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  • Computer Security Students Prepare for Life After Ferris

    April 15th, 2014  Beyond the classroom, students can further their professional development by joining the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). This registered student organization is an opportunity for students in Computer Information Security (CIS) and Computer Information Technology (CIT), as well as other computer related degrees, to develop the professional side of their college career. The organization hosts speakers, company tours, trips to a national conference, resume assistance, and anything else that might begin to prepare students for their futures. President of the organization, Jay Reed, a senior in the Computer Information Security Program said, “Our goal is to connect students to a job or an internship.” As president, Reed is the general assistant for the other executive board...
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  • Finance Professor Publishes in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting

    April 8th, 2014    Dr. Cheolwoo Lee, Associate Professor, recently published a paper titled “Effective Post-Signing Market Check or Window Dressing? The Role of Go-Shop Provisions in M&A Transactions.” Lee worked on this paper along with his peer, Jin Q Jeon. It has taken about four years from the first publication draft to become published in the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. The paper’s topic involves questioning whether a deal protection device that allows the target management to actively canvass and negotiate with other potential bidders for a limited time, called the go-shop provision, is actually beneficial to shareholders or if it is a fake gesture used as legal protection for target management. Lee further explains his conclusions, “By examining...
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  • Graphic Design Alumnus, Craig Cockerill, Finds Success after Graduation

    April 4th, 2014Craig Cockerill has found success as a Ferris alumnus at Piazza, a virtual classroom for students and instructors to come together and enhance the learning experience. Cockerill graduated from the graphic design program in May 2012. He found his position at Piazza through a network connection at an AIGA event in Grand Rapids. He hit it off with a current Piazza team member and moved to Palo Alto, Cali. a few months later to join the team. Now Cockerill is a User Interface Engineer where he designs, refines, and builds the interfaces for both of the classroom and recruiting product. He is described as the “front-end fanatic” at Piazza. During his time at Ferris, he found that learning to...
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  • Sixth Graders Experience Ferris for the First Time

    April 1st, 2014Sixty sixth grade students from Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School students visited the College of Business to get their first look at a college campus. This visit to Ferris was part of a long-term goal to inspire the Reeths-Puffer students to pursue higher education. Many of the students had never been on a college campus before and were ecstatic to explore Ferris....
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  • Studying in the Insurance and Risk Management Program

    March 28th, 2014Sarah Scobey found herself drawn to statistical analysis and management styles while studying at Ferris State University. While searching for a career path other than statistician, she found her passion in the Insurance and Risk Management program. Scobey, a second-year student from Middleville, Mich., is building her career towards becoming a risk manager for a large, well-known company. Her end goal is to become head of a risk management department....
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  • PMI Team Proceeds to Competition Finals

    March 27th, 2014The Project Management Institute (PMI) team, coached by Ferris instructor Dan Tuuri, will participate in the last round of the Project Management Institute’s “The Project” competition on April 14 at Davenport University. The Western Michigan Collegiate Project Management Competition invites teams of 3 – 6 students to compete for cash prizes and paid internships. Each team much create a project management plan for a given business situation. The judges evaluate the plan based on the PMBOK fundamentals, emulating a business choosing a project to fund....
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  • Student Excellence Award Recognizes Outstanding Seniors

    March 25th, 2014College of Business faculty members recently had the opportunity to nominate outstanding students to be honored with the Student Excellence Award. The recipients have been announced and the award will be presented at a special banquet and ceremony. Each student will receive an engraved plaque. The names of these students will also be displayed on the College of Business website....
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  • Wining and Dining with the Hospitality Program

    March 20th, 2014It takes a prominent program to educate and train students in the exciting fields of hospitality management and Ferris State University’s Hospitality Management program is no exception. With the program being offered as a business degree, students can develop a better understanding of the business aspects of the four main tracks of the program: Hotel Management, Resort Management, Food Industry Management, and Dietary Food Service Management....
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  • Information Security and Intelligence Students Take 2nd Place at CCDC

    March 6th, 2014  A team of students from the Ferris State Information Security and Intelligence program recently competed in the Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition (CCDC) and were honored with a 2nd place state-wide ranking. ISI professor Gerald Emerick and Adjunct Professor Vel Pavlov advised the team. Both faculty members led the students in active security offense and defense. The team included Captain Eric Hendershott, Adam Logue, Aron Dignum, Benjamin Thompson, Joseph Schlehuber, Nick Galloway, Robert Garcia, and Ryan Griffin. The competition required students to take on a defense role, labeled as the blue team. The students worked against attackers, labeled as the red team, represented by ethical hackers from Trustwave’s Spiderlabs. Each team was required to install, configure, secure, and maintain...
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  • Financial Organization Grows by Combining Fun and Finance

