Distinguished Staff Awards 2004
Joan Totten

Joan Totten

Joan has fulfilled the responsibilities of her position with an ongoing acceptance of additional duties. Her combination of expertise and a positive attitude has resulted in great admiration by her colleagues.

Joan has been active in the Ferris and local communities by mentoring students and providing leadership through active participation in numerous associations and committees.

Karen Ottobre

Karen Ottobre

Karen has carried out the responsibilities of her position by stretching well beyond what can reasonably expected. She is a continuous Bulldog cheerleader with incredible attention to detail.

Karen has been active in the Ferris and local communities through many fundraisers and tireless contributions to Relay for Life, church activities and the Clerical Technical Association.

Jeremy Mishler

Jeremy Mishler

Jeremy has capably carried out the responsibilities of his position through continuous dedication and enthusiasm to Ferris with a "can do" attitude. He provides outstanding leadership and professionalism which makes him a wonderful role model for students and colleagues.

Jeremy has been active in the Ferris and local communities by serving on various committees from personnel searches to university planning. His commitment extends from the City of Big Rapids to Mecosta County organizations. These commitments help strengthen the relationship between Ferris State University and the local community.

Kay Anderson

Kay Anderson

Kay has capably carried out her responsibilities with a solid work ethic and creative talents to find solutions. She is a solid Bulldog supporter who is dedicated to serving the students with a high level of professionalism.

Kay has been active in the Ferris and local communities by serving on committees for quality management processes and active involvement with the Clerical Technical Association. She dedicates her time unselfishly to her church and many charities.

Craig Westman

Craig Westman

Craig has capably carried out the responsibilities of his position with an ability to lead a hard working team, by dedicating long hours to his job and continuously promoting the great qualities of Ferris State University.

Through Craig's work in the Ferris and local communities, FSU has received local, regional and national recognition. With his continued involvement with Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts of America and teaching Big Rapids High School students, he has proven to be a positive influence on today's youth.

2004 Distinguished Staff Award Winners

2004 Distinguished Staff Award Winners (L to R):
  • Joan Totten, Department Head, Developmental Programs & Curriculum
  • Karen Ottobre, Secretary, Management Department
  • Jeremy Mishler, Director, Alumni Relations
  • Kay Anderson, Secretary, Marketing Department
  • Craig Westman, Associate Dean, Enrollment Services/Director, Admissions & Records
  • Also pictured is FSU President Dave Eisler.