November 2, 2018
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 Tim Murphy, who will share the
story of his remarkable higher education and professional journey. This evening is
sure to inspire – please join us!
Tim Murphy announced as Keynote Speaker
Tim Murphy, Ferris alumnus and former deputy director of the FBI under Robert Mueller,
will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit.
Murphy is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence and business
communities, with more than 30 years of public and private sector experience.
Murphy maintains close ties to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and
is frequently consulted for his expertise in global cyber, intelligence, counterterrorism,
criminal and security issues. He is a guest lecturer at colleges and universities,
and is frequently called upon to speak on current events in the media.