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      Ferris State announces million dollar makeover

      Students returning to Ferris State University in the fall may find some significant upgrades to their surroundings.

      Students returning to Ferris State University in the fall may find some significant upgrades to their surroundings. The Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved $1.6 million in funding for 2014-15 housing improvements.

      The plan targets improvements to student residential facilities that include residence halls as well as West Campus Apartments. The upgrades will focus primarily on floor covering, lighting, painting, residence hall lobby/front desk upgrades and improved wireless Internet service.

      Halls scheduled for selected improvements include: Clark, Cramer, Hallisy, North and South Bond, Puterbaugh, Vandercook and Ward. Additionally, West Campus Apartments upgrades will include selected replacements of appliances, doors and furnaces.

      "In our continuing effort to provide quality facilities for our residential students, the university is committed to upgrading our residential facilities," said Jerry Scoby, vice president for Administration and Finance. "As funds become available, we're focusing our efforts on improvements to our facilities that will better meet the expectations of and provide the best value for our student residents and the university."

      Funding for improvements will come from Housing Maintenance and Repair funds and the Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance initiative.