Ferrum News

Ferrum College to Celebrate the Opening of the New Hank Norton Athletic Center.


The new $5.5 million state-of-the-art facility will be dedicated Friday, May 4, 2012.

Ferrum, Va. (May 1, 2012) – Ferrum College will celebrate the opening of its $5.5 million Hank Norton Athletic Center on Friday, May 4, with events beginning at 12:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the celebration, which will feature entertainment, a ribbon cutting, a coaches’ reception, tours of the new facilities, and free “game day” refreshments including hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. 

Named for former football coach and athletic director Hank Norton, the 29,000 sq. ft. training facility features the latest technology for the treatment and prevention of injuries, a weight room, locker rooms for the men’s and women’s athletic teams, offices for the coaching staff, classrooms, a kitchenette and shower facilities for referees and other game officials.

Ferrum College broke ground for the athletic center in October of 2010 as part of its Homecoming festivities. The dedication comes a day before the spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. 

For more information, contact the Ferrum College Institutional Advancement Office at 540-365-4211 or advancement@ferrum.edu.

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