Enactus 25th Reunion

SIFE reunion

  The Ferrum College Enactus program (formerly called Students in Free Enterprise) celebrated its 25th anniversary during the College’s Centennial Celebration weekend. Business faculty, alumni, and current Enactus team members shared stories and fond memories of their time together in the program. A reunion committee led by Melissa Bowling ’98 coordinated the program for the […]

The Will “Frog” Pettus ’97 Agricultural Scholarship Surpasses Goal!

Will Pettus '97

The announcement that the Pettus Agricultural Scholarship reached and surpassed the goal for endowment was made during the Centennial Celebration reunion for the Ag Club and Environmental Sciences. Established in 2010 with the intention of providing financial aid to Ferrum College students who are studying life science or agriculture, the fund now has a market […]

Butz Foundation Gift Aids Students with Learning Disabilities

Teddy Butz '88

The Butz Foundation was founded in the mid-1950s with a mission of support for programs that benefit humanity, education, medical research, and society as a whole. Ferrum College has gratefully been a recipient of the foundation’s generosity for several projects throughout the years. According to Teddy Butz ’88, a graduate of Ferrum and president of […]

Ferrum Partners with International Scientific Technologies on NASA Grant

Ferrum College Research Grant

Ferrum College received a $238,000 research contract under the direction of Dr. Jason Powell, associate professor of chemistry and physics, and Dr. Michaela Gazdik, associate professor of molecular biology, from International Scientific Technologies, Inc. of Radford, Virginia. The grant was awarded by NASA to International Scientific Technologies as a result of collaboration with Dr. Powell […]

Bell Commemorates Centennial with Donation of Art

Bell Gallery Dedication

Numerous Ferrum College faculty, staff, friends, and supporters gathered on campus in Stanley Library last spring to celebrate artist Anne Bell’s second generous donation of artwork to the College. The new gallery on the second floor of the library showcases ten of Bell’s newly donated pieces, each depicting the beauty of the region and the […]

Art and Business: A Perfect Blend

Melinda Bell Dickey '81

When you have a favorite Uncle Mike whom you label as “cool,” you naturally want to attend the same college he did. At least that was an important factor for Melinda Bell Dickey ’81. Of course, reputation and location also had a lot to do with her choice to attend Ferrum College. “When I came […]

Ferrum College Awarded National Bin Grant by Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation

Maurice Phillips

Keep American Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded 50 recycling bins designed for the collection of plastic bottles and aluminum to Ferrum College in 2013. Ferrum received the new bins through a Bin Grant Program made possible by a partnership between KAB and The Coca-Cola Foundation, who in turn partner with the College & […]

Ferrum Prepared Simmons for a Better Life

Bob '63 and Judy Simmons

Bob Simmons ’63 never thought he would attend college. Growing up in West Virginia, he was part of a family that valued a strong work ethic over an education. Working full time since the age of 12, Simmons focused only on what was required to graduate from high school, and he was the first in […]

Ferrum Represented at VCU Energy & Sustainability Conference

Energy conference

The Energy & Sustainability Conference sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University in February, brought together more than 800 participants, including national business and institutional leaders, to discuss the issues impacting energy and sustainability strategies. Dr. Jennifer Braaten joined a Higher Education Leadership Roundtable along with Jon Alger, James Madison University president, and Colette Sheehy, University of […]

Ferrum Instilled a Strong Work Ethic in Ayers

Walter '62 and Lynn 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 […]

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