The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit

November 1, 2019
DeVos Place, Exhibit Hall C

The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit will again be a wonderful evening filled with inspiring student stories, a delicious dinner and remarks from a keynote speaker.

During the pre-event reception, guests will have an opportunity to interact with various University displays and get a special look at the breadth and depth of experiences our students have every day on campus.

Whether it's wearing a body camera like a police officer, swinging a golf club with TracMan, or listening to a SimScope to hear the sound of a heart murmur, guests won't want to miss a display.

This year, our keynote speaker will be Ferris alumnus and Board of Trustees member Robert Hegbloom, who will share the story of his remarkable higher education and professional journey. This evening is sure to inspire – please join us!

The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit provides scholarship funding for deserving students, as well as grants for faculty and staff for innovative research and programming. Sponsors enjoy preferred seating and opportunities for recognition at the event.

Robert Hegbloom

Robert Hegbloom Announced as Keynote Speaker

Robert Hegbloom, Vice President - Ram Brand International of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit fundraiser. Hegbloom is a 1986 graduate of Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Management and an associate degree in Automotive Service Technology. In May 2016, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris. In his career, he has advanced from service and parts management to various marketing and product leadership positions, before he was named director of truck, commercial and SUV product planning. In 2010 Hegbloom became director of Ram Brand product marketing and advanced in 2016 to the position of Vice President - Ram Brand International.