Distinguished Staff Awards 2012
Nicholas Campau
Nicholas Campau
Coordinator of Student Life
Student Affairs Dean's Office


Nick Campau's Bulldog pride runs deep as he exemplifies true Ferris State University spirit. Campau's positive energy channels into his numerous collaborations with students, where he often becomes a big brother, tutor, advocate, confidant, advisor and parent for so many. During his daily routine, Campau enjoys being available for all students -- listening to their dreams and aspirations and supporting them as they grow and develop their own sense of independence. This is most notable through Nick's work with the Ferris Youth Initiative, providing scholarship and mentoring for low income orphans and those youth who have "aged out" of foster care.

Campau's community activities include his numerous hours of unselfish service to organizations such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Jaycees, and WISE. He leads by example and strives to serve others in helping to make the world a better place.

Deborah Ducat
Deborah Ducat
Secretary, School of Education
College of Education and Human Services


Described as being "the busiest person in Bishop Hall", Deb is quick to lend a hand and uses her expertise and knowledge of the FSU community to find the resources necessary to support student and faculty needs. She approaches new and challenging situations with enthusiasm, taking great pride in knowing that she is able to turn a frustrating situation into something workable. Students are Deb's top priority and she finds great joy in knowing that she is able to make a difference for them.

As a very proud parent and foster parent, Deb is actively volunteering for Crossroads Charter Academy, the United Church, as well as soccer and softball teams. She is also involved in the community as a Girl Scout and Brownie leader. Her involvement with the Ferris Professional Women allows her volunteer spirit to enrich even more local organizations that include Relay for Life and the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Center.

Bryan Marquardt
Bryan Marquardt
Assistant Director
Dining Services


Customer satisfaction is Marquardt's top priority. He has achieved it to an exemplary degree in how he works harmoniously with a variety of departments and individuals across campus. He is keenly aware of special diets for students and goes above and beyond to ensure their needs are met. Helping students reach their potential and gain independence is truly a gratifying experience for Bryan. The Bulldog spirit shines through in how much he loves his work and Ferris State University.

Marquardt freely embraces the spirit of "giving back" as evidenced by his involvement with the International Festival of Cultures, HOPE Network, 4-H, United Way, and St. Michael's Parish. He also provides a positive role model for young athletes by having coached the FSU Club Hockey team as well as currently coaching AAU youth basketball and baseball.