Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Getting Ahead Over Winter Break

Make Winter Break a “Get Ahead” Time for Your College Student Winter Break is almost here. You’ll have a taste of having your student home from college over Thanksgiving Break, but that is just an appetizer.  The full course is coming over Winter Break, which might be as long as a month or more. Thinking [...]

Getting Ahead Over Winter Break2020-02-12T15:41:46+00:00

Is Your Student Getting Enough Sleep

Sweet Dreams! Is Your College Student Getting Enough of Them?   News flash! College students don’t get enough sleep! Well, actually, this may not be a news flash for anyone. Americans overall are getting less sleep, and many of us recognize that we need more than we are getting. But college students are the group [...]

Is Your Student Getting Enough Sleep2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

The Second Semester Goodbye

Why Some College Parents’ Involvement Increases During the Second Semester You sent your child off to college this fall.  It was hard. You said goodbye.  You worried. You worked at adjusting to the empty nest. You worried some more. But somehow, both you and your student survived.  You got through that difficult first semester.  It [...]

The Second Semester Goodbye2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

Before your college student headed off to school, you may have had some good conversations about both her expectations and your expectations, and about both of your hopes – for grades, for money management, for behavior, or for other things important to both of you.  As the midpoint of the academic year approaches, both you [...]

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Ferrum College Guarantees Path to Graduation in Two Years for Transfer Students with an Associate’s Degree

Ferrum College is making a bold “Ferrum Promise”: beginning in fall 2020, students who transfer from a Virginia community college with an appropriate associate’s degree will be able to graduate within two years of transfer, or they will receive free tuition for the remaining coursework. “Today, nearly forty percent of students who graduate from a [...]

Ferrum College Guarantees Path to Graduation in Two Years for Transfer Students with an Associate’s Degree2019-11-22T01:42:26+00:00

New Craddock Veterans Lounge Unveiled in Stanley Library on Veterans Day 2019

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Ferrum College unveiled its new Craddock Veterans Lounge in Stanley Library on campus. The lounge is specifically designated as a space for veterans on campus, and was made possible by Army veteran and Ferrum College alumnus Greg Craddock ’92 and members of the Craddock family. "It was a pleasure [...]

New Craddock Veterans Lounge Unveiled in Stanley Library on Veterans Day 20192019-11-12T19:25:52+00:00

Former Ferrum College Counselor Dave Wiggins Returns to Campus as Dean of Student Success

Dr. Dave Wiggins After more than twenty years former Ferrum College counselor Dave Wiggins has returned to campus, this time in the role of the College’s new dean of Student Success. Originally from Waynesboro, VA, Wiggins relocated to the area to serve as Ferrum College’s counselor from 1996 to 1997. “It was [...]

Former Ferrum College Counselor Dave Wiggins Returns to Campus as Dean of Student Success2019-11-08T17:23:58+00:00

New Marching Band Uniforms Revealed on Senior Day, November 2, 2019

Ferrum College's marching band, the Sound of Panther Pride, revealed its new uniforms during the Senior Day football game against the Shenandoah University hornets on November 2, 2019. “We are beyond thrilled to have these beautiful marching band uniforms from the Stanbury Company,” said Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Sixto Montesinos. “As [...]

New Marching Band Uniforms Revealed on Senior Day, November 2, 20192019-11-06T19:01:45+00:00

Billy Wagner Enters National College Baseball Hall of Fame, Sings Ferrum’s Praises

Ferrum College alumnus and former professional baseball pitcher Billy Wagner was inducted to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration over November 1-2, 2019. The ceremony was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Wagner credits much of his success to Ferrum College: “Going to Ferrum was the greatest thing that ever happened [...]

Billy Wagner Enters National College Baseball Hall of Fame, Sings Ferrum’s Praises2019-11-06T17:47:34+00:00

Alumnus Greg Craddock ’92 to Speak at Veterans Day Program on November 11

Ferrum College invites the community to a special 10 a.m. Veterans Day Program to be held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, in the College’s Vaughn Chapel, 40 Wiley Drive, Ferrum. The program, which is free and open to the public, will honor veterans and reserve soldiers. Ferrum College alumnus and U.S. Army veteran Greg [...]

Alumnus Greg Craddock ’92 to Speak at Veterans Day Program on November 112019-11-04T22:26:50+00:00