Coming Out Together

Ferris State University organizations make conversations about sexual orientation an open, diverse, and all-inclusive campus affair.

Brian Kelley, advisor of Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA), a registered student organization on campus, said, “I definitely feel that because it’s an educational environment at Ferris it’s an open environment.”

Kelley went on to say that the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) and the Office of Diversity Inclusion (ODI) have worked hard to make Ferris a more open environment and educate students on GLBT issues.

Torch Ignites Romance

Stevie Miller, 54, and Greg Bovee, 55, were freshmen and strangers until one fateful photo lead to a romance that has lasted 37 years.

In 1972, during what was known as the “Three day Wonder” freshman orientation program at Ferris State University, Miller, health optics major, met Bovee, a pharmacy major, weeks before the fall semester. The two met for only moments in the Ward Hall cafeteria. They were in the same orientation group and had to ask each other questions.

“I saw her sitting down and just walked up to her and asked her what she was doing,” said Greg.