Alumni Success Stories

Ferris Honors Program Alumni Derek J. QuinnDerek J. Quinn
Graduated August 2006
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Derek Quinn will graduate in August 2006 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. During his years in Honors, Derek served as a tremendous asset to the Honors office. He was a peer mentor to the freshmen and represented the student body on both the Honors Council and the Honors Student Advisory Board. Beyond being involved in over 10 different and varied RSOs, he tutored those who needed it, was a founding member of four organizations, worked on the Student Government in various positions, and helped with the planning and implementation of multiple Honors Invitational Competitions.

Upon graduation in August, Derek will work in one of his family's pharmacies and serve the citizens of his hometown of Portage. Eventually, Derek intends to serve students as a professor and bring his own particular brand of pedagogy to the fore.

One of his fondest memories of Honors is staying up until dawn with friends, for a few nights in a row, utilizing only black tarp, leaves, wood, and duct tape to transform the Helen Ferris basement into a Haunted House for the Big Rapids community.