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.

Ferr1s and imabulldog wristbands

Newest Ferris First Videos Released

As we continue our series highlighting alumni, faculty, staff and students who made Ferris State University their first choice, our two most recently-released videos focus on one of our more visible staff members and a student who is going beyond the classroom to maximize his University experience.

Bruce Borkovich is director of the Department of Public Safety. In his #Ferr1s video, Bruce discusses why he was attracted to Ferris and how he and his family have found a home here in the community. He also talks about what he loves most about his job.

Michael Corn is a man on a mission — inside and outside of the classroom. A senior in Applied Speech Communication, Corn is also a hard-working man out of the classroom in work that he is doing for several offices around campus, including the Alumni Association, the Athletics Department, the Torch, and even News Services and Social Media.

We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoy putting them together.