettering students as a Student Alumni Council speaker.

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Alumni Admissions Ambassadors

Ambassadors meet with prospective students at college fairs, high schools, trade shows, and events to talk about the value and benefits of a Kettering education.

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The student alumni hosts monthly alumni speakers.
Essence Wilson, a Kettering alumni, used her passion for Flint to start her own business helping create affordable housing.
Alumni helping out with student run radio station WKUF.
Alumni enjoying a Connections Week event.
More than 140 alumni volunteers gave more than 1320 hours of their time last year.

Alumni Volunteers Make a Difference

Kettering University would like to thank our outstanding alumni for positively impacting our students’ lives. During the last year, more than 140 volunteers gave more than 1,320 hours of their time.

We sincerely appreciate your dedication. By serving the Kettering community, you are showing the next generation what it means to be extraordinary leaders.

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

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.