(January 29, 2020) Not long ago, I asked a group of prospective students visiting our campus: “Who knows what the word ‘Ferrum’ means?” Many folks who studied the Periodic Table of the Elements in school may remember the answer to what is labeled Fe on the table. One of the gathered students, not too far [...]
Dr. Carolyn Thomas, January 18, 1948 - January 14, 2020 On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after a 20-month battle with ovarian cancer, Ferrum College’s beloved retired Professor of Environmental Science Carolyn Lee Thomas passed away. She was four days shy of her seventy-second birthday, and had just enjoyed a long weekend with [...]
Gospel Fest 2020: “The 20/20 Vision” will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. in Ferrum College’s Vaughn Chapel, 40 Wiley Drive, Ferrum. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ferrum College’s Office of Spiritual Life, the concert will feature the Ferrum College Fresh Wind Gospel Choir and [...]
Ferrum College junior Davon "D" Robinson '21 will be the keynote speaker at the College's MLK Day program. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Ferrum College Black Student Union (BSU) has prepared a program which will be held in Vaughn Chapel on campus from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The [...]
Ferrum College Signs Articulation Agreement with Lord Fairfax Community College Regarding Recreation Leadership Programs
Left to right: LFCC Provost Chris Coutts; Ferrum College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aimé Sposato; Ferrum College President David Johns; and LFCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Karen Kellison. On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Ferrum College and Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) officials entered into an agreement guaranteeing admission [...]
This year we kicked off a new Ferrum tradition. It started with traditional Spanish-language carols by the Spanish students, who sang in various parts of campus and ended up at the library. There were displays about diverse holiday customs, plus cookies and hot chocolate for everyone. Then the choir put on a spectacular concert, followed [...]
This past fall we had a new Gateway section focused on helping international students adapt to life at Ferrum College and create community. This course was in collaboration with Ferrum Outdoors, so it was full of fun adventures!
A group of Ferrum students, some from the U.S. and some from abroad, participated in an excursion to Roanoke for the celebration of Korean Alphabet Day at the Taubman Museum.
In October, Dr. Sagasti Suppes went to Russia to represent Ferrum College and Roanoke Valley Sister Cities at the Russia-U.S. Municipal Forum in Moscow. During her week in the country, she was also able to visit Roanoke's sister city, Pskov, and to visit with students, faculty, and administrators at Pskov State University. The best part [...]
Students traveled to Washington DC in Fall Break, and had a chance to tour the Capitol Building, see several museums, and explore Old Town Alexandria.