Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 7, 2016) - Every academic year, Ferrum College environmental science program faculty and students partner with Western Virginia Water Authority, Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District, and Benjamin Franklin Middle School educators to teach Franklin Co. 6th graders about human and environmental impacts to watersheds and water quality. This is accomplished with [...]
The Japan Foundation awarded the grant to Franklin County Public Schools. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 6, 2016) – Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator Taiki Sawabe, who is hosted by Ferrum College, recently helped Franklin County Public Schools secure a Japan Foundation Grant to support their “Japanese Language Advocacy Project in Southwestern Virginia” project. The grant will [...]
30 people representing 10 area businesses attended the ABC Business Education Forum held on campus. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Ferrum College Police sponsored an ABC Business Education Forum on Tues., Oct. 4, 2016. 30 community members representing 10 area businesses and restaurants learned about ABC laws; tactics for identifying false IDs; how [...]
The recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia will share career insights during 11:15 a.m. keynote address. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Basil I. Gooden, who was appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia in July, will be the next executive in residence at [...]
She and other Children’s Disaster Services volunteers are providing childcare services in Baton Rouge, LA. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 2, 2016) – Ferrum College’s Rebecca Austin, of Boones Mill, was mobilized earlier this week to join Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) as a volunteer assisting with flood relief efforts in Baton Rouge, LA. Working in conjunction [...]
Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) is the state’s premier agricultural leadership training program. FERRUM, VA. (August 10, 2016) – Dr. Tim Durham, assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural science and agriculture program coordinator at Ferrum College, recently graduated from Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR), the state’s premier agricultural leadership training program, which [...]
Ferrum College is featured in Jess Daddio's article "Outdoor U: Best Adventure Campuses in the Blue Ridge" article in the August issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Check it out here.
Also a Ferrum College Board of Trustees member, Karavatakis has been employed with Carter Bank & Trust for 38 years. Phyllis Q. Karavatakis '76 has been elected president of Carter Bank & Trust by the bank’s Board of Directors. Karavatakis has been employed with Carter Bank & Trust for 38 years, most recently as executive [...]
Layne Dillon ’16 Selected for Governor’s Fellowship Program: Dillon is working in the Governor’s Policy Office through July 29.
FERRUM, VA. (July 1, 2016) – This summer, Ferrum College alum Layne Dillon ’16, of Rocky Mount, Va., is one of a small number of people getting a close look at state government by taking part in the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Fellowship Program. Dillon, who graduated this spring with a political science degree, is working [...]
Read the article by Casey Fabris that appeared in The Roanoke Times.