2013–2014 New Faculty and Academic Staff

Ferrum College faculty

Taiwo Ajani Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems B.S., University of Ibadan M.S., University of South Florida Ph.D., Robert Morris University   Nancy A. Bradley Assistant Professor of Teacher Education B.S., University of Dayton M.S., University of Dayton Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   Nancy Custer Brubaker ’94 Assistant Professor of Animal Science B.S., […]

Student Talent Guides Theatre and Music Collaboration

Ferrum College Theatre & Music

One might think that the collaboration of the theatre and music departments would be commonplace, but it is actually more common for the two departments to see each other as competition. This is why Wayne Bowman, professor of theatre arts, and Susan Spataro, assistant professor of music, see their joint efforts as an example to […]

Gail L. Summer Appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs

Gail Summer

After serving as interim VPAA for a year, Dr. Gail L. Summer took over the official reins of the position at the first of 2014. As the chief academic officer, she will serve Ferrum College with direct oversight of the three school deans (Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Professional Studies), […]

Enrichment Programs Ensure Student Success

TLC Staff

For many young adults, the first year of college can be an exciting but overwhelming time. Students and their families are often anxious about the transition from high school to college. Ronda Bryant, special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs for student success, is part of a team of educators who serve students […]

Freshman Scholars August 2013

Ferrum College Freshman Scholars

Two weeks of immersion on a new campus working closely with an unknown professor on a research project may seem daunting to some incoming freshmen. Not so for the select group of Ferrum College students accepted into the Freshman Scholars program. Connecting with fellow students and becoming acquainted with one’s new home for the next […]

Ferrum College Signs Articulation Agreements with Danville Community College and Mary Baldwin College

Ferrum College-DCC

Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Danville Community College (DCC) President Bruce Scism signed an Agreement of Articulation in October 2013 to facilitate the transfer of students in DCC’s administration of justice curriculum to Ferrum College’s criminal justice B.S./B.A. degree program. The agreement stipulates that DCC will advise students interested in transferring to Ferrum College’s criminal […]

Gateway Seminar Engages Students in Service

Ferrum College Freshman Service

The Ferrum Gateway Seminar is designed to assist new students in making a successful transition to Ferrum College. In addition to providing an integrating, grounding academic experience, in recent years the Seminar has included a civic engagement component. “We include civic engagement in Freshman Seminar to immediately introduce Ferrum freshmen to giving back to others […]

National Biological Honor Society Installation Held at Ferrum College

Ferrum College Tribeta Induction

The National Biological Honor Society Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) installed local chapter Beta Iota Omega at Ferrum College in spring 2013. The 33 individuals inducted into the Society during the inaugural ceremony, held in April 2013, included 26 current undergraduates majoring in either biology or pre-professional science, two alumni who were influential in getting the […]

Ferrum College Students Join OMNI Medical Mission to Zambia

Paige Redifer

Ferrum College Boone Honors pre-professional science majors Paige Redifer ’14 and Andrew Hayes ’14 were members of an Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI) humanitarian medical mission team that went to Ndola, Zambia, in July 2013.  Hayes and Redifer served as active participants and integral members of the medical team, which annually sees as many as […]

Campus Theme 2013–14 Community Engagement

Doug Clark, Ferrum College vice president for administration, speaking to participants at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination, held last November in conjunction with fall semester Campus Theme events.

Each year, Ferrum College has an academic theme. The subject is integrated into a series of lectures, events, film, and academic courses. Responsibility for the theme rotates among the three Schools: Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Professional Studies. The theme for the 2013–2014 year is “Sustaining Community Engagement,” as […]

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