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Ferrum’s Norton Outdoor Adventures is First College-Based Outdoor Rec Program to Receive VA Wildlife Grant

11/22/2021 In October, Ferrum College’s Norton Outdoor Adventures (NOA) was the first college- or university-based outdoor recreation program in the state to be awarded a $3,000 Virginia Wildlife Grant from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. The grant has traditionally been given to organizations or agencies that provide programming to students who are high school [...]

Ferrum’s Norton Outdoor Adventures is First College-Based Outdoor Rec Program to Receive VA Wildlife Grant2021-11-22T19:29:40+00:00

Carissa Williams ’22 Preps for Loop Abroad Programs in Belize & Panama

11/18/2021 Ferrum College senior Carissa Williams is preparing for Loop Abroad sessions in Belize and Panama, which will occur after graduation in May 2022. Loop Abroad programs are designed specifically for college-aged students who are interested in attending veterinary school or working professionally with animals. Williams’ emphasis area within her pre-professional health sciences degree is [...]

Carissa Williams ’22 Preps for Loop Abroad Programs in Belize & Panama2021-11-19T13:38:23+00:00

Composting Program Restarted on Ferrum College Campus

Aladdin Dining Services Staff will manage the new composting efforts. L to R: Dining Services Director Mike Ferguson, Crystal Wade, Jonathan Steen, Barry Wallace, Levi Briggs, Jackie Briggs, Clay Britton, and Courtney Pittman. 11/18/2021 Faculty and staff members at Ferrum College are working together to restart the College’s composting program, which will [...]

Composting Program Restarted on Ferrum College Campus2021-11-18T15:48:44+00:00

Ferrum College Students Take 3 of the Top 4 Spots During Young Farmers Collegiate Discussion Meet

L to R: Madison Cogle '23 - 1st place, Ryan Gobble '24 - finalist, and Laurynn Hackett '23 - finalist. 11/17/2021 Ferrum College students commanded quite the presence when they took three of the top four places during the 14th Annual Collegiate Young Farmers Discussion Meet held on November 5 in Lynchburg, [...]

Ferrum College Students Take 3 of the Top 4 Spots During Young Farmers Collegiate Discussion Meet2021-11-18T13:59:16+00:00

Ferrum College Supports Students & Enhances Community Through Office of Student Life & Engagement

11/15/2021 Ferrum College has made some strategic staffing changes to enhance the student experience and promote community engagement. Associate Professor of Psychology and former Dean of the School of Health Professions and Social Sciences Angie Dahl has been named vice president of Student Development and Campus Life. Dahl has master’s degrees in both religion and [...]

Ferrum College Supports Students & Enhances Community Through Office of Student Life & Engagement2021-11-15T14:32:55+00:00

During Veterans Day Ceremony, Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson ’82 Reflects on Time at Ferrum, Urges Crowd to Remember Veterans’ Sacrifices

11/12/2021 Ferrum College students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the College’s annual Veterans Day ceremony in Vaughn Chapel on November 11, 2021. Ferrum College alumnus and Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson ’82 was the keynote speaker.  Retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Professor of English Melvin Macklin brought greetings to attendees on behalf of Ferrum [...]

During Veterans Day Ceremony, Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson ’82 Reflects on Time at Ferrum, Urges Crowd to Remember Veterans’ Sacrifices2021-11-12T16:10:16+00:00

A Message from President Johns on Gratitude

11/12/2021 Ferrum family: I have just returned from visiting alumni on the other side of the country, one who graduated thirty years ago, another sixty years ago. One built a career in science, the other in entertainment, and in both cases, their memories were powerful and vivid, their appreciation strong. What they gained from being [...]

A Message from President Johns on Gratitude2021-11-12T16:47:10+00:00

Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson ’82 to Speak at Veterans Day Ceremony

11/9/2021 This Thursday, November 11, 2021, Ferrum alumnus and Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson '82 will be the keynote speaker during Ferrum College's annual Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Vaughn Chapel and is open to the community. Visit here to watch the live-streamed event. More about BG (Ret.) [...]

Brigadier General (Ret.) Burt Thompson ’82 to Speak at Veterans Day Ceremony2021-11-09T16:55:04+00:00

Vanden Eykel to Co-Edit New Book About Judeophobia

11/5/2021 Associate Professor of Religion Eric Vanden Eykel has announced that he and two colleagues from other institutions will collaborate on a new book project called Judeophobia in the New Testament: Texts, Contexts, and Pedagogy.  “We chose ‘Judeophobia' because this broader heading incorporates both anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, as well as other various discriminatory practices against [...]

Vanden Eykel to Co-Edit New Book About Judeophobia2021-11-05T17:17:26+00:00

Ferrum College Recognizes Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2020 Sports Hall of Fame inductees (L to R): Becky Piloto Fennessy '92, Bobby James '84, Shelby Irving '84, and Elizabeth Adams O'Neal '00. Not pictured: Kathy Bocock '84 and Jim Hartbarger. 10/30/2021 In a brisk, outdoor ceremony at the Franklin Hall Quad on Saturday, October 30, Ferrum College recognized its [...]

Ferrum College Recognizes Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees2021-11-09T00:35:30+00:00