2018 Year in Review: Community Vitality News

Community vitality is a pillar at Kettering University. In 2018, Kettering students, faculty and staff continued to give back to the Flint community through longtime events, new sporting attractions, Service Saturdays and working with local institutions to helps others.

Learn more about the University's community vitality news:

Kettering University remained committed to improving Flint’s University Avenue Corridor and used a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design to provide 300 LED Solar Motion Lighting and 99 driveway motion sensors and 30 security cameras for homes and businesses; build a disc golf course at an abandoned local golf course; plan neighborhood block parties; and more. Read more.

The Kettering University Atwood Stadium Races brought out a record number of runners and walkers to the historic event. Approximately 1,000 people lined up to take on the 5K and 10K races, which are nearly 40 years old and an integral part of the running scene in Flint. Read more.

A new United Women’s Soccer team made Kettering University’s historic Atwood Stadium its home field. Genesee F.C. is part of the Midwest Conference, which includes defending UWS National Champion Grand Rapids F.C. Women. Read more.

The Michigan Bucks soccer club will relocate from Pontiac to Kettering’s Atwood Stadium in 2019. The three-time North American Championship-winning team is in a feeder league to Major League Soccer. Read more.

Kettering students created a giant LiteBrite for local students
Kettering students created a giant LiteBrite for local students

Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium hosted the second annual Vehicle City Gridiron Classic to kickoff the 2018 high school football season on August 23. Six teams played at the historic Flint stadium. Read more.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center I-69 Trade Corridor Region and the Kettering University School of Management have teamed up to donate materials to the Berston Fieldhouse library. Read more.

More than 20 Kettering University students came together to give back to the community during the co-op at General Motors. Together, the students volunteered a combined total of 66 hours. Read more.

Students with Kettering’s Student Association for Global Engineering created a 6-foot wide, 4-foot tall Lite Brite for Genesee Intermediate School District’s Marion Crouse Instructional Center sensory room. Read more.

A new Crossfit gym has opened in a Kettering University-owned building near campus. Flint-native Jake Saldana and partners founded Old No. 4 Crossfit at 1113 University Avenue in Flint, Michigan. Read more.