2004 Stories
Olvera Olvera Earns Michigan Corrections Officer of the Year Honors
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A combination of heroics and empathy helped Pablo Olvera becomes Michigan's 2004 top corrections officer. He gives credit to his education at Ferris for his wide range of skills.
Matt Vivona Matt Vivona - Profile of a Bulldog
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"When it came time for orientation, I just fell in love with campus and the people, says Mat Vivona, owner of Father and Son Construction, consumer watchdog and University benefactor.
Scott Royer Rocketman
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How do you get the space shuttle onto its launching pad and checked-out for lift-off? Very carefully, and with an HVACR degree from Ferris. At least, that's how Scott Royer does it.
The Late Show And the Top Reason for Doing an
Internship is...

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Ferris students have interned at Walt Disney World, on Capitol Hill and overseas. Mike Potter's internship at "Late Night With David Letterman" found him researching obscure Arnold Schwarzenegger films, attending production meetings and even performing in skits for the show.
Fairman, Nisbett and Wall Fairman, Nisbett and Wall
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Kendall College of Art and Design graduate Lisa Wall preserves the past while giving seniors in Big Rapids new living options in two historic buildings.
From Pac-Man to Haute Cuisine

From Pac-Man to Haute Cuisine
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Tom and Tony Noto took the family business from a pizza and video game parlor and transformed it into one of the area's finest restaurants.

Jeff Kellogg

Behind the Mask
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Jeff Kellogg has been behind home plate at the All-Star Game and the World Series. "When you're on the field, you can't show indecision," he says. His Criminal Justice degree gave him a good foundation for his major-league decisiveness.

John Chinonis

John Chinonis
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John Chinonis used his entrepreneurial skills to become co-founder, co-owner and president of Yaya's Flame Broiled Chicken Franchising System.

Beth Peacock

Beth Peacock
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Beth Peacock is currently the Labor Relations Manager for Vehicle Operations at Ford.

Paul Eichenberg

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Paul Eichenberg was hired by PPG Industries to handle strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and was promoted to North American Marketing Manager.

Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller
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Thomas Miller is currently Vice President of the Detroit Section Society of Plastics Engineers.

Elizabeth Hoppe

Elizabeth Hoppe
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Elizabeth Hoppe became the first woman to become a Diplomate of Public Health and Environmental Optometry in the American Academy of Optometry.

Ray Cross

Ray Cross
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Ray Cross serves as president of Morrisville (NY) State College. The college was cited as America's Most-Wired two-year college.

John Bond
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As president of Imperial Headwear, John Bond has increased his company's sales and market share in the golf apparel industry.

Robyn Myers
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Robyn Myers has coordinated gifts of $498,000 in laboratory equipment and other educational materials for Ferris' clinical laboratory sciences program.