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MacKenzie Nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize

Ferrum College Adjunct Instructor of English Cameron MacKenzie is honored to be nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize by Able Muse magazine for his short story "Up From Grundy."  Cameron earned his PhD in English from Temple University in 2010, and his work has appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Permafrost, The Cormac McCarthy Journal, SubStance, Solstice and The Painted Bride Quarterly, among [...]

January 6th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Winter Weather Update

UPDATED Sat., Jan. 7: Weather conditions continue to improve but roads may still be unsafe in parts of Virginia and North Carolina. If students are able to travel safely on Sunday, residence halls will be open as scheduled. For students who have not completed check-in, time will be set aside Monday and Tuesday to complete [...]

January 5th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Mourns Passing of Former President Dr. Joseph Hart

Ferrum, Va. (Dec. 13, 2016) – Dr. Joseph Tate Hart, eighth president of Ferrum College, died on Dec. 9, 2016 at his home near Ferrum, Va. Hart served as Ferrum College president for fifteen years, from 1971–1986. During that pivotal time in the College’s history, he was instrumental in advancing Ferrum toward the prominent position [...]

December 13th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive Exceeds National Average

More than 100 participants signed up during the bone marrow registry drive, far surpassing the 35-40 who typically join during similar events. Ferrum, Va. (November 19, 2016) – Every year, thousands of patients with leukemia or other blood cancers are in need of a bone marrow transplant. Although some have family members who can [...]

December 13th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Enactus Team Awarded Grants to Help Local Community

Ferrum, Va. (November 15, 2016) – The Ferrum College Enactus Team recently received two grants in support of projects that will benefit the local community: a $1,500 Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment Project Partnership grant that will support the team’s “Better Horizons” project and a $1,500 Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator grant that will support the [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Students Win National Bombassadors Campaign

Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Last spring, Ferrum College students Sam Belcher, Jesse Delph, Jessa King, and Rachel Wells won a national campaign that allowed them to donate 480 pairs of socks to the Rescue Mission in Roanoke, Va. The students were "Bombassadors", working with the Bombas sock company as college ambassadors to promote [...]

November 17th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

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|