The Alumni Online Electronic Newsletter • Volume Fourteen • Issue Three • August 2014

From the Alumni Office

The Dawg Days of August have arrived - that means Homecoming is just around the corner! See this news and more in this month's issue of Bulldog Bytes.

Contact the Alumni Office at with
questions and comments.

Alumni Events

Save the Date for Homecoming 2014!

Upcoming Events

Pharmacy Alumni Gathering

Join fellow Ferris State Pharmacy Alumni and friends for a microbrew tour in Kalamazoo, Mich, on September 5, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel lobby beginning at 5:15 pm. The tour will begin at 5:45 pm. The cost is $25. Visit this link for more information and to register by credit card.

Alumni Event
Homecoming 2014

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


Alumni Event
Motown Mixer

Ferris alumni are invited to network with current students on Friday, October 3, from 6-8 pm in the Granger Center Atrium. Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
PGM Fall Classic

The annual Ferris PGM Fall Classic will be held Homecoming weekend, October 4-5. Follow this link for more information:


Alumni Event
Tailgate on Ice for Homecoming

Join fellow alumni and friends for a Homecoming 2014 Tailgate on Ice! The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Ewigleben Sports Complex. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. as the Bulldogs take on the U of M Wolverines. Tickets are $25, and include the tailgate, a game ticket and a parking pass. Season ticket holders can join us for $10 (no parking pass included). Follow this link for more information:


Bulldog Athletics

Sports News
Bulldog Hockey Announces Fundraising Campaign

Ferris State Athletics and the Bulldog Athletic Association publicly launched one of the school's largest athletics-related fundraising campaigns ever by announcing a major $1.5 million "Be A Playmaker" endowment campaign for the men's ice hockey program on Saturday (Aug. 2) evening during the annual Bulldog Hockey Classic-Alumni Golf Outing banquet held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Big Rapids. Follow this link to read more about the campaign:


Sports News
Ferris Athletics Signs with Under Armour

Recently, Ferris became the first NCAA School in Michigan to sign with Under Armour, the global leader in performance footwear and apparel. Learn more by following this link:



Sports News
Athletic Golf Outings

Several golf outings are planned for Bulldog Athletics including:

Men's and Women's Golf Team Outing - August 23
Women's Softball Outing - August 24

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


Sports News
Sports Schedules

Catch the latest news, purchase tickets and download schedules for Bulldog sports at

Football tickets are on sale now! Follow think link to purchase your tickets:




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,

Spring Reunion Comes Home to Campus in 2015!!

In celebration of our amazing new University Center, our trditional Spring Reunion will now take place on campus the Friday of Homecoming week! Rebranded "Reunion 2015", our celebration honoring the graduating class of 50 years ago (1965 next year!), our Distinguished Alumni and Pacesetter Awards presentation and the Above and Beyond student awards will be presented during dinner in our new facilities on campus! Mark your calendars now and look forward to details next spring!!

Osprey Nesting 2014

The Ferris Osprey chicks are flying, and will soon follow their parents south for the winter. 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.

Follow this link for more information:


Construction Cam

There has been much progress at the University Center this summer! 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:

To see more photos of the progress, 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 how to prevent accidents while driving. 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

Terry Berden (T'73), has built several successful businesses and won multiple prestigious business awards. 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 BuhlerPrince.
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:

Lead Testing Technician/Engineer, Reliable Analysis, Inc., Madison Heights, MI

Business Analyst, Full-time, ABC Group, Wyoming, MI

Android Developer, Cloudeeva Inc. - Shambo Saha, Nation Wide

Math Teacher for Ring Lardner Middle School, Niles Community Schools, Niles, MI

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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