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Snead & Lee Make Friendly Wager for 2/26 Ferrum v. E&H Game

Rocky Mount Vice Mayor Jon Snead & Town Council Member Tyler Lee During the next Rocky Mount Town Council meeting on March 8, 2021, the council members will either be decked out in black and gold, or blue and gold. That’s because 2014 Ferrum College graduate and Rocky Mount Town Council member [...]

Snead & Lee Make Friendly Wager for 2/26 Ferrum v. E&H Game2021-02-25T15:07:34+00:00

Alumna Aundrea Burton Smiley ’07 to Open Education Consulting Facility

Aundrea Burton Smiley '07. Photo by Lauren Thaxton of Lauren Carter Photography. As the grey cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic descended during the spring of 2020, Ferrum College alumna Aundrea Burton Smiley ’07 found a silver lining.  In March 2020, Smiley began offering virtual tutoring to elementary school students in response to [...]

Alumna Aundrea Burton Smiley ’07 to Open Education Consulting Facility2021-02-15T15:47:03+00:00

It’s the People: Alli and Luke Summers Welcome Baby Lincoln

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 [...]

It’s the People: Alli and Luke Summers Welcome Baby Lincoln2021-01-15T18:51:47+00:00

Pohlad-Thomas & Simms Named to The Roanoker’s “Top 40 Under 40”

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 [...]

Pohlad-Thomas & Simms Named to The Roanoker’s “Top 40 Under 40”2021-01-15T20:22:59+00:00

Bernice Cobbs ’98 Named Franklin County Schools New Superintendent

Dr. Bernice Cobbs '98 Ferrum College alumna Dr. Bernice Cobbs ’98 was named superintendent of Franklin County Public Schools (FCPS) during a school board meeting on November 10, 2020. This appointment came after a nationwide search with 15 other candidates. “I consider it a true privilege to have been appointed as the [...]

Bernice Cobbs ’98 Named Franklin County Schools New Superintendent2020-12-07T13:19:20+00:00

Alumnus Kyle Sturgis ’11 Manages Shore Breeze Farms, Expands Hydroponic Facility with AFID Grant

Kyle Sturgis '11 It’s no secret that farmers are used to a certain level of stress: crops are affected by too much heat, too much rain, insects, markets, and more. But Shore Breeze Farms in Northampton County, VA, which supplies hydroponic lettuce and other produce to local restaurants and schools, encountered a [...]

Alumnus Kyle Sturgis ’11 Manages Shore Breeze Farms, Expands Hydroponic Facility with AFID Grant2020-10-13T18:20:54+00:00

Alumna & Cancer Survivor Lindsey Deitterick ’13 Featured in True North Treks Documentary

A group shot of Lindsey and her True North Treks counterparts during their Green River Utah trek in September 2017. If you missed the first showing on True North Treks' "To The Stranger (Who Has Loved You)," you can watch it on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CST [...]

Alumna & Cancer Survivor Lindsey Deitterick ’13 Featured in True North Treks Documentary2020-10-22T14:44:35+00:00

Victoria Miller ’18 Begins New Journey in NASA’s Pathways Program

As a Sam Houston State University graduate student earning a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in emergency management and coordination, alumna Victoria Miller ’18 is also beginning a new journey as an intern in NASA’s Pathways Program. The Pathways Program provides an opportunity for current students to work, explore a career, and further [...]

Victoria Miller ’18 Begins New Journey in NASA’s Pathways Program2020-09-04T14:51:23+00:00

Chip Phillips ’77 Retires After 43 Years of Service to Ferrum College

After holding at least eight different positions over 43 years of service to Ferrum College, alumnus and - most recently - former Director of Residence Life and Housing Chip Phillips ’77 retired at the end of June 2020.  “I will never forget all the students, co-workers, faculty, staff, and summer guests that I met and [...]

Chip Phillips ’77 Retires After 43 Years of Service to Ferrum College2020-09-03T13:50:41+00:00

Ferrum College Alumnus and Architectural History Expert Ed Chappell, Jr. ’69 Dies

Dr. Ed Chappell, on right, at the Public Armoury in Colonial Williamsburg, 2010. Photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. On Saturday, July 25, 2020, architectural historian and Ferrum Junior College alumnus Edward A. Chappell, Jr. passed away at the age of 71. He leaves behind his wife Susan.  Chappell was born in [...]

Ferrum College Alumnus and Architectural History Expert Ed Chappell, Jr. ’69 Dies2020-08-04T15:00:23+00:00