Ferris State University faculty, staff and students come from all over the world with one thing in common – Ferris as ultimately their No. 1 choice. In the Ferris First series, we chat with members of the University community to learn more from them about why Ferris was their No. 1 choice.
They all have a story. Here, we tell part of that story. Meet: Brittney Seapan
She is: A junior from Dyer, Ind., majoring in Radiography.
Why was Ferris your number one choice? After looking at colleges in Indiana, Brittney came to Ferris because of its closeness to home and it was better fit for her future.
“Ferris offered me the Bulldog Award, and seemed very career-oriented,” Brittney explained.
What do you like most about Ferris? Brittney’s favorite thing about Ferris is the amount of opportunities that Ferris has to get involved. She came in as an out-of-state student who didn’t know anyone, and Ferris provided her with a myriad of different organizations to get involved in as a Bulldog.
“Because of the many organizations on campus, I no longer felt homesick and alone,” she said.
What do you enjoy about your academic major? Being in the radiography program, Brittney enjoys that on the first day they started her in a setting that was almost identical to what it would be like when she graduated. She also enjoys the program because of the connections that you make in the program.
“They strive for us to make friendships because we’re each others’ support system for the next two years,” she said.
What student organizations are you involved in? Why? Brittney is involved in Zeta Tau Alpha, Colleges Against Cancer and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She got involved in Zeta Tau Alpha to find a family away from her own which is 300-plus miles away. She was enjoyed the idea of Zeta’s philanthropy being Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.
“My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer my senior year of high school,” Brittney said. “Getting involved with organizations that helped fight cancer was an amazing choice.”
How is Ferris preparing you for your future? Ferris and the radiography program set you up for future your first day of class, according to Brittney. The fact that Ferris requires second year radiography students to do an internship, is one of the reasons Brittney chose to attend Ferris.
“I was so excited about getting hands on experience before graduating and stepping into the real world,” she said.
Why should Ferris be a top choice for others? “Ferris should be a top choice because although it’s a smaller school, there’s so much to offer,” Brittney said. “We have an amazing hockey team, outstanding organizations, and a beautiful campus. Who wouldn’t want to be a Bulldog?”