Monday, August 31, 2009

Ferris Steps up to the Challenge: 125 hours for 125 years

BIG RAPIDS - All Ferris State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are challenged to reach 125 hours of service throughout the school year in celebration of Ferris’ 125th Anniversary.

Those students who complete the challenge, reaching the Woodbridge N. Ferris Level of 125 service hours, will be recognized at the Torchbearer Society Awards Ceremony and be awarded a medallion to wear at graduation.

Non-student participants will be recognized for reaching service hour milestones including the Dean’s Level of 50 service hours and President’s Level of 100 service hours.

The idea for the service challenge was brought to the attention of the Student Leadership and Activities managers by Mary Kay MacIver and Ferris’ History Task Force.

"The Initiative 125 Service Challenge is based on the belief of our founders, Woodbridge and Helen Ferris, that the world improved over time through human endeavor. This initiative provides an opportunity for Ferris faculty, staff, students, alumni and area members to honor them and our 125th anniversary by making a lasting impact in their communities as a result of their volunteer efforts," said MacIver, associate director for Advancement Services.

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