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 […]

George T. Byrd Memorial Garden Project Under Way

Dr. George T. Byrd

Dr. George T. Byrd was actively involved with students, his colleagues, and the community. To honor his commitment to agriculture and to Ferrum, a memorial garden project was announced during the Centennial Celebration weekend last October. The ceremony took place at the Agriculture Club and Environmental Sciences reunion at the Ferrum College Titmus Agricultural Center. […]

Dining Services Fund Example of Living Motto


The Dining Services Auxiliary Fund originated in 2004 as part of The Campaign for Ferrum College. The fund was created by dining services staff who wanted to directly assist students with the cost of textbooks under the direction of Jeff Gring, associate vice president for operations. In the inaugural year, 100 percent of the staff […]

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 […]

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