Flint is for Innovators
- Kettering University and Flint are partners in the national U.S. Ignite initiative.
- Kettering University, University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and soon, a Michigan State University medical school, combine to make the downtown Flint area home to thousands of college students every day.
- Kettering has played a key role in helping Harvesting Earth, a Flint area urban farm, expand.
- A Mott Foundation grant will help Flint transform a vacant lot in Carriage Town near Kettering’s campus into this park.
- In 2012, CNN featured Flint Police Operations, a volunteer group in Flint dedicated to keeping residents informed about crime.
- Swedish Biogas International is a partner of Flint and Kettering University and has researches in the Innovation Center on Kettering’s campus as the company works to bring alternative energy solutions to Flint.
- A Phytoremediation Project at the former Chevy in the Hole land bordering Kettering’s campus is an innovative approach to Brownfield redevelopment.
- Venture capitalist Bob Kagle, a Flint area native and Kettering University graduate, launched the Kagle Leadership Initiatives to help families and students in the Flint area.
- Diplomat Pharmacy recently moved its corporate headquarters and research facility to Flint.
- Kettering University was part of a major biodefense contract with several other major universities in 2012.
- Kettering Provost Robert Simpson was quoted in this Washington Post insert, ‘A Positive Outlook for STEM Job Growth.’
- In 2009, Flint’s Farmer’s Market was named the ‘most loved’ in America.
- The Flint Local, a concert venue downtown showcasing local bands and artists, reopened in 2012.
- The Crim Festival of Races in Flint is one of the country’s best-known road races.
- Kettering students have played a key role in the Flint community, completing a variety of capstone projects that have helped Flint area hospitals, governmental institutions and helped improve quality of life for many local residents.
“Education has the power to transform lives and communities. Kettering is indebted to the Flint community, the state of Michigan and the United States. Together, we will have real impact. Our nation needs us.” -- Kettering University President Robert McMahan
- Your active participation is a critical element of our ability to ensure your safety.
- Stay alert and trust your instincts.
- Lock your doors 24 hours a day.
- Do not walk in the area after dark.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Sometimes just locking your doors and being careful around strangers are some of the best safety precautions that we can take to increase personal safety.
- Try to use the Buddy System and not walk alone.
- Ask for an escort from Campus Safety officers. Contact: Ext. 9501.
- Remove valuables from your vehicle.
- Avoid uncomfortable situations and avoid leaving your car warming up unattended.
- To report a crime in progress or suspicious activity, dial 911, and if you are the victim of a crime, complete a Campus Safety incident report online.
- Always feel free to call the Campus Safety desk at Ext. 9501 to report any unusual situation.
- Details on Kettering’s safety procedures are published online.
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