President David Johns (September 10, 2021) Anyone who was awake twenty years ago has a Sept. 11 story. Some people hurriedly gathered loved ones close, not knowing what to fear, but fearing it nevertheless. Others spent the day staring at a silent sky, or watching looping video images of the same two [...]
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Students from the School of Health Professions and Social Sciences received academic awards in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room on April 16, 2021. Malcolm Lofton photo. 4/21/2021 Ferrum College celebrated its students during Academic Awards Ceremonies on Friday, April 16, 2021 in Vaughn Chapel and in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room. [...]
(December 8, 2020) I relived the pandemic while packing to move. Each plate, bowl and glass got its own section of newspaper as I wrapped them and tucked them carefully inside boxes. Coffee mugs wrapped in January’s news — hints of a virus likely to spread widely. Ceramic pitchers padded in February’s announcements of infections [...]
In addition to being the adjunct dance professor here at Ferrum College is primarily a Theatre Arts and English 12 teacher at Franklin County High School. She is a native of Franklin County, VA, an alumni of FCHS and a 2014 graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. [...]
Laura Matthews is currently the Visiting Professor of Theatre at Blackburn College, a small liberal arts school in Illinois. Since 2012, she has worked as a teaching artist, actor and director in Chicago with theaters such as Porchlight Music Theatre, Emerald City Theatre and American Theatre Company. She has been an adjunct faculty member at [...]
Rebecca joined the faculty at Ferrum College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre in 2018 and is currently acting as Interim Program Coordinator of the Theatre Arts Department, but she is no stranger to the program. Rebecca is a Ferrum College Theatre Department alumni, graduating with her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts [...]
Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Director of Appalachian Music and Adjunct Lecturer of Theatre and Music at Ferrum College, is a musician, activist, theatre artist, and educator, who has called Ferrum, Virginia home for nearly 20 years. A vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning songwriter, she plays the piano, upright bass, fiddle, and guitar. She is a founding [...]
Jennifer Ayers-Barnard Theory, Aural Skills, Voice Jennifer Ayers-Barnard, PhD teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills Lab, Music Appreciation, Private Voice, and directs the Concert Choir at Ferrum College. She pursued a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Studies and Choral Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin and later [...]
Alexander Lyons Woodwinds Alexander Lyons hails from Roanoke, Virginia. Lyons graduated Summa Cum Laude from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Music with a double emphasis in clarinet and voice. He received an additional certificate from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning in general elementary music. He also graduated with [...]
Jeremy Price Percussion Born and raised in Roanoke VA, Jeremy was initially a self-taught breakdancer turned self-taught drummer. After years of lessons, study, & performance, Jeremy landed in the hit Off-Broadway production, STOMP. Jeremy toured with the show for 17 years performing several roles and serving as the American tour’s resident [...]