Bulldog Bios: Alumni Success Stories Video Series
Richard Antonini

Richard Antonini

B.S. Accounting 1964
Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry 2013

Dick Antonini is retired now, but the exemplary service to his industry and to his community continues to earn accolades. The 1964 Accounting graduate received an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris during the 2013 Spring Commencement ceremonies.

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Terry Berden

Terry Berden

Engineering Technology 1973
2013 Distinguished Alumnus


Before he built a series of successful businesses or won multiple prestigious business awards, Northern Michigan entrepreneur Terry Berden was a student in Ferris State University's Heavy Equipment Program.

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Karl Huffman

Karl Huffman

Engineering Technology 1986
2012 Distinguished Alumnus


Hedrick Associates in Grand Rapids, under its president, Karl Huffman, has grown from about one million in sales in 1986 to 15-20 million in 2012. Huffman, who continues to build his company with Ferris graduates, has established the Hedrick Associates HVACR Scholarship and the Huffman Family HVACR Scholarship.

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Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

Criminal Justice 1983



Making moment-to-moment decisions may be the best thing Tim Murphy ever learned as a student in Ferris' Criminal Justice program. That skill has served the 1983 graduate well during his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement, most notably as the former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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George Nicolas

George "Nick" Nicolas

Optometry 1983
2012 Distinguished Alumnus


Colonel George "Nick" Nicolas Jr. is the director of the Biomedical Sciences Corps and Chief of the Senior Leader Management Division in the Office of the Surgeon General. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

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Terrence Rollins

Terrence Rollins

Engineering Technology 1993
2012 Distinguished Alumnus


Terrence Rollins is the Defense Logistics Agency's site installation energy manager in Philadelphia, where he serves as the expert energy engineer. He was named the 2010 Executive Professional of the Year for Facility Management and Energy Management by Cambridge Who's Who. In 2007 and '08, Rollins was named a Legend in Energy as part of a program sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers.

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Hazel Seaba

Hazel Seaba

Pharmacy 1967
2012 Distinguished Alumna



Hazel Seaba is the associate dean for assessment, curriculum and compliance at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, where, for approximately 30 years, she was the director of the Division of Drug Information Service. A clinical professor in Pharmacy and International Programs, Seaba's teaching now focuses on building new opportunities in the Pharm.D. curriculum for community service learning, public health, and health care accessibility, both locally and globally.

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Mike Suman

Mike Suman

Engineering Technology 1970
College of Business 2004
2013 Distinguished Alumnus

Mike Suman has impressive credentials as both an independent businessman and as a corporate executive. As owner of Product and Market Development, he advises corporations how to accelerate growth. He has been awarded 51 patents, and has designed or co-designed and launched a number of successful products, including iLean flexible shelving and an e-display holder for electronic readers and tablet computers.

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