    February 27th, 2014The FMA is seeking to increase its membership while also providing the best opportunities for members to learn more about the finance industry and provide networking opportunities. President Ethan Watkins, a senior in the Business Management program, is working to keep this mission alive and to expand it along with the organization....
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  • Graphic Design Students Attend SEEK Conference

    February 25th, 2014Senior Graphic Design students travelled to the University of Illinois to attend the annual SEEK Design Conference. The students participated in hands-on workshops, spoke with Ferris alumni, and gained exposure to the industry.Ferris alumnae Victoria Pater joined these discussions by leading a “hang-out” about designing for mobile....
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  • Graphic Media Management Has 100% Graduation Placement Rate

    February 20th, 2014“Unleash your inner printer!” This is the mantra of the Graphic Media Management progam, a degree with a 100% graduation placement rate.The Graphic Media Management program receives more than $100,000 each year in supplies, equipment, and software donations from industry sponsors. Students use the tools to learn the core operation of production planning, estimating, cost analysis, process and color management, and workflow automation....
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  • PTM Students Join Fed Cup Match as Official Stringers

    February 14th, 2014Ferris State University’s Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program recently sent two students, Alex Meyers and Erik Seifert, to the U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup match to serve as official stringers for the Italian Fed Cup team. Meyers and Seifert are both certified master racquet technicians through the United States Racquet Stringers Association and are the only two students in the program currently holding this distinction....
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  • “Love What You Do” in Ferris State PR

    February 12th, 2014Some students hem and haw about their college workload, and then there are those who truly love the career path they’ve chosen and they dive right in, loving every minute of it. Students in Ferris State University’s Public Relations program are one such group that love what they do and live by that philosophy....
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  • PTM Alumnus Honored as Professional of the Year

    February 9th, 2014Dan Beedle, a 2012 graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program, has wasted no time in earning recognition within the tennis industry as an outstanding professional. Dan has already reached a number of accomplishments since his time at Ferris. He has a long and successful year ahead of him....
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  • Study Abroad Scholarships Available for Upcoming Semesters

    February 6th, 2014A fund with a total of $25,000 will be available for the College of Business to allocate to students for a study abroad trip or an international internship. The scholarship is intended to cover or alleviate the cost of a plane ticket to one of Ferris’ partner universities' countries. Students that are interested in this scholarship are encouraged to attend the Program Spotlight on Monday, February 10th in the IRC Connector from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m....
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  • Dean's List Fall 2013

    December 17th, 2013Dean's List Requirements   Sara Adkin-Payne Eric Adler Kyle Agruda Noemy Aguilar Gabriel Aikins Jayne Alexander Essa AlKhudaysh Alayna Almen Ayed Alnajrani Daniel Amrhein Ariel Anderson Alyssa Angellotti Torrey Appel Roy Asiedu Holly Austin Kaitlyn Baase Jeremy Baldwin Jeffrey Ballard Alissa Bandt Cassidy Bannes Patrick Banta Brittney Bantien Amy Bardell Scott Barger Chelsey Bark Matthew Barnes Amanda Barnes Charles Barnum Matthew Barrett Zachary Bartholomy Kenneth Bartolome Frank Bartolomeo Kirsten Bass Gabriela Bastidas Joseph Beatty Benjamin Beaverson Courtney Beck Penny Beckwith Christopher Benkert Kyle Bennett Frederick Berles Rachel Bernstein Allen Berry Wayne Bersano Jason Bignell Courtney Bingham Jazmin Bishop Jamin Bishop Aaron Bisson Julia Bitschnau Kelly Blackmore Leanne Boehm John Bohnett Andrew Bohren Gretchen Boley Benjamin Bosman Tarah Bourke Brian Bouwer...
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  • Professor Pat Klarecki Speaks at Printing Conference

