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Get to know Ferris homecoming royalty candidates

Before casting your vote for this year’s Ferris ambassador, get to know the candidates a little.

Ferris dental hygiene senior Raina Brink wishes to win ambassador because she wants to represent the student body, but also because there is a scholarship on the line.

Brink is the Study Abroad student recruiter and the Student American Dental Hygiene Association President.

“I would be honored to represent the student body and the pride of Ferris because my brother came here before I did, so I have been coming here since I was like 12 and I just love it here a lot,” Brink said.

Brink is unique in the fact that she comes from a graduating class of two people and her school has fewer than 100 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Brink is from Vanderbilt, a village with a population of about 600 people.

Brink has also traveled to Italy twice. The first time was to study abroad and the second was because she loved it so much. Brink said she met so many amazing people because of her traveling. She is very thankful about going to Europe and encourages anyone to do the same thing.

Ferris applied speech communication senior Daniel Rivera is running for ambassador to connect with other students and highlight the importance of the campus activities he has done.

Rivera is a part of the Center for Latin@ Studies and the Office of Multicultural Student Services. Rivera was also an original founder of Sigma Lambda Beta and helped expand Latino culture at Ferris.

Rivera believes representation is important, which is one reason why he wants to win.

“With everything I have been involved in and everything I have advocated for, I think it is a perfect example of how if you reach out and you get connected and if you’re active on campus, then you can do great things as a student here,” Rivera said.

Rivera has been very active within the cultural experiences at Ferris between volunteering and getting involved with different student organizations.

The last candidate for ambassador is Ferris social studies secondary education senior Olivia Pahl. She is running because she wants to represent Ferris in a positive light.

Pahl is the Phi Sigma Sigma Community Service and Philanthropy Chair, Association of Future Educators President, Order of Omega President, Kappa Delta Pi Treasurer and an orientation leader.

Pahl said she has had a difference experience in comparison to other Bulldogs because she is a transfer student.

“I feel that as a transfer student, I was able to experience all that Ferris has to offer, even though I wasn’t a typical freshman coming in,” Pahl said. “There is just so many opportunities that this campus has.”

Pahl believes Ferris offered her a lot of opportunities, which she is very thankful for, and wants to start giving back. She hopes that other students can see there are a lot of opportunities on campus if they just go for it.

Pahl hopes to be able to come back to Ferris and become a professor. Her goal is to become a president of a college later in life.

To vote for a candidate, visit Bulldog Connect through MyFSU. Voting will be open until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

The homecoming royalty winner will be announced at the homecoming football game Saturday, Sept. 28.