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Kettering University students help with clean up around Flint in March 2021.

Students and Staff Help Clean Up Community

Kettering students and staff participated in a University Avenue Corridor Community Cleanup on March 9.

The group worked with the Carriage Town Glendale Hills and Mott Park neighborhood associations, as well as Carriage Town Ministries, Flint River Watershed Coalition, General Motors employees and other area agencies.

The 85 volunteers collected more than 100 bags of debris.

The next cleanup will be in conjunction with Stewardship Day on Saturday, April 24. For more information, contact Jack Stock at

Abishek Balsamy Kamaraj, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering

IME Assistant Professor Wins Outstanding Teaching Award

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Abishek Balsamy Kamaraj was selected as the 2021 M&D Outstanding Teaching Award winner by an Ad-Hoc Award Committee of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.

The award recognizes Manufacturing and Design Division members for their outstanding teaching work that includes the development of curriculum and dissemination of courses in manufacturing and/or design.

“This is a team effort, and recognition for the efforts from the IME Department that went into developing an exciting learning experience for freshmen engineering students,” Kamaraj said.

He will be recognized May 22-25 during various events of the 2021 IISE Annual Virtual Conference & Expo.

Kushi Mann is the Class of 2024 and a LEADERS fellow.

Kettering LEADERS Select New Fellow

The Kettering LEADERS selected Khushi Mann (’24, ME) as a new fellow during a virtual event March 16.

The LEADERS endowment was established in 1999 to promote leadership development and foster personal growth. Students that meet these qualities and have demonstrated a capacity for excellence are selected as fellows.

More than 150 alumni have been part of Kettering LEADERS. As part of the program, LEADERS develop and execute ideas that have impactful change for Kettering. Past ideas implemented by the University include include Greek Awards, historical photos in the tunnel, Girl Scout STEM Day, Model UN club, the founding of ASME, student-faculty research partnerships, campus-wide access and the Kettering Investment Club.


Gabrielle Malson (’22, CE), Thomas Sprecher (’23, EE) and Lindsey Malson (’21, CE) are 2021 inductees to Eta Kappa Nu.

Eta Kappa Nu Inducts New Members

The Theta Epsilon Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu initiated three new members in a virtual ceremony March 24.

To qualify for membership, students must be in the top 24 percent of their junior class or top 33 percent of their senior class and exhibit positive character traits.

Congratulations to Gabrielle Malson (’22, CE), Thomas Sprecher (’23, EE) and Lindsey Malson (’21, CE).

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