Caitlin Van Ermen
This April, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities celebrated 43 years of ability and opportunity via the annual Awards and Appreciation Reception. Hundreds of reception attendees joined in celebration of exceptional students, faculty and staff, scholarship recipients, and the generous donors supporting continued advancement. As one of over 22 honorees, Kurt Driscoll returned to MSU as ‘Outstanding Alumnus’ for his leadership at Faurecia Automotive Seating as validation engineer for safety and regulations.
Kurt inspired attendees with a message of the power of persistence, friendship, creativity and following one’s passion to reach life goals. Kurt leveraged academic preparedness with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration plus his personal experiences with seating (Kurt is a wheelchair user) to become a leader in automotive seating technology.
Kurt Driscoll accepting the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award at the Awards and Appreciation Reception
The College of Engineering published an article, “Disabilities need not preclude” highlighting Kurt Driscoll’s leadership.
Kurt exemplifies a revered, successful alum of the RCPD and the College of Engineering. RCPD Director, Michael Hudson, notes, “Kurt never lost sight of the possibility and has delivered a noteworthy set of accomplishments that make us proud to call him an outstanding Spartan.”