Monthly Archives: August 2019

//August

Academic Year Opens with Convocations, Picnic and Festival, & Spiritual Life Events

Students enjoyed Opening Convocation, held Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Ferrum College began its 2019-20 academic year with a plethora of events: New Student Convocation; a picnic and Fall Fun Festival; Opening Convocation for all students, faculty, and staff; Praise on the Patio; and Prayers on the Porch. Following the freshman class photo [...]

Academic Year Opens with Convocations, Picnic and Festival, & Spiritual Life Events2019-09-13T16:46:48+00:00

Bernice Cobbs ’98 Named Virginia’s 2019 Outstanding Middle School Principal

Dr. Bernice Cobbs '98 Ferrum College alumna Bernice Cobbs ’98 has been named the 2019 Outstanding Middle School Principal of Virginia. She receives this recognition through the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals for her work at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount, VA, where she served as campus principal from [...]

Bernice Cobbs ’98 Named Virginia’s 2019 Outstanding Middle School Principal2019-09-13T16:48:16+00:00

Faculty Travel Abroad to Teach & Learn Over Summer 2019

Classes ended for summer break in May, but Ferrum College’s faculty continued to learn and educate throughout the summer months with trips to Italy, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Brazil. Dr. Eric Vanden Eykel Assistant Professor of Religion Eric Vanden Eykel spent nearly a week in Rome from June 29 through July 5. During [...]

Faculty Travel Abroad to Teach & Learn Over Summer 20192019-09-13T16:49:03+00:00

Ferrum College’s Billy Wagner Joins College Baseball Hall of Fame

Billy Wagner Former Ferrum College and Major League Baseball standout Billy Wagner has been selected for induction into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The seven-time MLB All-Star had a record-setting baseball career at Ferrum from 1991-93 before being drafted into the pros. Wagner is one of eight individuals that comprise [...]

Ferrum College’s Billy Wagner Joins College Baseball Hall of Fame2019-08-23T17:31:07+00:00

Rob Kaminski ’19 Continues Education and Lacrosse at Leeds Beckett University

Rob Kaminski '19 Ferrum College alumnus Rob Kaminski ’19, of Cape Canaveral, FL, was recently accepted into the psychology program at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. Kaminski played four years of lacrosse for the Ferrum College Panthers and will continue his lacrosse quest as a graduate student at Leeds Beckett. [...]

Rob Kaminski ’19 Continues Education and Lacrosse at Leeds Beckett University2019-08-20T15:35:32+00:00

Alumna Nicol Martins ’17 Visits UN, Works to Advance Children and Refugee Rights

Nicol Martins '17 stands in front of the United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland. She is working toward her master's degree in international affairs and diplomacy through UNITAR. “Courage above fear.” This is how Ferrum College alumna Nicol Martins ’17, from Fairfax, VA, views her future. In March 2019, Martins was accepted [...]

Alumna Nicol Martins ’17 Visits UN, Works to Advance Children and Refugee Rights2019-08-07T17:03:21+00:00

Coach Michael Baggetta Leads USA College Men’s Lacrosse Tour Team to Victory in Australia

Ferrum College’s own head lacrosse coach Michael Baggetta was one of four U.S. coaches chosen to mentor the 2019 Beyond Sports USA College Men’s Lacrosse Tour Team, which represented the USA in Australia on a 12-day tour from June 10 - 21. Coach Michael Baggetta (right) stands with Australian host and tour guide Adam [...]

Coach Michael Baggetta Leads USA College Men’s Lacrosse Tour Team to Victory in Australia2019-08-05T17:41:08+00:00

Sophomore Savannah Farris Coordinates School Supply Fundraiser for Franklin County Students

Ferrum College rising sophomore Savannah Farris ’22, of Callaway, VA, lives every day honoring the College’s motto, “Not Self, But Others.”  She recently organized a large fundraising event to provide school supplies for Franklin County students. Savannah Farris '22 The fundraiser was held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department [...]

Sophomore Savannah Farris Coordinates School Supply Fundraiser for Franklin County Students2019-08-02T16:46:48+00:00

Ferrum College Partners with Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge to Promote Blue Ridge Region

Mountain biking was offered as an E-Term course at Ferrum College in May 2019. With 700 acres ripe for exploration, the Ferrum College campus is an ideal location to get outdoors. The campus boasts a variety of scenic trails perfect for mountain biking and hiking and a rural landscape to connect back [...]

Ferrum College Partners with Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge to Promote Blue Ridge Region2019-08-05T20:00:00+00:00

Franklin County Schools Use Blue Ridge Institute & Museum for Team Building

Franklin County Schools' administrators and faculty held some of the "Amazing Race" activities at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College in June and July. Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute and Museum hosted teachers and administrators from Franklin County Public Schools for a team-building exercise: a local version of “The Amazing [...]

Franklin County Schools Use Blue Ridge Institute & Museum for Team Building2019-08-01T13:27:52+00:00