My first day on campus alone was in August of 2010 and I’ll be honest, I cried. I had just left my entire family 4 hours behind me to come to school. Somehow, without noticing, over the years Ferrum became like one big family to me. There are some people I will never [...]
I graduated from Ferrum last year and I truly miss it! Ferrum has really provided me with a great foundation and everlasting friendships. Even in graduate school I reminisce about my experiences at Ferrum. My current school will never compare to the people, community, and opportunity. The relationships and connections I have made [...]
Ferrum provided me with leadership and experiential learning opportunities that are unmatched at most institutions. These experiences not only shaped my academic and professional interests, but also challenged my beliefs, strengthened my curiosity, and forced me to re-examine my role in a global society.
Growing up in a family of 11 children in Albemarle County, Virginia, a college education seemed an unimaginable dream. At one point, despite my parents’ objections, I seriously considered dropping out of high school. At best, a career in the military appeared to be my most reasonable option. A recruitment letter from Ferrum [...]
It’s been 14 years since I left Ferrum College with an Environmental Science degree in one hand and not a clue in the other. And while the path that brought me to where I am today has been anything but typical, it’s a path that I was uniquely prepared to take thanks in [...]
Mika Smith '16 Mika Smith graduated from Ferrum College in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in both Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. A Dean’s List student, she was also a member of the softball team and of Alpha Chi, the National Honor Society. Regarding Mika, Professor of Chemistry & [...]