Monthly Archives: March 2019

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December 2018 Graduate Accepted in Master of Divinity Program with Full Tuition Scholarship

Alumna Alexis Hatcher '18. Ferrum College alumna Alexis Hatcher ’18 has received a full tuition scholarship to the competitive Master of Divinity program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Originally hailing from Richmond, VA, she was Ferrum College’s 2018 homecoming queen and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Humanities as a [...]

December 2018 Graduate Accepted in Master of Divinity Program with Full Tuition Scholarship2019-04-05T17:23:17+00:00

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Director Roddy Moore Retires March 29

Blue Ridge Institute and Museum Director Roddy Moore, circa 1983. Arriving just one year after the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum was founded at Ferrum College in 1973, Roddy Moore has been the driving force of the institute, creating events, choosing direction, and collecting relicts. Today, he retires as director, although he [...]

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Director Roddy Moore Retires March 292019-03-29T20:53:03+00:00

Agreements Facilitate Transfer of Virginia Western Students to Three Popular Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Ferrum College

Members of Ferrum College's Agriculture Club and Collegiate Young Farmers, with President Johns. Ferrum College President Johns met with Virginia Western President Sandel about the transfer agreements earlier in March. Ferrum College and Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) signed agreements of articulation today to facilitate the transfer of students from [...]

Agreements Facilitate Transfer of Virginia Western Students to Three Popular Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Ferrum College2019-03-29T21:44:45+00:00

Discussion with Mary Carter Bishop, Author of “Don’t You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son,” on April 1

Mary Carter Bishop, author of "Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son." Mary Carter Bishop believed she was an only child all her life. Well into adulthood, while applying for a passport that required a copy of her birth certificate, she discovered her mother’s secret: she was not her mother’s [...]

Discussion with Mary Carter Bishop, Author of “Don’t You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son,” on April 12019-03-27T14:06:36+00:00

Dr. Haley-Bowling Selected to Serve on Council of Social Work Education Taskforce

Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Martha Haley-Bowling has been selected by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) as part of a national taskforce to develop the Curricular Guide for Substance Use in Social Work Practice, which will become part of the 2015 EPAS Curricular GuideResource Series. The guide will serve as a national resource [...]

Dr. Haley-Bowling Selected to Serve on Council of Social Work Education Taskforce2019-03-29T13:49:41+00:00

Ferrum College Announces First-Ever Beckham Presidential Scholar

Dr. Benjamin Beckham was president of Ferrum Training School from 1913-1934. Madison Cogle, currently a senior at Washington High School in Jefferson County, West Virginia, will be the first-ever Beckham Presidential Scholarship recipient at Ferrum College. The new Beckham Presidential Scholarship, named for Dr. Benjamin Beckham, the College’s first president (1913-1934), is [...]

Ferrum College Announces First-Ever Beckham Presidential Scholar2019-03-26T17:38:17+00:00

Irma Smart, Former Ferrum College Board of Trustees Member, Provides Start Up Funds for Women’s Golf Program

President David Johns recently announced a generous gift from Ms. Irma Smart of Axton, VA to initiate a Ferrum College Women’s Golf program. The gift provides start-up funds for the program, training, and other opportunities for student-athletes. As a former member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees, an avid golfer, and a member of [...]

Irma Smart, Former Ferrum College Board of Trustees Member, Provides Start Up Funds for Women’s Golf Program2019-03-21T21:06:32+00:00

Ferrum College Philanthropist, Former Trustee, and Alumna Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel of Danville, Virginia Honored Ferrum College with a $3.4 Million Legacy

The gift will substantially add to the College’s ability to assist students through the Daniel Family Endowed Scholarship and will complete the College’s John W. and Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel Field in the W.B. Adams stadium, a state-of-the-art artificial turf surface used by all Panther field sports. Over many years, the Daniel family’s generosity supported campus [...]

Ferrum College Philanthropist, Former Trustee, and Alumna Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel of Danville, Virginia Honored Ferrum College with a $3.4 Million Legacy2019-03-21T21:06:26+00:00

Trustee Gift Provides Stimulus for Panther Band

Recruitment for members of the newest rendition of the Ferrum College band began some time ago but it wasn’t until trustee Clay Campbell discovered the initiative that real progress was made. Campbell joined the Ferrum College Board of Trustees in 2014 and brought his business expertise, spirit of competition, and strong sense of community to [...]

Trustee Gift Provides Stimulus for Panther Band2019-03-21T21:06:21+00:00

Trustee Betty Forbes Sees Ferrum College as a “Beacon of Light”

Betty Forbes came into the Ferrum College family as part of the Parents’ Council during her son’s freshman year at the institution. Because of her knowledge and enthusiasm, then-president Dr. Jerry Boone appointed her to the Board of Trustees. Forbes is now one of Ferrum College’s biggest advocates and vocal supporters. “To us, Ferrum was [...]

Trustee Betty Forbes Sees Ferrum College as a “Beacon of Light”2019-03-21T21:04:17+00:00