Message from Centennial Campaign Chair Bob Todd ’67
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 educational opportunities for the under-served youth in the Blue Ridge region.
While we have appropriately focused on the history, growth, and development of Ferrum over the past century, I believe this centennial celebration is equally about the next 100 years and our ability to build upon the legacy that has been gifted to us. There exists at the College a real sense of appreciation of our past and an excitement about our future. With the support of friends and alumni, we have added facilities, brought in the highest level of faculty and staff, and raised the profile of Ferrum in the community, the state, and the nation.
Please join me in celebrating Ferrum’s past and ensuring its future by supporting our Centennial Campaign through your financial gifts. As chair of the campaign, I have
met with so many alumni over the past year and have been energized by the many stories of how Ferrum was such an important element in the lives of those of us who attended the College.
Thank you for your support of Ferrum, and my best wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2014.