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 […]

Norton-Tolley Press Box Dedicated

Press Box 1

Ferrum College officials and guests participated in the dedication of the new Norton-Tolley Press Box at the W.B. Adams Stadium at the football home opener against Shenandoah University last fall. The facility is named in honor of Hank Norton, Ferrum head football coach, educator, and athletic director from 1960 to 1993, and in memory of […]

Phillips Believe Alumni Giving Critical to Continued Success

Baxter ’66 and Sharon ’66 Phillips

“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 of […]

Lionbergers Contribute to “Formula for Success”

Sam and Rindy Lionberger

Ferrum College Board of Trustees Chairman Sam Lionberger and his wife, Rindy, are well known for their generous giving and support of Ferrum and the initiatives of the College. Their most recent gift as part of the Centennial Campaign underscores their commitment to playing a part in the successful future of the College. As chair […]

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 & […]

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