    December 2nd, 2013This past April, Graphic Media Management Professor Patrick Klarecki was asked to speak at the 2013 International Conference on Advanced Media Technologies and Education in China. His presentation was titled "Sustainable Printing: Lessons Learned in North America.” It focused on educating professionals and students in the printing industry about actions printing companies in the United States take to improve sustainability in printing, such as conserving electricity and reducing air and water pollutants. China has recently made the printing industry a priority and wants those who are interested in this field to excel in their education. As a result, Shangai Printing and Publishing College will be partnering with Ferris State in the future so that printing students from China...
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  • Ferris State Graphic Design Alumna Brings Value To The Industry

    November 25th, 2013Graphic design isn’t only a career for Taylor Kasony; it’s her passion. Kasony graduated from Ferris’s graphic design program last spring. Today, she is a designer at AGP and Associates, Inc. in Midland. Her technical and conceptual skills as well as her passion and character are all the result of the graphic design program at Ferris State University....
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  • AIGA Takes On the Big Apple

    October 28th, 2013On October 17, graphic design upperclassmen ventured 14 hours by bus to visit one of the largest hubs of design in the world: New York City. On this jam-packed three day trip, students had the chance to tour notorious design firms, visit Times Square, see AIGA headquarters, explore the Museum of Modern Art, and assess branding along 5th Avenue, amongst several other things. Students were shown the true meaning of branding in action....
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  • Professor Lianne Briggs Furthers Accomplishments

    October 14th, 2013In July 2013, Professor Lianne Briggs completed Train the Trainer Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) offered through the SHARE Center by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&EI) in partnership with Smith Travel Research (STR). In addition, she was chosen to serve on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute’s (NOCTI) test revision team as a Subject Matter Expert for the Commercial Foods exam during summer 2013. Professor Briggs was also selected to receive the Rich Media Textbook Initiative from the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCTL) at Ferris....
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  • Hospitality Students Participate in ISTTE Conference

    October 14th, 2013Four Flint campus Ferris State University students and instructor, Dr. Lorie Tuma, participated in the International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE) conference on Geotourism in Detroit, MI....
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  • Professor Published in Accounting and Finance Journal

    October 7th, 2013Dr. Cheolwoo Lee, Associate Professor, recently published a singly-authored paper titled "Analyst Firm Parent-Subsidiary Relationship and Conflict of Interest: Evidence from IPO Recommendations" in the September issue of the journal " Accounting and Finance" (2013, Volume. 53, No. 3)....
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  • Victory at Brand X Competition for Graphic Design Students

    October 7th, 2013This past spring, Ferris Graphic Design students Haley Hawes, Ashley Kasul, Brandon Knap, and Alex Papin took second place in the national Brand X Experience Design Student Competition. While winning the $2,000 prize was a bonus, the most important thing these young designers learned is that their experience in the design program at Ferris has fully equipped them for success....
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  • Junior Expo

    October 3rd, 2013  Junior Expo If you are a College of Business student that is interested in internships, study away, masters programs, and graduation, this video is for you....
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  • PTM Award Recipients

    October 2nd, 2013Every spring the Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University hosts a world class tennis conference for students within the program and for the PTM alumni from around the world. The 2013 PTM Tennis Conference on April 5-6th was once again a showcase of why the PTM program at Ferris State is second to none and continues to be the leader in training students for outstanding careers in the tennis industry....
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  • PTM Alumni Re-elected to USPTA National Board of Directors

    October 2nd, 2013Dan Moster, a 1988 graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program, has recently been elected to a second term as a Vice President on the USPTA National Board of Directors and will serve a two year term (2013-2015)....
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  • College of Business Enrollment Continues to Grow

    September 20th, 2013College of Business enrollment has reached an all time high of 2,777 students for the 2013 fall semester, making it the largest college at Ferris State University. There also have been a record number of Bachelor’s degrees conferred by the college for the 2012-2013 school year; nearly 500 total. In fact, the college just continues to grow in size each year, even outpacing the growth rate of the university as a whole. So what is it that makes the College of Business at FSU so successful? According to College of Business Dean David Nicol, the answer is simple: our outstanding programs....
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  • Graphic Design Summer Interns Prove They've Got What It Takes

    September 11th, 2013This past summer, Ferris State Graphic Design seniors had the chance to intern for a wide variety of companies all across Michigan, some even landing internships out of state. No matter what the company, students had a chance to put their skills to use and discover how well the Ferris State University Graphic Design program has equipped them for success in the world of design. Check out what they had to say about their experiences!...
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  • Dean's List Summer 2013

