Happy holidays from everyone at Kettering University

By Website Administrator | Dec 18, 2003

The holidays got a ho ho hopeful start when Santa visited campus. Kettering employees brought their children to campus on Saturday, Dec. 6, to deliver their wish lists to the jolly old elf and his assistant Elf Ernie.

Kettering University will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, 2004, to allow employees and students to enjoy time with their families. The campus offices will re-open Jan. 5, 2004.

The holidays got a ho ho hopeful start when Santa visited campus. Kettering employees brought their children to campus on Saturday, Dec. 6, to deliver their wish lists to the jolly old elf and his assistant Elf Ernie.

Santa's elves kept the holiday spirit going by "adopting" an 11-year old boy. In a friendly competition, Admissions staff raised money and shopped for toys and clothes. The competition really heated up and they were able to buy a basketball, board games, Nerf basketball, and an air hockey game, lots of sports team clothes, a winter coat, and some special goodies for the entire family.

Thinking ahead to the coming New Year, some Kettering employees, and students, shared their New Year's resolutions:

My resolution is to not make any resolutions but to live each day to it's fullest.
Diane Vyvyan, coordinator of Student Media

My resolutions are:
(1) Find time for myself to do things like working out
(2) Spend quality time with the kids
(3) Give more
Karim Nasr, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering

I'd like to start the New Year off right! Therefore, my New Year's resolutions will include the following:
1. Utilize Kettering's Recreation Center...to fit in that Bridesmaid's dress I'll have to wear later in the year.
2. Create a FUN environment for my Admissions Team...Read the book, FISH! and you'll understand! (This will also help support my last resolution. See #3.)
3. Enroll 700 NEW students!
Barb Sosin, director of Admissions

To be more patient and kind, how's that?
Julie Ulseth, director of Marketing

To cut down on procrastination, mostly with the little things I tend to put off for a long time.
Jason Braman, senior from Houghton Lake and newly elected president of Student Senate

I resolve not to have any resolutions this year, and I resolve to stick to my resolution this year. Best wishes to everyone else to be persistent in continuing their resolutions, and best wishes to you and everyone for a happy, healthy, and productive 2004!
Todd Steele, Graduate Programs marketing manager