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Panther Blogs

Welcome to the Panther Blogs!


You'll find that Ferrum College is about discovery, values, and community. Many Ferrum College alumni and current students discovered all of the extraordinary opportunities that Ferrum has to offer. However, we realize that it can be difficult to get a feel for what Ferrum College is like without experiencing it first-hand, so we have a group of current student volunteers to blog about their journeys at Ferrum! We hope that by reading their blogs, you will have a better understanding of the excellent opportunities that await you at Ferrum. 

Read the Panther Blogs by visiting our Ferrum College blog site now, or check out our Blogger Bios below!

You can also get connected to Ferrum College by coming for a private tour, coming to one of our Panther Previews (Open Houses), visiting our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or "Liking" our Ferrum College Facebook page

Feel free to ask the bloggers questions, or you can call our Admissions Office with questions at 1.800.868.9797. We hope that you will consider starting your next journey here with us!

 

 

 

Blake S.

 

Hometown:  Bristol, VA

Blog Topics:
  

• Transition from community college
• Academics & Research
• Student Life and clubs

 


 

   
  Year:  Senior
  Major:  Biology
  Minors:  Chemistry, Forensic Science

  Other Activities:
  • Freshman Scholars Program
  • Independent Research
  • Tri-Beta Club
 Brett

Brett W.

Hometown:  Richmond, VA

Blog Topics:

• Clubs & Activities
• Boone Honors Program

  
   
  Year:
  Junior
  Major:  Horticulture
  Minors:  Teacher Education

  Other Activities:
  • Freshman Scholar
  • Agriculture Club
  • Art Club
  • Ferrum College Panther (mascot)
  • Climbing Team
 Brittany

Brittany G.

Hometown:  Fredericksburg, VA

Blog Topics:

• Applying science classes to life
• How programs are preparing me
   for jobs and graduate school
• Activities on campus

  
    
  Year:
  Senior
  Major:  Pre-Professional Science
  Minors:  Forensic Science, Mathematics

  Other Activities:
  • Job shadowing in Fredericksburg
  • Relay for Life
  • Ferrum Outdoors
  • Math Tutor
Caleb
 

 

 

Caleb T.

Hometown:  Staunton, VA

Blog Topics:

• Environmental Science program
• Research projects
• Rec Club & Ferrum Outdoors trips
• Ferrum Community
• Work-study with Ferrum Police

 

 
   
  Year:
  Senior
  Major:  Environmental Science
  Minor:  Outdoor Recreation

  Other Activities:
  • Works with Ferrum Police
  • Treasurer for Rec Club
  • Leadership Fellow
  • Active in local church

Chris

Chris L.

Hometown:  Cullybackey,
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Blog Topics:
• Being an international student
• Differences in culture & education
• Student activities

   Read My Blog

  Year:  Junior
  Major:  Business

  Other Activities:
  • Ferrum Outdoors
  • Agriculture Club

 Dannica

Dannica B.

Hometown:  Huddersfield, West
Yorkshire, England
Currently Living:  Greensboro, NC

Blog Topics:
Being an international student
• Program and classes
• First-time student experience
• Student Life and activities

 
   
  Year:  Sophomore
  Major: Recreation Leadership
 
  Other Activities:
  •
Art Club
  • Orientation Team
  • Greek Council
  • Kappa Alpha Sigma sorority
  • International Honors Society
  • Ferrum Outdoors
 
 Delana

Delana S.

Hometown:  Virginia Beach, VA

Blog Topics:
Student Life
• Academic programs & classes
• Ferrum student experience

  
  Year:
  Senior
  Majors:  International Studies, Spanish
  Minors:  History, Journalism, and
  Global Perspectives Certificate Program
 
  Other Activities:
  •
Lambda Sigma Honors Society
  • Theta Gamma Omega (OGO)
  • Leadership Fellows
  • Spanish Club
  • Freshman Mentor
 GrantW_blogger

 Grant W.

 Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

  Blog Topics:
  •
Religious activities
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Boone Honors Program
  • Biology program
  • Tuberculosis research

  
   
  Year:
  Senior
  Major:  Biology
  Minors:  Business, Chemistry

  Other Activities:
  • President of Mu Sigma Chi (MEX)
  • PAL Tutor
  • Minds-n-Medicine
  • Ferrum Outdoors Club
  • Volunteer at a local vet
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Jessa K.

HometownCana, Virginia

Blog Topics:
• Club Activities
• English / Spanish Programs
• Student and Resident Life

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  YearJunior
  Major:  English
  Minor:  Spanish

  Other Activities:
  • Boone Honors Program
  • Honors Advisory Council
  • Member of Lions Branch Club
  • Member of Spanish Club

 Laken

Laken P.

Hometown:  Bristol, VA

Blog Topics:
Student Life/Activities
• Cheerleading
• Time Management
• Why I Chose Ferrum

   
  
  Year:
  Senior
  Majors:  Pre-Professional Science,
  Health & Human Performance

  Other Activities:
  • Boone Honors Program
  • Minds-n-Medicine
  • Member of Cheerleading Team
  • Panther Productions
  • Delta Phi Epsilon sorority sister
  • Admissions Ambassador

 Paige

Paige R.

