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June 2015


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bulldog Bike Tour Set for June 20
Big Rapids Pioneer

The Bulldog Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual event supports scholarships for Ferris State University students. This year's tour features options for 10, 23, 40, 55 and 100 miles on flat to rolling terrain with a few challenging hills on the longer routes. The Big Rapids Pioneer reporterd on the Bulldog Bike Tour and had comments from Kelly Seitter, organizer of the event that is sponsored by the Ferris Alumni Association. Read more at the Ferris website.

Greenville's Zimmer a Preseason Football All-America Selection
Greenville Daily News

The Ferris State University football team is coming off a banner season during which it won its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship since the 1999 season and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time since 1996. The Greenville Daily News reported on hometown product Justin Zimmer being named a preseason All-America. Click on Greenville Daily News to read the full story.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Eyes on the Griffins and Blashill
TV 9&10 News

A lot of speculation is flying about the possibility that Ferris State University alumnus, former goaltender and former assistant coach Jeff Blashill is in line to become the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. TV 9&10 News has a video clip and story posted about Blashill, the current head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, and the possibility that he could become the new Red Wings coach. Read more at TV 9&10 News.

May 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ferris Announces Summer 2015 Enrollment Increase from Previous Summer
Big Rapids Pioneer, Page 3A

Ferris has a summer enrollment of 5,978 students which is an increase of 354 students from the summer of 2014 which had a total attendance of 5,624. The main campus in Big Rapids has 3,836 students enrolled, 1,183 students are enrolled in statewide locations and 308 enrolled at Kendall College of Art and Design. This summer semester, an additional 97 international students are in attendance on top of the current 309 taking courses. Diversity is being shown through Ferris’ other enrollment increases: African American student attendance is up by 42 to 389, Hispanic attendance is up by 37 students, white student increase by 137 to 4,497. The total gender attendance is split: 3,307 female students to 2,671 male students. As far as main campus, 1,929 students are females and the other 1,907 are males.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Alumni Donate $1.5 Million to Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Times

Ferris State University has received a $1.5 million gift from alumni Jeff and Annette Rowe for the College of Pharmacy.

The gift includes funding for the renovation of the Hagerman Pharmacy Building and scholarship for students accepted into the PharmD/Master of Business Administration program, reports Pharmacy Times. The Rowes have designated $1 million for the renovation of the Hagerman Pharmacy Building and $500,000 for the Jeff and Annette Rowe Joint Pharm.D./MBA Annual Scholarship. Read more at Pharmacy Times.

Alumni donate $1.5 Million to College of Pharmacy

Big Rapids Pioneer, Page 2

Ferris receives a gift of $1.5 from alumni Jeff and Annette Rowe for the College of Pharmacy. $1 million will be used for the renovation of the Hagerman Pharmacy Building and $500,000 for the “Jeff and Annette Row Joint Pharm.D./MBA Annual Scholarship. This donation is the second major gift for the College of Pharmacy; following up from the $5 million gift from the Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman through the Hagerman Foundation which is the largest donation ever given to Ferris.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Community Tees Off
Big Rapids Pioneer, Page 1 and 11

The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Pioneer Group Chamber Open on Wednesday May 20 at Clear Lake Golf Club. More than 100 participants played 18 holes and received breakfast, lunch, and dinner; included in the 100 participants was Ferris State President, David Eisler. Teams played in a scramble style with four players, and helped raise funds for other Chamber events. Prizes and gifts were given to participants as they progressed through the course, including tips and pointers from instructors form the professional golf management program at Ferris State University.