Jim '84 and Lenore '84 EE Kolhoff: Helping build the foundation for Kettering students
In 1979, Jim and Lenore arrived at GMI; Lenore as a “first generation” student, i.e., her parents had not completed a four-year college degree. They both enrolled in Electrical Engineering – an extremely rigorous academic program at the University. After enjoying the challenges that the academic program brought, they graduated in 1984.
Jim and Lenore credit the University for creating the foundation for their successful and rewarding careers with GM. Upon learning that many Kettering students still struggle to cover their tuition, the Kolhoffs chose to give a financial helping hand to Kettering students. Last October, they established the Jim’84 and Lenore ’84 Kolhoff Scholarship as an endowed fund in which a percentage of the investment return is distributed according to criteria agreed upon by the donors and the University.
“We both know how hard it was to be successful at Kettering, but we also know that a Kettering degree can be a game-changer in your professional life. So, we decided that we wanted to help relieve the financial stress of the student recipient to let them focus on being successful as a student.”
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