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Welding competition

High School Welders, Machinists Competing at Ferris State, with Students Vying for Scholarship, Job Opportunities 

April 23, 2024

More than 200 teenage competitors will converge on Ferris State University’s Swan Technical Arts Building Friday, May 3 as a 20th State Secondary Welding Competition and a fourth year of contests for student machinists will be held in laboratories of the School of Manufacturing and Design.

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Bulldog for Life

Vivian Pickard
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Bulldog for Life

Vivian Pickard

April 2, 2024

Human Services

Vivian Pickard, a Class of 1978 Ferris State University alumnus, has a remarkable story to tell of her time at Ferris State and her successful professional career. She has had an opportunity to meet and work with some of the biggest names. Learn more about this international student's Ferris State story.


Bulldog for Life chronicles successful alumni making an impact in communities across Michigan and beyond on the foundation of a Ferris State University education.