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2002 Stories

The employees of Rogers Printing All in the Family
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Tom Rogers, Printing Management graduate, is the 4th generation of Rogers to carry on the family printing business. Nearly 10 percent of his employees are FSU alums.
Jeff Wood Stealth Career
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McDonnell Douglas Aircraft contacted Technical Drafting and Tool Design major Jeff Wood with a job offer even before he graduated. Now he’s designing nuclear fusion reactor cores and Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles.
The employees of Great Lakes Floor Covering From the Ground Up
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Great Lakes Floor Covering expands thanks to four talented Ferris State alumni.
close up photo of a baseball glove Keeping Sports in Focus
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Ed Tseng (B’97) would like to be the next Charles Conlon—whose baseball photographs from 1904-1942 are widely considered among the finest athletic photos ever taken.
Harlow H. Curtice Tungsten Tough, Hollywood Handsome
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What do Harlow H. Curtice (B’14), Nikita Krushchev, Charles DeGaulle and Dwight David Eisenhower have in common?
Ferris alumni working at Meijer Corporation A Million Reasons, A Single School
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When Meijer opens a store, it makes an impact. It has been this way since 1934, when in the midst of the Great Depression, 50-year-old barber Hendrik Meijer bought $338.76 of merchandise on credit and started Meijer’s Grocery in Greenville, Mich.
Ferris alumni working within Ford Motor Company Fording the Years
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At the Convention and Visitors Center in the heart of historic Greenfield Village, five high-ranking Ford Motor Company executives are huddled in conversation as the room buzzes in anticipation of what those in the know privately report will be a new “call to action.”
George and Susanne Rapanos Ancient Ways, Modern Means
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Rapanos’ dream became real when the obelisk was raised (with modern equipment and carefully, since granite is susceptible to stress fractures) in Bond Circle where it is the center of the “Circle of Inspiration.”