2015 Alumni Success Stories

Mike Noble Mike Noble: Maximizing Full Potential
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Mike Noble credits his education and experiences at Ferris with inspiring him in his role as a youth advocate at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. Noble created Young Men Destined for Success, a program that encourages Ottawa Hills students to excel academically, and Noble Strong, a program that mentors and trains young basketball players.

Jonathan Mikulich Jonathan Mikulich: The Business of Transcreation
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Grand Rapids-based Vias Latino Market Consultants, co-founded by Ferris and Kendall College of Art and Design graduate Jonathan Barrera Mikulich, helps clients in West Michigan — including ArtPrize, Metro Health and Celebration! Cinema — to tailor their message to Hispanic and Latino communities, which involves more than simply translating from one language to another.

Jeff Blashill Jeff Blashill: From Bulldog Country to Hockeytown
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Perhaps no other moment defines Ferris State Hockey’s prominence more than the one that occurred this past summer. In early June, one of professional hockey’s “Original Six” franchises, the home-state Detroit Red Wings, tabbed former Ferris State goaltender and assistant coach Jeff Blashill (B '98) as the team’s new head coach, and he landed in Hockeytown.

Rick Janich Criminal Justice Program Set Rick Janich on Path to Rewarding Career with History-Rich Dallas Police Department
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Roderick "Rick" Janich (EHS '81) has spent his career with the Dallas Police, one of the largest and most-recognized departments in the United States. He now serves as the official historian and curator of the new Dallas Police Department Museum, including its investigation into one of the most infamous days in U.S. history: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the streets of Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.