In This Issue:
A Decade of Progress | Hank Norton Center Update | Dyer Hall Dedication Honor Roll of Donors
Shown here at the 2011 Baccalaureate Candle Lighting ceremony, M. Katherine Grimes is associate professor of English and coordinator of the English program at Ferrum College—also the author of this issue’s presidential profile and feature articles regarding “A Decade of Progress.”
Winter Magazine 2011–2012
Dear Friends of Ferrum College, Once again, we welcomed a record number of enrolled students at the beginning of the 2011 fall semester! For the seventh straight year, young men and women from throughout Virginia, more than two dozen states and over half a dozen foreign countries have chosen to pursue their baccalaureate degrees at Ferrum College. Our students are seeking a quality education in an unparalleled environment of natural beauty, outstanding classroom and residential facilities, robust academic and co-curricular opportunities, and popular amenities that now include a full-fledged Starbucks at the campus bookstore. We have been able to meet and exceed their expectations in large part because of you, our loyal alumni and friends. Because of your continued and generous support for scholarships and facilities, we are able to offer our students a superb education in a dynamic setting while adhering to our historic mission of affordability, accessibility and opportunity. Many of the “drawing board dreams” that we shared with you in recent years have either come to fruition or will soon become reality. Students are reaping the technological benefits in the Arthur Vining Davis “smart classrooms” annex. The newly fledged women’s swimming team won its first intercollegiate meet in November in the renovated swimming pool in Swartz Gymnasium. The brick and white-columned Horace Dyer Hall, our newest student residence, is “home” to many. The long-awaited Hank Norton Athletic Center will be dedicated in May 2012. The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum renovation and expansion will be completed this winter. The English Biomass Boiler Research Complex will begin providing a portion of campus energy by late spring. Clearly, Ferrum is a place where dreams do come true! When our visionary founders opened the doors to Ferrum Training School in 1913, could any of them have dreamed that nearly 100 years later Ferrum College would be a well-established institution of higher education? And that we would be finalizing plans for our Centennial Campaign and the celebration of our first century? We are extraordinarily grateful to all of you who have believed in our dreams, loved and supported Ferrum throughout its evolutionary history, and will continue to do so in the decades to come!
Jennifer L. Braaten President
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TABLE OF CONTENTS....................... Winter 2011–2012
Alumni Association Officers
Leadership....................................................................5 Board of Trustees 5 Jud Mason: Chair of the Beckham Society 6 Estate Planning Council 6 Save the Date: Forum on Critical Thinking 7 Business Advisory Board 7 Features .......................................................................8 Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten Profile—Guiding with Passion & Purpose 8 A Decade of Progress 12 Academics.................................................................. 16 Professor Profiles 17 21 Executive-in-Residence 2011 E-Term 22 Ecotourism 24 Smart Classrooms 24 Sociology: Emmanuel Jal Profile 26 Philanthropy............................................................... 29 Hank Norton Center Update 30 Jessie Ball duPont Grant 31 32 Dyer Hall Dedication AEP Gift 33 Hart International Plaza 34 Tobacco Institute Grant 35 Cargill Grant 35 English Biomass Energy & Research Complex Ground Breaking 36 On Campus................................................................. 37 Commencement 2011 38 BRI News 40 Folklife Festival 2011 42 Institutional Advancement News 44
President Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 Vice President Oden L. Cornwell, III ’02 Golden Panthers President Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 pg. 12
Alumni....................................................................... 58 Distinguished Alumni Award 2011 58 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees 60 Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 Profile 62 Alumni, Arts and Ferrum 64 Alumni Chapter Events 70 Tracking Panthers........................................................ 72 Honor Roll of Donors..................................................... 77 4
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Magazine Contributors Editor Kathleen O’Malley Contributing Editors John Carlin Theresa Potter Kristin Waters
Methodist Connections................................................. 45 Campus Ministries Cruises Caribbean Churches 46 Strong Methodist Connections Endure 48 Sports......................................................................... 49 Lindsey DeLaRosby Profile 49 Wilson Paine ’07 Profile 51 Sports on Campus 52 Student-Athlete Profiles 56
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Contributing Writers Wes Astin ’74 John Carlin Katherine Grimes Gary Holden Tracy Holley ’96 Brenda Martin
Kathleen O’Malley Theresa Potter Mallory Taylor ’11 Kristin Waters Vaughan Webb
Contributing Photographers Wes Astin ’74 Brendan Bush John Carlin Ibby Greer Bryan Hantman Gary Holden Tracy Holley ’96 Dave Hungate Jonathan Mayo Kathleen O’Malley Karl Roepas Danny Turner, Aerial Images Design: Access Printing: Source4
Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, gender or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Ferrum College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination toward any individual. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 205 John Wesley Hall, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088, 540-365-4235. Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to: Office of Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room 316, P.O. Box 14620, Washington, D.C. 20044-4620.
