The Ferris Foundation For Excellence Benefit

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


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.