Welcome from the Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Kim Blair Dear Ferrum Community,

On behalf of Ferrum College students, faculty and staff, I extend a heartfelt “thank you” to you for all you’ve done for us during the past year. Your contributions of time, talent, energy and financial gifts help to keep the positive momentum going on campus and throughout the region. We are grateful that you continue to demonstrate your belief in, and support of, our mission to educate deserving students to be productive citizens in our communities. In the fiscal year 2011–2012, you helped to raise a record $2.7 million to help provide our students with academic programs and experiential opportunities to help them on this journey.

As you know from recent communications and by the articles and information included in this issue of the magazine, we have begun the Ferrum College Centennial Celebration! This special time in the history of the College allows us the opportunity to reflect on the exciting growth of the College as well as to honor our past. When you read about the role of the United Methodist Women in the founding of the College or how so many of us continue to live the College motto of “Not Self, But Others,” I hope you will demonstrate your pride in Ferrum by joining us in the festivities—especially for the big celebration on campus in October.

I thank you again and remind you that your gifts, now and in the future, underwrite improvements not only on campus but also in students’ lives by providing them with safe residence halls, the best technology updates, skilled faculty, professional staff, competitive athletic facilities and so much more. We have so many reasons to “Be Ferrum Proud”!

With warm regards,

Kimberly P. Blair 
Vice President for Institutional Advancement