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Successful Women to Speak at Annual Leadership Conference

BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State University-s Office of Student Government will host its fourth annual Women Investing in Leadership and Learning (WILL) Conference from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the University Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Big Rapids.

The two-hour program will feature a social reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments beginning at 6 p.m.

Admission is free. However, donations will be accepted to benefit WISE, a local domestic violence information and support service.

The highlight of the evening will be remarks by Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack; Plant Manager at Yoplait in Reed City Susan Fleitman; and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan. These successful Michigan women will share their stories and wisdom with students, faculty/staff, and community members.

Ferris student and former Nashville Star candidate Ashley Grutter will make a special guest appearance. She will perform as well as mingle with participants before and after the conference.

The Office of University Advancement and Marketing is co-sponsoring the event.

For more information, e-mail Abby Lund at or Zack East, Student Government associate vice president of public relations, at