Monthly Archives: June 2020

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President Johns Announces Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year

We are preparing for a semester unlike any in the history of Ferrum College.  Life on campus will be different than it has been in the past, and each of us will need to do our part in making sure we stay safe and healthy, and that we have the greatest experience possible. The Panther [...]

President Johns Announces Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year2020-07-08T19:09:53+00:00

Iesha Taylor ’18: Ferrum College “Gave Me the Tools I Need to Succeed”

Alumna Iesha Taylor is proud of her Ferrum College success story.  She entered higher education as a first-generation college student, and participated in Ferrum’s freshman College Success coursework, which provides additional academic support for first-generation students. She said the opportunities and guidance she received at Ferrum provided a pathway for her to make the [...]

Iesha Taylor ’18: Ferrum College “Gave Me the Tools I Need to Succeed”2020-06-30T13:51:02+00:00

Alumna AnnGardner Eubank ’20 Secures Space on White Stone’s Town Council

Alumna AnnGardner Eubank '20, pictured here in her Ferrum College volleyball uniform, is the youngest member to serve on her local town council. The day after returning home to White Stone, VA, when Ferrum College's spring semester classes transitioned to virtual learning due to COVID-19, AnnGardner Eubank ’20 received her absentee ballot [...]

Alumna AnnGardner Eubank ’20 Secures Space on White Stone’s Town Council2020-06-24T11:49:03+00:00

“Hold That Thought” by President Johns: Justice Requires More Than Words

(June 24, 2020) No words, no official statements, no acts of contrition are sufficient in this moment of our history, because nothing can erase generations of pain and oppression. Nothing we can do will ever undo what has been done. I am heartbroken by the violence of injustice that results in senseless death decimating families [...]

“Hold That Thought” by President Johns: Justice Requires More Than Words2020-09-15T14:13:13+00:00

Alumnus Ra’meer Roberts ’13 Establishes Scholarship for Ferrum College’s African-American Students

Alumnus Ra'meer Roberts '13 Alumnus Ra’meer Roberts of Richmond, VA, has established a scholarship for African-American students at Ferrum College.  The Black American Scholarship for Empowerment, or B.A.S.E., will give an annual gift of $250 to one male and one female African-American student at Ferrum College, to be used for books and [...]

Alumnus Ra’meer Roberts ’13 Establishes Scholarship for Ferrum College’s African-American Students2020-07-08T19:12:46+00:00

Partnership with Franklin County Family YMCA Offers New Experiential Learning Opportunities

Ferrum College Fitness Center Beginning next month, Ferrum College’s fitness center and the Franklin County Family YMCA will update their partnership, which has been ongoing since 2012, to allow the College to independently operate its workout facility on campus. The arrangement will allow the College to expand the experiential learning opportunities it offers its [...]

Partnership with Franklin County Family YMCA Offers New Experiential Learning Opportunities2020-06-10T14:53:24+00:00

Over 40 Student-Athletes Participate in Zoom Meeting to Foster “Healing and Understanding”

Over 40 student-athletes attended Adams' online meeting to have a safe place to ask questions and get real answers. With emotions running high following recent events in our nation, Ferrum College Head Football Coach and alumnus Cleive Adams ’02 decided to take action. Adams reached out to Athletic Director John Sutyak with [...]

Over 40 Student-Athletes Participate in Zoom Meeting to Foster “Healing and Understanding”2020-06-10T20:10:05+00:00

Three Class of 2020 Grads Honored With Top Senior Awards

President's Cup recipient Brian Mann; Arthur S. Owens Leadership Award recipient Layura Henley; and Senior Academic Excellence Award recipient Chris Stone. Last month, three members of the class of 2020 received top senior awards. Brian Mann, of Pearisburg, VA, was named as the 2020 President’s Cup recipient; Layura Henley, of Wytheville, VA, [...]

Three Class of 2020 Grads Honored With Top Senior Awards2020-06-09T21:52:55+00:00

Jennie West Receives 2020 Exemplary Faculty Award

During the College’s virtual commencement celebration held on May 9, 2020, Associate Professor of Social Work Jennie West was named the 2020 recipient of the Exemplary Faculty Award. West retired from the College last month after 25 years of service. The Exemplary Faculty Award is designated for a full-time faculty member at Ferrum College who [...]

Jennie West Receives 2020 Exemplary Faculty Award2020-06-09T20:50:42+00:00

Water Quality Monitoring Program Begins 34th Season

Ferrum College students work with Professor of Environmental Science Delia Heck during the 34th season of the Water Quality Monitoring Program. Left to right: Samuel Chappell; Michelle Musick; Delia Heck; and Chelsea Zizzi. Bob Pohlad photo. Last week, the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) and Ferrum College Water Quality Monitoring Program began [...]

Water Quality Monitoring Program Begins 34th Season2020-06-11T14:55:04+00:00