The Alumni Online Electronic Newsletter • Volume Fourteen • Issue Two • July 2014

From the Alumni Office

We had a great time with Ferris alumni & friends at the Detroit Zoo last weekend! Check out more family-friendly events we have planned for this summer! See this news and more in this month's issue of Bulldog Bytes.

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Alumni Events

Family Fun at our Summer Events!

Upcoming Events

Alumni Event
Chicago-Area Pinstripes Event

The FSU Alumni Association will host an evening gathering at Pinstripes in Oakbrook, IL on July 19. Mingle with fellow alumni and friends on the outdoor heated patio, play bocce ball and enjoy a variety of pizza and flatbreads. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Michigan's Adventure

Join fellow Ferris alumni and friends for a budget-friendly family event at Michigan's Adventure on July 26. $30 per person includes lunch and admission to both parks! Children under 2 are free! Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014 will be celebrated on October 4. Follow this link for more information:


Bulldog Athletics

Sports News
Ferris Hockey Forward Chosen in NHL Draft

Ferris men's ice hockey sophomore Kyle Schempp was chosen in the 6th round of the NHL draft by the New York Islanders. He has become the 28th player in the history of Bulldog Hockey to be picked in the draft. Follow this link to read more about Kyle:


Sports News
Athletic Golf Outings

Several golf outings are planned for Bulldog Athletics including:

Men's Basketball Outing - July 23
Bulldog Hockey Golf Outing - August 2
Men's and Women's Golf Team Outing - August 23
Women's Softball Outing - TBA

More information is available for these golf outings by following this link:


Sports News
Sports Schedules

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Alumni Alert - Student Debt Scams

Ferris State University and the Ferris Alumni Association urge using caution as the University has received notification that several alumni have received letters from companies offering, "student loan debt relief" and "student loan consolidation services" and in some cases, also advertising, "New Obama Forgiveness Programs."

Please be advised that research by the Ferris Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has found that these businesses are charging exorbitant fees for assisting former students in applying for free federal loan repayment options and forgiveness options. The University recommends that students contact their federal or private loan service providers for loan repayment options and avoid any fee-based loan counseling options. For more information, please consult the University's Financial Aid Loan Repayment website,

Osprey Nesting 2014

The Ferris Osprey chicks are fledging out and getting ready to try their wings soon. Visit to see the parents in action feeding and caring for their family. Follow along on Facebook

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Save the Date

Hall of Fame and 14-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Dick Enberg will be the keynote speaker at The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit on Friday, Oct. 24 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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Summer Camps

Ferris Summer Camps offer a fun and rewarding experience! Offerings include both sports and academic camps.

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Construction Cam

The University Center is beginning to take shape! Follow along with the construction progress on campus by checking out the Construction Cam! Follow this link and find the camera under "Construction" on the side menu:

Click here to follow the University Center page on Facebook!


Tips From Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual offers a series of short articles for safety, travel and insurance tips for Ferris alumni. This month's tip is preventing burglaries while on vacation. Visit to learn more.

Save the Date!

The Historical Society of Michigan will hold their annual State History Conference September 26-28 in Big Rapids, in conjunction with the 130th anniversary of Ferris State University.

Visit to learn more.

Alumni News

Class Notes
Alumni Success Stories

Richard Antonini, a 1964 retired accounting alumnus, was recognized for his exemplary career with an Honorary Doctorate in 2013. Watch the video that chronicles his success:

Read more about Ferris alumni success by following this link:

Career Corner

Career Corner is sponsored this month by our partner Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering, Inc.
Career Corner

Career Services invites Ferris alumni to check out the resources available on their website. Follow this link for information:

To help alumni easily set themselves apart, Career Services has an alumni resume book within Bulldog CareerLink! Create your account today at Call for assistance 231-591-2685.

Check CareerLink for current opportunities for alumni at Current positions posted at Career Services in Bulldog CareerLink for Ferris alumni:

Engineer I, Full-time, International Automotive Components, Southfield, MI

Instructor for Welding, Brazing, and Soldering, Full-time, Genessee Intermediate School district, Genessee, MI

Legal Assistant, Full-time, Great Lakes Paralegal Association, Detroit, MI

6th Grade Teacher, Full-time, Hillsdale Community Schools, Hillsdale, MI Business Analyst, Full-time, ABC Group, Global locations

Be sure to check for opportunities that have been posted on the job board on the Alumni Online Community at

The Alumni Office and the Career Services Office continue to partner to bring our alumni as much great information as possible for your job search, including:

Job Postings - available in the Alumni Online Community and Bulldog CareerLink

Resume Book "help employers find you" - available in the Alumni Online Community and Bulldog CareerLink

Networking Opportunities - Career Services events, Alumni gatherings, LinkedIn and Facebook connections with Alumni and Career Services offices.

Additional Resources:

Resume Assistance - online resources and resume critiques

Interviewing Assistance - online resources, mock interviews, web-based interview practice

Career Planning - not sure where to start? Schedule an appointment with Career Services at 231-591-2685.

Employers - click here to learn how to connect with Ferris alumni.


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