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Michael Berghoef

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College/Department: Social Work
Title: Professor | Chair | Director 
Office: ASC 2108 - B 
Phone: (231) 591-2737 
Email: [email protected]

Undergraduate Institution: Calvin University 
Undergraduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduate Institution(s): Western Michigan University 
Graduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Masters in Social Work and PhD in Sociology 

Are you a First-Generation student?


What support system or mentors did you have in college?

Pretty much none. Just floundered my way through until I was finally done. Tough not being connected.  

What is something that you know now, that you wish you knew when you were in college?

The importance of good advising. And High Impact Practices. 

What advice do you have for a first-generation college student pursuing a degree at Ferris?

Get involved. Use your advisor intensively. Get to know your profs. See if you can help them with projects or research. Whatever other RSOPs you join, make sure you are part of your programs RSOs.