Hometown:  Weyers Cave, VA

Blog Topics:
• Honors Program activities
• Activities related to majors
• Student Life

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  Year:
  Senior 
  Major:  Pre-Professional Science, Biology
  Minor:  Chemistry

  Other Activities:
  • Boone Honors Program
  • President of Minds-in-Medicine
  • President of College Republicans
  • Treasurer of Lions Branch Club
  • Member of Tri-Beta Honors Society & of
    Alpha Chi Honors Society

 

Rachel B.

Hometown:  Woolwine, VA

Blog Topics:
• S
tudent Athlete (tennis)
• Academics, Independent Research
• Student & Residence Life

   
  
  Year: 
Senior
  Major:  Chemistry & Criminal Justice
  Minor:  Forensic Science

  Other Activities:
  • Women's tennis team
  • Art club
  • Lions Branch Club
  • Boone Honors Program
  • Freshman Scholar, '12
  • Independent research
 
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Rachel W.

Hometown:  Cana, VA

Blog Topics:
• Community Service Projects
• Resources on Campus
• Social Work Program

 

 

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  Year:  Senior
  Major:  Social Work

  Other Activities:
  • Social Work Club President
  • PAL Tutor
  • Lions Branch Club
  • Leadership Fellows Program
  • Admissions Ambassador
  • E-Term student assistant

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Sam B.

Hometown:  Floyd, VA

Blog Topics:
• Student Athlete (tennis)
• Academic Programs
• Student Life

 


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  Year:  Sophomore
  Major:  Criminal Justice
  Minor:  Sociology

  Other Activities:
  • Men's tennis team
  • Boone Honors Program
  • Honors Advisory Council
  • Lions Branch Club
  • Freshman Scholar, '13
  • Work-study at Ferrum YMCA

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Sarah H.

Hometown:  Christiansburg, VA

Blog Topics:
• Color Guard
• Criminal Justice and Social Work
• Residence Life & Student Life

 

 

   Read my blog button
  Year:  Junior
  Major:  Criminal Justice & Social Work

  Other Activities:
  • Vice President of Color Guard
  • Secretary of Social Work Club
  • Co-editor of the Iron Blade newspaper
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Pledging Kappa Alpha Sigma (KAS)
  • Work-study in Grousbeck

 

Victoria B.

Hometown:  Claudville, VA

Blog Topics:
Criminal Justice program
• Criminal Justice Club
• Criminal Justice conventions

   
 
  Year: 
Senior
  Major:  Criminal Justice
  Minor:  Psychology and Sociology

  Other Activities:
  • Winner of 2 awards at a Criminal
     Justice Conference in New Haven, CT
  • Member of Criminal Justice Club
  • Sister of Theta Gamma Omega


You can check out some of the current student blogs by clicking one of the buttons above, or you can click on a topic of interest below to read related blog posts by current and previous bloggers, including alumni!  Keep checking back to see if any new blog posts have been published about your topics of interest!


Adjusting to Life at College (advice,
  student experiences, academic support, etc.)
Alumni blogs
Athlete
Art Program
Bands (also see "Music")
Basketball
Belize
Biology (also see "Sciences")
Blogger Bios
Boone Honors Program
   (also see "Honors")
Business Program
Cheerleading
Chemistry (also see "Sciences")
Choir (see "Music")
Christians & Christian Ministries
Classes
Clubs (also see "Student Life")
Conferences
Criminal Justice
Dance (see "Music")
English Program
Environmental Science
Experiential Term (E-Term)
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Faculty at Ferrum
Ferrum Outdoors
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Forensic Science (also see "Sciences")
Fraternities (see "Greek Life")
Freshman Scholars Program
Friendships
Graduate School Preparation
Greek Life (Sororities & Fraternities)
Guest Bloggers
Homecoming
Honduras
Honors Program
Horticulture
 • International Students
 • International Studies
 • Internships
 • Journalism Program
 • Lacrosse
 • Local Activities (within the region)
 • Multicultural Activities & Events
 • Music (Band, Choir, Dance, Concerts)
 • Newspaper
 • Not Self But Others - Ferrum motto
 • Other Experiential Opportunities
 • Out of State Students
 • Pre-Professional & Health Sciences (also see
   "Sciences")
 • Rec Club
 • Research Opportunities
 • Residence Life
 • Sciences
 • Service Project (also see "Volunteering")
 • Soccer
 • Social Work program
 • Sociology Program
 • Sororities (see "Greek Life")
 • Spanish Program
 • Sports (athletics)
 • Student Blogger
 • Student Life (clubs, activities, events, friends)
 • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
 • Study Abroad (also see "Experiential Term")
 • Summer
 • Swim Team
 • Teacher Education
 • Tennis
 • Theater Arts
 • Transfer Students to Ferrum
 • Volunteering & Community
    Involvement
(also see "Service Projects")
 • Why I Love Ferrum!

 

Thank you for reading our blogs! 
We hope you join us at Ferrum College!

 

   Contact us at:  1.800.868.9797 | 540.365.4290 | 540.365.4243 Fax | admissions@ferrum.edu