Over 300 people join Red Wings’ Ken Holland and Mobsteel’s Adam Genei to raise funds for student technology and scholarships
HOWELL, Mich. – May 20, 2016 – With its campus dotted with vintage, classic, custom and modern cars, Cleary University hosted over 300 supporters for its Vehicle to a Better Future fundraising event on Thursday, May 19, 2016. The signature event featured keynote addresses by Ken Holland, executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, and Adam Genei, owner of Mobsteel and Detroit Steel Wheel Company. Cleary raised nearly $100,000 that will be used to purchase new teaching and learning tools and to fund student scholarships. The event kicked off the celebration of Cleary’s commencement weekend, which will conclude with the graduation ceremony at the Johnson Center on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Jayson Boyers, president of Cleary University, stated, “What a great evening for the staff, faculty, students and friends of Cleary University. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, speakers or support for our first Vehicle to a Better Future event. At Cleary, we are using education as a vehicle to help people achieve a better future, and tonight, hundreds of friends and partners came out to demonstrate their belief in our mission and vision. We want to thank University Housing Solutions who was gracious enough to serve as a presenting sponsor for our inaugural event, as well all other corporate and individual supporters who made our event a tremendous success.”
Boyers added, “We especially want to thank Adam Genei and his crew from Mobsteel and Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings, for speaking to our students and supporters. A look across campus or within the Johnson Center, and it was clear that they were fully invested in this event. Their messages about working hard and pursuing your passion were timely and beneficial for everyone to hear.”
Kevin Clark, founder and CEO of Critter Control, along with Genei, will serve as keynote speakers at the institution’s commencement ceremony on Saturday at the Johnson Center. During the ceremony, Cleary will recognize Clark and Genei with honorary doctorate degrees, the highest honor of distinction awarded by the university. The degrees are given to accomplished leaders who support and embrace the university’s mission to enrich students’ lives through the knowledge, skills, and credentials that advance careers.
Participants in the graduation ceremony are invited to use #CUBuildingGreat and #ClearyClass16 when sharing posts and pictures on social media.
About Cleary University
Founded in 1883, the foundation of Cleary University is business. Cleary University is committed to its mission to enrich students’ lives through the knowledge, skills, and credentials that advance careers.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Cleary University is a specialized business university, providing practical, project-based education enabling an immediate alumni contribution to employers, families, and communities. Cleary offers a full service campus in Livingston County and satellite campuses throughout Michigan, as well as online degree options. For more information visit cleary.edu.