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[December 04, 2012]

Kettering University Hosts Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 8

FLINT, Mich. --(Business Wire)--

Kettering University President Robert McMahan to give the Charge to the 2012 Graduates when Kettering University hosts Commencement ceremonies for more than 260 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. The 11 a.m. event is open to the public in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center in Flint.

Kettering will graduate 213 undergraduates and 54 master's candidates during graduation services. President Robert McMahan will address the gathering with a Charge to the 2012 Graduates. Dr. McMahan became the seventh President of Kettering University in August 2011. Prior to this, he was the Founding Dean of the Kimmel School (the College of Engineering and Technology) at Western Carolina University.

To read more on December Commencement, visit: https://www.kettering.edu/news/260-graduate-saturday

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKER

"The Journey Into Our Futures," the undergraduate student commencement address, will be presented by Kemoy Jorge Orlando Smith. Smith is a Cheical Engineering major with a Biochemistry minor. He is from Kingston, Jamaica.

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OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD

The Outstanding Thesis Award for Fall 2012 goes to Stacy DeCrane of Bloomington, Ill., who is graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering and minor in Biochemistry. Her research, "A Study of Platinum and Platinum Alloy Catalyst Dissolution Trends for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Durability," was conducted at her co-op employer Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill.

PRESIDENT'S MEDAL WINNERS: 4

A Kettering University honor recognizing scholarship, professionalism on the job and community involvement.

Bryan A. Coburn, Swartz Creek, Mich., Mechanical Engineering
Stacy N. DeCrane, Bloomington, Ill., Chemical Engineering
Nicole E. Findlay, San Angelo, Texas, Mechanical Engineering
Nurudeen Olajide Huthman, Lagos, Nigeria and Flint, Mich., Electrical Engineering

SOBEY SCHOLARS: 6

A Kettering University honor recognizing leadership qualities and scholarship.

Bryan A. Coburn, Swartz Creek, Mich., Mechanical Engineering
Stacy N. DeCrane, Bloomington, Ill., Chemical Engineering
Justin L. DeKoekkoek, Rockford, Mich., Mechanical Engineering
Nicole E. Findlay, San Angelo, Texas, Mechanical Engineering
Nurudeen Olajide Huthman, Lagos, Nigeria and Flint, Mich., Electrical Engineering
Alexandria J. Petit, Waterford, Mich., Biochemistry

LEADERS FELLOWS: 4

A student leadership endowment established by recent graduates recognizing aspiring student leaders.

Bryan A. Coburn, Swartz Creek, Mich., Mechanical Engineering
Nicole E. Findlay, San Angelo, Texas, Mechanical Engineering
Deana L. Johnson, Gary, Ind., Business Administration
Kemoy Jorge Orlando Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, Chemical Engineering

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a nationally-ranked Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business university in Flint, Mich., and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education. For more information, visit www.kettering.edu.


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