The Reverend Doctor Wasena F. Wright, Jr. ’60 and Mrs. Patricia G. Wright ENDOWED LECTURE SERIES:


Ten years ago the Board of Trustees of Ferrum College approved the Reverend Doctor Wasena F. Wright, Jr. ’60 and Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Christian Ministries Endowment in memory of the life and ministry of “Buddy” Wright, former Ferrum College trustee, and in honor of his devoted wife and partner, Pat Wright. The Wright Endowment […]

Ferrum College Mu Sigma Chi On-campus Christian Fraternity

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Trick or treat for canned goods Relay for Life Host of Duck Dynasty Night and various tailgates at the Christian Ministries Center along with other weekly activities Wood for Warmth Stop Hunger Now Annual mission trips to assist local churches Campus Bible studies Bible studies with Dining Services staff Adopt-A-Highway—the road in front of BB&T […]

Walker Gift Supports Methodist Chaplaincy

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Addie Haynes Walker had not always thought of including Ferrum College in her estate plans, but itis, nonetheless, something she strongly encourages others to consider. Following the death of her first husband, Walker received a card in the mail from the director of planned & principal gifts at Ferrum, George Seals. She notes that she […]

Trustee Sees Ferrum as a Beacon of Light


Betty Forbes joined the Ferrum College family during her son’s freshman year at the school, when Jerry Boone, Ferrum’s ninth president, invited her to join the Parents Council. From there, Boone told her, “You did so well, I thought you should move up,” and appointed her to the Board of Trustees. Forbes is one of Ferrum’s […]

Beatty Challenge Grant to Aid Endowed Chaplaincy

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Ferrum College celebrated its annual United Methodist Women’s Day on campus last summer with nearly 400 women from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church in attendance for a day of worship, fellowship, food, and enjoyment. Dr. Jennifer Braaten, president of Ferrum, chose the occasion to announce a $200,000 challenge grant to the UMW […]

Hesser Family Gift of Grand Piano a Tribute to Ferrum’s Methodist Founding

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“We are here because of the vision of the Methodist Church and we feel that we are tied to Ferrum in that way. So many people have benefited from Ferrum and we are happy to further that,” says Elaine Lavinder, executive director of The Hermitage, the United Methodist Home in Roanoke, Virginia. The relationship between […]

“The Methodist Room” Dedication

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Following the Centennial Worship Service last fall, the 100-year anniversary festivities on campus included the dedication of “The Methodist Room.” The designated space in Stanley Library holds the archives of the United Methodist Women founders of Ferrum College and is named in honor and in memory of John Wesley II and Oneida Wingfield Inge. Speakers […]

Jan Nicholson Named Dean of Chapel


Dr. Jan C. Nicholson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position as the Ferrum College dean of chapel. She previously served as the training coordinator at The Intentional Growth Center through the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, of which the Virginia Conference is a member. She brings to campus experience […]

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