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 the Honors medallion. Those honored with a Stole will have their names engraved on a plate displayed in the Honors Program office. Students who receive stoles are those that have shown to go above and beyond in leadership and service during their time in the Honors Program at Ferris State University.
2016 Leadership Stoles
- Nicole Outman, Psychology, Nicole participated greatly in the Honors Program through her work as a facilitator for WISE during the Days of Service and Learning and presenting a poster at the MEHA Conference in 2016. She also attended the MHA Leadership Conference twice. Nicole received the Outstanding Peer Mentor Award in 2015 and the Heart and Soul Award in 2016. She was also a Torchbearer nominee in 2016. Nicole will be continuing her education at Central Michigan University in the Fall working towards a Ph.D. in School Psychology.
- Breann Baranski, Pharmacy, Breann worked closely with first year Honors students through her work as a Peer Mentor. She received the Outstanding Peer Mentor Award in 2013. She also attended the MHA Leadership Conference, twice. Breann will continue her education at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy.
- Jenna Matelske, Pharmacy, Jenna became a leader in the program through her work as a Peer Mentor. She held the position of Fun Day Coordinator in 2013. Jenna will continue her education at Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy and plans to focus her work on patient care and communication.
2016 Service Stoles
- Danielle Berens, Biology- Pre-Veterinary, Danielle contributed greatly to her community through her efforts in multiple areas. She received an Honors Funded Travel Scholarship in 2015 to travel to Mexico where she worked as a missionary for His House Christian Fellowship. She, also, served as President of the Pre-Veterinary Club and won a Torchbearer Award in 2016. Danielle hopes to obtain a job with the Animal Emergency Hospital in Grand Rapids while preparing to enter Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Katherine Hart, Biology – Pre-Medicine, Katherine was able to help the global community through the Village Mountain Mission Project, which she attending in both 2015 and 2016. She, also, won a Torchbearer Award in 2016 and was President of the Pre-Medicine and Pre-PA Club. Katherine will be continuing her education at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.
- Zachary Kramer, Biology – Pre-Medicine, Zach contributed profoundly to the global community through his travel to the Dominican Republic, twice. In 2015, he worked with the Village Mountain Project and in 2016 he visited the Dominican Republic on a mission trip. He received the Heart and Soul Award in 2016 and was a Torchbearer nominee. Zach, also, served as Vice President of the Pre-Medicine Club. He will be applying to medical school next month.