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Call for Nominees: Distinguished Alumni Award

Ferrum College will recognize the outstanding achievements of alumni who exemplify the three eras of Ferrum College: Ferrum Training School, Ferrum Junior College, and Ferrum College.

Nominees should: 

  • have a record of exceptional career achievement and of service to their community, church, or other organizations.
  • have been active in College life during their time at Ferrum and have remained involved in and supportive of Ferrum College as alumni.
  • Nominees should be an alumnus or alumna of Ferrum College.  If not a Ferrum graduate, nominees should have attended Ferrum College (as a Junior College attendee) for three or more semesters, or attended Ferrum College (as a four year college) for four or more semesters. 
  • exemplify in all aspects of their lives the spirit of Ferrum's motto, "Not Self, But Others."

Names, addresses, and biographical information should be sent to Ferrum College, Alumni Office, PO Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000, by FAX 540-365-4203, or by to alumni@ferrum.edu. All nominations must be received March 15, 2015.

Click here to view the full list of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (PDF) 

alumniOur 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winner was Danny M. Perdue '66. He received the award during the Alumni Awards Ceremony held during the September Homecoming festivities. President Jennifer Braaten presented the award to Perdue in recognition of his exceptional service to his community, as well as his long-time support of his alma mater.


Call for Nominees: Sports Hall of Fame

 In honor of over eighty years of Panther Athletics, and in recognition of the many contributions Ferrum student-athletes have made throughout their careers, the Ferrum Alumni Association and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its inaugural season of the Ferrum College Alumni Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.  It is very important that the selection committee receive as complete a package as possible for each nominee to include playing records/statistics, athletic honors, and continuing achievements and service since leaving Ferrum. Committee members rely mostly on the information provided in the nomination package, so completeness is important. In order to be considered, nominees should:

  •  Exemplify the highest ideals of small college athletics, sportsmanship, and the spirit of Ferrum’s motto, "Not Self, But Others."
  • Have excelled in one or more sports while at Ferrum College, and then have gone on to achieve significant success in a career field.
  • Be an alumnus or alumna of Ferrum College. If not a Ferrum graduate, nominee should have attended Ferrum for three or more semesters. The selection committee and the Alumni Board of Directors also may induct honorary members such as Coaches and other individuals who made a significant impact on Ferrum Athletics.
  • Have graduated or transferred from Ferrum College at least 10 years prior to nomination. This year we are looking for student athletes that left the College prior to June 2005.


Please submit your nominations to the Alumni Office by March 15, 2015.       

Click here to go to the Sports Hall of Fame nomination form 

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Michael D. Bradley '68 Kelly L. Caputo '87
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Stephen P. Gallagher '73 Grant C. Renfrow '90
    Sherman T. Shifflett '64  

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.

Initally, 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 practice-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 with 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 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.