Kettering graduates ready to shape the future in business and industry

Jun 8, 2001

The latest graduates of Kettering University are ready to shape the future as leaders of business and industry.

The latest graduates of Kettering University are ready to shape the future as leaders of business and industry.

Details on commencement are on the Registrar's web site at:

General highlights of Kettering's celebration follow:
Commencement is set for the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center Friday, June 22, with more than 430 undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees. Formal ceremonies begin at noon. No tickets are required to attend.

Nine students have been awarded one of Kettering's highest honors -- the President's Medal, which is conferred on students based on their academic achievement, work experience and extra curricular activities. The recipients are Kevin J. Beardsley, Pinconning; Mark R. Brummel, Zeeland; Thadeus S. Eby, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Douglas J. Gbur, Austintown, Ohio; Pamela A. Kaczmarek, Livonia; Robert W. Mulder, Zeeland; Mark S. Striemer, Barker, N.Y.; Kevin A. Woodward, Maidstone, Ontario; and Angela R. Zima, Fenton.

Two students earned Summa Cum Laude honors for achieving a weighted grade average of 97-100; 18 students received Magna Cum Laude distinctions for achieving a 94.5-96.9 grade average; and 31 students earned Cum Laude honors for obtaining a weighted grade average of 92-94.4 during their academic careers.

Charles L. Schaffer, retired chief operating officer of United Parcel Service, and the chair of the Board of Trustees during the institution's crucial evolution and name change to Kettering University, will receive an honorary doctor of management degree. He will offer brief comments.

Dr. James E.A. John, president of Kettering University, will preside over the ceremonies. A dinner for graduates and their families will be served on the campus lawns immediately following the ceremony.

8-9:30 a.m.: Undergraduate degree open houses, various sites, Academic Building
8-9:30 a.m.: Visit the Humanities Art Center, 4th Floor, Academic Building
8:30-11:30 a.m.: Distribution of caps and gowns, Sunrise Cafeteria, CC
9-11 a.m.: Studio Portraits, Sunrise Cafeteria, Campus Center
9:30-11 a.m.: Graduate Open House, Video/Satellite Studios, 4th Flr, CC
10-11 a.m.: Baccalaureate, International Room, CC
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Graduate reception, Sunrise Cafeteria, CC
11:15-11:50 a.m.: Pick up name and photo cards, West Terrace, CC
11:15-11:50 a.m.: Assemble for graduation, North Terrace, CC
11:50-noon: Processional begins, North Terrace, CC to Rec Center
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Commencement in Rec Center
1:30 p.m.: Grand Reception, Campus Lawns
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Studio Portraits, Rec Center

HOTELS/RESTAURANTS: Contact the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-24-FLINT or (810) 232-2211or visit their web site at:

INFORMATION ON COMMENCEMENT: 1-800-955-4464, ext. 9585, or (810) 762-9585.

DIRECTIONS TO KETTERING: General Kettering information, including directions, is available on the university web site at: