May 9, 2014

Nearly 40 Ferris State Student-Athletes To Receive Degrees During Spring Graduation Ceremonies This Weekend

Big Rapids, Mich. - A total of 39 current and former Ferris State University student-athletes are expected to officially receive degrees as part of the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies to be held this weekend (May 9-10) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

All 39 student-athletes will receive degrees as spring or summer graduates at FSU. Approximately 1,850 students are eligible to graduate at commencement ceremonies for the Spring 2014 term. Of that group, approximately 1,500 students are expected to participate in five different Big Rapids campus ceremonies. 

Commencement ceremonies begin on Friday, May 9. The ceremony for the College of Health Professions begins at 3:30 p.m. inside Wink Arena of the Ewigleben Sports Complex. At 7 p.m., ceremonies for the Doctorate in Community College Leadership and the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy will be hosted.

Commencement exercises resume on Saturday, May 10. Beginning at 9 a.m. is a ceremony for the College of Engineering Technology. At 12:30 p.m., will be a ceremony for the College of Business. Finally, on the Big Rapids campus, the 4 p.m. ceremony takes place featuring the Michigan College of Optometry and the College of Education and Human Services.

The list of 39 student-athletes includes 10 from the Bulldog football program along with seven in men's cross country/track and five in men's ice hockey.  The women's soccer program will be represented with four graduates while women's cross country/track has three and softball, volleyball, women's basketball and women's tennis each have two.  Finally, a single graduate from men's basketball and men's tennis will receive degrees during the spring graduation ceremonies.

More information on Ferris State's commencment ceremonies can be found at this link:
http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/current/Commencement/index.html

Below is a list of the spring/summer student-athletes who will graduate:

Football:
Donavan Carter
David Gifford
Cameron Howard
Carlin Landingham
Josh Liske
Sam Parker
John Purdy
Nick Reyna
James Stewart
Zach Wiersma

Men's Cross Country/Track:
Alex Bladecki
Lucas Johnson
Bill King
Connor LaRowe
Brian Murphy
David Silversmith
Tyler Weedon

Men's Ice Hockey:
Scott Czarnowczan
Justin DeMartino
Cory Kane
Andy Huff
Garrett Thompson

Women's Soccer:
Amanda Foster
Courtney Meharg
Audra Merino
Jenna Ruimveld

Women's Cross Country/Track:
Jordan Best
Alesha Reed
Anna Rudd

Softball:
Amy Dunleavy
Alex Wittman

Women's Basketball:
Kylie Muntz
Katy Fox

Women's Tennis:
Anne Smudz
Ana Jan

Volleyball:
Brandie Merren
Angi Kent (December 2013 graduate)

Men's Basketball:
Daniel Sutherlin

Men's Tennis:
Otto Keresztes

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