SOURCE: Kettering University

Kettering University

February 19, 2010 07:17 ET

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to Build $1.5 Million Fraternity House at Kettering University in Flint

FLINT, MI--(Marketwire - February 19, 2010) - Sigma Alpha Epsilon will build a new $1.5 million fraternity house near Kettering University in Flint, Mich.

A groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site at 1509 University Avenue is planned for 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. The new SAE fraternity house will be located on the corner of University and Mathewson, two blocks east of Kettering.

"This is a major step forward for the Michigan Epsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and for Kettering University," said Sam Hoff, '90, president of the Michigan Epsilon Housing Corporation. "SAE has a proud history of academic achievement, campus leadership, community involvement and lifelong friendships among its brothers. With this project, we will build on our past and look to a dynamic new future for SAE at Kettering."

SAE's new fraternity house will sit on a 1.27 acre corner lot and has 7,200 square feet on two stories. It also features a 3,600 square foot walk out basement. The new facility can house up to 31 SAE brothers. There will be a commercial-grade kitchen for student dining.

A state-of-the-art fire and security system was incorporated into the design for student safety. Energy efficiency and maintenance free construction practices will ensure that the house will maintain its curb appeal and cost less for future SAEs. Completion of the new fraternity house is set for October 2010.

Located in Flint, Mich., Kettering University is the home of the country's most advanced professional cooperative education program and is a national leader in the preparation of innovators and entrepreneurs. For more on Kettering University, visit www.kettering.edu.

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