The International Music Club and the Office of International Programs attended the Southwest Virginia Ballet's production of Stravinski's Firebird at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke. After the ballet, students and faculty had a Venezuelan dinner at Leonore Restaurant. It was an international evening of art and fun!
About Dr. SuppesTeaching, mentoring, and working with other educators is my passion, and the experiences I have had through travel, study, and teaching inform and enrich my work. Through collaboration we can create innovative solutions to the constantly changing challenges of higher education. A global focus is essential to offering students a broad, well-rounded education, therefore I am heading the internationalization initiative at Ferrum College by connecting with every part of the academic, administrative, and co-curricular life on campus. I have big goals and dreams, but with the collaboration of my colleagues and students, we will achieve a much more open and inclusive campus that reflects the reality and cultural richness of our diverse world and will offer our graduates so many more opportunities for their future careers. These goals are in keeping with Ferrum's mission to "...educate students in the disciplines of higher learning and to help them be thoughtful and perceptive, to be articulate and professionally capable, and to be caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation, and world."
The Office of International Programs and the Office of the Provost have signed an articulation agreement with API Abroad, a company that offers various Study Abroad opportunities. Ferrum College students, working with the faculty in their majors and with the Director of International Programs, will be able to fit various Study Abroad courses into their [...]
Melanie Rooks (Class of 2015) visited campus to launch the FACES (Ferrum Alumni Citizens Exploring Service) Program. The program, conceptualized and organized by Dr. Susan Mead, will celebrate Ferrum College alumni who serve their communities in a variety of ways. Ms. Rooks has been working with retired Ferrum professor Dr. Pete Crow and his wife, [...]
In February we had a week of Peace-Corps focused events to celebrate Peace Corps Week. On Monday, alumna and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Kasey Ingram, Ferrum College Class of 2014, visited several classes and had a presentation in the LEAP Studio of the library. She talked about her experiences as a volunteer in South [...]
Sophomore Spanish and International Studies major Suzie Maines has been accepted to Spanish Studies Abroad's summer program in Havana, Cuba and fall program in Seville, Spain. Suzie will be taking courses to advance toward completion of both of her major programs, and will have plenty of amazing adventures to share with our Ferrum College family. [...]
Congratulations to Tamiah Palmer, who has been accepted to be a Peace Corps volunteer. Tamiah will be heading to Guyana after graduation, where she will spend three months training for her job before beginning her two years of service working on environmental conservation in this ecologically diverse nation.
Audrey Ramsey, Class of 2018 Studies at Ferrum: Major in Recreation Leadership and minors in Ecotourism and Environmental Science Study Away: Semester in Chile Currently: Intern at Colorado State University ¡Hola a todos! My name is Audrey Ramsey and I graduated from Ferrum in 2018 with a major in Recreation Leadership and minors in Ecotourism [...]
Joshua Sanders, Class of 2018 Studies at Ferrum: B.S. in Chem istry Study Away: Summer in Three Gorges, China Currently: Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry at the University of Kansas 大家好, hello all! My name is Joshua Sanders and I graduated from Ferrum College in Spring 2018 with a B.S. in Chemistry, and I’m currently pursuing [...]
Vanessa Torres, Class of 2012 Studies at Ferrum: B.A. Spanish, minor in Journalism and English Study Away: Summer in Alicante, Spain Currently: Marketing Specialist at C-SPAN One of the biggest requirements I had when searching for a college to attend, was having the opportunity to study abroad. I loved Ferrum and was so excited [...]
Norma Velez Coudray, Class of 2015 Studies at Ferrum: B.A. in Spanish, minor in International Studies, Global Perspectives Certificate Study Away: Summer in Seville, Spain and E-Tern in Peru. Graduate degree: Master in International Education, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain, 2016 Currently: Teaching ESL in Switzerland Since high school, I’ve loved traveling and knew I [...]