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Ferrum College Mourns Passing of Former President Dr. Joseph Hart

Ferrum, Va. (Dec. 13, 2016) – Dr. Joseph Tate Hart, eighth president of Ferrum College, died on Dec. 9, 2016 at his home near Ferrum, Va. Hart served as Ferrum College president for fifteen years, from 1971–1986. During that pivotal time in the College’s history, he was instrumental in advancing Ferrum toward the prominent position [...]

December 13th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive Exceeds National Average

More than 100 participants signed up during the bone marrow registry drive, far surpassing the 35-40 who typically join during similar events. Ferrum, Va. (November 19, 2016) – Every year, thousands of patients with leukemia or other blood cancers are in need of a bone marrow transplant. Although some have family members who can [...]

December 13th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Enactus Team Awarded Grants to Help Local Community

Ferrum, Va. (November 15, 2016) – The Ferrum College Enactus Team recently received two grants in support of projects that will benefit the local community: a $1,500 Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment Project Partnership grant that will support the team’s “Better Horizons” project and a $1,500 Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator grant that will support the [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Students Win National Bombassadors Campaign

Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Last spring, Ferrum College students Sam Belcher, Jesse Delph, Jessa King, and Rachel Wells won a national campaign that allowed them to donate 480 pairs of socks to the Rescue Mission in Roanoke, Va. The students were "Bombassadors", working with the Bombas sock company as college ambassadors to promote [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Faculty Honored for Founding Water Quality Monitoring Program

Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Ferrum College, Appalachian Power Company and The Smith Mountain Lake Association recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake and the 30th Anniversary of the Water Quality Monitoring Program. During the program held at Ferrum College on Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, College faculty Dr. Carolyn Thomas, the water quality [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Spiritual Life Sponsors Fall Break Disaster Recovery Work Team Trip

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 20, 2016) –Spiritual Life sponsored a Disaster Recovery Work Team trip to Waverly, Va., which was hit by tornadoes in February 2015. The group of 8 from Ferrum College traveled to Waverly to continue the disaster recovery efforts during Fall Break 2016, Oct. 13-16, working through the Virginia Conference United Methodist Volunteers in [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Botanical Gardens Donor Allen DeHart ’54 Dies at Age 90

DeHart gifted the rare nature preserve in Patrick County to Ferrum College in 2012. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 19, 2016) – Educator, author, philanthropist and Ferrum College alumnus Allen DeHart of Louisburg, NC, who gifted the 172-acre DeHart Botanical Gardens in Patrick County to the College in 2012, died Oct. 14, 2016, after a brief illness at [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Alum Eric Owens Returns to the Major Leagues as a Coach

Eric Owens '93 still holds the Ferrum College record for career batting average and is now a hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 19, 2016) - Eric Owens '93, who is the Ferrum record holder for career batting average, is in his second year as the assistant hitting coach for [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival on Oct. 22 Serves Up “Real Roots” Experience

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 11, 2016) - There is only one place to eat a homemade fried apple pie, watch coon dogs in a cross-pond race, and hear a national guitar flatpicker, all at the same time. On Saturday, October 22nd, the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will bring together on the Ferrum College campus dozens [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Criminal Justice Program Faculty and Alumna Present Research

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 10, 2016) - Ferrum College Criminal Justice Program faculty and an alumna presented research during the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators (VACJE) Annual Meeting held September 29-30, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. The presenters included Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice David Nicholson and Deputy Megan Patterson ’11, Medical Officer, Office of the [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|