Officers and Executive Committee Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Chair, Penhook Mr. J. Peter Clements ’77, First Vice Chair and Chair, Business Affairs Committee, Carson Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen, Second Vice Chair, Roanoke Mrs. Peggy A. Oakes, Secretary, Dry Fork Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84, Chair, Academic Affairs and Technology Committee & Immediate Past Board Chair, Danville, Calif. Mr. Craig L. Rascoe ’74, Chair, Audit Committee, Manakin Sabot Mr. Robert Todd ’67, Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee, Williamsburg Mr. Walter C. Ayers ’62, Chair, Investment Committee, Stuart Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, Chair, Student Affairs and Enrollment Committee, Christiansburg Dr. Nancy V. Dye, Executive Committee, Member at Large, Roanoke Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66, Executive Committee, Member at Large, Rocky Mount Members Mrs. J. Bernice Cobbs ’98, Rocky Mount Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder, South Boston Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dickerson, Richmond Mrs. Betty J. Forbes, Chester Mr. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr., Glen Allen Mrs. Elizabeth (Ibby) T. Greer, Rocky Mount Dr. Elizabeth M. Hairfield, Staunton Mrs. Olivia T. Hinton, Portsmouth Rev. Dr. Janine W. Howard, Martinsville Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Hundley, Roanoke Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer, Glen Allen Mr. Albert Latimer ’77, Apopka, Fla. Rev. Elizabeth Lazenby, Rocky Mount Dr. Esther G. Mabry, Waynesboro Mr. Aubrey Lee Mason ’70, Lynchburg Mr. Harry G. Norris, Roanoke Dr. Marvin Phaup, Washington, D.C. Mr. Ronald L. Willard, Sr., Penhook Trustees Emeriti Mr. William B. Bales, Williamsburg Mrs. Ethel W. Born, Salem Mr. Robert A. Cox, Jr., Richmond Mrs. Ethelyne F. Daniel ’43, Danville Mr. Preston T. Holmes, Chesterfield Mr. C. Henry Jones, Norfolk Mr. Sid D. Mason, Rocky Mount Dr. M. Douglas Newman ’42, Newport News Mrs. Ida B. Powell, Lynchburg
New Members to Join
Ferrum College Board of Trustees
Mrs. J. Bernice Cobbs ’98 Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mrs. Betty J. Forbes Chester, Virginia
Ex-Officio/President of Ferrum College Alumni Association
Retired Vice President of Marketing and Sponsor Services, Christian Children’s Fund
Public School Administrator for Sixth Grade
Retired President & CEO Mortgage Company of James River, Inc.
Mrs. Olivia T. Hinton Portsmouth, Virginia
Rev. Dr. Janine W. Howard Martinsville, Virginia
Retired Director of Secondary Education with Portsmouth Public Schools
District Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Danville District
Rev. Elizabeth H. Lazenby Rocky Mount, Virginia
Dr. Marvin M. Phaup Washington, D.C.
Pastor, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
Retired Deputy Assistant Director of the Congressional Budget Office Research Scholar & Professorial Lecturer George Washington University Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
FERRUM COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012
Judson (Jud) P. Mason, Jr. ’67 has accepted the position of chair of the Ferrum College Beckham Society. He is a former member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees and served as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee as well as chair of the Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Mason received the Ferrum College Dr. Benjamin M. Beckham Medallion in 2006.
Jud Mason to Chair Ferrum College Beckham Society
It is the goal of the members of The Beckham Society to create educational opportunities for current and future Ferrum College students. The Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made Ferrum College a beneficiary of a deferred gift through their wills, trusts, life insurance policies, gift annuities, or other gift arrangements. The Beckham Society is named in honor and in memory of the first president of Ferrum College, Dr. Benjamin Beckham. For information regarding membership in the Ferrum College Beckham Society please contact George W. Seals, Director of Planned & Principal Gifts, at 540-365-4299 or email@example.com.
Ferrum College Estate Planning Council
Ms. Susan Ackley, CPA Brown, Edwards & Company Lynchburg, Virginia
Mrs. Nan L. Coleman Coleman & Massey, P.C. Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Courtney Hoge, CLU Courtney Hoge, CLU Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Bill Pullen Bill Pullen & Associates Ferrum, Virginia
Mr. N. A. Ammar, Jr. Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Wayne M. Epperly First Citizens Bank Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. John W. Inge, IV ’73 Capital Strategies of Virginia, LLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Alexander I. Saunders Woods, Rogers PLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Roger Anglin Brown, Edwards & Company Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Eric H. Ferguson Rhodes, Ferguson & Stone, Ltd. Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. James P. Kent, Jr. Kent & Kent, PC Altavista, Virginia
Mr. Ricky L. Scott BB&T Ferrum, Virginia
Mr. Jeff Barbour Brown Edwards & Company Roanoke, VA
Mr. David A. Furrow Furrow & Dudley, Attorneys at Law Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. Alton L. Knighton, Jr. Woods, Rogers PLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Neil V. Birkhoff Woods, Rogers PLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Chris Gibson Franklin Community Bank Hardy, Virginia
Mr. Stephen W. Lemon Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C. Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Charles E. Troland, Jr. Glenn, Feldman, Darby & Goodlatte Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Robert L. Bradshaw, Jr. The Trust Company of Virginia Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. John C. Gurley ’89 Premier Advisors Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Ryan McEntire Brown, Edwards & Company Lynchburg, Virginia
Mr. Robert E. Bryant National Bank of Blacksburg Blacksburg, Virginia
Mr. Eddie F. Hearp, CLU National Financial Services, Inc. Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. J. Lee Osborne, Esquire Woods, Rogers PLC Roanoke, Virginia
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Mr. Chris Wingfield Brown, Edwards & Company Roanoke, Virginia
Where is the economy headed in 2012? How does the Euro affect the Dollar? What’s the future of my 401K? Is the real estate market ever going to rebound? Should I buy or sell my stock portfolio? When will the stalemate in Washington end? You’ll hear the answers to these questions and more!
Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation & Leadership Save the date
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Be a part of the region’s only forum featuring nationally and internationally renowned and respected leaders in business, economics, government and social enterprise. Participants will exchange ideas and developments in policy issues, technologies, energy innovations, social sciences, and economic trends. The Ferrum College Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation & Leadership is the catalyst for this exchange. Speakers will share their perspectives on global economic fiscal trends, the complex marketplace, global challenges, and future opportunities and risks. Individuals are welcome; corporate sponsorship tables are available at several different levels. Please contact the Ferrum College Institutional Advancement Office at 540-365-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information.
Ferrum College Business Advisory Board Mr. Douglas R. Monk, Chair Retired, Tredegar Corporation Midlothian, Virginia
Mr. Peter Gawley McAirlaids Rocky Mount, Virginia
Ms. Joan Litton Mountain to Lake Realty Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. James C. Sears Center in the Square Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Gene Bailey ’69 Fredericksburg Regional Alliance Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mr. Jay R. Greeley, Jr. ’02 Defense Energy Support Center Woodbridge, Virginia
Mr. Berkley Mitchell ’81 Sullivan Properties Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mr. Joel Shepherd Virginia Furniture Market Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. Jim Currie LevelVision LLC Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Phil Hager ’65 Phil Hager Insurance Moneta, Virginia
Mr. Todd Morgan MB Contractors, Inc. Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Michael K. Smith ’73 Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Virginia
Dr. Theodore Edlich TAP Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Mark Hudzik Member One Federal Credit Union Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Harry Norris Howell’s Motor Freight Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. John “Jack” Wilson ’83 Delta Dental of Virginia Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Justin Forry Mod-U-Kraf Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. William D. Jacobsen Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. Samuel Oakey, III ’82 Oakey’s Funeral Service Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Ken Gassman Retired, Davenport and Company Glen Allen, Virginia
Mr. Russ Johnson Franklin County Board of Supervisors Rocky Mount, Virginia
Mr. Ken Randolph Rockydale Quarries Roanoke, Virginia
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Feature—Guiding with Passion & Purpose
Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten Ferrum College’s Tenth President
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Dr. Jennifer Braaten and then chair of the Board of Trustees, William B. “Bill” Bales on Inauguration Day, October 11, 2002.
ttending a party to celebrate the adoption of a daughter by a Ferrum College faculty member, President Jennifer Braaten stood in the buffet line with a 10-year-old boy. She asked the typical questions adults ask children, including “How do you like school?” The child replied, “I don’t like it much, except for history and social studies.” Aha! A common interest! Braaten replied, “I used to teach history and social studies!” “Oh,” said the boy. “I didn’t know you knew anything. I thought you were just the president.” Braaten has indeed taught history and sociology. More important, she has taught students—middle school, Catholic girls’ school, public high school, college, and even professors and administrators who aspire to be college presidents.
Dr. Jennifer Braaten and her husband, the Rev. Conrad Braaten. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Ferrum College, as well as citizens of Franklin County and beyond, credit Jennifer Braaten for much of the College’s success in the past 10 years. She credits the lessons of her challenging childhood and her love of formal education for the opportunities that led to her achievements.
At age 12, then Jennifer Thompson was the oldest of three children living with her pregnant mother and other relatives in a tiny apartment in a diverse California bay area neighborhood, “a true melting pot,” she calls it. The racial and ethnic diversity there “helped me understand the broad spectrum and to see that differences are enriching.” The temporarily fatherless family lived on welfare for a while, and Jennifer and her brothers were taken in free of charge by an inner-city Lutheran school. At her California high school and later at a new school in Oregon, Jennifer always felt like an “outsider” who could redeem herself to some extent by succeeding in classes, to the point that she earned enough scholarship aid to attend college—including $500 from the DAR for an essay she wrote and the rest from the Rotary Club. Even though she was told, “You can’t go to college; you have to stay home and help your mother,” she went to the University of Oregon. She was also told that women were not supposed to be doctors, but she began preparing for medical school anyway. Her struggle with organic chemistry and her desire to study subjects more directly people-related caused her to change her major from premed to art history, in hope of some day becoming a museum curator. After studying at the University of Oregon and St. Olaf College, she transferred to the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in education. Of her childhood challenges,
she says, “You can overcome adversity, but you need encouragement and education. That’s why I’m so big on access and opportunity.”
Right before graduating from college, Jennifer married newly ordained Conrad Braaten and shortly thereafter moved with him to south Florida, where he established a sailboat ministry, leading groups to the recently independent Bahamas and to Bimini. He helped people understand challenges in third-world countries as well as the importance of environmental issues—progressive topics for the 1970s. Rev. Braaten subsequently worked with AIDS awareness groups and Haitian refugees before serving as pastor at churches in Florida and Washington, D.C. Braaten calls her husband “a great strategic thinker.” In addition to his dedication to serving those in need she credits him with focusing on helping communities and congregations shape proactive responses to social justice issues of racism, poverty and sexism.
Jennifer was still in college when her father rejoined the family, moved them to Wisconsin and bought a farm. He soon discovered an artesian well on the property, and began bottling and selling water to health food stores three hours away in Chicago. This was at the beginning of the bottled water industry, and her father’s entrepreneurial spirit and marketing expertise helped the family become successful.
When Braaten served as a substitute teacher for a class of young men in Broward County, Florida, whom school officials called misfits, her fierce dedication to access and success was reinforced. For five hours a day, she taught them math, English, civics, and life skills. Braaten wistfully remembers the challenge of trying to convince these students of their own worth after their being unconvinced of it for so many years. “I ‘saved’ a few of
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the school until his retirement 40 years later. In fact, all her siblings have taught, and all are social studies scholars. “Social studies,” she says, “requires and teaches an inclusive world view and multiple views.”
“ You can overcome adversity, but you need encouragement and education. That’s why I’m so big on access and opportunity.” Jennifer’s first teaching position was in a Minnesota middle school. There she observed the challenges of adolescence, of young people trying to find their identities and control their behavior. “Middle school is the place where I learned to teach, to help students negotiate the material and their lives. It prepared me for any role, even my job as a college president. Because Minnesota was very progressive even 40 years ago, I learned about the need to engage students, as well as multitasking, flexibility, and assessment.” When she left the middle school job, her brother Donald was offered the position and remained at
them and helped them graduate, I think…I hope,” she says. “From them I learned to understand the student who struggles. Give me the student with untapped potential!” Jennifer Braaten says that one of her most rewarding teaching experiences in the early years was at a Catholic girls’ school, Madonna Academy in Hollywood, Florida. She taught British literature there, then a marriage and family course after convincing the priest that a married woman might be more suited to the topic and the audience than he was. “I still keep in touch with several of those students,” Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Feature – Guiding with Passion & Purpose
President Braaten Voted Chair-Elect of Higher Education Accreditation Board President Jennifer Braaten was recently voted chair-elect of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The board oversees the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement for elementary, middle, and secondary schools and the Commission on Colleges, the body responsible for accrediting educational institutions in the states of Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, as well as schools for U.S. students in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. SACS is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This agency accredits over 13,000 public and private educational institutions in the southern United States. Dr. Braaten will serve a three-year term as chair, allowing Ferrum to become involved in a higher level of participation, collaboration, conversation and dialogue about and with higher education institutions. Her goals during this tenure? As she so aptly puts it, “My focus is always on bringing more attention to Ferrum with an emphasis on our mission of accessibility, affordability, diversity and sustainability.” President Braaten serves on many boards and in many capacities in order to represent Ferrum and other small, private, rural, applied liberal arts institutions that are working to forge the future with partnerships in the public/private sector and to emphasize not only educational excellence but also regional economic development, entrepreneurship and leadership formation. A few of President Braaten’s board affiliations include: • Chair, SACS Board of Trustees • Virginia Representative on the SACS/COC Executive Council • Commissioner, various SACS accreditation principles committees •
Current Chair of Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) —nonprofit insurance consortium of several hundred church-related colleges and universities from the Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and American Baptist denominations
• Chair of the Appalachian College Association (ACA)—includes 35 colleges within the five-state region of Va, N.C., Tenn., Ky., and W.Va. • Chair of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV)—includes 27 private colleges in Virginia • Chair of National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC)—over 100 institutions in the U.S. • Chair of the Tax Policy Committee and member of the Executive Committee for National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)— 1,000 member colleges • Presidential Representative Member, NCAA Division III Management Council • Board member, International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)—775 Methodist schools worldwide 10
• Member, American Association of University Women (AAUW) • Past Chair, the Lutheran Community Foundation—over $750 million in assets —philanthropic organization affiliated with Thrivent Insurance Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
she says. “One became a Hollywood writer, and I just heard from another who is a successful film producer working primarily in documentaries.” What she learned from that experience is that “women must support and encourage other women,” and “when adolescent girls don’t have to worry about what boys say about them, they can be extremely creative.” Growing up in the 1960s and working in the field of women’s studies also contributed to her idea that women can achieve tremendous success. Braaten then served at the College of Boca Raton, Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University. She taught history and sociology, as well as comparative religions. Those fields all help one “see the bigger picture,” she believes. At Lynn University in Boca Raton she worked extensively with students with learning challenges. She began thinking, “How do people learn differently? We teach how we learn, a practice which makes sense, but we need to be flexible.” She explains that one challenge for teachers is “to understand the concrete thinking of young students,” who sometimes have an inability to weigh evidence and come to logical conclusions, even extending to their inability to understand subtle humor. “To students with learning challenges, the oft-quoted student blooper ‘Magellan circumcised the globe’ is not funny but a fact they write down.” She found Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple modalities useful in reaching a wide variety of students and K. Patricia Cross’s methods of using student feedback to find out what the students are actually learning to be useful in teaching them. Braaten served as academic dean, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lynn University before moving to Fremont, Nebraska, to become the first woman president of Midland Lutheran College, her post before moving to Ferrum. One of the things that attracted her to Ferrum was the closer proximity to her husband, who was then serving as pastor of the Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Conrad and Jennifer Braaten reared two children, son Conrad and daughter, Kirsten. “Parenting taught me flexibility and unconditional love,” Braaten says. “When one child is a ‘traditional’ high achiever and the other succeeds while
marching to a very different drumbeat, parents find that those differences contribute to a tremendous learning experience.”
you can take advantage of opportunities in administration and perhaps become president of a college, but you must love teaching and learning first.”
Braaten credits her own parents with the two aspects of her personality she thinks are necessary for a college president: risk-taking, which she learned from her entrepreneurial father (who was born in a blizzard, was a paratrooper in World War II, and, at age 90, still runs a retail business), and careful management, which she learned from her late mother. “I think I’m a combination of my parents, both in nature and nurture,” she says. “Everybody knows I’m a control freak,” she laughs. “I’m very organized. I’m not a procrastinator, and I love to be creative. I get a great deal of satisfaction in creating beauty that can be enjoyed by others without spending a lot of money. I first learned the wisdom of this years ago by shopping at Goodwill when we had very little money. I still shop there to help sustain such a worthwhile organization.”
