George T. Byrd Memorial Garden Project Under Way

Dr. George T. Byrd

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. To date, $3,625 has been raised toward the project goal of $5,000.

Dr. Byrd came to Ferrum College in 2000 as an assistant professor of agriculture. In subsequent years, he was tenured and promoted to associate professor. He served the College and its students with honor, integrity, and commitment until his untimely death on February 14, 2012.

For more information about the George T. Byrd Memorial Garden, visit our website,

If you would like to contribute to the George T. Byrd Memorial Garden, or would like more information, please contact the Institutional Advancement office at 540-365-4211 or go online to



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