The Alumni Online Electronic Newsletter • Volume Thirteen • Issue Eleven • April 2014

From the Alumni Office

For some, a sign of spring is spotting the first robin. For the staff of the alumni office, spring officially arrives when the Ferris Osprey return! See this news and more in this month's issue of Bulldog Bytes.

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Alumni Events

Spring Reunion is scheduled for May 7

Upcoming Events

Alumni Event
Annual Welding & Friends Golf Outing

The annual Welding & Friends Golf Outing will be held on April 26 at Falcon Head Golf Club in Big Rapids, Mich. Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Spring Reunion 2014

Spring Reunion 2014 will be held on May 7 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Big Rapids. Honoring the Class of 1964, Distinguished Alumni and Pacesetters for 2014! Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Alumni Golf Outing

The 2014 Alumni Association Golf Outing will be held on May 16 at Buck's Run in Mt. Pleasant! Hurry - this event will sell out! Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Bulldog Bike Tour

The 2014 Bulldog Bike Tour will be held on June 21 in Big Rapids. Once again, official Bulldog Bike Tour jerseys are available for sale. Follow this link for more information:


Bulldog Athletics

Sports News
Hockey Senior Inks Professional Contract

Ferris men's ice hockey assistant captain Garrett Thompson has signed with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. While at Ferris, Thompson contributed to two conference regular-season titles and helped the Bulldogs to an appearance in the 2014 Elite 8. Follow this link to read more about Thompson:


Sports News
Bulldog Softball Underway

The Ferris women's softball team is slated for their home opener this Saturday, April 5, weather permitting. The Bulldogs will take on rival Grand Valley at 1 p.m. at the FSU Softball Field in Big Rapids. More information is available by following this link:


Sports News
Sports Schedules

Catch the latest news and schedules for the Bulldogs at




Ferris Osprey Return

The Ferris Osprey have returned for the 2014 nesting season. The Ferris State University OspreyCam project originated in 2008, after the pair nested on the top of a light pole in the Swan Building parking lot. The OspreyCam has a web app available for download. Follow this link for more information: BirdCam.htm

Visit to view the OspreyCam.

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Summer Camps

Ferris Summer Camps offer a fun and rewarding experience! Offerings include both sports and academic camps. Follow this link for more information:


Construction Cam

Progress is being made on the new University Center. 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. In honor of the month of April, this month's tip is about umbrella insurance. Visit to learn more.

Alumni News

Class Notes
Class Note

Jacki Easlick (B'90) recently participated in a Twitter chat with current students and answered questions about her successful designing career. Jacki has designed for respected brands such as Macy's, Nike and Victoria's Secret. She now has her own line of luxury leather handbags. Follow this link to read more about Jacki:

Read more class notes in the Ferris Magazine by following this link:

Career Corner

Career Corner is sponsored this month by our partner R & E Automated Systems.

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

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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