She has advice for anyone who wants to succeed, from students to college presidents: “Be creative,” she challenges. “Enjoy what you do,” she reminds. “Don’t procrastinate,” she admonishes. And she urges, “Keep your promises. If you say you’re going to do it, do it. If something unforeseen comes up and you can’t do it, then explain and apologize, but when you say you’re going to do something, mean it.”
Jennifer Braaten earned her master’s and doctorate in education from Florida Atlantic University. When she talks to people who aspire to the job of college president, she often asks, “Are you crazy?” then she counsels them, “You must be an educator first. You must love that. You can’t choose to be a college president for power and prestige. You must have a passion and a purpose for education. Then
As Ferrum prepares to celebrate its centennial, Braaten reflects for a moment on the past. “Ferrum College is an amalgamation of evolutionary eras, notably the Beckham, Arthur, Hart and Boone eras, each with its own cultural ethos,”
Turning the first shovel of dirt at the Hank Norton Center groundbreaking.
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President Braaten with students in front of the newest dorm, Dyer Hall.
she says. There is no doubt that during the “Braaten era,” in spite of tough challenges, the College has made tremendous strides, from increased enrollment, enhanced academic programs and improved facilities to new classroom space, additional residence halls, better financial security, and the soon-to-be-completed Hank Norton Center. Jennifer Braaten, Ferrum’s tenth and first woman president, has made an indelible impression on the College during her decade-long tenure. Under her charismatic leadership, as Ferrum forges ahead to the next 100 years, her continuing energy, optimism and enthusiasm bode well for the future. – M. Katherine Grimes, PhD Associate Professor of English & Coordinator of the Ferrum College English Program
President Braaten addressing graduates and their families along with faculty and staff during Baccalaureate 2011. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Feature—A Decade of Progress
A Decade of Progress
The last decade has marked impressive changes for Ferrum College, which will celebrate its Centennial in 2013. Under the leadership of President Jennifer Braaten, the College has seen significant growth. Whether it is measured by enrollment, construction of buildings, academic accomplishment or optimism, Ferrum is poised to begin its second century with significant momentum.
quick look back to Ferrum’s early years gives perspective on where the College is today and where it is headed. Tony Giesen, professor of mathematics, has served under four Ferrum College presidents—Dr. Ralph Arthur, Dr. Joseph Hart, Dr. Jerry Boone, and Dr. Jennifer Braaten—and an interim, Dr. Bill Elkins. If anyone can make comparisons to then and now, it’s Giesen.
While Giesen reminisces fondly about the junior college days when the small Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
faculty was close, and Dr. Arthur signed the checks himself, he sees students today benefiting from more choices of majors, internships and experiential opportunities. He says, “I’m very much in favor of a liberal arts education. We need to know what others have thought and done.” Dr. Arthur “put up a building almost every year,” says Senior Vice President and Treasurer Bobby Thompson ’70, who has been at the school since 1967. In fact, four of the College’s residence halls, its chapel, and its library were constructed
during Dr. Arthur’s 14-year tenure. When Stanley Library was built almost on the doorstep of Schoolfield Hall in the 1960s, Thompson explains that the plan was to take down the former chapel after the construction of Bobby Thompson ’70 Vaughn Chapel in 1968. Senior Vice President But Ferrum preserves, and Treasurer “we don’t usually tear down,” Thompson explains, so Schoolfield remains as a beautiful campus landmark and is now home to the College’s theatre program and the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre.
By 2005 the enrollment effort began to make significant headway. Associate Vice President
While the campus was expanding so too was enrollment, which had dipped to a low of 857 students in 1997. In 2002, the full-time equivalency 1240 was still only around 1060 900 students. One of 991 951 954 941 Braaten’s first priorities was to reverse the trend. It was not easy.
The College’s most recent building sensation is the Hank Norton Athletic Center, for which Ferrum broke ground in October 2010. Its anticipated completion date is spring 2012. Kim Blair, vice president for institutional advancement, says that it will cost the College $5.5 million, “but it looks like $40 million. It’s really impressive.”
Not since Dr. Arthur’s tenure has Ferrum College seen such a decade of campus expansion. In the past 10 years, four residence halls—Moore, Arthur, Clark, and Dyer—have been constructed. The most recent, Dyer Hall, was funded in part through an estate gift from the Horace Dyer family and built in less than five months in partnership with local construction company Mod-U-Kraf. Three “smart classrooms” in Swartz Gymnasium, each with projectors, screens, computers, and cameras, were brand new in 2011. Laboratory classrooms in Garber Hall have been remodeled. And the Hart International Plaza was ready for commencement in spring 2011. Sandra Via ’04, assistant professor of political science, calls the physical changes to the campus in the past 10 years “stunning.” She is especially impressed with the improvements to Franklin Hall, such as the Blue Ridge Mountain Room, funded primarily by the estate of the late Ferrum history professor Earl “Bud” Skeens.
During this time, Ferrum continued to improve its academic standards, and today students are learning in an environment that offers a more classic liberal arts approach to education, thanks to Dr. Dr. Leslie Lambert Provost and Leslie Lambert, provost Executive Vice and vice president President for academic affairs, who came to Ferrum in 2005. Lambert’s intention was to get the College to see itself as an exclusively four-year institution, to look at other strong four-year colleges and to consider other models. She gathered the division chairs and, with their support, restructured the College from six divisions to three schools —Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Professional Studies.
