Ferris State University News Headlines

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Pharmacy Fraternity for women named national chapter of year

December 2016

Monday, Dec. 19

The Detroit News

Alumnus Hegbloom Among 3 Trustees Appointed to Ferris' Board by Governor

Robert Hegbloom, a 1986 graduate of Ferris' Automotive Management program is appointed to a partial Board of Trustees term by Governor Rick Snyder. Also receiving full terms as board members are East Grand Rapids Mayor Amna Seibold, and LaShonda Thomas of Grosse Pointe. See the university's release on the appointments here.

Thursday, Dec. 15

South Bend Tribune

DCCL Graduate Among Four Finalists for Lake Michigan College Presidency

Jon Mandrell, the vice president of Academics and Student Services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. is selected as a finalist for the presidency at Lake Michigan College in Saint Joseph, Mich. Mandrell began his studies in Ferris' Doctor of Community College Leadership as part of the third cohort, which graduated in May of 2015. Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Grand Rapids Business Journal

Digital Animation and Game Design Program Highlighted by GRBJ

The Grand Rapids Business Journal speaks with Digital Animation and Game Design program director David Baker, and a student in the DAGD program to learn the training is more than "video game focused," with 3-D sculpting and imaging. Ferris' program was ranked 16th nationally by the Princeton Review. Click here for the university's release on the rankings announcement.

November 2016

Thursday, Nov. 24

WZZM, WWTV/WWUP News, various other Media outlets

Ferris CJ Alumnus, Wayne State University Police Officer Mortally Wounded

News outlets from across the country cover the story of Collin Rose, a Ferris Criminal Justice graduate, who also completed training in the university's Law Enforcement Academy. Rose was shot Tuesday, Nov. 22 as he responded to a City of Detroit Police call near the Wayne State campus. He was taken off life support on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. Reports would continue for the remainder of the month, WZZM in Grand Rapids and 9 and 10 News in Cadillac visited campus on the 23rd to speak with Cecil Queen of the Academy administration. Click here to see the WZZM report.

Wednesday, Nov. 23


Ferris in Collaboration With Other Universities in Support of Grand Rapids' Effort Promoting Higher Ed

A total of ten institutions, including Ferris State University back "To College, Through College," a city of Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Public Schools program directed at people of color, along with first-generation college students. Services include scholarship assistance and mentoring.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Big Rapids Pioneer

Pharmacy Fraternity for Women Named National Chapter of theYear

Ferris State University's Alpha Iota chapter of Lambda Sigma Kappa was recently named the LKS 2016 Student Chapter of the Year.

Friday, Nov. 18


TA Instruments Supports Rubber/Plastics Lab With Testing Equipment

A Delaware manufacturer of specialized equipment provides an elite rubber process analyzer and sample cutter, valued at $275,000. The units will allow Rubber and Plastics Engineering Technology students to experience rheological testing, which will also benefit area manufacturers. Click here to learn more about a professor's efforts to cultivate this relationship and opportunity.

Sunday, Nov. 13


Ferris' Engineering Programs, Facilities Earn Mention for Practicality

A feature story on engineering programs at West Michigan colleges and universities acknowledges the practical nature of Ferris' offerings. Dean of Technology Larry Schult speaks to the laboratory training inherent in classes for Automotive, Heavy Equipment Technology, Manufacturing and other programs. The Swan Annex expansion to support Welding Engineering Technology and the Center for Manufacturing are also highlighted, see the article here.

Friday, Nov. 11


Habitat for Humanity Student Organization Stages Homelessness Situation

Members of the Habitat for Humanity registered student organization spend a night in a "box city" to highlight the plight of those without homes.

Thursday, Nov. 3


The Ferris Foundation Prepares for Gala Benefit

Carla Miller, executive director of The Ferris Foundation and administrative assistant Kim Erickson highlight keynote speaker Archie Manning, while lauding a record audience and sponsorship package supporting the 18th- annual Gala Benefit. Click here to read the article.