- What did you study when you were at Ferrum?
Art major with emphasis in graphic design. Minored in journalism
- What made you want to come Ferrum and stay here?
I really focused in on Ferrum because it was a small school that was not too far from home. Everyone I knew that had been a student there absolutely loved it. I stayed because it became home to me. So far in life there has been no other place (other than where I from) that has ever felt like home. I met some of my best friends there and connected with people who I would have never had the opportunity to meet. The faculty and staff were ever-present and always eager to teach/help me succeed not only in my classes but even post-grad in my career. I wasn’t a number in a classroom at Ferrum, I was a member of the Panther family.
- What were you involved in on campus?
So many things! I was founding president of Zeta Chi Epsilon, a member of the art club, Iron Blade staff, Orientation team member and captain, member of Kappa Pi, Dj/ radio host at Ferrum Radio, I played Intramurals. I’m probably forgetting something, but I think this just about covers it.
- Since you’ve graduated, what are you up to now?
I work as a special sections designer at The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia.
- How did Ferrum prepare you for what you’re doing right now?
Ferrum definitely taught me how to manage my time. It also taught me the importance of community and working as a team to complete a task or goal. “Not Self But others” is embedded in my soul and I strive to enforce it in everything I do. My art education has prepared me SO MUCH for the job I have now.
- Have you been back to visit Ferurm since you’ve graduated?
I have visited several times since I graduated and it always feels like I’m coming back home.
- Why should a senior in high school consider attending Ferrum College?
They should consider coming to Ferrum because it is a place where you can grow, learn and take steps toward becoming the person you are supposed to be.
- Did you consider Ferrum to be your home when you attended here?
- What’s your favorite thing about being a Ferrum Alumni?
Being able to tell people that I’m an alum is still really cool to me. Specifically being able to tell people that I am an alum of such a fantastic place is probably my favorite thing. I always get asked where Ferrum is and why I chose to go there and my reply is “It’s in the middle of somewhere beautiful where everyone has to opportunity, support and training to go forth and accomplish whatever they put their mind to.”