2019 Alumni Success Stories

Linda Meeuwenberg Alumna and Emeriti Faculty Member Honored by American Dental Hygienists’ Association
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Linda Meeuwenberg, a Ferris State University alumna and emeriti faculty member, recently earned the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene.

Brianna Wise Teacher Education Alumna Embraced National Science Teachers Association Opportunity
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Brianna Wise, a 2017 alumna of Ferris State University’s Teacher Education program, was recently selected as one of 17 recipients of the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers.

Dewaine V. and Jana B. Robinson Flint Pharmacy Alumnus Makes Largest Gift in Ferris History
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Generations of Ferris State University College of Pharmacy students will benefit from the largest gift in the University’s history – a $6.59 million bequest from the estate of the late Dewaine V. and Jana B. Robinson, of Flint.

Kathy Seckinger A Legacy of Care: Seckingers Give $2 Million to Support Health Professions Students
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Kathleen and Mark Seckinger became a true example of "paying it forward" by establishing a $2 million estate gift to create a scholarship endowment for students in Ferris State University's College of Health Professions.

Terrence Rollins Minor League Football Hall of Fame Welcomes Distinguished Alumnus Terrence Rollins
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Terrence Rollins, a Ferris State University alumnus and former student-athlete, has been inducted into the American Football Association’s Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dominica Van Koten Alumna Selected as Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Federal Government Bureau
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A 1993 graduate of Ferris State University’s Surveying Engineering program has taken a leadership role with the Federal Bureau of Land Management, as Dominica Van Koten has become chief cadastral surveyor, serving at the BLM headquarters in Washington D.C.

Curt McAllister Alumnus McAllister Honored by International Association of Business Communicators
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Curt McAllister, a 1989 graduate of Ferris State University’s Public Relations program, was recently named the 2018 Communicator of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Sean Huddleston DCCL Alumnus Sean Huddleston Selected as President of Martin University, Indiana
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Sean Huddleston, an alumnus of Ferris State University's Doctorate of Community College Leadership program, was recently named president of Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana.