Commencement is 12-10-11

Nov 30, 2011

Kettering University will host Commencement ceremonies for almost 270 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. The 11 a.m. event is free and open to the public in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.

Kettering University will host Commencement ceremonies for almost 270 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.  The 11 a.m. event is free and open to the public in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.
 
Henio Arcangeli ’86, President of Motorsports Group Company, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, will deliver the Commencement address.
  
Kettering will graduate 217 undergraduates and 52 master’s candidates during graduation services, with 195 undergraduate and 26 graduate students expected to march during the ceremonies.
 
University President Robert McMahan will preside over ceremonies.  Dr. Laura Sullivan, Faculty Senate moderator, will be the grand marshal.
 
Here are the highlights of the upcoming ceremony:
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, 11 a.m.
  • Connie and Jim John Recreation Center 
  • No tickets required to attend Commencement 
  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Allow 1 1/2 hours for the ceremony 
  • Presiding: Kettering University President Robert McMahan
  • Grand Marshal: Dr. Laura Sullivan, Faculty Senate Moderator
  • Parking is free and available in all campus parking lots 
  • Information Center, first floor, Campus Center at BJ's Lounge from 8:30 - 10:45 a.m.
  • There is no graduation rehearsal
  • Total graduates: 217 undergraduates, 52 master’s candidates 
  • Graduates expecting to march: 195 undergraduate, 26 graduate
  • Expected number of guests: 1,500 
  • Faculty will host a light breakfast, International Room, fifth floor, Campus Center, 8:30 -10 a.m.
  • Recreation Center doors open at 9 a.m. for visitors to arrive and be seated 
  • Faculty and staff assemble for the Processional between 10-10:55 a.m. in the third floor, Recreation Center 
  • Graduates assemble on the first floor of the Campus Center (just outside BJ's Lounge) between 10:30-10:55 a.m.  
  • Formal processional begins at 11 a.m.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER:
Henio Arcangeli ’86,
President of Motorsports Group Company, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, will deliver the Commencement address.  He joined Yamaha Motor in 2006 and has served as the Motorsports Group President since 2007.  He is responsible for Yamaha Motor’s Motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Side-by-Side, Snowmobile, and Outdoor Power Equipment business groups, as well as Racing Operations.

As one of the largest motorsports companies in the world, Yamaha Motor is a major contributor to the U.S. economy.  It employs approximately 3,000 employees in the U.S. and supports more than 30,000 additional jobs through its manufacturing facilities, corporate offices, distribution centers, suppliers and dealer partners. Yamaha Motor has facilities in nine states with its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, California.
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKER:
Jozsef Benyi will be the undergraduate student speaker. Originally from Durban, South Africa, he is past director of the Freshmen Orientation Program and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the Inter-Fraternity Council.  His awards include the Kettering University World Scholarship, Dean’s List and membership in Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Honor Society.  Benyi will earn a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  His co-op is with Hamilton Sunstrand, a United Technologies Corporation, in Windsor Locks, Conn.  He will do his graduate work in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University.  His career goal is to help small businesses improve their operations infrastructure.

OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARDS:
Andrea Matuska, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering
Thesis Title: “Development of Functional in Vitro Assays to Determine the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of an Autologous Solution Prepared from Whole Blood”
Faculty Thesis Adviser: Dr. Stacy Seeley
Co-op Company: Biomet, Warsaw, Ind.
 
Mori Yatsui, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Thesis Title: “Optimization of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle State-of-Charge Detection with Integrated Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System”
Faculty Thesis Adviser:  Dr. Kevin Bai
Co-op Company: Kettering University
 
PRESIDENT'S MEDAL WINNERS:
Victoria Hills, Flint, Mich.
Andrea Matuska, Rochester Hills, Mich.
Dan Van Cura, Swartz Creek, Mich.
Mori Yatsui, St. Petersburg, Fla.
 
SOBEY SCHOLARS:
Aaron Robert TenHuisen, Hummelstown, Penn.
Victoria Hills, Flint, Mich.
Margaret Ellen Walch, Grass Lake, Mich.
 
LEADERS FELLOWS:
Chelsey Elizabeth Crabtree, Seneca, Kan.
Scott James Price, Walker, Mich.
 Tyler Bradford Scott, Buford, Ga.
Rachel Ann Wood, Warren, Mich.
 
ACADEMIC HONORS:
Cum Laude: 32
Magna Cum Laude: 23
Summa Cum Laude: 12
 
TOTAL GRADUATES, BY DEGREE:
Bachelor's Degrees

Applied Math: 2
Applied Physics: 2
Biochemistry: 1
Business Administration/BSBA: 6
Chemical Engineering: 8
Chemistry: 1
Computer Engineering: 14
Computer Science: 4
Electrical Engineering: 27
Engineering Physics: 1
Industrial Engineering: 11
Mechanical Engineering: 130
Dual Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering: 1
Dual Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry: 1
Dual Computer Engineering and Computer Science: 1
Dual Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: 2
Dual Engineering Physics and Dual Mechanical Engineering: 2
Dual Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics: 1
Dual Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: 2
BACHELOR'S TOTAL = 217
 
Master's Degrees
Engineering: 5
Engineering Management: 7
Information Technology: 2
Manufacturing Management: 4
Manufacturing Operations: 15
MBA: 8
Operations Management: 10
Dual MBA and Manufacturing Management: 1
MASTER'S TOTAL = 52
 
HOTELS/RESTAURANTS: Contact the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: 1-800-24-FLINT or (810) 232-2211.
 
CAN WE HELP? 1-800-955-4464, ext. 9585, or 810-762-9585.
 
Contact: Patricia Mroczek
810.762.9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu