Our Methodist Heritage
Ferrum College is a liberal arts institution founded on Christian principles and related to the United Methodist Church. It is our mission to educate students in the disciplines of higher learning and to help them be thoughtful and perceptive, to be articulate and professionally capable, and to be caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation, and world. We therefore commit ourselves to developing the whole student, both in openness to a wide range of intellectual discovery, and in the physical, spiritual, and social aspects of life.
Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life
Wes Astin is the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life. He has served
the Campus Community at Ferrum College since 1987. He attended Ferrum
College and graduated in 1974. He then attended Wesley Theological
Seminary where he received his MDiv. Degree. Read
United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs
Since Ferrum College is proudly affiliated with the United Methodist Church, many scholarship and loan opportunities exist for those students who are active members. Read more »
Ferrum College employs a full-time Chaplain who is available for counseling and interested in helping students sort through the many different feelings that can accompany young adulthood and campus life. Read more »
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can,
In all the ways you can, in all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
—John Wesley, founder of Methodism
Please Join Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer Braaten and Dean of the Chapel The Rev. Wes Astin for a Centennial Cruise
Celebrate Ferrum College's 100th year of partnership with the Methodist Church as you explore Athens, Corinth, The Galilee, Jerusalem, Rhodes, Cyprus, Egypt and more during the Lands of the Bible Cruise May 12 - 25, 2013
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Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten Addresses the 2012 General Conference of the UMC During the Presentation by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry on Monday, April 30
From "The Proof of Your Love" Tour by Joe Cudjoe, Photo Editor of the Iron Blade
"What a statement of Jennifer’s esteem and what an honor to be asked - what a WOW it was to see and hear her deliver. I just want you to know that she represented our beloved Ferrum and all of our United Methodist Colleges and Universities in her usual excellent and engaging manner!"
Nathaniel L. Bishop, D. Min., President, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Christian Rock Group The Afters Performed at Ferrum College Monday, April 2
The men of Mu Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Kappa hosted Christian rock group The Afters for a performance at Ferrum College. Admission was ONE canned good.
Ferrum College to Host Dean of Duke University Chapel for Wright Lecture Series
Sam Wells spoke in Vaughn Chapel at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 19.
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