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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|

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|