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Dr. Patrick Hammett Receives Diamond Faculty Award from GM Technical Education Program

Dr. Patrick Hammett, Integrative Systems and Design Lead Faculty, Six Sigma Programs, has received the TEP Diamond Faculty Award from the General Motors Technical Education Program in recognition of his exceptional performance as a distance learning instructor.


As she presented the award, Engineering Group Manager Katie Murphy said, "He has made significant contributions in educating the General Motors workforce in Six Sigma methodologies in both graduate courses and technical seminars, helping GM employees develop a mindset and execute Lean Six Sigma strategies.

"Pat has benefited our corporation in everyday work whether process or technique. To date, hundreds of our employees worldwide have benefited from his course content, and his expertise in serving as their project advisor. The program is exceptional. We have rave reviews from all the students who take his class."


Representatives from Integrative Systems + Design and the GM Technical Education Program, from left: Panos Papalambros, ISD Chair; Katherine Murphy, TEP Program Manager; Tina McBride, GM Academic Programs Manager; Albert Shih, ISD Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Program Director; Pat Hammett, ISD Lead Faculty, Six Sigma Programs; Doug Andrews, GM Project Team Manager; Debbie Cvengros, GM Academic Programs Project Manager; Diane Landsiedel, ISD Marketing and Program Development Manager; Kathy Bishar, ISD Graduate Coordinator.


Three U-M faculty members have been honored previously for their exceptional contributions to students who are earning their masters degrees through the U-M GM Technical Education Program. They are Dr. Donald Malen, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Thomas Gillespie, Research Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; and Dr. Noel Perkins, Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is recognized as a global leader in online and on campus advanced degree programs. ISD also provides lifelong learning to technical professionals including professional development courses and certifications, conferences, and customized programs, offering students online, on site, and on campus options. ISD draws upon and integrates the depth and breadth of the intellectual resources across the College of Engineering and broader campus such as art and design; business; literature, science, and the arts; medicine; and public policy.

The Technical Education Program is General Motors internationally acclaimed corporate-sponsored education program. Since 1984, TEP has partnered with leading universities worldwide to provide job-related education to GM professionals. Delivered via distance learning, the program makes high quality education from top-level universities easily accessible to GMs global workforce. In addition to the University of Michigan, these partnerships include Carnegie Mellon University, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Indiana University, Kettering University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ohio State University, Stanford University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Tec de Monterey (Mexico).