Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Michael T. Christian ’63 Center for First-Year Experience Created to Help Freshman Adjust to College Life

Ferrum College is excited to announce the creation of the Michael T. Christian ’63 Center for First-Year Experience, made possible by a generous contribution from alumnus Michael Christian. “I made some friends at Ferrum who were serious students. As a result I became serious about succeeding in college and beyond,” said Christian, who graduated from [...]

Michael T. Christian ’63 Center for First-Year Experience Created to Help Freshman Adjust to College Life2020-08-05T12:21:57+00:00

Dr. Margaret Young-Weitzel Named Program Coordinator of Music & Director of Bands

Ferrum College is excited to announce that Dr. Margaret Young-Weitzel has joined the faculty as the program coordinator of music and director of bands. “Dr. Young-Weitzel brings a wealth of expertise, enthusiasm, and artistry to Ferrum College,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aimé Sposato. “As the director of bands and program coordinator of [...]

Dr. Margaret Young-Weitzel Named Program Coordinator of Music & Director of Bands2020-07-23T18:11:08+00:00

Ferrum Athletics Announces Updated Plans for Fall ’20

Director of Athletics John Sutyak has written the following letter to the Ferrum College community announcing Ferrum Athletics' updated plans for fall 2020: Dear Ferrum Community, In conjunction with the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announcement this afternoon, Ferrum College will not compete in any external athletic competition before January 1, 2021, due to the ongoing [...]

Ferrum Athletics Announces Updated Plans for Fall ’202020-07-21T21:20:53+00:00

Ferrum College Celebrates Increased Giving During Fiscal Year 2020

Despite a spring semester that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the cancelation of the spring athletic season, Ferrum College is celebrating a substantial increase in unrestricted giving to the Ferrum Fund and to Ferrum athletics. “We asked our alumni and friends for support, and they responded in an overwhelming way,” said Vice President [...]

Ferrum College Celebrates Increased Giving During Fiscal Year 20202020-07-17T14:31:36+00:00

New Internet of Things Lab Project Receives Virginia Tobacco Commission Grant

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has awarded Ferrum College $40,000 over the course of one year to help fund a cybersecurity Internet of Things (IoT) lab project for the College’s Computer Information Systems program. “Our computer technology and information systems program has always trained students in software interfacing, network security, and hardware troubleshooting, explained [...]

New Internet of Things Lab Project Receives Virginia Tobacco Commission Grant2020-07-10T13:19:05+00:00

Ferrum College Mourns Sam Litton: “The Epitome of ‘Not Self, But Others’”

In fall 2019, Litton received the Distinguished Member award from Nimrod Hall Hunt Club, of which he had been a member for years. In this photo, he stands proudly with his sons Jason (on Litton's right) and Sean (on his left). John Payne photo. On June 6, 2020, at the age of [...]

Ferrum College Mourns Sam Litton: “The Epitome of ‘Not Self, But Others’”2020-07-07T17:23:01+00:00

Norton Outdoor Adventures Endowment Established in Coach Hank Norton’s Honor

Legendary Coach Hank Norton Through gifts from family, friends, and former football players of Coach Wilbert Henry “Hank” Norton, an endowment honoring Coach Norton’s 34 years of service to Ferrum College has been established. The endowment will support The Norton Outdoor Adventures, formerly known as Ferrum Outdoors, and will pay tribute to [...]

Norton Outdoor Adventures Endowment Established in Coach Hank Norton’s Honor2020-08-05T12:28:37+00:00