Alumni and Family Programs


alumniAlumni play a very important role in the Ferrum family.  Stay in touch with your classmates!  Join Ferrum College Alumni on Facebook- www.facebook.com/groups/17094974267/

Participate by sharing the good news about Ferrum with others, attending events,working with Career Services or Admissions or even hosting an alumni get-together in your area.  When you're in town, don't forget to stop by the Alumni House on Ferrum Mountain Road.

alumniAn important aspect of “giving back” is to support the College with an annual gift to the Ferrum Fund. With your support you give current and future students the same opportunity to be successful that you had!  Make your gift today- www.ferrum.edu/onlinegift

If you need a copy of your transcripts, fill out the form here- www.ferrum.edu/academics/registrars_office/transcpript_request_form.html.

This is your Alumni Association. Please feel free to contact the Alumni Office at any time. We welcome all comments and suggestions and are happy to assist you in any way possible!

Proud Panther for Life,

Tracy Sigmon Holley ’96
Director of Alumni and Family Programs

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tracyTracy Sigmon Holley '96 
Director of Alumni and Family Programs

Ferrum 100: Alumni Profiles

Alumni Spotlight: Sherman T. Shifflett '64 


Growing up in a family of 11 children in Albemarle County, VA, a college education seemed an unimaginable dream.  A recruitment letter from Ferrum College football coach, Hank Norton, changed my plans and subsequently impacted the rest of my life.  When I visited the Ferrum campus the school appealed to me immediately.  I liked the rural setting, the small enrollment and especially the congenial atmosphere.  The students I met were friendly and welcoming.

Initially, becoming acclimated to college life was difficult.  Living in a crowded quonset hut for several weeks, attending classes, working three hours a day in the cafeteria and rigorous football practices---all took a toll on me.  Without a car and limited spending money, there were few diversions, but despite those early doubts and challenges, I persevered because I felt fortunate to be part of the Ferrum family. 

Ferrum College was far more than an educational institution; it was a large extended family.  Ferrum College gave me an opportunity, a second chance, and for that I will always be grateful. 

In reflecting on a 31-year career in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator, and currently in my third term on the Louisa County School Board, I realize that none of this would have been possible without the opportunity provided by Ferrum College.  My experiences at Ferrum College inspired me to share the Ferrum spirit with younger generations.

The best two years of my life were spent on the Ferrum campus.  Students I met there became life-long friends and many of us continue to communicate.