Advancement and Marketing Teams with Ferris Community to Produce Holiday Greeting Video


Who doesn’t like to play with paint? Dozens of students, faculty and staff members joined President David Eisler and our beloved mascot, Brutus, for a “hands-on” approach to the university’s holiday greeting this year.

President Eisler suggested that we do a fun, interactive video message to wish our Ferris family and friends a wonderful holiday season, so our University Advancement and Marketing team rounded up a few folks and some Ferris red and gold paint.

Happy Holidays!

Advancement and Marketing Team Members Attend CASE V Conference in Chicago

Eight members of the Advancement and Marketing team attended the recent CASE V Conference in Chicago to enhance their professional development and networking opportunities.

CASE, the acronym for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is a leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related activities.

The Case V Conference featured top professionals from colleges universities from the Great Lakes area and included more than 80 professional development sessions, extensive networking and keynote speakers.

The University Advancement and Marketing contingent who attended the CASE V Conference in Chicago included Paul Hobart, Brett Scott, Jeremy Mishler and Sandy Gholston. Also attending were Shelly Armstrong, Ted Halm, Brandi Behrenwald and Steven Nicolet.
Call Center

Nearly 1,300 Pledges Received This Fall by Telephone Outreach Program

The Telephone Outreach program has been busy this fall.  Deans and coaches have been visiting the call center to discuss their specific colleges, programs and sport activities.


“This has helped students have meaningful conversations with our alumni and aided in the fundraising effort this fall,” noted Jennifer Yontz, Director of Annual Giving.

As of November 23, 2014 a total of $71,429 has been pledged from 1,298 pledges.

President David Eisler at the Call Center
Ferris President David Eisler greets the successful team of student callers who have helped generate more than $71,000 this fall in support of the University.



Fall Grad Fair 2014 Highlight Video Produced

We’re moving into commencement season. Commencement isn’t until next month. But, one of the sure signs that we’re nearing graduation time is the Fall Grad Fair event.

This year, the event took place on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Student Recreation Center.

From the News Services release:

“Graduating students can pick up their tickets for graduation, purchase their cap and gown, discuss exit counseling, explore graduate degree programs at Ferris, order a class ring and have their resume critiqued by Career Services. Students will also receive a gift from the Ferris Alumni Association as well as information about the future as an alum.

The fair is also an opportunity for graduates to create a video message for their parents, friends and family members that will be played before the graduation ceremony, and have a free digital photo taken of them by the university’s Photographic Services department. There will also be great deals offered to graduates from the university’s bookstore and the Copy Center, as well as the opportunity to win door prizes, hourly.”

The video shot by Hannah Crouch and Richard Piippo, and produced by Hannah.