    August 28th, 2013Lilia Adame Sara Adkin-Payne May Agar Kyle Agruda Farah Alahmed Alayna Almen Douglas Anger Allison Arter Jessica Ashmore Noura Tareq M Ashri Robert Baldry Richard Baranoski Joseph Beatty Daniel Beckmann Megan Benner Kyle Bennett Aubree Berg Frederick Berles Rebecca Bey Devon Bialik Alicia Bierlein Jason Binkley David Bischoff Christine Bitters Joseph Blair Jessica Blaney Patrick Bloom Leanne Boehm John Bohnett Daniel Bonham Ryan Boochard Justin Borr Mark Bowman Katlyn Box Benjamin Brackett Stacey Brandow Christy Brandt John Brick Lindsey Brissette Herman Brooks Derek Brouwer Joseph Brunett Pecola Bush James Butterworth Jeromy Butts Benjamin Campbell Amanda Cantu Destyni Carbon Jessica Carlsen Brian Caughell Daniel Champeau Ravinder Chana Jeffrey Cibulka Tammy Clark Amanda Claus Richard Clements Austin Coleman Eric Conroy Maryrose...
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  • 1st Ferris United Against Cancer Golf Outing

    August 13th, 2013Thursday August 8th, Ferris United Against Cancer, formally known as the FSU United Relay for Life Team, held their first golf outing fundraiser. The money raised from the golf outing will go to purchase gasoline gift cards. These cards will be given to cancer victims to help with the transportation expenses incurred from having doctor’s appointments and treatments at the Susan Wheatlake Center in Big Rapids. The Ferris United Against Cancer team recruited Professional Golf Management student Aaron Caverley to help hit drives, who also raised a great deal of money for the team.

  • Sports Marketing Student Learns 'The Ripken Way' During Internship

    July 23rd, 2013Sports Marketing senior Chelsea Konarzewski landed an internship with The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Ripken Experience, founded by former Major League baseball players Cal Ripken Sr., Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken, hosts youth baseball camps and tournaments, as well as training programs for high school and college baseball and softball teams. Some of Chelsea’s responsibilities include assisting players at camp check-in, coordinate opening rituals, and compile player welcome packets and gift bags. Chelsea previously interned for the men’s basketball team here at Ferris and is now learning the ins and outs of baseball. “Not only am I learning ‘The Ripken Way,’ I am reconfirming the different skills needed to work in sports.”...
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  • PGM Students Put To The Test By The PGA

    July 18th, 2013This past weekend, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America visited Ferris State for the PGA PGM Checkpoint. Back in 1975, Ferris State was the first university to obtain accreditation from the PGA and provide the PGA Golf Management University Program in their curriculum. There are now currently 20 universities nationwide that are accredited by the PGA. Professional Golf Management students are required to complete three levels of PGA checkpoints in order to graduate from the program. Each level covers a variety of topics that are essential in a PGM professional’s career. Level one, the most intense of all three levels, covers more content than any other level and is generally taken within the student’s third year of the program....
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  • PGM Alumnus Returns Seeking Students For Internships

    July 11th, 2013  Ryan Szydlowski, an alumnus of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program made quite the journey from Palm Desert California, seeking PGM students for upcoming internships. Ryan, a Michigan native from Alpena graduated from Ferris in December of 2009. He is currently the Head Golf Professional at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, California. After completing an internship with Desert Willow, Ryan was offered a full time position at the resort. For only being out of school for three years, Ryan has made quite the career for himself. Some responsibilities of a Head Golf Professional include setting up lessons, hiring/firing, facility operations, planning and setting up golf outings and events, and coordinating those events with food and beverage...
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  • Sports Marketing Student Interns In North Carolina

    July 9th, 2013This summer, Sports Marketing major Courtney Meharg, takes her skills to the East coast for an internship. Interning for the Carolina RailHawks in Cary, North Carolina, Courtney’s responsibilities include being a part of the Community Marketing and Outreach Assistance, where she researches and sets up soccer events and tournaments that the RailHawks can attend. The RailHawks are an American professional soccer team that was founded in 2006. The team is a part of the North American Soccer League, which is one step below major league soccer. “Being part of the women's soccer team at Ferris, this internship has been the perfect fit!” Aside from having to step in as the RailHawks mascot every once in a while, Courtney...
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  • Ferris AMA Ranks Top 16 Chapters in the World

