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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Honors Students Win Awards at the Torchbearer Ceremony - Congratulations to honors students who won awards at the online Torchbearer Awards Ceremony this year: Rising Star Award: Lucille Arbanas and Laurie Prentler Honors Outstanding Scholar Finalist: Oren Whiteside  Honors […]
Honors Students Win Awards at the Virtual Torchbearer Awards Ceremony - Each year, Ferris State University recognizes students for their outstanding service, leadership, and academic achievements at the Torchbearer Awards Ceremony. We would like to congratulate honors students who won awards […]
Special Invitation: Join us for our virtual Honors Spring 4.0 Awards - On May 7, we will be hosting a virtual Honors Spring 4.0 Awards ceremony right here on the blog! Using a mix of online media, we will be announcing Honors […]
Congratulations to our Honors Fall 4.0 Attendees! - The following attendees were recognized for their academic excellence in Spring 2019 at the Honors Fall 4.0 Celebration on November 22: Melody Antel Kyle Bolander Tea Caragao Jennifer Eisenbeis Allyson […]
Fall 4.0 Celebration | Recognition of Academic Achievement on November 22 - Did you receive a 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2019 semester and were an Honors student in good standing? The Honors Program is holding an evening of special recognition for […]


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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Honors Event: The Honors Contract Process - Join the honors advisor, Cathy Bordeau, on Wednesday, September 1 at 4 PM in the Honors Lounge in the basement of Pickell Hall to learn how to do an honors […]
For Maker Fair - Honors logo with crown over the 1 spot Honors Welcome Schedule, 2021 - PDF Version of this schedule Please note that masks will be required for all indoor events. Thursday, August 26  MOVE IN DAY FOR PICKELL and PUTERBAUGH) 3 PM Peer mentor […]
Two Honors Contract Lunch and Learns! - Paige Budnick, an honors student at Ferris, will be presenting her honors contract research at two Lunch and Learns this week. On Tuesday, April 27 11 AM – 12 PM, […]
Lunch and Learn: Interviewing Skills 101 - Join Debbie Lynn Mayo, the honors hall director at Ferris, on Tuesday, March 30 at 11 AM on Zoom to learn how to get the job through a better interview. […]
Lunch and Learn: Reading and Writing the Short Story - Join us on Friday, March 19 at 12 PM on Zoom for a Lunch and Learn entitled  “Reading and Writing the Short Story,” presented by Dr. Deirdre Fagan. Dr. Fagan is an […]