Yearly Archives: 2017


Ferrum Elementary Students Join College Students, Faculty & Staff to Plant Giving Garden

Last week, 260 Ferrum Elementary students joined Ferrum College students, faculty and staff to plant the Giving Garden at the Ag Center. Working in two shifts, the students helped plant beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, eggplant and other vegetables. Among the students helping were (left to right) Dr. Glen Steven's daughters, Ursula and Flora; Coach [...]

May 25th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Celebrates 101st Graduating Class

Watch the archived video of the 2017 graduation ceremony here. Visit the online Flickr photograph album here. Official Graduation Portrait Information Photo Specialties is the official graduation photographer for Ferrum College. Each student will receive a photo taken as they are handed their diploma. A free color proof will be sent to the student’s current [...]

May 6th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

LabCandy Founder and CEO Olivia Pavco-Giaccia to Speak at Ferrum College Graduation

227 graduates will receive their degrees during the College’s 101st commencement on Saturday, May 6. Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, founder and CEO of LabCandy and an award-winning author, will deliver the keynote address on Sat., May 6, 2017 during the 101st commencement at Ferrum College. The College will award degrees to 227 graduates, including 53 with [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Delta Chi Helps Deliver New Shoes and Socks to Every Ferrum Elementary Student

Last month, Ferrum College Delta Chi fraternity members helped package and deliver 256 pairs of new shoes and new socks to each student at Ferrum Elementary School in Ferrum, Va.  The gift of shoes and socks was made possible through the partnership of Convoy of Hope Rural Compassion, Endicott Assembly of God Church, Endicott Assembly of [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Ferrum College News|

$4,810 Raised for Panther Packs Program Through Michael Ray Benefit Concert at The Harvester

Ferrum College partnered with Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount to present Michael Ray in a benefit concert on Wednesday, April 5. More than 650 attended the concert, which raised $4,810 for the Panther Packs program, which provides food for hungry Ferrum Elementary School children. "What a night of excitement and entertainment. This was [...]

May 1st, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Sirena Pangelinan Wins Second Place in National Student Paper Competition

Sirena Pangelinan '18 won second place in the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) National Student Paper Competition, which was held in Austin, TX this past March.  In addition to a certificate signifying her accomplishment, she was awarded a $100 prize.  This recognition signifies excellence in research and writing. Sirena's paper was originally an assignment in her Deviance [...]

April 28th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Students Honored During Academic Award Ceremony

The Ferrum College Academic Awards Ceremony was held Friday, April 21, 2017, in Vaughn Chapel. Following is a list of award recipients and honor society members. Photographs by Atenoya Morris. School of Arts and Humanities Eric Lee Baker Award for the Outstanding Student in English Rachel Swyhart Raven Walker Outstanding Student [...]

April 26th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s Itinerary Includes April 12 Visit to Ferrum College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will travel to Central, Southern and Southwest Virginia to discuss jobs and the economy, education, and other issues impacting local communities. President Trump's proposed budget drastically cuts federal investment in rural infrastructure and economic development, which would reduce rural Virginians' access to clean water, safe [...]

April 7th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Former Panthers Teammates Kevin Keatts and James Johnson Reunite at NC State

Ferrum Panthers Men's Basketball program cover from the 1994-95 season includes (seated, L-R) Albert Hobbs, John Breedlove, and Kevin Keatts; and (standing, L-R) Louis Westbrook, Paul Rivera, and Chuck Ellis James Johnson '93 Former Ferrum Panthers teammates Kevin Keatts '95 and James Johnson '93 recently reunited at North Carolina State after [...]

April 7th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Residence Hall Association Wins VACURH Program of the Year Award

(L-R) RHA Vice President Kennsel Anderson '17, RHA President Jevonte' Blount '18, RHA Secretary Shelton Chapman '20 and Residence Hall Educator / RHA Adviser John Hollemon. The Ferrum College Residence Hall Association (RHA) recently received the Virginia Association of College and University Residence Halls (VACURH) Program of the Year award during the VACURH [...]

April 5th, 2017|Ferrum College News|