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Ferrum College Honors Veterans with “Spirit of the Fallen” Documentary and Discussion with Filmmaker Keith Lee on November 1

In recognition and honor of our nation’s veterans, Ferrum College will host a screening of Keith Lee’s documentary, “Spirit of the Fallen,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 1. The film will be shown in the Panthers Den in lower Franklin Hall on the College’s campus, with a dessert reception and discussion with [...]

Ferrum College Honors Veterans with “Spirit of the Fallen” Documentary and Discussion with Filmmaker Keith Lee on November 12018-10-23T14:17:23+00:00

Living Out “Not Self, But Others”: Students and Staff Use Fall Break to Provide Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Florence in September and Hurricane Michael in October, which dumped rain and wind on the east coast and caused thousands of dollars of damage, Ferrum College’s Spiritual Life sponsored a clean-up mission during Fall Break, from October 10 - 15. The relief effort, headed by Dean of Chapel and [...]

Living Out “Not Self, But Others”: Students and Staff Use Fall Break to Provide Hurricane Relief2018-11-02T20:20:37+00:00

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 192018-11-02T16:38:53+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. 12018-10-22T20:22:37+00:00

Ferrum College Outstanding Alumna Samantha Smith-Herndon Earns Invitation to Leadership Southside Program and MBF Fellow Title

Samantha Smith-Herndon In addition to being named a 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni recipient by Ferrum College in a September 22 ceremony, Samantha Smith-Herndon ’12 has been selected as a Middle Border Forward Fellow and invited to participate in the Leadership Southside program through the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. As an October 2018-September [...]

Ferrum College Outstanding Alumna Samantha Smith-Herndon Earns Invitation to Leadership Southside Program and MBF Fellow Title2018-11-02T15:30:11+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

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