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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
- 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
- exemplify in all aspects of their lives the spirit of Ferrum's motto, "Not Self, But
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 email@example.com. All nominations must be received March 15, 2015.
Click here to view the full list of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (PDF)
Our 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,
- 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
Please submit your nominations to the Alumni Office by March 15, 2015.
Click here to go to the Sports Hall of Fame nomination form
|Michael D. Bradley '68
||Kelly L. Caputo '87
|Stephen P. Gallagher '73
||Grant C. Renfrow '90
| Sherman T. Shifflett '64
Alumni Spotlight: Charlotte Moran '11
I majored in Russian and minored in Criminal Justice in May 2011. I am originally
from Ballston Spa, New York. I am currently living in Guangzhou, Guangdong Providence,
While I was at Ferrum I was the Vice President of the Russian club and worked with
theater productions doing the lights for shows directed by Professor Wayne Bowman.
During the summer of 2010 I worked at a summer camp in Ukraine near the Black Sea.
I finished all necessary classes and credits to be able to finish school a semester
early in December. After graduation in May, I started working as a youth activities
counselor for Disney Cruise Line aboard the Disney Dream from 2011 until 2013. While
aboard the Disney Dream, I was offered a job with Disney English. Disney English
is a English as a foreign language learning company in China. I teach English to
children ages 3-11 in an immersive environment.
The best thing about Ferrum College is the teachers. Professor Wayne Bowman and Dr.
Sasha Saari taught me so much both in class and out of class. I wouldn't be the person
I am today without them.
I am proud of Ferrum College because it gave me the opportunities to learn new things.
If I had not gone to Ferrum I might have never studied Russian. Without studying
Russian I would never have done all of the traveling that I have done since leaving