Distinguished Staff Awards 2009
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson
Equipment Technician
College of Engineering Technology

Steve Johnson has worked at Ferris for 22 years. His colleagues noted not only does he go above and beyond in his daily responsibilities, but he has been actively involved in the community with such projects as assisting with CET picnics, serving as ski club advisor, working with AM radio stations, volunteering for the Year of the Dawg project and Friends of Ferris, and maintaining the sound system at his church.

Angela Mishler

Angela Mishler
Senior Recruiting Officer
Enrollment Services

Angela Mishler has worked at Ferris for 10 years. When demonstrating her enthusiasm for the University, her colleagues have noted she is an ambassador of good will. Her involvement in the community includes Ferris' 6th Dawg Women's Basketball Booster Club, United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Stepping Stones Parent Advisory Group.

William Potter

William Potter
Dean
University College

William Potter has been employed at Ferris for 10 years and has exhibited Bulldog Pride everyday in and out of the office. Dr. Potter encourages his colleagues and students to be successful in whatever life brings them, his colleagues noted. His community and Ferris involvement includes leading the University's Political Engagement Project, volunteering with various committees from academic advising to University planning to scholarships, raising money for March of Dimes, and participating in band boosters.

Paula Rushford

Paula Rushford
Advancement Services Accountant
University Advancement and Marketing

Paula Rushford has been working at Ferris for four years. She demonstrates her work ethic as her day often begins early and ends late, her colleagues noted. Her activity in the Ferris and local communities includes starting a PGM scholarship for students and volunteering in her child's classroom.

Karen Youngs

Karen Youngs
Custodian
Physical Plant

Karen Young has been employed at Ferris for over three years. She is dedicated to making the Prakken building clean and safe for everyone as she continues to learn by taking training sessions and testing new products, her colleagues noted. On top of being dedicated to her work, she is serving as a role model while she is helping raise her grandchildren.