Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ferris In The News

Ferris Runner Earns All-America Honors

Nouvel Catholic Central graduate Mikinzie Stuart’s track career at Ferris State University has run its course, but not before it led her to indoor and outdoor all-America honors that put a metaphorical stamp on what was a great four-year run, reports the Saginaw News. “It was my last year and it was also my best year,” said the 22-year-old Stuart. “Getting two all-Americans in the same year put the cherry on top for me. It was a good way to end it.” Stuart earned all-America accolades for the first time as a freshman in 2006 when she was a part of FSU’s record-setting distance medley relay team at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. The top eight finishers at both the indoor and outdoor championships achieve all-America status. This year Stuart finished seventh with a time of 4:58.59 in the one-mile run at the indoor championships, March 13 and 14, at the University of Houston. More recently she placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:31.67 during her first trip to the outdoor championships on May 23 in San Angelo, Texas. Both performances were rewarded with all-America honors. Read more at http://www.mlive.com/sports/saginaw/index.ssf/2009/06/nouvel_catholic_central_grad_m.html.

Three Kendall College Students Earn Scholarships

Three seniors at Kendall College of Art & Design have won the American Society of Furniture Designers’ David Kline Memorial Scholarship contest for 2009, Furniture Today reports. Steve Hubbard, Hafele America’s senior product manager-Functional Hardware Group, presented the awards to: Nicholas Blair, whose Krieger Desk System won the first place award of $3,500; Jillian Stoltz, who won second place and $1,000 for Slider, a piece that can be used as a desk, sofa table or both; and Anastacia Magnuson, who won third place and $500 for her Henrietta sofa table/sideboard. Read more at http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/232075-Kendall_College_of_Art_Design_awards_David_Kline_scholarships.php?rssid=20043.

Ferris Athletics Stepping Up Outreach Effort Through Promotions, Community Service

The Ferris State University Athletics department’s concept for the 2009-10 sports year is to make the home games more than just games. Nowhere is that more evident than the hockey team’s schedule, reports the Big Rapids Pioneer. Each of the bulldog’s 18 home games for next season will feature a different theme with a variety of promotions, including such themes as Big Rapids Public Schools Night and Canadian Lakes Night. Ferris Associate Athletic Director Jon Coles, who spear-headed the campaign, hopes to create stronger ties with area communities. In addition to the added promotional efforts, Coles is trying to make Ferris Athletics more visible and active within surrounding communities. “If we can create more of a connection with the community, it’s going to be a win-win for everybody,” he said.

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