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Trustee Betty Forbes Sees Ferrum College as a “Beacon of Light”

Betty Forbes came into the Ferrum College family as part of the Parents’ Council during her son’s freshman year at the institution. Because of her knowledge and enthusiasm, then-president Dr. Jerry Boone appointed her to the Board of Trustees. Forbes is now one of Ferrum College’s biggest advocates and vocal supporters. “To us, Ferrum was [...]

Trustee Betty Forbes Sees Ferrum College as a “Beacon of Light”2019-03-21T21:04:17+00:00

Ferrum Instilled a Strong Work Ethic in Ayers

The reasons a person gives back to his or her alma mater are often personal ones, stemming from a family history, a profound experience, a sense of civic duty or a private matter altogether. For Walter ’62 and Lynn Ayers, it is a combination of several of these. Ayers was encouraged to attend Ferrum College [...]

Ferrum Instilled a Strong Work Ethic in Ayers2019-03-21T21:03:23+00:00

Lionbergers In Support of Formula for Success

Former Ferrum College Board of Trustees Chairman, Sam Lionberger, and his wife Rindy, are well known for their generous support of Ferrum College. During his time as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lionberger says one of his main goals was to improve core academic standards. Sam and Rindy Lionberger know their scholarship support enables [...]

Lionbergers In Support of Formula for Success2019-03-21T21:03:53+00:00

Phillips Believe Alumni Giving Critical to Continued Success

“We met at Ferrum College 50 years ago this year. Ferrum is a part of our lives and a place where we can make a difference,” says Baxter Phillips ’66, of the support he and his wife, Sharon ’66, give to Ferrum College. As a Trustee of the College, Phillips sees firsthand the necessity [...]

Phillips Believe Alumni Giving Critical to Continued Success2019-03-21T21:04:02+00:00

Martinsville Speedway’s Clay Campbell Supports Ferrum Students

Board of Trustee Member Clay Campbell I have been working in all aspects of business at the Martinsville Speedway since I was a young boy. The historic Virginia race track was founded by my grandfather over 60 years ago and I’m very proud of this heritage. I’m also proud of my affiliation [...]

Martinsville Speedway’s Clay Campbell Supports Ferrum Students2019-03-21T21:04:05+00:00

Dining Services Fund Example of Living Motto

Service Director Mike Ferguson ’81 (right) marches with students in the Centennial Parade. The Dining Services Auxiliary Fund was created in 2004 by dining services staff and Jeff Gring, then associate vice president for operations, to directly assist students with the cost of textbooks. In the inaugural year, 100 percent of the [...]

Dining Services Fund Example of Living Motto2019-03-25T20:36:42+00:00