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Alumni Chapters

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Alumni Chapters are established to provide graduates from Ferrum College with opportunities for social activities along with professional and personal networking. In determining where to establish a Chapter, the level of interest and the number of alumni who can organize, manage and support Association activities are considered.

Official Chapters are organized by region and according to zip codes. All alumni residing within a specific Chapter region are considered to be members of the Association and receive communications regarding events and campus news.

We identify the following Alumni Chapters located in our most alumni-populated areas within Virginia:

  • Richmond
  • Roanoke Valley
  • Shenandoah Valley
  • Southside
  • Tidewater
  • Washington, D.C.

 

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Organized activities are sometimes held in areas without formal alumni chapters. These are referred to as Provisional Chapters and are located in areas where there are sufficient numbers of alumni to organize and manage activities on a regular but less frequent schedule. Provisional Chapters currently include:

  • Charlottesville
  • Fredericksburg
  • Lynchburg
  • Patrick County

Ferrum 100: Alumni Profiles

Alumni Spotlight: Mark Roberts, '88Mark Roberts
Award-Winning Baseball Field

Athletic Turf and Field Manager Mark Roberts has made Steward history—the School has won Field of the Year in the school/parks and recreation category from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the baseball field. This prestigious award is a first of its kind for Steward, and it is the result of hard work in maintaining the field. Mr. Roberts will fly to San Antonio in January to accept the award on the School’s behalf, and there will be an article about Steward in an upcoming issue of Sports Turf magazine.

Mr. Roberts said that this award “should bring a fair amount of attention to Steward, and that’s why I do it.” As part of the baseball program, he trains the players to maintain the field, giving each student a regular job—such as packing the mound or taking care of home plate—following all practices and games. As a result, he says, “We get games in when others don’t…because our field can be put back to game condition so readily."

“My goal is for these kids to get as close to a college or professional field as they will find,” Mr. Roberts says. After a 15-year career spent in the athletic fields business in one aspect or another, he knows his turf.

Virginia STMA Fall Symposium and the Field of the Year Award  |  Field of the Year Award Winners.