October 6 Centennial Celebration Events

Centennial Hike

The Ferrum College DeHart Botanical Gardens, Patrick County | 9:00 am

Leave campus from the John Wesley Hall parking lot for an abbreviated hike of the College’s newly-gifted “outdoor laboratory” in Patrick County. Join benefactor Allen DeHart and Jeanine Howard along with her colleagues in the Master Gardener Program on a walk through a section of the Botanical Gardens. See how many of the plants and species on the property you can identify. Healthy snacks will be provided.


Centennial Worship Service

Vaughn Chapel | 10:00 am

Reverend Herbert Hobbs will lead a special worship service in honor of the Ferrum College Centennial. All are welcome to join us as we express our gratitude for the blessings enjoyed by those of us affiliated with the College and pay tribute to our United Methodist Women founders. Ferrum College musicians along with the Collegiates, under the direction of Professor Susan Spataro, will accompany the devotions.


Methodist Room Dedication & Reception

Stanley Library, Second Floor | 11:00 am–Noon

Following the Centennial Worship Service, you are invited to take part in the dedication of the “Methodist Room.” This special area in Stanley Library holds the archives of the UMW founders of Ferrum College and is named in honor and in memory of John Wesley II, and Wes and Oneida Wingfield Inge. Speakers include Ethel W. Born, Ferrum College Trustee and author of Because They Had the Vision … United Methodist Women & Ferrum College, the First 100 Years.


Volleyball Alumni Match and Picnic

Swartz Gymnasium & Franklin Lawn | 11:00 am

Join former and current members and families of Ferrum College Women’s Volleyball for a lively match in the gym followed by a picnic on the lawn. If you are interested please contact head coach Jessica Flanagan ’10 at 540-365-4495 or the Alumni Office at 540-365-4216.  


Centennial Theatre Matinee 

Sale Theater, Schoolfield Hall | 2:00 pm 

This will be your only opportunity to attend the Centennial Celebration performance of The Mark Twain Show by Professor Emeritus Rex Stephenson, creator of the Jack Tale Players and the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre. In the spirit of Ferrum’s motto, “Not Self, But Others,” the Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series is sponsoring the show depicting the life of Mark Twain, written and performed by Dr. Stephenson. Please contact the Alumni Office at 540-365-4216 to book your seats. Remember that space is limited for this free performance. Make your reservation as soon as possible.