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Ferrum College Receives Japanese Maples


The saplings are a gift from Luther Derby, Jr. whose father was the College president from 1943 - 1948.

Ferrum, Va. (October 23, 2012) – Ferrum College this morning received a gift of 17 Japanese maple trees from Luther Derby Jr., whose father, Luther J. Derby Sr. was College president from 1943 – 1948.  

Two of the trees will be planted near the College bookstore.  Five more will be planted next to Franklin Hall and 10 next to the soon-to-be completed Ferrum College YMCA.

The gift includes several varieties of Japanese Maples, which will add to the natural beauty of the campus.

In the photo are left to right: Luther J. Derby, Jr., Gari Gallagher, Ed Seagraves, and Ferrum College Manager of Grounds Jay Prillaman

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