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Distinguished Staff Award: 2019

Shana Beisiegel

Shana Beisiegel

Account Clerk Level 3, University Center

Shana currently manages all incoming reservations for the University Center and IRC Connector, as well as all academic space requests for Registered Student Organization. She coordinates the logistics for approximately 5,000 events each year and helps each customer achieve success with their event through her attention to detail. Shana works closely with FSU Catering to implement new options and to ensure the set-up of each event will meet the objectives of her customers. Shana has served on various academic and disciplinary committees at Ferris and also with First Impressions. While overseeing one of the larger student staffs on campus, she co-created a very effective and universal training program for student employees. Outside of Ferris, Shana has made a large commitment to volunteer 840 hours with her religious organization including outreach programming, mentoring youth, visiting those who are home-bound and preparing meals.

Kevin Bunce

Kevin Bunce

Coordinator of Alumni Relations

In his multitasking role as Coordinator of Alumni Relations, Kevin promotes a positive and enthusiastic attitude about Ferris through his work with current and former students. His event planning includes activities that welcome alumni to reunite and engage with other alumni, current administrators, staff and students. These events range from in-state to out-of-state and include sporting events, golf outings, weekend trips and family adventures. As the advisor for over 50 students in the Student Alumni Gold Club (SAGC), Kevin serves as a role model, mentor, friend and advocate. Kevin feels that being granted the opportunity to work for his alma mater is truly a blessing in more ways than one and he states that there “are very few higher education institutions (or companies for that matter) that feature a culture that revolves so much around my favorite Ferris attribute – community.” Outside of work, Kevin donates to organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the American Cancer Society. His volunteer work includes assisting with learning activities at an elementary classroom and with the Hunter Safety program at the Mecosta County Rod & Gun Club.

Mark Eichenberg

Mark Eichenberg

Director of Plant Operations

As Director of Physical Plant Operations, Mark oversees all of the Physical Plant trades --Carpentry, Lock Shop, Paint, Plumbing, HVACR, and Electrical. He is responsible for directing repair and maintenance work across the campus and the Grounds Department staff. On a daily basis, Mark is at work before the sun rises and is normally here until the sun sets. He has built a reputation at Ferris by treating people with respect and handling their requests with time and cost always at the forefront. Mark is the Physical Plant representative to the Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities and has been a member of the Mercury Minimization Taskforce. During periods of non-business hours, Mark is the second contact for each Physical Plant trades department when issues arise on campus during weekends, holidays and break periods. Outside of work, Mark served the Reed City Fire Department for eight years, was on the Reed City School Board for 12 years, and along with his wife was a leader of their church’s youth group for several years. Mark reaches out in his neighborhood, helping with things like clearing snow and assisting his neighbors when they are in need.

Melanie Mulder

Melanie Mulder

Financial Aid Office Coordinator and Advisor

In her role as Financial Aid Office Coordinator and Advisor, Melanie’s duties involve all aspects of the administration and awarding of federal, state and institutional financial aid to students. She goes above and beyond to assist students and families in all aspects of the financial aid process. She's calm, precise, and takes the time to explain all the steps to ensure that all parties understand. On top of her day-to-day duties, Melanie assists with student recruitment efforts and other on-campus initiatives, such as the Bulldog Family and Friends Weekend. She brought and coordinates the annual Get Real! Program to our campus to help promote financial literacy to Ferris students and is the go-to person for Admissions recruiters. Outside of work, Melanie and her husband maintain a 55-mile motorized ORV trail system for the DNR, perform annual forest clean-ups in conjunction with the federal Adopt-A-Forest program, and work within groups that donate lifesaving rescue equipment for trail systems.

Shannon Yost

Shannon Yost

Secretary Level 3, College of Business Graduate Programs

In addition to supporting the College of Business graduate programs, Shannon’s roles have varied and evolved over time during her career at Ferris. She processes all graduation audits for COB graduate students and works closely with College of Pharmacy staff and administration to recruit, admit, advise and graduate Doctor of Pharmacy students with the Ferris MBA degree. Shannon also works with the Kendall College of Art and Design’s Registrar and Admissions offices to schedule the ASDI certificate for MBA students and KDES course electives for students in several KCAD Masters programs. Shannon has planned and chaperoned two camping trips with International students while supporting many student organizations and causes such as the American Marketing Association, Wesley House, United Way, Relay for Life, First Lady’s Attic, and as Club Sports Advisor to the Ferris Bowling Team for five years. Outside of work, Shannon has served as a host for high school exchange students, accommodating nine German girls from the Heide Symphony and supporting the Big Rapids Public School Band program by sewing color guard uniforms, chaperoning events at band camp, volunteering at competitions, planning events and fundraisers, and donating time and money to enhance to the program.