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Get Involved

Keeping up with your alumni family and the most current happenings at Ferrum is just a click away! Whether you are looking to catch up with old friends or hoping make professional contacts, we have a Ferrum Alumni site available for you. Check them out!

Join the Ferrum Alumni Facebook Group, the home of the Ferrum College Alumni Association on Facebook.com. When you join the group, you'll be in the loop for all our upcoming events and projects, plus you can meet and stay in touch with other Ferrum alumni.

The Ferrum College Alumni Linkedin Group is building a broader base of alumni involvement, and reengaging Ferrum alumni with their alma mater through volunteer service, speaking engagements, career/internship placement, and business partnerships. If you're a member of Linkedin, join this group to stay connected!

Also, don't forget to check this Alumni Homepage often for updates. Bookmark the Alumni Calendar of Events to stay up to date on all the Alumni happenings every semester!

If you need transcipts, please fill in the form on this link and the Registrar's Office will be happy to mail them to you- www.ferrum.edu/academics/registrars_office/transcript_request_form.html.

Share your sweetheart story with us!

Do you have a sweetheart that you met while at Ferrum? Tell us your story! Our new affinity group, the Ferrum Sweetheart Society is in the process of planning an event either on campus or off (or both) for our Ferrum couples. Let us know what kind of event you'd like to see planned by filling out our quick Sweetheart Society form!

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 2004.

 

Please submit your nominations to the Alumni Office by March 15, 2014.       

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

Jeff Booker Lewis Fore
Jeff Booker '82 Lewis Fore '63
Susan Green Lindsay Rooks
Susan Sautter Green '98 Lindsay Morton Rooks '02

 

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, 2014.

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

Alfred "Al" Midgett '79Our 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award winner was Alfred "Al" Midgett '79.  Al is the founder/CEO of the NobleMen in the Hampton Roads, VA area.  This organization became a philanthropic tool for communities to use, belong to and give to, not only to benefit those they help but also those doing the giving.


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.