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2013 Alumni Success Stories

Scott Frederick Scott Frederick: Taking the Lead in the Quest for Renewable Resources
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Scott Frederick currently serves as CFO of Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative — one of Wolverine Power Cooperative’s seven members and an alternative electric supplier in the state. He is active in the university's Alumni Association and credits his Ferris experience with his preparedness for the challenges of his rewarding career.
Dr. Sandra Standberg Dr. Sandra Strandberg: Paying it Forward
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Strandberg has created an endowment fund to provide scholarships for undergraduates at Ferris who want to care for animals. The Sandra Kay Strandberg Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to students working toward a B.S. in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine) in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education.
picture of the Calder Cup Championship trophy Bulldog Alumni Blashill and Billins are Calder Cup Champions
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The Ferris State University hockey program has had plenty of success in recent memory. For at least two Bulldog alums, that success has carried over into their professional careers with a Calder Cup championship.
Recco Santee Richardson Recco Santee Richardson: Making a Positive Impact on the Lives of Others
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A board-certified professional counselor, Recco Santee Richardson specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults for such issues as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, academic problems, anger and anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression.
John Kap John Kap: Rising to the Challenge
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John Kap has proven that it is never too late to pursue your dreams. This former Bulldog has reinvented himself as a rising talent in the red-hot Atlanta acting circles, known as the new "Hollywood South."
Chris Kunitz Chris Kunitz: A Perennial Champion and All-Star
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Two-time Stanley Cup champion Chris Kunitz, who led the Bulldogs to the 2002-03 CCHA regular season championship, was recently named to the CCHA's All-Decade Team. Top top it off, Kunitz was chosen as a 2012-13 First-Team National Hockey League All-Star.
Javier Olvera Javier Olvera: Engineering a Better Grocery
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Javier Olvera's commitment to serving the Latino community at his three Grand Rapids-area grocery stores have earned him the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 "Most Promising Business" award, as well as a nomination for the Michigan Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2013.