Awards & Events


Students achieving a 4.0 for a semester will be invited to the Honors 4.0 Dinner/Awards night. This event is held each semester and is a celebration of excellence. It is an opportunity for parents, professors, deans and students to come together to honor hard work, persistence and academic acumen.

In addition to the 4.0 certificates, awards are bestowed for:

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Melanie Lobsinger. Courtesy of the photographer. Honors Alumna Melanie Lobsinger - Melanie Lobsinger Graduated May 2016 B.S. in Architecture and Sustainability  Honors alumna, Melanie Lobsinger, was a recipient of the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship and spent two months studying in the […]
Kristen Krantz explains her Senior Symposium poster. Courtesy of Ferris State University's SmugMug, Symposium Awards, 2017 - In 2017, three winners were chosen to be awarded for their Symposium projects for Spring 2017 and one winner was chosen for Fall 2016. Below are the abstracts of this […]
Honors Outstanding Scholar, 2017 - The recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Scholar Award was Tyler Ryan. He was awarded this honor at the Senior Award Banquet on Thursday, May 4th. Tyler graduated with a Psychology […]
Honors 2017 Stole Winners . Mel Schafer, Josh Olszewski, Marc Jaruzel, Leesa Deadwyler, Tori VanOeffelen, and Katelyn Michalski. Courtesy of the photographer and Ferris SmugMug. Leadership and Volunteer Stoles 2017 - Honors Stoles are awarded to graduating Honors students by a committee of faculty and Honors Program staff after reviewing Senior graduation papers. Stoles may be worn at graduation, along with […]
Call for Outstanding Professor Nominations - The ‘Outstanding Professor’ award is given annually to the professor who most inspires our students. Students nominate professors each semester, from which the Honors program staff chooses a deserving candidate.  A […]


Honors students are very active outside the classroom planning and participating in events including award dinners, contests and variety shows. Enriching the academic experience is what this is all about. It’s a lot of fun too!

  • Art Show
  • Awards Dinners
  • HPB Events
  • Invitational
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Senior Send-off Banquet
  • Senior Symposium
  • Speech Contest
  • Variety Show

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Lunch and Learn Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University Lunch and Learn: Study Abroad in Martinique - Professor Daniel Noren will be presenting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, October 19th entitled “Study Abroad in Martinique.” During his Lunch and Learn, Professor Noren will speak to his […]
Logan D. Performing Stand up Comedy. Courtesy of the photographer. Acts Needed for the Honors Variety Show - Would you like to perform in the Honors Variety Show? The variety show is a talent show that can include many different types of acts, like America’s Got Talent. Audience […]
Lunch and Learn Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University Lunch and Learn: “What is Public Health?” - Professor Fathima Wakeel will be presenting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, October 17th entitled “What is Public Health?” During her Lunch and Learn, Professor Wakeel will discuss Ferris State […]
Spring 2018 Honors Course: HNRS290 Reacting to the Past - Have you ever restored democracy after a period of tyranny? Have you ever performed a Greek comedy? Or sacrificed a pig? You will. In “Reacting to the Past” classes, students […]
Lunch and Learn Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University Lunch and Learn: Free Speech 101 - The Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Student Conduct, Nicholas Campau, will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, October 10th entitled “Free Speech 101.” During his […]

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