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 […]

Ferrum College Completes The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Challenge Grant

Ferrum College

In November 2012, The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation awarded Ferrum College a two-to-one challenge grant of $50,000 to assist with capital building costs for the Phase II “capstone” of Garber Hall, the primary science facility on the College’s campus, which includes a new science classroom addition. A year later, the College successfully met that challenge […]

Message from VP of Institutional Advancement (IA)

Kim Blair

Happy springtime to all the members of our Ferrum Family! With the New Year well under way and the campus charging full speed ahead to commencement, I wanted to share my reflections on the year’s progress with you. In addition to the logistics of the Athletics department returning to our IA team, our offices have […]

In Support of Teaching

Ken Gassman

“The most critical asset of an institution is the faculty; if you do not have a strong faculty, the college will never be successful.” This statement from Ken Gassman, Jr., member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees, demonstrates what he believes is one of the highest priorities for Ferrum College. “My focus is to […]

Message from Centennial Campaign Chair Bob Todd ’67

Bobb Todd

The Ferrum College centennial year has been a wonderful time of celebration, recognition, and alumni gatherings around Virginia and in D.C. I have been pleased and privileged to be a part of many events acknowledging the first 100 years of Ferrum’s history, which began when the United Methodist Women recognized the need to provide further […]

Stogners Continue to Serve and Support Ferrum Students

Joe and Jane Stogner

No one argues that the faculty of an institution are an integral part of its success; after all, how can an institution of higher learning operate without knowledgeable people to educate the students? At the most successful institutions, however, the faculty are so much more than simply “those who teach the students.” That statement is […]

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