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Distinguished Team Award: 2016

Ferris Youth Initiative Mentoring Team

Ferris Youth Initiative Mentoring Team

The Ferris Youth Initiative Mentoring Team: Janette Ward, coordinator. Team members are Julie Alexander, David Bright, Nicholas Campau, Erin Diehm, John Duman, Jennifer Dirmeyer, Emily Fransted, Jody Gardei, Scott Garrison, Karen GreenBay, Danyelle Gregory, Kelly Hicks, Franklin Hughes, Jackie Hughes, Laura McKiness, Matt Olovson, Michelle Perkins, David Pilgrim, Dave Schrock, Cinthia Vander Sloot, Patty Terryn, Charlotte Tetsworth, Mark VanLent, Matt Wagenheim, Trinidy Williams and Krissy Workman.

The Ferris Youth Initiative Mentoring Team is coordinated by Janette Ward, Independent Living Skills Coach. Janette and her team of approximately 27 staff members have superlatively demonstrated the core values of Ferris State University through their commitment to go above and beyond to connect students with resources on the FSU campus, as well as support services within their home communities. The program’s structure embodies an approach that is culturally sensitive, inclusive, and responsive to the unique needs of the student participants. The FYI Mentoring Team should be recognized for their personal sacrifices in order to support these students and their success not only in graduation but in life.