    June 20th, 2013  This past spring, Ferris American Marketing Association (AMA) students attend the 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. For the past three years in a row, Ferris AMA students have secured a spot in the top 16 chapters out of 350 in the world and this year they have been awarded a bronze chapter award. Aside from ranking top 16, they have also been awarded 1st in SABRE Business Simulation World, 1st in Exhibit Booth Chapter Competition, 2nd in Marketing Strategy Competition, and Honorable Mention Marketing Week. Ferris also had a faculty member and alumnus speak at the conference. Laura Dix, Ferris chapter advisor served as conference co-chair and alumnus Luke Wyckoff, founder and Chief Visionary Officer...
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  • PR Student Interns at 500 Festival in Indianapolis

    June 20th, 2013  Olivia Adams, a public relations student, recently finished her internship with the 500 Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The 500 Festival is a non-profit organization that helps organize one of the most important races in Indy Car racing, the Indianapolis 500. Hosted at the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, the event attracts more than 250,000 fans each year. An internship of this magnitude comes with a lot of responsibilities. Olivia took on the role of writing the 500 Festival Parade scripts, writing and distributing press releases, attending television and radio interviews, and managing the website. She also was the social media manager, overseeing the 500 Festival’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. “I am getting the PR experience I've always wanted!...
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  • Music is Our Business: MIM and NAMM

    June 11th, 2013MIM students prepare for another NAMM Show, continuing their bond with the global organization....
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  • Dean's List Spring 2013

    May 29th, 2013The faculty and staff are pleased to announce the Spring 2013 Dean's List for the College of Business of Ferris State University....
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  • 2013 Cyber Studies Scholarship Winner

    May 6th, 2013Ashleigh Marie LaLonde, a student in the Information Security and Intelligence program, is one of only five in the country to receive the 2013 Cyber Studies Scholarship....
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  • Second Place Brand X Winners

    May 1st, 2013  A team from Ferris earned second place in the Brand X Challenge. The Brand X Experience Design Students Competition is a national competition for undergraduate design students. For earning second place the team won prizes and $2,000 to split between the participants. Captain Ashley Kasul led the team, which consisted of Haley Hawes, Brandon Knap, and Alex Papin. All of the members are juniors in the graphic design program. The team entered the competition for the opportunity to learn about experience design and to work with excellent mentors. The main objective of the campaign was to get consumers to understand what Under Armour is all about. They want consumers to take those ideals and apply them to their...
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  • Student Receives EPIC Rising Star Award

    April 2nd, 2013The Greater Detroit Chapters of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE), the International Special Event Society (ISES) and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) co-sponsored the Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Kathryn Douglas, senior and president of the FSU Student Chapter of NACE received the EPIC Rising Star Award. This award recognizes a student member of NACE that exemplifies leadership, contribution to the organization and a passion for the industry.    ...
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  • Meet Our Associate Dean

    March 27th, 2013Meet our Associate Dean   Lucian Leone has begun his duties as our new Associate Dean. He has taken over following the retirement of Van Edgerton. Leone was born and raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He was a golf caddy in high school, which led him to a scholarship for the University of Michigan (U of M). After graduating from U of M, he went on to earn two Master's Degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Leone is currently earning his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Michigan State University. Leone has been involved in higher education for the past 14 years. Before coming to Ferris, he was the Director of Marketing at Lansing Community College. When not working...
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  • Team Earns Second Place in the CCDC

    March 19th, 2013The first team from Ferris to ever participate in the College Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) achieved second place. The competition took place March 9, 2013 in Grand Rapids. The team achieved a higher rank than Baker College's team, which became the national champion last year. It is unprecedented that a team would do so well in their first year of competition, according to the CCDC. The Ferris team was made up of seven students from multiple programs. MS-ISI student Ruei-An Yang lead the group as team captain. Other MS-ISI students on the team were Wendy Hedersbeck and Shaileshwori Bhatta Acharya. BS-ISIN students Joseph Schlehuber and Eric Hendershott, BS-CNS student Julius Marshall, and BS-CIS student Chi Luong completed the team....
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  • 2013 ADDY Awards

