College of Business Festival

Faculty firing up the grill for students


meanwhile faculty help set up inside the College of Business


Students enter for their channce to win a
$500 Scholarship


Student RSO groups were present at the event


Students socializing and enjoying food provided by faculty


College of Business Dean, Dr. David Nicol and our lucky winner

The College of Business Celebration Welcomes Back Ferris Students

By: Olivia Adams


The College of Business hosted their 8th Annual Celebration Festival to welcome back Ferris students, Thursday, September 13.


This event welcomed 252 new and returning business students plus other Ferris students to check out what the College of Business and business-related RSOs had to offer this year. Not only was this an opportunity for students to network, but they also had the chance to have fun, hang out with faculty, and win great prizes.


The event began at 5:30 p.m. in the IRC connector. Quinn’s Music of Big Rapids provided music and two faculty members from the technology department, Bruce Hammond and David Murry grilled brats and hotdogs on the “Monster Grill” built by the welding program at Ferris.


Barbara Renne, internship coordinator in the College of Business, organized this year’s Celebration Festival.


“Not only are there scholarship awards & prizes, the food is excellent. Students also have the opportunity to check out the RSOs from the College of Business,” Renne said. “It’s another social outing for students and they get to see their faculty outside of the classroom.”


Through out the evening, business students had the opportunity to enter a raffle for their chance to win a $500 scholarship, two $100 gift cards, $50 gift cards to Barnes and Noble, or a mountain bike. Frisbees attached with gift cards were also handed out to students who attended.


Emily Browy, a freshman in the Resort Management Program, had a great time networking at the celebration. She talked about why she decided to attend.


“My adviser thought it would be a good opportunity to attend this event,” Browy said. “I really liked talking with my RSO and meeting people, and by going out is the best way to do it.”


Browy also shared some of her goals as a Resort Management major and why she believes events like this are important for networking amongst business students.


“I really want to get a good network, it’s especially important in resort management and hospitality,” Browy said. “Networking is the biggest thing and meeting people gives you opportunities to get internships, get out there, and have your name heard. That’s the best reason for sure.”


Several RSOs from the College of Business were present at the event such as National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, AdGroup, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Delta Sigma Pi, and the American Marketing Association (AMA).


The College of Business Celebration Festival was a great experience for the students. They were able to reunite with one another, check out the organizations, and especially have the opportunity to interact with their professors.


“The College of Business does appreciate the fact that the students chose to come to Ferris and that we as well enjoy the chance to interact with them,” Renne said. “We want this to be a welcoming event for students.”


This event was made possible by Dean Dr. David Nicol through his generosity. It also couldn’t have been successful without the help of the supportive faculty in the College of Business.