Category Archive: Alumni News

Mar 25

Kettering Professor Interviewed about Mary Barra on Bloomberg TV

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Professor Mohammad Torfeh, Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently spoke on Bloomberg TV about his memories of General Motors CEO Mary Barra, a 1985 alumna. Professor Mohammad Torfeh, Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently spoke on Bloomberg TV about his memories of General Motors CEO Mary Barra, a 1985 alumna of Kettering University. In January, Barra became …

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Mar 25

Graduate’s co-op at Fisher-Price was memorable, fun

Robert Tom '85 and Alison Owczarczak '13

“Fisher-Price has been a phenomenal place to work since I can use my engineering knowledge learned in the classroom to help develop products for the next generation.” Whenever Alison Owczarczak shares her co-op placement with her friends and family, the reaction is always the same. “I always get the wide-eyed response of ‘what do you …

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Nov 05

Recent Alumni Features

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Kettering graduate featured on 60 Minutes Kettering University graduate and founder of Detroit Labs, Paul Glomski ‘99, appeared on 60 Minutes on CBS on October 13 to discuss downtown Detroit’s revitalization. Glomski is the founder of Detroit Labs, a tech company that develops applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8. Detroit Labs is …

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Oct 10

Born to race

Brian Olatunji ‘05

Brian Olatunji ‘05’s journey from the east side of Detroit to the professional drag racing circuit, is one that defies all odds. “Racing is literally in my blood,” he said. “My mother worked at a racetrack while I was still in her belly. I was helping drivers push their cars to the starting line when …

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Oct 10

Kettering graduates named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Michael Ploof ’08

Kettering graduates Michael Ploof ’08 and Sarah Patterson ’10 are bringing their unique background and experiences to inner city classrooms after being named W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows this summer.                     The fellowship will simultaneously place Ploof and Patterson in an intensive master’s …

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