Monthly Archives: May 2020

President Johns Updates Campus About Fall 2020 Plans

President David Johns updated the campus community regarding plans for fall 2020 in the letter, below. Dear Ferrum Family, On Saturday, May 9, we honored 200 graduates at our first ever virtual commencement ceremony. I am proud of our faculty, staff, and especially our students who showed remarkable perseverance this semester to reach this [...]

President Johns Updates Campus About Fall 2020 Plans2020-05-20T10:22:08+00:00

Students Honored for Academic Achievements

Due to COVID-19, the Ferrum College Academic Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020, was postponed. Students will receive additional recognition in a rescheduled ceremony in the fall.  Following is a list of this year's award recipients. This photo was taken during the 2019 Academic Awards Ceremony, held in Vaughn Chapel. The [...]

Students Honored for Academic Achievements2020-05-29T10:48:50+00:00

Tabatha Chitwood ’19 Hopes to Have a Positive Impact on Students

Tabatha Chitwood '19, a third grade teacher at Ferrum Elementary, transitioned to virtual learning in March due to COVID-19. Alumna Tabatha Chitwood ’19 knew she was always meant to be a teacher.  “I did a co-op my senior year [in high school] and loved it, but I had children first before going [...]

Tabatha Chitwood ’19 Hopes to Have a Positive Impact on Students2020-05-19T19:17:46+00:00

Celebrities Surprise Graduates During Virtual Commencement

Celebrities surprised graduates during the College's virtual commencement ceremony. Top, right to left: Alumnus Mike McColl '93; Connor Trinneer; Ty Burrell; Graham Phillips. Bottom, right to left: Joel McHale; David Baldacci; Jamie McShane; Keegan Michael Key. At the end of Ferrum College’s 104th commencement which was celebrated in an online ceremony, graduates [...]

Celebrities Surprise Graduates During Virtual Commencement2020-05-20T23:30:25+00:00

104th Ferrum College Commencement Held Virtually on May 9

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, a day usually filled with activity, excitement, and crowds of family and friends, the Ferrum College campus was brilliantly sunny, chilly, and quiet. At 10 a.m., the College began its 104th commencement ceremony during which 200 seniors from 14 different states were honored during a ceremony that was streamed online. [...]

104th Ferrum College Commencement Held Virtually on May 92020-05-20T16:13:31+00:00

Kimberly Brown Hired as Founding Chair of Division of Nursing at Ferrum College

In second grade, Dr. Kimberly Brown knew she wanted to be a nurse. “To be able to impart kindness and compassion on others in a time of need is rewarding,” she said. “I never considered another career path.” Brown’s career path eventually led her to Ferrum College, to become the founding chair of the College’s [...]

Kimberly Brown Hired as Founding Chair of Division of Nursing at Ferrum College2020-05-09T14:39:46+00:00

104th Commencement Will Celebrate 199 Graduates In Virtual Ceremony

Ferrum College will honor 199 graduates during an online commencement on May 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. The College was forced to postpone its 104th in-person commencement ceremony because of the coronavirus. The virtual event will feature videos from Ferrum College President David L. Johns, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aimé Sposato, along [...]

104th Commencement Will Celebrate 199 Graduates In Virtual Ceremony2020-05-09T17:21:48+00:00