Help Select the Next Computer Science Faculty Member


Three candidates for the next Assistant Professor of Cyber Security will give presentations for the Kettering Community as part of interview process.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and submit feedback. Two presentations will be virtual, and one will be in person. The dates are:

  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 9: Dr. Rana Masud (virtual). To attend, click here.
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 14: Dr. Alex Mathew (virtual). To attend, click here.
  • 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. next Wednesday, Dec. 15 in Room 2-225 of the Academic Building: Dr. Fathi Amsaad. To RSVP, email Doris Fogelsonger at

National Society of Black Engineers Welcomes Guest Speaker Jonathon Blanchard (’16)


The National Society of Black Engineers welcomes alumni speaker Jonathan Blanchard (’16), Founder & Chief Executive Officer of STEMLETICS from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 10, in Room A (fourth floor of Campus Center).
Blanchard, who was born and raised in Flint, graduated Salutatorian of his class from the International Academy of Flint in 2011. After high school, Blanchard studied Electrical Engineering Kettering for two years before changing his major to Business Administration. It was after this transition that he knew he wanted to work with youth in education.
During Blanchard’s senior year at Kettering, he developed the idea for the STEMLETICS program and took on the business full time. Since then, STEMLETICS has helped more than 450 Genesee County students learn more about various STEM concepts through engaging curriculum.
To RSVP, click here. Dinner will be provided.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available This Week


This week, clinics around Genesee County will offer COVID-19 vaccines. The following vaccines will be available:
  • Pfizer for children 5-11 years of age (first and second dose)
  • First, second and third doses for children 12 years and older
  • Boosters (as appropriate) for those 18 years and older
To view vaccine locations, click here.

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

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Welcome to our newest colleagues who recently joined Kettering:


Tatiana Parsons
Admissions and Cooperative Manager
Recruit and Admissions


Kristy Morton
Administrative Specialist
Liberal Studies


Vanessa Shelton
Degree Audit Specialist
Registrar’s Office

New KU Wallet Software Solution Now Available


The IT department is excited to announce a new KU Wallet software solution. Kettering’s current partner for KU ePay (TouchNet) brings a smart, touchless solution (Ellucian Payment Center/OneCard VIP) to campus for students and employees.
TouchNet OneCard VIP (to be known as the new KU Wallet) is a PCI-compliant, validated payment application that integrates with Ellucian Banner and allows for a digital, cashless campus. The new KU Wallet provides mobile credentialing, meal plan balances, dining services, attendance check-in and more.
On Dec. 3, the new KU Wallet Web Portal was released to manage meal plans and BJ Bucks/Kettering Cash, including viewing your transaction history. See the help sheet for detailed information on how to use the new KU Wallet solution, and watch the video to learn more.
Further information will be announced in Bulldog Weekly and the IT Newsletter. New features continue to be released, including a new mobile app and Bulldog Bucks to be used across campus to purchase Kettering merchandise and services in January 2022.
Questions? Email the technology Help Desk at or call (810) 237-8324.

Dr. Janie Jacobs Receives Doctoral Degree




Congratulations to Dr. Janie Jacobs from Kettering Global for receiving a doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University.
On Nov. 16, Jacobs successfully defended her dissertation “Evaluation of Noncredit Training Programs: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.”
This milestone was a huge achievement that required self-devotion and determination. Jacobs intends to share the results of her research study in a range of professional journals and in her role at the University.

Circle of Sisterhood Chipotle Fundraiser on Wednesday


2021 Chipotle Fundraiser


The Panhel Circle of Sisterhood is having a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m., this Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Chipotle 4485 Miller Road, Flint.

Show this flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Circle of Sister, an organization committed to removing educational barriers for women.

Kettering Among Top Teams of International Competition


A Kettering team took second place in the Standards for Educational Advancement and Accreditation Fifth Instant Case Competition on Nov. 27.

The team of Gerardo Rios (’21, ME), Adam Hudecek (’23, ME) and Curtis Bartz (’21, EE) took second place for their presentation, “Hospice Care During COVID-19.” Another Kettering team, Haley Fox (’21, ME), William Moss (’24, CS) and Paulene Lasaca (’26, Management) was among the 12 finalists of the competition, too.

The competition, “B-School Challenges for Preparing Leaders for Digital Era,” consisted of a written case analysis and video case presentation, judged by a panel of experts from academia and industry.

Professor John Grether used the competition as a group assignment in his Management 101 class and encouraged the two teams to enter the contest.

“I am especially proud of these students and their ability to engage in a broader discussion of the application of technology to business and social issues, as by doing so they fundamentally support the Kettering brand,” Grether said.

The virtual event took place in New Delhi, India.