Fall 2014 Outstanding Volunteer: Logan Bixman

Name: Logan Bixman

Year: Junior

Photo courtesy of Bill Bitzinger and SmugMug.com

Photo courtesy of Bill Bitzinger and SmugMug.com

Major: Biology/Pre-Pharmacy

Involvement: Honors Programming Board (Fall 2012 – Spring 2014), Honors Program “Dawg Days” Student Representative (Fall 2013 – present), Honors Student Association (Fall 2013 – present), Honors Council (Fall 2013 – present), Honors Student Council (Fall 2013 – present), Honors Peer Mentoring Program (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014), Michigan Honors Association Conference (Fall 2013), Pre-PharmD Club (Fall 2012 – Spring 2013), President’s Club (Fall 2013 – present), Horse Show Association (Fall 2012 – present), United States Hunter Jumper Association (Fall 2012 – present), Club Sports Council (Fall 2013 – present), American Chemical Society (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014), Club Equestrian Team (Fall 2012 – Present), Ferris State UREC Office & Membership Assistant, Salvation Army, United Way, Cran-Hill Ranch, Various Equestrian Organizations, Honors Invitational, Honors Student Representative at Dawg Days

Achievements/awards: College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s List (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014), Student Alumni Gold Club Nominee (Spring 2014), Omicron Delta Kappa Nominee (Spring 2014), Center for Leadership, Activities & Career Services “Rising Star” Award (Spring 2014), National Society for Collegiate Scholars (Spring 2014 – present), Honors Program Outstanding Leadership Award (Fall 2013), Honors Program Outstanding Volunteer Award (Fall 2014), “Initiative 125” – 125 Hours of Community Service Award (2013 – 2014), Honors Programming Board Treasurer (Fall 2013), Honors Council Student Representative (Fall 2013 – present), Michigan Competitive ACT Recognition Scholarship (Fall 2012), TIP Scholar (Fall 2012 – present), Dean’s Scholarship (2012 – present), Honors Residential Life Scholarship (2012 – 2014), Phi Sigma Kappa Emerging Leader Scholarship (2012 – 2013), Invest In Knowledge Scholarship (Spring 2014)

From Dr. Peter Bradley, Honors Program Director:

“Logan Bixman has demonstrated outstanding commitment to service as a member of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Logan was one of the 21 students to achieve the Woodbridge N. Ferris Level of Community Service—commonly known as ‘Initiative 125’—last year. But she didn’t just complete 125 hours; she actually completed 154.4 hours, volunteering with organizations like Relay for Life, the Salvation Army, United Way, Riverview Elementary, Cran-Hill Ranch, and the 30-Hour Famine. Her continued dedication to the values of the Honors Program is an inspiration for many.”

As seen by her incredible amount of involvement, Logan is an extremely active member of not only the Honors Program, but of Ferris’ community as a whole. Her immersion has presented her with many leadership and service opportunities, which she has whole-heartedly taken advantage of, as highlighted by her completion of 154.4 service hours in one school year.

The reaction Logan gets from volunteering has compelled her to go above and beyond the required 30 service hours expected from Honors students.

“I love to volunteer because of the way it makes those benefitting feel—the feeling is one of the utmost satisfaction,” Logan said. “Their happiness and thankfulness is so contagious that I feel it for days or weeks after.”

Logan said she was not expecting to win this award because there are so many other fantastic volunteers in Honors–though none as fantastic as her, apparently.

After completing her undergrad in 2015, Logan plans to continue on to Ferris’ Pharmacy School to get her doctorate in 2019.

Congratulations Logan and thanks for representing the Honors community in such a positive and helpful manner!


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