Photos honor 188 graduates

By Website Administrator | Dec 12, 2001

Kettering presented an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree to Inventor Dean Kamenduring Commencement ceremonies Dec. 7.

Kettering presented an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree to Inventor Dean Kamenduring Commencement ceremonies Dec. 7. Kamen (center) rode his Segway HumanTransporter into the ceremony and told the graduates that creative thought will be their most important career contribution. With Kamen are Robert Kagle '78, chair of the Board of Trustees, and President James E.A. John.

Robert Kagle '78, chair of the Board of Trustees, encouraged the graduates to use theirentrepreneurial spirit. A venture capitalist, Kagle was honored for donating $5 million toestablish a scholarship fund and mentoring program.

 

Retired Professor Colin Jordan once again returned to campus to lead the graduates into the arena with a bagpipe honor guard. Kettering celebrated the accomplishments of 194undergraduates, 93 graduate students and one honorary degree recipient.

 

 

Long-time faculty member Professor Hank Kowalski again served as grand marshal and carried the Mace, the symbol of authority vested in Kettering to confer degrees upon deserving students.

The Mace features 10 varieties of wood and sterling silver. It has been used at every commencement since 1983.