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New Residence Halls
for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Gilda Woods ’92 explains that Dr. Douglas Clark, who came to Ferrum as vice president for enrollment management in 2005, began using an Gilda Q. Woods ’92 extremely aggressive Associate Vice President and Dean recruitment model. of Admissions Instead of advertising, Ferrum now puts its admissions budget into marketing directly to high school juniors and seniors through mailings, e-mails, and telephone calls. Admissions counselors personally talk to almost 400 prospective students a month, says Woods. As a result, the number of students on the Ferrum Campus has steadily grown to 1,500.
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Feature— A Decade of Progress Nancy Beach ’75, assistant professor of teacher education and director of the Office of Academic Accessibility, says that in addition to the improved academic standards Ferrum College is “paying more attention to students who excel,” especially through the Boone Honors Program. “We’ve always helped students with needs, but now we have more resources for students with various interests and abilities.” Dr. Lana Whited, professor of English and director of the Boone Honors Program, explains “the program provides an opportunity for talented and motivated students to challenge themselves through alternative ways of meeting the core requirements and enrichment opportunities in their chosen programs of study.”
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All this intentionality and professionalism allowed Ferrum to get “really serious about ways to deepen and broaden the academic footprint of the institution,” Lambert explains. She points specifically to emphasis on undergraduate research, the Boone Honors Program, and “highimpact practices to attract and retain
seen significant improvements in the campus computing system as well as those used by students in class. Amenities such as campus wireless have allowed Ferrum to keep pace. Software programs such as A New Global Environment for Learning (ANGEL) have made it more efficient for faculty to track and engage students.
“ Our students are living in a world we didn’t grow up in, and they’ll be working in that world. We’re training students to be competent in jobs that don’t even exist yet.” bright students.” She doesn’t want a college like the Snake River, where she once went fly-fishing—“a mile wide and an inch deep. We want depth,” she insists. Today’s students benefit from advantages offered by the modern technology available at Ferrum College. The past 10 years have
Much of the progress on the technology front can be traced to Dr. Christine Stinson, who became director of instructional design and technology in 2005. At the time Ferrum was using a course management system called Web CT that was funded in part by the Appalachian College Association consortium. But under Stinson’s guidance, in 2006, Ferrum switched to ANGEL, and by 2009, 99 percent of the faculty used at least some of its features. Ferrum College received national recognition for its use of the
Feature—A Decade of Progress program, winning the ANGEL Impact Award and serving as an example for other institutions. Stinson became the College’s chief information officer in 2007. The College updated the entire network with Juniper Networks, replaced switches, and put in a more stable network. Another advancement is adding technology to classrooms. Nearly all classrooms have a computer and projector, according to Stinson. Also, in 2010 the Arthur Vining Davis Corporation gave the College a $250,000 grant to fund the building of three “smart classrooms,” which have projectors, screens, and cameras for video capture and a sound system in the ceiling. If there is a concern about the new technologies it’s that, “We as faculty aren’t as familiar with technology as students are,” jokes Stinson. “Our students are living in a world we didn’t grow up in, and they’ll be working in that world. We’re training students to be competent in jobs that don’t even exist yet.” Dr. Andrea Zuschin, vice president for student affairs, praises Ferrum College’s social awareness. She says, “I’ve attended three institutions and worked at two others. Here, we know and live the motto, ‘Not Self, But Others;’ at my other schools, they didn’t.” Kim Blair, vice president for institutional advancement, says, “When alumni come back to Ferrum, they’re very proud.” She sees the future as bright, because “Ferrum is a great place. People who study and work here really want to be here.”
Whether it’s technology in the classroom, construction of new buildings, a deepening of the academic focus or even the addition of national franchises such as Starbucks, Papa John’s, or Subway, there have been several constants that make Ferrum College what it is today and what it has always been. George Loveland, director of Stanley Library, is currently updating the College’s history, which was chronicled through the early 1970s by history professor Dr. Frank Hurt in his book “A History of Ferrum College: An Uncommon Challenge 1914–1971.” Examining Hurt’s account, as well as the archived minutes of the Board of Trustees, the student newspaper The Iron Blade, and other documents, Loveland says the following themes are what define Ferrum: • The uniqueness of the College’s setting • Christian education and its evolution • The College’s relationship to the Methodist Church • The mountain culture, especially as it is celebrated by the Blue Ridge Institute • Community outreach and partnerships • Self-help, especially in the early years, when students literally worked to afford tuition • The Ferrum way, exemplified by Dr. Benjamin Beckham, Ferrum’s first president Loveland explains, “With a bit of cynicism and a bit of pride, we take on many jobs.” As Ferrum College counts down to its centennial in 2013, looking back with satisfaction and ahead with anticipation, it becomes clear that many of its greatest successes have come in the current decade. Use the smartphone code to go online to read the complete unabridged article “A Decade of Progress” by M. Katherine Grimes, PhD
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A Decade of Growth The contributions of talented teacher scholars enhance Ferrum’s reputation and broaden horizons for our students. With enrollment climbing for the sixth consecutive year and hitting a 25-year high point, investments must be made in academic programs, faculty development, student co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities, as well as facilities. Life in the classroom of 2012 is quite different from life in the classroom of 2002. Technology as a teaching tool is not a luxury but a necessity. Laboratories and equipment reflect workingworld standards to provide students with the experience they need to succeed. It is encouraging that Ferrum is able to grow and invest in initiatives that enhance the overall educational experience for students, even in lean economic times. As we move forward toward our centennial year celebration, our focus will be on continued academic program growth and investment in the endowment, which will support this progress for decades to come.
