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Busy summer for civil engineering student

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October 23, 2017
Greg Ingle in Jerusalem

Greg Ingle, senior in civil engineering, is living the university’s mission.

This past summer, he spent two-weeks hiking in Israel on a spiritual journey with his Lansing church group and a week exploring Rome.

Greg Ingle in Rome“The trip was amazing,” Ingle said.  “We walked along the Jesus trail through Galilee and discovered the area’s history including Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration happened.  It was inspirational.”

Ingle’s summer experience did not end there.

As an engineering student, he completed one of his mandatory co-op placements with the Ingham County Road Commission as a field testing technician.

“I was overseeing the work of contractors,” he said.  “I was responsible for ensuring specifications were applied correctly and projects were built to standard.”

In addition to his co-op placement, he completed several core classes, an independent study, a project management course and a technical writing course.

“Knowing how to effectively communicate with people is very important,” said Ingle.  “This was very helpful in my co-ops.”

Ingle transferred to Detroit Mercy after completing two associate degrees at Lansing Community College and obtained the Jesuit Founder’s scholarship at Detroit Mercy.

“The small class size and having access to my professors was very important in my decision process,” he stated.  “I was used to that at Lansing Community College and it made for an easy transition to Detroit Mercy.”

Ingle runs distance on the cross country and track teams for Detroit Mercy.  He finished second place in the Charlevoix Marathon earlier this year.

As for his future, he plans on graduating in May, 2018 and becoming a professional engineer with an interest in design.

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