2010 Stories
Cedric Lee Cedric Lee: Hollywood North
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Movie production has a long history in Michigan with the state and its culture serving almost as a supporting character in some iconic films. Cedric Lee's work on Gran Torino was a springboard for further work in Michigan's burgeoning film industry.
Teresa Szymanski Teresa Szymanski: The Best Kind of Blue
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When Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero tapped Teresa Szymanski to be the city's chief of police, she became the first woman to lead Lansing's finest.
Sarah Hinkley Sarah Hinkley: Michigan Young Optometrist of the Year
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Dr. Hinkley's career led her back to Ferris, where she found herself on the 'other side' of the desk. And, her transition from student to faculty member felt very comfortable.
Phil Hagerman Phil Hagerman's Prescription for a New Economy
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Patient care is getting increasingly complex, which has given rise to the whole field of specialty pharmacy that caters to the needs of chronically ill patients whose treatments require strict adherence to a complicated drug regimen.
John Matlock Bill Martin's Cargo of Hope
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Ferris alumnus Bill Martin directs hospital operations for the world's largest charity hospital ship with ports of call along the African coast.
Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke Nancy (Slagell) Rogers Hooked on Alpacas
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Nancy (Slagell) Rogers, a 1987 graduate of Ferris States College of Business, is hooked on alpacas. She is also director for the Michigan International Alpaca Fest and leader for an alpaca 4-H club in Gratiot County.
Ron Mahoney Butch Jones Making His Mark in Division I Football
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Former Ferris State University player and assistant coach Butch Jones (B'90) continued his impressive climb up the collegiate football coaching ladder when the University of Cincinnati named him its new head coach in December 2009.