Dear Ferris Students,
A mentor once told me in my earlier years as a Ferris student that my college experience is my season to determine who I am, who I wish to become and what I will contribute or leave as my legacy to make the world a better place. My friends, this is one of my greatest learned life lessons. You see, I believe firmly that we all choose certain paths in life for a variety of reasons. I’ve also learned that for every season of change we leave a footprint. My letter to you this semester encourages you to think differently, to be more understanding, and to be even more conscious of the footprints you leave behind.
As we know, the beginning of spring semester typically brings colder weather as well as seasonal cold and flu concerns. However, this is also a time to re-energize, start a new academic season, and to celebrate past and future contributions to Ferris State University. Let this be your season to shine as a student and community member.
We want you to develop the academic, social and wellness skills to aid you in navigating life’s most difficult challenges. Some of these challenges may include learning how to appropriately respond to academic hurdles, debt issues, personal health stressors or even everyday communication struggles with others. Working together as a community with a common goal will help us build an even stronger and inclusive community while educating and nurturing good citizenship and competitive leadership skills.
There are a variety of resources and support services for you to stay informed and connected as a student.
Listed below are few of my general suggestions to assist you in having a wonderful
Manage Your Debt
Personal Wellness and Lifestyle Management
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross once wrote, “… people are like stained-glass windows; they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” In closing, let your light from within guide you through a successful spring semester and a dynamic ending to your academic year.
Leroy Wright, Dean of Student Life
Last updated: 08-15-2013