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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|

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|