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Ferris State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services has announced that its annual Transitions to Success: Minority Freshman Orientation Program will take place on Wednesday Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. in the University Center.
New students will have opportunities to connect with current students, faculty and staff in this phase of the high school-to-college-to-career transition. Transitions to Success encourages new students, in particular, to understand and utilize the resources available to students on and off campus.
“Students can expect to learn about resources from our department, get acquainted with supportive faculty, staff and departments, and get acquainted with student leaders of multicultural student organizations,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of OMSS. “Additionally, students will be able to win back-to-school giveaways to be raffled off at the end of the event.”
The OMSS staff developed Transitions to Success to support students – particularly incoming minority students – as a way to both welcome new students and to put them on a good track right away.
“We are most excited to annually coordinate this program because it is an opportunity to assist incoming minority students in developing the tools and the connections we feel are necessary in order to be a successful student,” Wade said.
For more information about the Transitions to Success event, you can visit the Ferris website.
Anyone with questions can contact the OMSS at (231) 591-2617.
PHOTO CAPTION: (From left to right): Matthew Chaney, director of OMSS; Trudy Roersma, secretary II; Danyelle Gregory, coordinator of pre-college programs; Michael Wade, assistant director of OMSS.