    February 25th, 2013The 2013 West Michigan ADDY Awards were held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Thursday, February 21. The Ferris State University Graphic Design program participants enjoyed a successful night. The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. Over 60,000 entries are received every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Transformation Identity, designed by Anne Sutton, won a Gold ADDY. Small Town Studio Identity also won a Gold ADDY. The student designers were Kate Dupon, Anne Sutton, Stephanie Demarest, Craig Cockerill, and Sarah Todd. A Silver ADDY was awarded to the Student Advancement Foundation for their Mindshare 2012...
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  • Dean's List Fall 2012

    January 28th, 2013  Mabel Acosta John Adams Olivia Adams Terrance Adams Sara Adkin-Payne Gabriel Aikins Laila Al Huzaim Justin Aldea Jayne Alexander Whitney Alexander Faisal Alhuzaim Alayna Almen Ayed Alnajrani Patricia Anderson Jannene Andrews Annette Aranda Leland Arkwright Brandon Arradaza Elisha Asohan Natasha Azure Trevor Bacon Tyler Bahr Casey Baldus Danielle Balmer Samantha Bankey Max Bankston Brittney Bantien Loretta Baran Amy Bardell Zachary Bartholomy Kenneth Bartolome Gabriela Bastidas Justin Batayeh Laura Baumeister Lauren Bearinger Joseph Beatty Courtney Beck Daniel Beckmann Tamara Bedenis Anthony Belisle Kayla Bemiss Christine Bender Lauren Benear Megan Brenner Aubree Berg Frederick Berles Rachel Bernstein Bryanna Bernth Allen Berry Deborah Bessent Alex Bethke Travis Bigler Katherine Biles-McTier Tyler Billow Jason Binkley Benjamin Bishop Jeffrey Bittenbender Adrian Blackwell Leanne...
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  • Ferris Students Make Good Choices

    January 23rd, 2013Ferris Students Make Good Choices By: Amy Hughes Good Choices is a Ferris State University campaign that has been in existence since 2000. It promotes responsible behaviors and informed decisions to reduce unsafe activities. The perception is that Ferris students don´t make good choices but the truth is, they do. This misconception creates phantom peer pressure. Students conform to what they believe to be the norm. The goal of Good Choices is to challenge perceptions and show the reality.  Thomas Liszewski, University Counselor and Coordinator, has seen great improvement in student behavior since starting the campaign in 2000. The campaign itself has expanded and is implemented in many ways throughout campus. Good Choices focuses on six areas –...
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  • Ferris Online Graduate Business Programs Recognized by U.S. News and World Report

    January 18th, 2013Ferris Online Graduate Business Programs Recognized by U.S. News and World Report BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State University’s online graduate business programs rank among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Top Online Education rankings. Ferris ranked No. 54 out of 213 schools listed in the prestigious news magazine’s report released this week. The College of Business offers both a master of Business Administration online and a master of Science in Information Security and Intelligence as a combination of online and on-the-ground courses. “While we don’t make a practice of pursuing rankings  – doing so is not always in the best interests of those we serve  – we do appreciate the U.S. News and World Report ranking as acknowledgement that we...
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  • Graphic Design: An Alum Success Story

    December 13th, 2012Graphic Design Success Story: Sarah Lockwood By: Olivia Adams Imagine graduating college and then finding a career where you have the opportunity to design something that will be used by thousands of people. Sarah Lockwood, a 2009 graduate of Ferris State University’s Graphic Design Program, works today for a digital advertising company where she is designing mobile applications for Delta Airlines. Here is her story of how the graphic design program prepared her for her future in design. How did the graphic design program prepare you for your career? “The best thing about this program was that it gave me variety. When I was done with the program, I had a variety of careers to choose from. Also, being...
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  • Graphic Design Students Bring a Vision to Life

    December 7th, 2012Graphic Design Students Help Brand Small Town Studio By Olivia Adams Graphic design students helped a vision become a reality for the new Small Town Studio program at Ferris State University. Small Town Studio is a program for senior architecture students, which involves working with real life clients and the ability to get hands-on experience. The idea behind this program is to re-energize small towns and communities around the state of Michigan, in order to bring back their vitality and liveliness. Graphic design students played a major role in helping this program come to life. These students were asked to help Small Town Studio create a brand and discover different ways to market their program to students and area...
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  • Personal and Professional Development Speaker