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New initiatives during the past 10 years that set the stage for academic progress included: • 60 percent+ growth in enrollment • 30 percent increase in faculty and staff • 17 new and renovated classrooms • 7 new or renovated laboratories • 28 new or renovated faculty offices • 4 new residence halls housing over 330 students • 2 new national-chain restaurants—Papa John’s and Starbucks—in addition to Subway
Professor Profiles: Micaela Gazdik, PhD.............................................................17 John V. Kitterman, PhD.........................................................18 David R. Sulzen, CPA.............................................................19 Sasha Saari............................................................................20 Executive in Residence Program...................................................21 E-term...........................................................................................22 EcoTourism . .................................................................................24 Arthur Vining Davis Smart Classrooms.........................................24 Faculty Changes ..........................................................................25 Rapping, Writing and Reflecting on Peace...................................26 Cross the Finish Line.....................................................................28 Campus Theme 2011–2012...........................................................28
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
SCHOOL of NAT U R A L SCI ENCE S & M AT H E M AT IC S
Michaela Gazdik, PhD
he path to professorship starts in many different places, in some cases through a love of a particular discipline, a desire to research and explore a unique field of study, or just a love of teaching. For Dr. Michaela Gazdik, assistant professor of molecular biology and the program coordinator for the biology major, it all started by playing school as a child. By the time Gazdik attended college to study Biotechnology and Biochemistry, she was ready to turn her love of biology into an MS and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. “I was always the one my friends turned to for tutoring because I naturally enjoyed explaining the material and trying to help them understand,” Gazdik says. As an educator she takes very seriously the commitment she has made to education, and attends conferences and workshops focused on improving her teaching skills.
Gazdik received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (a part of the National Institutes of Health), which has been used to develop a research laboratory giving students the opportunity to complete independent research projects in molecular- and micro-biology. “It is my hope that students will be excited by the scientific process and achieve a better understanding of laboratory research and science through independent research,” says Gazdik. Her hope is that by working on their own, in conjunction with her guidance, students will gain not only confidence, but analytical and critical thinking skills that allow them to be more competitive for graduate programs and job opportunities. Secondary to her hopes for her students is her goal of professional development; Gazdik would like to publish the findings of her own research and to present at national conferences. Gazdik’s research has many levels and provides several opportunities not only for Gazdik, but for her students and for Ferrum College as well. Five students have worked on projects with her so far; one is in graduate school, one is in chiropractic school, two will be applying to graduate schools and one is currently a sophomore at Ferrum. “Undergraduate research makes our students more competitive when they apply for graduate programs and can also help recruit high-level students through grants, publications
and presentations,” says Gazdik. Her current project focuses on tuberculosis and research of this pathogen, which could have international public health implications. Gazdik’s doctoral thesis involved the study of gene regulation in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. For obvious reasons, she cannot continue researching a highly infectious disease in a small laboratory at a liberal arts institution; she has adapted her work to study the nonpathogenic strain that can be used as a surrogate organism. By working on a deadly human pathogen in a safe environment, the research goal is to identify the genes needed by the bacteria to cause this infection, thereby initiating development of new therapeutic treatments. The current tuberculosis drugs and treatments were developed in the 1960s, and there are new strains resistant to those methods. Gazdik believes the College has a great deal to offer current and prospective students. “Ferrum provides wonderful learning opportunities if the student is willing to take advantage of them; our small laboratories allow students to get a great deal of hands-on learning.” Gazdik is quick to point out that undergraduate research opportunities in many fields are available for Ferrum students. Over the years, she has seen an increase in the number of biology majors; the program now includes 60 biology majors and 28 minors among the student
body. Additionally, she notes there are significantly more female biology department members than when she first started, a change she feels is encouraging young women who have an interest in the sciences. As Program Coordinator, Gazdik works diligently to maintain the laboratory and to update activities. She and another faculty member spent the summer revising introductory biology class lab exercises so that students have more freedom to design and analyze their own work. “Inquiry-based learning promotes the students’ own natural curiosity, getting them more excited about the lab and leading to a more profound learning opportunity.” Gazdik is the current president of the Virginia branch of the American Society of Microbiology and has presented several times at the annual American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. When asked why she chose Ferrum College the answer is the same as what she loves the most about Ferrum: “One of the first things that attracted me to Ferrum was the small class size and the emphasis the faculty put on student learning—I love the overall community feel you get here on campus. I truly enjoy getting to know my students and working in an environment where that is encouraged.” n 17
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John V. Kitterman, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
SCHOOL of A rts & H umanities
small campus setting and personal relationships—those are the aspects Dr. John Kitterman, Associate Professor of English and publisher of Ferrum’s literary magazine, “Chrysalis,” was looking for when he chose Ferrum. Kitterman grew up in the Tidewater region of Virginia and has taught at several large universities in the state, including part-time, as a graduate student at the University of Virginia, as an adjunct professor at Longwood University, and as full-time instructor at Norfolk State University. While at Norfolk State, Kitterman felt the city and the large campus were no longer what he needed in his professional and personal life. He came to Ferrum in search of a smaller environment and a more rural area: “I saw a vacancy at Ferrum and I jumped at the chance.”
