Friday, June 11, 2010

Outstanding Graduate: Angie Knoertzer

Mecosta County has sent Ferris State University no shortage of outstanding graduates over the years.

This spring, Ferris proudly told the story of one of its brightest and best, Chippewa Lake's Angie Knoertzer.

Here is a brief except from a story originally published in the Spring 2010 edition of the Ferris newsletter Points of Pride and later posted on the News Services Web site.

Growing up, college was not at the forefront of Angie Knoertzer’s mind, the first person in her family to attend college. In fact, it wasn’t until her junior year of high school she even considered college an option.

“You don’t know what you don’t know,” she says. “I didn’t know I needed college.”

It was basketball coach Jim Lake who encouraged thoughts of a college education. “He told me, ‘You’re going to college.’”

That’s why Knoertzer feels it’s so important for high schoolers to get involved. She credits her engagement in extracurricular activities at the high school level as a catalyst for her endeavors as a college student.

Fast forward to 2010 and the Chippewa Lake native has earned her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Leadership and Management, and associate degree in Printing Management. None of which would have been possible without the support of her family, she says.

For the full story, check it out on the News Services Web site, here.

To view the story online (as well as features on Ferris' other top spring graduates), in Points of Pride, visit here.

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