Kettering University Commencement is June 12 for 358 Graduates

FLINT, Mich.--()--Kettering University will host Commencement ceremonies for 358 graduates Saturday, June 12. The 11 a.m. event is free and open to the public in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.

Dr. Michael Harris, Kettering provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will present the Commencement address as a farewell to the University. He leaves Kettering at the end of June to become Chancellor of Indiana University - Kokomo. Harris served as Kettering’s chief academic officer and was responsible for the University’s academic life, including faculty and students from 2007-2010. His education and administration skills led to the development of new academic programs at Kettering and improvements in student retention. He championed several important initiatives, ranging from the Swedish Biogas project to new international recruitment efforts, from international professional development programs to Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum. Read about his accomplishments at: http://www.kettering.edu/visitors/storydetail.jsp?storynum=3011

Kettering will graduate 273 undergraduate and 85 master’s candidates. University President Stan Liberty will preside and Dr. Karen Palmer, Faculty Senate Moderator, will be the grand marshal.

Sumit Kamboj of Ann Arbor is the undergraduate student speaker. He will earn bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and has been active in Kettering Student Government, the International Club and tutoring.

Top student honors will be handed out, including:

President’s Medal winners exemplify Kettering’s highest ideals of scholarship, leadership and citizenship and are:
Phillip Besoiu, Girard, OH,
John Holmen, Elyria, OH,
Caryn Homsher, Fremont, MI,
Bi Zan Valery Lorou, Indianapolis, IN.

Sobey Scholars exemplify outstanding scholarship and leadership and are:
Phillip Besoiu, Girard, OH,
Sumit Kamboj, Ann Arbor, MI,
Bi Zan Valery Lorou, Indianapolis, IN,
Lakithia Williams, Westland, MI.

Leaders Fellows demonstrate significant leadership potential, personal integrity and a commitment to the development of student leaders. This term’s fellow is:
Lissett Garcia, El Paso, TX.

The Outstanding Thesis Award goes to Amanda Andersen of Clarkston, MI. The Biochemistry major’s thesis is “The Use of Gas Chromatography to Analyze Biogas Samples with a Focus on Process Management and Forensic Analysis.”

For more on Commencement, visit: http://www.kettering.edu/visitors/storydetail.jsp?storynum=3010

Contacts

Kettering University
Patricia Mroczek
810-762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu

Contacts

Kettering University
Patricia Mroczek
810-762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu