As we move into fall, I'd like to reflect on what has truly been a summer full of transformational events at Kettering University. As you'll read below, the last few months have seen incredible activity both on and off campus in the spirit of our mission and pillars.
In May, we had the opportunity to reconnect with many alumni who made the trip back to campus to celebrate Homecoming. The highlight of the weekend was of course a celebration of Prof. Reg Bell's 200th consecutive teaching term.
The celebration concluded with a truly grand finale when one of Prof. Bell's favorite students, Bob Kagle '78, surprised Reg with the gift of a fully restored white two-door '59 Cadillac Coup Deville exactly like the one in which Reg first drove to campus in 1963. It is a beautiful car and seeing Reg's face when he first saw it was a moment in Kettering history - and one that truly united everyone in attendance in their appreciation for this great scholar, mentor, teacher, trusted advisor, and friend of so many.
And that was just the beginning of a phenomenal Homecoming. We have plenty of photo galleries from the weekend: Reg Bell's lecture; Reg Bell's celebration dinner; car show/family fun fest; Major Sobey Golf Outing; alumni dinner; Celebrate Achievement Expo.
Preparations are already underway to make next year's homecoming a spectacular and meaningful event that brings back even more alumni to campus. Please keep an eye out for info on next year's celebration and mark May 16-18, 2014, on your calendars.
Read on to discover just a sample of the amazing things that are happening in the Kettering community.
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Thank you, as always, for your engagement with this great university.
President Robert K. McMahan