Ferrum News

Ferrum College Stand Out Jessica Flanagan Wins President's Cup


For immediate release:
April 27, 2010
Contact: John Carlin, (540) 365-4300



Ferrum College student Jessica Flanagan received the President’s Cup award from Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten at a ceremony on April 23.

Flanagan, a graduating senior who is majoring in physical education with a minor in all level education, was a member of the Ferrum College Panthers women’s volleyball team for four years and the softball team for two. She also excelled in the classroom with a GPA of 3.79, and made Dean’s List every semester after her freshman year. During the ceremony, she also received the Health and Human Performance award, the Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Woman in Education Award and the Charles A. and Marion Skinner Award for Excellence in Education. In addition, her classmates recently chose her to be the student speaker at commencement.

“Jessica has represented herself and this institution so well,” said Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten, who gave Jessica the Silver Cup during the annual Academic Awards ceremony to honor Ferrum College students who have achieved at a high level. “I am so pleased to have young people graduating from Ferrum College and going out into the world to represent us.”

Flanagan spent her final semester student teaching at Rocky Mount Elementary School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School. An aspiring physical education teacher, she also helped coach middle school softball.

A 2006 graduate of Magna Vista High School in Henry County, Jessica is the daughter of Aubrey and Terri Flanagan of Henry County.

The President’s Cup is given annually to the senior who has achieved the most during their four years at Ferrum College.