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Ferrum College Inaugurates Twelfth President, David L. Johns, Ph.D., on October 19

Ferrum College celebrated the inauguration of its twelfth president, David L. Johns, Ph.D., on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in Vaughn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was attended by college and university delegates, educational association representatives, Ferrum College Board of Trustees members, and other honored guests and dignitaries, as well as hundreds of students, [...]

Ferrum College Inaugurates Twelfth President, David L. Johns, Ph.D., on October 192018-10-20T14:06:17+00:00

Community Invited to Inauguration Festivities Honoring Twelfth President, David L. Johns, Ph.D.

Ferrum College will celebrate the inauguration of its twelfth president, David L. Johns, Ph.D., on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.  The ceremony will be held in Vaughn Chapel located on the College’s campus.  Phyllis Karavatakis ’76, chair of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees, will install Johns.   Beth Rushing, president of the Appalachian College [...]

Community Invited to Inauguration Festivities Honoring Twelfth President, David L. Johns, Ph.D.2018-10-18T23:47:18+00:00

Two “Everyday Saints” to be Memorialized during Day of Remembrance and Promise on Nov. 1

Lois Evelyn Lindsay Brown Two "everyday saints" from the local community will be memorialized during the 15th Annual Day of Remembrance and Promise, which will be held on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall at Ferrum College. This year’s event, "Commemorating Community [...]

Two “Everyday Saints” to be Memorialized during Day of Remembrance and Promise on Nov. 12018-10-18T22:22:27+00:00

Wright Lecture Series Speaker Rev. Anna Woofenden to Present “Food and Faith: Conversations from the Soil and Around the Table” on October 18

Ferrum College will host Rev. Anna Woofenden as part of the Rev. Dr. Wasena F. Wright, Jr. and Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Endowed Lecture Series on October 18 at 7 p.m. in the Panther’s Den on campus.  Rev. Woofenden’s presentation, “Food and Faith: Conversations from the Soil and Around the Table,” is free and open [...]

Wright Lecture Series Speaker Rev. Anna Woofenden to Present “Food and Faith: Conversations from the Soil and Around the Table” on October 182018-10-08T20:43:35+00:00

Ferrum College Students, Faculty Participate in ACA Summit

A number of Ferrum College students and faculty participated in the Appalachian College Association Summit that was held in Kingsport, TN at the end of September. Students who presented research included Ledford Scholars Forrest Brown, a senior from Ferrum, VA; Rachael Ellis, a senior from Rocky Mount, VA: and Taylor Darnell, a junior from Rural Hall, [...]

Ferrum College Students, Faculty Participate in ACA Summit2018-10-06T13:56:28+00:00

“Momentum for change was palpable” during Opioid Symposium on October 1

On Monday, October 1, the Blue Ridge Mountain Room at Ferrum College filled with over 200 students, faculty, staff and community members, eager to participate in “Saving Ourselves: A Symposium on the Opioid Crisis,” which featured New York Times Best-Selling author, Beth Macy. The program, hosted by Martha Haley-Bowling, assistant professor of social work, and [...]

“Momentum for change was palpable” during Opioid Symposium on October 12018-10-03T14:10:53+00:00

Ferrum College to Host Electric Cellist, Vocalist, and Elephant Preservationist Jami Sieber for Campus Events on October 4 & 5

Ferrum College will host electric cellist, vocalist, and elephant conservationist Jami Sieber for two campus events during the first week in October. On Thurs., Oct. 4, Sieber will  perform a concert in Vaughn Chapel from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. On Fri., Oct. 5, Sieber will highlight her work with Thai elephants at the College’s Natural [...]

Ferrum College to Host Electric Cellist, Vocalist, and Elephant Preservationist Jami Sieber for Campus Events on October 4 & 52018-09-28T22:22:09+00:00

Dr. Delia Heck Appointed to Episcopal Church Task Force Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism

Ferrum College Associate Professor of Environmental Science Delia Heck has accepted a three-year appointment to the Episcopal Church Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism. The role of the task force is to recommend appropriate changes in federal, state or local law so that effective judicial remedies can be obtained to address governmental [...]

Dr. Delia Heck Appointed to Episcopal Church Task Force Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism2018-10-06T14:02:34+00:00

Ferrum College to Host “Dopesick” Author, Beth Macy, for Opioid Symposium on October 1

Ferrum College will host Beth Macy in “Saving Ourselves: A Symposium on the Opioid Epidemic” on October 1 in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room on campus. Copies of Macy’s newest book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America will be for sale at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., Macy will read excerpts [...]

Ferrum College to Host “Dopesick” Author, Beth Macy, for Opioid Symposium on October 12018-09-25T22:05:15+00:00

Alumni Honored During Awards Celebration on September 22

The 2018 Ferrum College Alumni Awards Celebration was held Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus. Pictured left to right are J. Glenn Shelton ’57, Lalita Brim-Poindexter ’04, Samantha Smith-Herndon ’12, Jerry Venable ’68, Kevin Keatts ’95, Stacy Porter ’06, Jessica Luther ’06, and Kameron Wilds ’11. Glenn [...]

Alumni Honored During Awards Celebration on September 222018-10-06T12:28:51+00:00