The Reverend Doctor Wasena F. Wright, Jr. ’60 and Mrs. Patricia G. Wright ENDOWED LECTURE SERIES:

VaughnChapelWindowTen years ago the Board of Trustees of Ferrum College approved the Reverend Doctor Wasena F. Wright, Jr. ’60 and Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Christian Ministries Endowment in memory of the life and ministry of “Buddy” Wright, former Ferrum College trustee, and in honor of his devoted wife and partner, Pat Wright. The Wright Endowment has meant a great deal to Ferrum students who are interested in service to God through the church. Through the Christian Ministries Program it has provided students with travel stipends for Biblical study and mission trip opportunities and has helped underwrite theological speakers and campus presentations. Such experiences for students help open minds, hearts, and doors to the global nature of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As we celebrate the Ferrum College Centennial we are fortunate that the Wright Endowment has grown to nearly $100,000 and remains a vital part of the campus Christian Ministries Program. But, as Buddy would readily “preach,” the opportunities and needs for Christian ministry continue to increase; it has been proposed that we double the endowment to $200,000.

Imagine what we can accomplish with increased resources: an annual Wright Endowed Lecture series; more students able to experience hands-on mission work; and a broadening of the historical ties between The United Methodist Church and Ferrum College!

For more information on how to help accomplish this goal, please contact Kim Blair at 540.365.4210 or

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