Yearly Archives: 2017


Durham Named Entomological Society of America Science Policy Fellow

Dr. Tim Durham, assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural science, has been named a 2017 Science Policy Fellow by the Entomological Society of America (ESA.) As chief advocates for insect science, Science Policy Fellows support the ESA’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the impact of entomological science in public policy and legislation. "We are delighted that [...]

2017-09-08T17:38:39+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Set to Join Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Ferrum College has accepted an offer to join the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Panthers will become the newest member of one of the nation's largest NCAA Division III conferences. Ferrum has been a member of the USA South Athletic Conference since the fall of 1988. The Panthers will leave the USA South at the [...]

2017-06-27T19:05:55+00:00June 27th, 2017|Athletics, Ferrum College News|

Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering to be Held July 21-23 at Ferrum College

Dig deep into nature's medicine cabinet at the Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering, which will be held July 21-23 at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum on the Ferrum College campus. Herbalists and aspiring herbalists of all levels are welcome. Events include a pre-conference trip to the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine; a [...]

2017-06-21T20:28:35+00:00June 21st, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Update from Interim President Jennifer Braaten

Dear Ferrum College Family: Summer programs begin this week at Ferrum College and students of all ages and groups of all kinds including church retreats, athletic and enrichment camps, and family reunions will be gathering on our beautiful campus. We appreciate the work of Chip Phillips and his able crew who organize all [...]

2017-06-14T14:49:48+00:00June 14th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Singers from Four Countries Share Stage at Ferrum College for The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming

The remarkable connections between the songs of Appalachia and the British Isles will be apparent when the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum at Ferrum College presents traditional singers Aoife Clancy of Ireland, John Roberts of England, Norman Kennedy of Scotland, and Bobby McMillon from North Carolina at 7:00 PM on June 9 in Sale Auditorium [...]

2017-06-26T15:13:12+00:00June 1st, 2017|Ferrum College News|

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 [...]

2017-05-25T15:41:18+00:00May 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 [...]

2017-06-26T15:11:02+00:00May 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 [...]

2017-05-03T18:00:16+00:00May 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 [...]

2017-06-26T15:14:55+00:00May 1st, 2017|Ferrum College News|