Ferrum Family: A new semester is here and, like the last two, it will be different from others we have known. So, I want to take a moment to think about our work these next few months. We are all getting very good at adjusting to this COVID world--HyFlex instruction, remote service and interaction, Zoom [...]
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On May 11, 2020, Ferrum College alumna and Residence Life staff member Alli Colls Summers ’15 and Assistant Football Coach Luke Summers celebrated their one year anniversary as a married couple. Little did they know how unique their first married year together would be. Over the course of a year, the Summers family continued renovations [...]
The Outdoor Classroom is located near the Fitness Center & the Ferrum Outdoors building. Ferrum College is preparing for another unique semester as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The College plans to closely follow the same protocol that it adopted for its fall 2020 semester, which allowed students to remain on campus and [...]
Tim Pohlad-Thomas '08 and Beth Simms '09 At the beginning of this year, The Roanoker Magazine named the class of 2021 “Top 40 Under 40,” a group nominated of individuals by the magazine’s readers for their outstanding leadership, career achievements, and community involvement. Two Ferrum College graduates are on the list. RIDE [...]
John Sutyak Below, Director of Athletics John Sutyak outlines Ferrum College’s spectator policy for the upcoming spring sports season. Happy New Year to all members of the Ferrum Community and our spring 2021 opponents. As we eagerly approach the return to athletic competition in January, I wanted to reach out in regards [...]
President David Johns The assault on the United States Capitol was a wake up call, a reminder that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and that democracy requires us all. A longing for freedom, a longing to be heard above the crowd and to build a society with enough room for those we [...]
President David Johns (January 6, 2021) One of my teachers used to say that no one should publish a book before turning 50. That was overstated, to be sure. However, J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” is a good example of why memoirists ought to have gray hair. “Hillbilly Elegy” became a New York [...]
Ferrum College is pleased to share its annual report for 2020. In the following letter included within this year's report, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations Wilson Paine '07 highlights some of the College's achievements. Dear Ferrum Family, It is difficult to look back on this past year without mentioning the impact COVID-19 [...]
English Professor Lana Whited Examines True-Crime & Literary Naturalism in Her Newly Released Book, “Murder, In Fact”
Dr. Lana Whited English professor Lana Whited’s latest book began over 35 years ago, with a search for a book in a Greensboro bookstore. In 1984, as a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Whited went looking for Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder [...]
Davon "D" Robinson '21 Senior Davon “D” Robinson '21 is inviting students, faculty, staff, and community members to participate in his next uplifting video project. He envisions collecting photos of people enjoying their happiest moments with friends, family, or just doing something they love, pre- or post-COVID. He will then compile those [...]