Friday, December 2, 2011
OSH IAB Chair Honored as Distinguished Oakland University Alumni The Oakland University Alumni Association honored the OSH Industry Advisory Board Chair at the Alumni Association Awards Banquet on November 5, 2011. Mike Stamper, Senior Manager for Occupational Safety and Ergonomic Processes, received the association’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. The association honors noteworthy achievements in business, community service, and volunteerism.
Stamper received the university’s highest alumni honor which recognizes unrivaled volunteer leadership in service to the university or its alumni association. With more than 20 years of safety and management experience with Chrysler Group’s Employee Relations, Stamper implemented an internship process at Chrysler that has been successful in preparing a number of college graduates to enter the safety and health profession.
In Stamper’s nomination, Ken Hightower, Dean of the Oakland University School of Health Sciences, recognized Stamper’s commitment.
“He’s been a tireless advocate and ambassador for the School of Health Sciences and the university as a whole. He deserves this honor, which recognizes his peerless leadership and passionate service,” said Hightower.
Here are just a few items that Mike has been responsible for:
• Championed applications to the Chrysler Foundation resulting in more than $80K in scholarship, new equipment, and benchmarking travel expenses.
• Active involvement in the ABET accreditation process resulting in initial accreditation of the OSH program, one of only 14 in the nation.
• Chaired the IAB for the last seven years.
• Provided internships and jobs for at least a dozen OSH students in the last eight years.
• Served as a guest lecturer in OSH classes for the last eight years.
• Provided leadership in developing an innovation Masters degree in Safety Management.
• Has served and continues to serve on School of Health Sciences and Oakland University strategic planning committees.
• Has been recognized as Safety Professional of the Year by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Michigan Safety Conference due in part to his contributions to the OU OSH program and students.