A student from Berkley, Tyler Fritsch, will give the College of Engineering commencement address, an honor reserved only for students of outstanding character and high academic standards, at Wayne State University’s winter commencement Saturday.
The College of Engineering’s commencement will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Matthael Physical Education Center, 5105 John C. Lodge, Detroit.
The December commencement is broken into three sections. At the 2 p.m. ceremony, degrees will be conferred upon graduates in the School of Business Administration, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School. Learn more here.
Fritsch, who will graduate with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, will work full-time in the Ford College Graduate Program, where he will be able to pursue interests in engine performance and development, acoustics and calibration. He hopes to begin the College of Engineer’s master’s program in the fall.
He began his career in the automotive field in January 2011 when he began working at Faurecia Interior Systems as a quality co-op, and later landed a job at Ford Motor Co., where he has worked in Global Engine Engineering as an analytical design co-op (CAD and CAE) and systems engineering co-op. He is currently finishing a rotation as an engine cooling co-op.
Besides being a gearhead, Fritsch is a music lover, outdoorsman and armchair philosopher.
One of his many achievements was helping to build at T-bucket hot rod from scratch with a friend. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time Up North.
A trumpet player since he was 9, he’s played in multiple ensembles, including the Wayne State University Concert Band and the Trumpet Ensemble.While a student at Wayne State, Fritsch has been a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the James and Christine Orr Scholarship, and has been a regular on the Dean’s List.