    November 28th, 2012Bo Picklesimer is the General Manager of the Egypt Valley Country Club. He spoke to students on November 27, focusing on personal and professional development. Picklesimer has more than 25 years of experience in the Private Club Industry and more than 20 years of experience in the role of General Manager. An entrepreneur, he has built his own small-office accounting business and was a general partner of a multi-store restaurant operation. He has also had experience as project manager consultant and tenure as a regional marketing vice-president for one of the private club industry business associations. Picklesimer is active in his community and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

  • Negotiating Advancement in a Troubled Economic Environment

    November 16th, 2012Negotiating Advancement in a Troubled Economic Environment By: Amy Hughes Professor Beverly DeMarr co-authored a textbook, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. DeMarr partnered with Suzanne de Janaz, a professor from IMD in Switzerland. Pearson published the textbook in January. Negotiation and Dispute Resolution addresses negotiations and dispute resolution in a wide variety of settings. By combining theoretical foundations with experiential exercises, the book helps students develop their ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts in both personal and professional settings. An article that is a spinoff from the book has been picked up worldwide. The article, “Bad Times Let the Good Times Roll: How to Negotiate Advancement in a Troubled Economic Environment,” has been printed in Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, and published...
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  • American Culinary Federation Sizzle Article Features KCTC and FSU

    November 16th, 2012An article about the partnership of Kent Career Technical Center (KCTC) and Ferris State University (FSU) of Grand Rapids has been published in the American Culinary Federation Sizzle magazine. As a newly accredited program serving high school juniors and seniors, the Hospitality/Culinary department offers students a seamless flow into college -- a true K-16 offering. FSU brings several courses to KCTC, giving students an opportunity to earn up to 21 credits before they leave. FSU then accepts students as second-semester freshmen, saving those students and their families thousands of tuition dollars. The credits can also be transferred to other institutions. To read the full article, please visit www.acfchefs.org/sizzle.

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  • Professor Earns Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

    October 29th, 2012Professor Lianne Briggs, Hospitality Management, earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Ph.D.) in July 2012 from Western Michigan University.

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  • Certified Dietary Manager Exam

    October 29th, 2012The Dietary & Food Service Management, AAS, will become the first approved program in Michigan preparing students to take the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam. Hospitality Management submitted a lengthy application for accreditation review to the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) in August, 2012.

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  • Faculty Member Attends Culinary Essentials Workshops

    October 29th, 2012Karyn Bledsoe, Faculty, attended the Culinary Essentials Workshops I & II at Johnson & Wales University's Denver campus in July 2012. She studied various aspects of the kitchen and dining room such as garde mange, pastry arts, tableside cooking, and dining room service.

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  • Developing Spa Management Courses

    October 29th, 2012Professor Julie Doyle is on sabbatical fall of 2012 to develop courses for the Spa Management concentration under the Resort Management, BS. She will be attending the International Spa Association (ISPA) conference and visiting spas at various resorts and hotels such as the American Club in Kohler, WI.

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  • Enrollment Continues to Grow

    October 29th, 2012Hospitality Management continues to offer courses at the Kent County Technical Center (KCTC) in Grand Rapids, MI. Courses offered are both direct credit and concurrent enrollment which articulate with both Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Culinary Institute and the Grand Rapids Community College's Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Enrollment continues to grow, doubling this fall over the previous one!

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  • Hotel Management Courses at GRCC and NMC

    October 29th, 2012Starting this January, 2013, Hospitality Management will begin teaching courses for the Hotel Management, BS, at both Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City. Students transfer into the Hotel Management, BS, with either 48 transferable credits or an associate degree in Culinary Arts or another field. Transfer guides and marketing materials are ready for distribution.

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  • Hospitality Management Selected to Host Skills USA Culinary Arts Regional Competition

    October 26th, 2012Hospitality Management has been selected to host the Skills USA Culinary Arts Regional Competition again this coming February. The event brings approximately 70 students and their supporters from seven area career technical centers. This allows Ferris State University the opportunity to showcase its programs. Winners will advance to a State Competition.

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  • Hospitality Management Program Celebrates Fifty Years

    October 26th, 2012Did you know that the Hospitality Management program has been around for fifty years? The AAS in Food Service Supervision made its first appearance in the 1961 catalog of Ferris Institute. The degree featured classes such as Catering, food Sanitation, Food Service Calculations & Cost Estimating as well as general education classes like Psych. 251 - Personality Improvement, Elementary Typing, and Health & Physical Education. The first class of four students graduated on June 9, 1963 from the Collegiate Technical Division. The first graduating class included Neil R. Anderson, Iron Mountain, James R. Dean, Kalamazoo, Roberta L. Grass, Grand Rapids, and Carol K. Triick, Conklin. One of those graduates, James Dean, went on to become the Director of Dining Services at Western Michigan University. The current Hospitality Management program boasts two associate degrees and two bachelors as well as numerous minors and certificates in areas such as Special Events & Meeting Planning, Club Management, and Spa Management. Classes are taught on the main campus as well as Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and Kent County Technical Center. Students work in required internships all over the country and overseas.

