2006 Stories
Paul Marvin Clear to the Horizon
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Some health-care professionals still make arena calls. . .On a typical day, Paul Marvin (O'86) gets to work at about 8 a.m. at one of Horizon Eye Care's six locations.
Marty Wozniak Knock Knock
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With the slogan "Nothing Shall Stand in Your Way!" a Ferris alumnus and entrepreneur has cleared away any obstacle to his success. No joke.
shred doctors Doctors of Shred
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Brian and Mike Gumbko (T'94 and B'88 respectively) own Shred Docs, a company specializing in shredding and recycling…pretty much anything. Brian runs the daily operations of the business.
Mike Moll Home Field Advantage
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Mike Moll (EHS'93), protective security advisor with the Department of Homeland Security, goes on defense (the kind that really matters) at the Super Bowl.
Derek Rettell One Smokin' Daddy
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Smoke Daddy is one of five Chicago eateries owned by Derek Rettell and his partner, Doug Dunlay. Like his other establishments, Smoke Daddy is a part of its neighborhood, attracting Chicagoans living nearby.
J. Andrew Williams Williams Receives Bravery Award
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Officer J. Andrew Williams (EHS'94) was awarded The Michigan State Police Bravery Award by the MSP Board of Awards for risking his life and placing himself in danger to rescue two people from a burning home.
James Gartner The Road to Glory
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Plenty of directors would be happy to break in to feature films with some small, independent project which, with luck, might get limited distribution after a screening at Sundance, or some lesser-known film festival.
Steve Bertogli Managing the Music Industry
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Not everyone who makes it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sings, raps or launches off on obligatory guitar or drum solos. The hall also has non-performing inductees, such as legendary rock impresario Bill Graham, and businessman and Arista Records founder Clive Davis.
Keith Guy Riding the Tiger
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Coach Keith Guy (B'98) has taken the Muskegon Heights Tigers men's basketball team to the state finals, compiling a two-season record of 51-4.
Chris Perkett Of Perkett, PR and Ferris
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When Chris Perkett (B'96), founder of PerkettPR (www.PerkettPR.com), was featured on workinpr.com's website as part of its monthly "Industry Watch," she talked about the impact Ferris had on her career path.
Martin Eichinger Eichinger Opens New Studio
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Martin Eichinger (B'69), recently moved his Eichinger Sculpture Studio from what has become Portland, Oregon's, trendy Pearl District, to its new location ­ a 9,000-square-foot building, circa 1920, on the corner of SE 25th and Division Streets.