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

The student alumni hosts monthly alumni speakers.
Alumni event during Connections Week 2021.

Back to the Bricks - Main Event

August 15-20 Kettering University is a proud sponsor of Back to the Bricks in downtown Flint. Every year staff, students, and alumni participate in this annual community event. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Jack Stock, director of external relations, at (810) 762-7873 or jstock@kettering.edu.

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

August 20

Alumni are welcomed to join Kettering students from 9 am -12 pm for the University's next Service Saturday.

Sign up form and additional information 

 

Crim Festival of Races

August 27

Volunteer at the 45th annual Crim Festival of Races. The Crim Fitness Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist on Race Day. Don’t forget to stop by the Kettering University Alumni - Crim Tailgate at the 501 Bar and Grill in downtown Flint before or after your volunteer shift. Please email the alumni office at eszczepanski@kettering.edu and let them know you have signed up to volunteer. 

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Alumni Connections Week Hosts and Co-Hosts

September 12-17

Host a social gathering event for alumni to attend during Connections Week. 

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Freshman Orientation-Service Saturday

October 1

Join Kettering students, as they begin their quest to become extraordinary leaders, for three hours of community service and lunch at the Learning Commons.

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Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School - Community Garden Space

Late Summer/Fall - TBA

Durant-Tuuri is the largest elementary school in Flint next to Kettering’s Campus. We are collaborating with the school to develop a Community Garden Space. 

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Bell Ringers for the Holiday

December - TBA
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.

Social Media Advocate

Are you active on social media? Be a positive advocate on behalf of the University by reflecting on your student and alumni experiences, engaging other alumni on social media, and sharing Kettering University and Alumni social media content.

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Alumni speak during a June 2021 Sobey Lecture.
Alumni volunteer during the Sobey Golf outing, a fund-raising event.
The KGMIAA Board tours the new Learning Commons
Chris Nuccio

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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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.