Story by Jessica Beans
Last Saturday Kettering College confered degrees and certificates on 244 students graduating with 249 majors at the school's 48th annual commencement ceremonies.
The event was held at the Dayton Convention Center at 8 p.m., Frank Perez, CEO Emeritus at Kettering Health Network was the keynote speaker.
College president Nate Brandstater granted 39 Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees in the following areas: radiologic technology (19) and respiratory care (20). Three certificates of completion in computed tomography, one in cardiovascular interventional technology, two in vascular interventional technology, and three in magnetic resonance imaging were granted.
A total of 160 bachelor’s degrees were awarded, including 101 to graduates of the Bachelor of Science in nursing. Eighteen Bachelor of Science in diagnostic medical sonography degrees and 19 Bachelor of Science in human biology degrees were presented. Twenty-two Bachelor of Science in health sciences degrees will be granted in the following specialties: health care management (8), respiratory care (4), advanced imaging (7) and health care education (5).
Three of the graduating students received recognition as members of the Vaughan-Beaven Service Learning Honors Program. These honors graduates are Ricardo Chujutalli (Human Biology), Christina Cribari (Human Biology), and Rachel Mack (Human Biology).