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  • Dietary & Food Service Management Receives Accreditation

    October 26th, 2012Ferris State University's A.A.S. in Dietary & Food Service Management recently received accreditation from the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). This distinguishes Ferris' DFSM program the only ANFP approved program in Michigan. The Dietary & Food Service Management degree is a collaborative project between College of Business and College of Health Professions.

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  • Hospitality Management Enters Cooperative Agreement with Montcalm Community College

    October 26th, 2012Hospitality Management recently entered into a cooperative agreement with Montcalm Community College (MCC) allowing their students to be concurrently enrolled at both Ferris and MCC. Students will be able to obtain an A.A.S. in Restaurant and Food Industry Management or A.A.S. in Dietary Food Service Management from Ferris with completion of only 8-9 courses on FSU's main campus. This allows students to pursue new opportunities that are not currently available at Montcalm Community College.

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  • Real World Experience for IT students

    October 11th, 2012Association for Information Technology Professionals By: Olivia Adams Information Technology students are expanding their networks and gaining professional, real world experience through the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP).  AITP welcomes any IT students along with CIS, CIT, and ISI majors. This organization is available to those who are interested in gaining more experience and creating networks.  Ferris State senior and AITP president, Arielle Kohler, has found that her membership with this nationally recognized chapter has provided her with valuable experience and knowledge. “AITP is here to help any of these types of majors to gain professional experience as well as leadership and transferable skills that are needed for the workforce,” said Kohler.  “It also provides a social...
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  • ISI Reconstructs Their RSO

    October 5th, 2012The Information Security and Intelligence Alliance is starts up again for the fall semester....
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  • College of Business Festival

    September 14th, 2012The College of Business hosted their 8th Annual Celebration Festival to welcome back Ferris students, Thursday, September 13....
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  • Woolen Re-Appointed Examiner for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    June 20th, 2012Jim Woolen, head of Ferris State University’s Accountancy, Finance and Information Systems department, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the fourth consecutive year....
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  • Current Student: Erika Jordan

    April 25th, 2012Erika Jordan is a junior in the CIT program. Where are you from? Ypsilanti, MI. Why did you choose the CIT program, especially being a female? My original major was graphic design and I didn't pass the sophomore portfolio, so I had to switch programs. I've always been interested in computers, so I shadowed my aunt who works with them. That led me to choose CIT as my new major. I heard the program was good and the career options are really interesting to me. Our program doesn't have many females, but I would encourage more to join. What do you want to do as a career after graduating from the CIT program? I want to continue working with...
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  • PGM Staff Awarded Outstanding Support Staff

    February 22nd, 2012Annette Keyt and Diane Maguire from the Professional Golf Management Center were the first recipients to be presented with the "Outstanding Support Staff" award from the Honors program. Typically, an award for faculty is given from the Honors program. However, Keyt and Maguire were nominated several times before, and when they were nominated again this year, they were finally chosen as recipients. "It's a big surprise to us because we didn't even know our names were submitted or they even had this award," said Maguire and Keyt. Keyt is in charge of helping students with academics while Maguire helps PGM students get placed into internships. "It was very thoughtful of them to nominate us," said Maguire. "You see the purpose in your...
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  • Sports Marketing Alumnus Scores a Career with the Indiana Pacers

    January 30th, 2012Graduate of the 2011 Sports Marketing program, and former president of Ferris State's chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Eric Cole continues to shine as he pursues his career with the Indiana Pacers. Cole landed his career with the Pacers after attending a Detroit Pistons job fair during his senior year at Ferris. He was hired as an Inside Sales Accounting Executive and was promoted six months later to a Group Events Specialist. Cole’s main duty as a Group Events Specialist is to bring different groups and organizations to a Pacer basketball game. Whether the group wants to be involved in a half time event, or just relax and enjoy the game, Cole creates a customized fan package based...
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