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!