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Environmental Science Faculty & Students Participate in Creek Week

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 7, 2016) - Every academic year, Ferrum College environmental science program faculty and students partner with Western Virginia Water Authority, Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District, and Benjamin Franklin Middle School educators to teach Franklin Co. 6th graders about human and environmental impacts to watersheds and water quality. This is accomplished with [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Taiki Sawabe Helps Secure Grant for Japanese Language Advocacy Project

The Japan Foundation awarded the grant to Franklin County Public Schools. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 6, 2016) – Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator Taiki Sawabe, who is hosted by Ferrum College, recently helped Franklin County Public Schools secure a Japan Foundation Grant to support their “Japanese Language Advocacy Project in Southwestern Virginia” project. The grant will [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Police Department Sponsors Community Forum

30 people representing 10 area businesses attended the ABC Business Education Forum held on campus. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Ferrum College Police sponsored an ABC Business Education Forum on Tues., Oct. 4, 2016. 30 community members representing 10 area businesses and restaurants learned about ABC laws; tactics for identifying false IDs; how [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Basil I. Gooden to be Next Ferrum College Executive in Residence

The recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia will share career insights during 11:15 a.m. keynote address. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Basil I. Gooden, who was appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia in July, will be the next executive in residence at [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Rebecca Austin Mobilized for Flood Relief Efforts

She and other Children’s Disaster Services volunteers are providing childcare services in Baton Rouge, LA. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 2, 2016) – Ferrum College’s Rebecca Austin, of Boones Mill, was mobilized earlier this week to join Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) as a volunteer assisting with flood relief efforts in Baton Rouge, LA. Working in conjunction [...]

October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Durham Graduates from VALOR Program

Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) is the state’s premier agricultural leadership training program. FERRUM, VA. (August 10, 2016) – Dr. Tim Durham, assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural science and agriculture program coordinator at Ferrum College, recently graduated from Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR), the state’s premier agricultural leadership training program, which [...]

August 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum Outdoors & Outdoor Recreation Programs Highlighted

Ferrum College is featured in Jess Daddio's article "Outdoor U: Best Adventure Campuses in the Blue Ridge" article in the August issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Check it out here.

August 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Phyllis Q. Karavatakis ’76 Elected Carter Bank & Trust President

Also a Ferrum College Board of Trustees member, Karavatakis has been employed with Carter Bank & Trust for 38 years. Phyllis Q. Karavatakis '76 has been elected president of Carter Bank & Trust by the bank’s Board of Directors. Karavatakis has been employed with Carter Bank & Trust for 38 years, most recently as executive [...]

July 5th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Layne Dillon ’16 Selected for Governor’s Fellowship Program: Dillon is working in the Governor’s Policy Office through July 29.

FERRUM, VA. (July 1, 2016) – This summer, Ferrum College alum Layne Dillon ’16, of Rocky Mount, Va., is one of a small number of people getting a close look at state government by taking part in the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Fellowship Program. Dillon, who graduated this spring with a political science degree, is working [...]

July 5th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Incoming President “Felt Right at Home”

Read the article by Casey Fabris that appeared in The Roanoke Times.

June 30th, 2016|Ferrum College News|