Spring 2013 4.0 Banquet

Ferris Honors Program students were awarded for their academic excellence at the biannual 4.0 Banquet on Friday, January 25th in the Rankin Center Dome Room. A small group of students, their families, and a few faculty members gathered to recognize those with outstanding grades and accomplishments for the Fall 2012 semester.

Many were able to meet the new Honors Program Director, Dr. Peter Bradley, as he spoke how the Honors Program at Ferris continues to grow and achieve greatness.

Dr. Bradley Isler, Associate Professor of Biology, was awarded “Outstanding Professor”. Because according to students . . .

“He has a true passion for teaching.”
“As an academic advisor, his first priority is his students.”
‘He not only excels in the normal classroom setting, but in a one-on-one tutoring setting as well.”
“He links his lectures to the real world so students have a better understanding of the material.”
“He is a strong advocate for students gaining research experience, taking on three students in his lab this year.”
“He is a loyal advisor to the DNA-Biotechnology fraternity and attends all meetings, activities, and organizes tours for the group.”

The “Outstanding Leader” award was distributed to acknowledge going above and beyond as a peer mentor. This award went to Katie Milbourne, a senior in Advertising and Integrated Marketing,

“for inspiring students in the American Marketing Association; by motivating students and helping them get involved; and by being the front leader in marketing the Creek’s Edge Apartments Open House. With her leadership and direction, the AMA completed their service goals, has the highest member retention rate in years and has been nationally recognized as a ‘silver’ chapter. Katie has also been an Honors Peer Mentor and is involved in the Ferris State CROP Hunger Walk each year. Katie has truly made her mark in the College of Business and Ferris community.”

and Ryan Kaiponen, a sophomore in Pre-Pharmacy, because his mentees see him…

“going above and beyond in his Peer Mentor responsibilities, helping students develop study skills and being an escort at night for students; helping first-year students find service work by introducing them to RSOs on campus; and being a great role model both in leadership and general kindness and helping new students  find a way to “fit in”.”

Abigail Dutkiewicz, a senior in Biotechnology and Forensic Biology, represented the “Outstanding Scholar”.

“in recognition of your hard work, motivation, focus and dedication to academic excellence.”

Dutkiewicz explained,

“[This award] represents many years of hard work and dedication. However, I am well aware of many other qualified students in the Honors Program, and I am honored to be representing this award.”

Christa Cwiek, Brendan Doyle, and Megan Kuk were finalists for the “Outstanding Scholar” award.

After the previous acknowledgements were given out, students who attained a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the Fall 2012 semester were recognized. All one hundred and one students received a certificate displaying their excellent accomplishment.

The night ended with flashes of cameras from proud families trying to snap the best picture of the honors students.

4.0 GPA Recipients:

Adams Benjamin College of Engineering Technology
Aikins Gabriel College of Business
Anderson Emily College of Arts and Sciences
Becker Katherine College of Arts and Sciences
Beer Layna College of Engineering Technology
Bernson Haille College of Allied Health
Beyer Luke University College
Biever Aaron College of Arts and Sciences
Bledsoe Corey College of Arts and Sciences
Boehnke Nichole College of Arts and Sciences
Bohl Mallory College of Allied Health
Bohle Bradley College of Engineering Technology
Bott Kelsey College of Allied Health
Bourke Tarah College of Business
Bradstreet Ashley College of Business
Brockett Megan College of Business
Bukowski Paige College of Arts and Sciences
Burnside Kelsey College of Education-Human Ser
Carpenter Megan College of Business
Carrick Tori College of Allied Health
Chadwick Cody College of Engineering Technology
Colletti Vanessa College of Education-Human Ser
Cook Jamye College of Business
Coon Kaitlyn College of Allied Health
Costa Alexandra College of Arts and Sciences
Cowley Aryn College of Engineering Technology
Cumings Amber College of Arts and Sciences
Daniels Jenna College of Arts and Sciences
Denault Quincee College of Engineering Technology
Dennis Kaitlin College of Arts and Sciences
Derylo Erika College of Business
Dowd Danielle College of Allied Health
Dunn Michelle College of Arts and Sciences
Dutkiewicz Abigail College of Arts and Sciences
Elenbaas Andrew College of Business
Friedmann Erica College of Business
Gakstatter Sarah College of Allied Health
Garrity Rachel College of Arts and Sciences
Harding Heath College of Engineering Technology
Harthorn Andrea College of Business
Hendrickson Joshua College of Arts and Sciences
Herbin Shelbye College of Arts and Sciences
Hosmer Allison College of Arts and Sciences
Johnson James College of Education-Human Ser
Kelly Jonathan College of Arts and Sciences
Kelly Lauren College of Arts and Sciences
Kern Zane College of Allied Health
King Jordyn College of Arts and Sciences
Kleikamp Evan College of Arts and Sciences
Koomen Kathleen College of Business
Kuk Megan College of Arts and Sciences
Lampe Lyndsey College of Business
Lefevre Danielle College of Arts and Sciences
Lewellyan Colleen College of Arts and Sciences
Luedtke Haylee College of Allied Health
Maddox Sarah University College
Marks Darian College of Allied Health
Martin Erin College of Engineering Technology
Martinez Virginia College of Arts and Sciences
Milbourne Kaitlyn College of Business
Morgan Christopher College of Arts and Sciences
Mullauer Jordan College of Allied Health
Musial Amy College of Arts and Sciences
Newberger Daniel College of Arts and Sciences
Newman Tiffany College of Arts and Sciences
O’Brien Sean College of Education-Human Ser
Ohrt William College of Arts and Sciences
Osip Kristen College of Allied Health
Pacella Robert College of Arts and Sciences
Palomaki Sadie College of Allied Health
Peters Edward College of Arts and Sciences
Peterson Rachel College of Allied Health
Rimpel Micah College of Arts and Sciences
Roda Sarah College of Business
Schmuckal Kelsey College of Allied Health
Schuberg Dylan College of Business
Schuitema Jacob College of Arts and Sciences
Scribner Alyssa College of Arts and Sciences
Seguin Bryan College of Business
Shaver Rebecca College of Arts and Sciences
Sinnaeve Matthew College of Arts and Sciences
Slater Katelynn College of Arts and Sciences
Sutherland Steven College of Arts and Sciences
Sweeney Miranda College of Allied Health
Szucs Rachel College of Allied Health
Taylor Ashley College of Arts and Sciences
Taylor Erica College of Business
Ullrey Justin College of Arts and Sciences
Vanderhoof Lauryne College of Arts and Sciences
Wachowicz Ashley College of Arts and Sciences
Waldron Autumn College of Engineering Technology
Watson Samantha College of Education-Human Ser
Webb Courtney College of Allied Health
Westrate Daniel College of Arts and Sciences
White Dalten College of Business
Wilcox Kayla College of Arts and Sciences
Wobrock Heidi College of Business
Wrona Kristen College of Allied Health
Wyckoff Kelly College of Arts and Sciences
Young Sarah College of Allied Health
Zuck Kacie College of Business

Article written by Tarah Bourke.

One response to “Spring 2013 4.0 Banquet

  1. Nice article. I attended the dinner and was very happy to see so many students in attendance, especially given the weather!

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