Program Quality Engineer, General Motors
Major: Automotive Technology
Class Year: 2004
A Unity High School (Tolono, Illinois) graduate, Brad Busboom took automotive courses as dual credit through Parkland’s Automotive Youth Education System before enrolling at Parkland in 2003 to study automotive technology. While at Parkland, he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society; was named to the dean’s list both years; and was the only student selected to help staff the college’s AYES program booth at the Chicago Auto Show.
Busboom went on to earn a BS in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University and is currently completing the MBA program at the University of Michigan. He works as a program quality engineer for General Motors in Detroit.
“Parkland College is where it all started, where I discovered who I am and where I want to go,” Busboom said. “My time there built the foundation for the skills I have needed in my journey so far, which are at the core of everything I do today.”
In June 2013, Busboom was honored during the Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s annual convention in Chicago. He received the ICCTA Distinguished Alumnus Award for Parkland College.