Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Ferrum College Responds to United Methodist Church General Conference Decision

Ferrum College is a diverse and inclusive community rooted in a faith that gives life, inspires respect, and welcomes all. For this reason, we are disappointed that after many years of study, prayer, and discussion, the General Conference of our sponsoring denomination, The United Methodist Church (UMC), has chosen a path of restriction and exclusion [...]

Ferrum College Responds to United Methodist Church General Conference Decision2019-02-28T14:20:49+00:00

Students Assist with Tax Prep on Campus

Senior Oliver Flood, a financial management major, assists a VITA client. Twenty-seven Ferrum College accounting students have received training to assist with STEP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which will be available on campus through April 11. Tax Day is April 15. VITA, an IRS-sponsored program, provides free tax preparation assistance [...]

Students Assist with Tax Prep on Campus2019-03-06T14:29:55+00:00

Miranda Dougherty: Dreams+Work=Success

Miranda Dougherty, originally of Waretown, NJ, was five when she began her soccer career. Now she is a junior defender on Ferrum College’s women’s soccer team, is double-majoring in criminal justice and psychology, and carries a 3.97 grade point average. Dougherty’s future has always been steeped in success. Her mother was her “academic coach” and [...]

Miranda Dougherty: Dreams+Work=Success2019-02-27T15:29:59+00:00

“Pippin” Theatre Students Work with Former Broadway Performer Brad Bass

Brad Bass worked with theatre arts students to choreograph Pippin. Giuseppe Ritorto photo. Former Broadway star Brad Bass spent a month working with Ferrum College’s theatre arts students to choreograph the upcoming performances of Pippin, the story of a young prince in search of true happiness and fulfillment, in Sale Theatre on campus, [...]

“Pippin” Theatre Students Work with Former Broadway Performer Brad Bass2019-03-06T18:15:51+00:00

Patty Suppes Wins 2019 Advocacy Day Scholarship, More NAFSA Accolades

Ferrum College Associate Professor of Spanish Patty Suppes is the recipient of a 2019 NAFSA Region VIII Advocacy Day scholarship.  Suppes will participate in NAFSA Advocacy Day activities on March 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. She plans to lobby for support for international education: “That includes study abroad and international students coming here,” Suppes [...]

Patty Suppes Wins 2019 Advocacy Day Scholarship, More NAFSA Accolades2019-03-06T18:13:29+00:00

Wilson Paine ’07 Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement

On April 1, alumnus Wilson Paine ’07 will take on his new role as vice president of Institutional Advancement at Ferrum College. Paine is no stranger to the campus; since 2009, he has served on Ferrum College’s Board of Trustees and its Alumni Board of Directors in various roles, including president and vice president. “I’m [...]

Wilson Paine ’07 Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement2019-03-06T18:12:05+00:00

Ferrum College Concert Choir and Collegiates to Participate in Benefit Performances February 22 and 23

Top photo: Ferrum College Collegiates. Bottom photo: Ferrum College concert choir. As part of a music benefit series, Ferrum College’s concert choir and Collegiates will perform “Benefit Concert and Potluck: Ferrum College Choral Ensembles” at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke on Friday, February 22 from 7 to 8 p.m., and “Music [...]

Ferrum College Concert Choir and Collegiates to Participate in Benefit Performances February 22 and 232019-02-15T16:45:17+00:00

“A Musical Conversation Between Friends”: Ferrum College to Host Classical Voice Recital on February 22

On Friday, February 22 at 12:15 p.m., Ferrum College provost and soprano Aimé Sposato, tenor Byron Jones, bassist John Moir, and pianist Robert Thieme will perform A Musical Conversation Between Friends in Vaughn Chapel on the Ferrum College campus.  This classical voice recital will incorporate works by Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Strauss, and is free [...]

“A Musical Conversation Between Friends”: Ferrum College to Host Classical Voice Recital on February 222019-02-08T21:02:04+00:00

Ferrum College Presents Gospel Fest 2019 on Saturday, February 9

Gospel Fest 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 5 p.m. in Vaughn Chapel on the Ferrum College campus.  This concert is open to the community and admission is free. The event is headlined with fresh gospel music from Grammy Award contemporary gospel and R&B recording artist Rudy Currence, and emcee Chris "Minster [...]

Ferrum College Presents Gospel Fest 2019 on Saturday, February 92019-02-11T14:30:09+00:00

Nearly 300 Students Recognized During Annual Dean’s List Dinner

Ferrum College’s annual Dean’s List Dinner was held in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room on January 31, and recognized 235 spring 2018 recipients and 284 fall 2018 honorees. During the dinner, President David Johns surprised attendees with additional recognition of 91 students who were named to the first-ever President’s List. To qualify for Dean’s List, [...]

Nearly 300 Students Recognized During Annual Dean’s List Dinner2019-02-08T20:14:35+00:00