Welcome from the Alumni President

 As your Alumni Board of Directors President, I want to welcome you to the Alumni Association.  This association is made up of your classmates and friends who want to help strengthen our ties with Ferrum College and each other.  Please let me or any of our board members know any ideas or suggestions you may have on how we can better serve you.

One of my goals is to help increase our alumni giving percentage.  If you think back to your times at Ferrum, you will realize that it took not only your tuition to make those happen but also the gifts from alumni and friends of Ferrum.  Each donor wanted to make a difference and I am challenging each of you to also make a difference in a deserving student's life and give them a chance at the same opportunities we had. We don't realize how important the alumni giving percentage is in the eyes of other donors and businesses that would want to invest in Ferrum College.  If the alumni choose not to support Ferrum, then why would others want to make gifts?  The size of the gift doesn't matter when looking at the alumni giving percentage, it's the fact you made a gift.

Lastly, the Alumni Board of Directors is tasked with selecting worthy candidates for the Distinguished Alumni Award that is given out annually at Homecoming.  The criteria for selection can be found at  http://www.ferrum.edu/giving_to_ferrum/alumni_family_programs/get_involved.html.  Please review this page and send us eligible candidates who are worthy of receiving this award. I look forward to seeing many of you at chapter events and other gatherings of Ferrum Alumni!       

ABOD President