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Class of '63 50th Reunion: Memories
Phyllis Ellison Ferris
Phyllis (Ellison) Ferris
  Personal Update
What have you been up to since graduation? Advanced degree? Jobs? Changes? Hobbies?
B.S./Chemistry(1963);chemist/Dow Corning 1963-65; moved to KY and worked as Employee hostess @ Dow Corning plant and as assistant to OB/GYN; retired in 1973 to raise family; worked at Dow Chemical Company as Technical Account Development Rep in Liquid Separations business/1989-2004; retired in 2004; since then worked part time @ art gallery and doing volunteer work, i.e. school board (22 yrs), Family & Children's Services Board, PTA and activity supporter, church, etc. Music is still a top hobby/interest along with travel.


Family Update
Married? Spouse/Significant Other's Name and occupation? Children? Names/ages?
Married to Bill Ferris 4/3/65 (retired chemical engineer); twin boys(Rob & Chris - 9/23/71)both currently working for off-shore oil companies; daughter( Rebecca -9/23/72). We have had the joy of raising Rebecca's son, Michael, for 18 yrs and rejoiced at his graduation and accomplishments this year. He is currently enrolled at a community college and looking towards a welding degree. Following his activities through the years certainly added a spark to our lives! Rob is married and has a 2-yr old daughter, Haley, who we are privileged to have with us two days/week - what an absolute delight!

Certainly some of them would include rush week and AGD pledging, the honor of planning and leading those wonderful sisters to 3 "victories" in All-School Sing and all the other incredible opportunities that were part of those AGD years, experiences as a junior counselor, and too many other memories to remember of 4 unforgettable Carroll years!

Which professors influenced your life?
It would really be difficult to truly describe the importance of people like Dr. Roy Christoph and Dr. Gordon Folsolm, as well as so many others, in my life. I felt extremely fortunate to "learn" and grow from the best - the excellent Carroll staff!

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