The English Department at Ferrum is one of the largest teaching groups on campus, as almost everyone teaches some aspect of the required composition and literary survey courses. Kitterman notes that they are a very close-knit group, congenial and extremely dedicated to their profession. Kitterman and several colleagues are working toward expanding the offerings of the department to include exciting new areas such as the exploration of films, creative writing and cultural studies. The hope is that by bringing new opportunities to the department and broadening the traditional areas of emphasis, more students will be attracted to the alternatives of the standard literary track. “Reaching the unmotivated student is our biggest challenge, and new courses of study may help with that,” says Kitterman. “When I came to Ferrum 10 years ago, there were maybe 800 students. We have grown exponentially since then.” But despite the growth of the campus, Kitterman believes Ferrum has both a laid-back atmosphere where students enjoy learning and professors enjoy teaching, and an exciting feel of working together to achieve a greater education for everyone. “I like the fact that on this campus there are activities for everyone, where everyone is included. That’s the bonus of a small school.” Kitterman tells the story of his annual end-of-the-year senior class party; a tradition for Kitterman and his wife, the party features a band and includes an invitation to all graduates, faculty and staff. One year in the recent past, he had to cancel the party; students and faculty alike contacted him to share their disappointment! “It has become one of my favorite things,” Kitterman says, and he is happy to be able to continue the tradition each year.
Along with his duties as an Associate Professor, Kitterman is also a poet, characterizing his work as “dark and political.” Beyond his personal publications, he serves as the adviser and publisher of the campus literary magazine, “The Chrysalis.” The magazine focuses on the art, prose, poetry and photographs of students, and is largely produced by the students. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Additionally, the magazine offers information about cultural activities and events for the Ferrum College community. “The magazine is a great opportunity to showcase the talents of our student body,” says Kitterman, “but it is definitely not the same publication as in its earlier years.” When Kitterman took over, the layout of the magazine was done manually and only featured a few items per page; in its current form, the digital layout allows the pages to be completely filled with the work of students. That student work is not limited to just the magazine, however. Kitterman also started a monthly coffeehouse performance night. Students attend to perform their original works in a small setting, among fellow artists and friends. As time has gone on, the popularity of the event has grown significantly. “We started out very small, with 25–30 people and actually drank coffee; now we have attendance in the hundreds, and there is soda and pizza and a more club-like atmosphere.” He feels the changes and advancements in the literary magazine and the coffeehouse events are quite emblematic of the changes on the campus of Ferrum. “While we are growing and changing with a different dynamic, my hope is that we will always retain the family atmosphere for which we are known.” n
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Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Accounting, Director of Professional Studies
David R. Sulzen, CPA
SCHOOL of Social SCI ENCE S & Professional studies
rofessor David Sulzen is an incredibly busy man; he serves on the Floyd County School Board, he volunteers in his community, is active in his church, serves on a Business Advisory Board, travels extensively with contra dancing, and has just taken up singing in a hospice choir. “My wife and I believe in a busy life with no wasted time,” says Sulzen. With all that he has going on in his personal life, he is just as dedicated to his work at Ferrum College.
Sulzen hails from Kansas City, Kansas, where he grew up in a small apartment with his family. He was always encouraged to further his education, but his parents made it clear they would not be obligated to finance it. He attended St. Louis University on a scholarship and worked as a teacher for special education elementary school students for several years. Sulzen returned to school at Georgia State and earned an MBA, which landed him an accounting job with a firm that is now part of Price Waterhouse Cooper. Six years later, Sulzen left that firm and took a job as the Executive Director of Finance Administration for a former client, Bell South. His work required a great deal of travel to Europe, China, India and Australia, in the area of mergers and acquisitions. While this was exciting and rewarding, Sulzen says he ultimately wanted to teach. He began searching for a position in the college community; when he interviewed at Ferrum, he was not planning to pursue a position at Ferrum. “I originally wanted a bigger city and a bigger college.” But after his interview, he says he loved the community and the campus so much, he couldn’t refuse the job. Sulzen met and married his wife, Rima, in Floyd County and says she has made a real difference in his life; she is quite active herself in activities and organizations, and had worked extensively with Russian orphanages. Twenty-one short years later, Sulzen says, “I have a complete lifestyle now.” The accounting program at Ferrum was just over a year old when Sulzen arrived. He viewed this as a great opportunity to grow a program with strong students. Sulzen’s students compete in a regional accounting competition and have advanced to the final round of competition twice, against much larger and more well-known colleges and universities. “I am very proud of the graduates of this program; we have students in international programs, CPAs, and two are accountants with the IRS.” While this is certainly an accomplishment, he says he is most proud of the fact that several former students have contacted him over the years to share with him that they were placed in unethical situations and in each case, chose to leave their positions and seek employment elsewhere. “We stress professional ethics and behavior at Ferrum and the importance of following through with those ethics in any environment.”
Sulzen’s students are also actively involved with the community; he has been working with STEP in Rocky Mount, a communitybased organization dedicated to eliminating poverty and assisting low-income families. His students are trained in how to prepare tax returns for families and individuals at STEP, through the VITA tax program. This is a program in which his students participate each year, learning how to work with clients and give back to the community. This event has become such a successful part of the program that students now receive course credit for their work. As the Director of Professional Studies, Sulzen is working toward enriching the experiences of students in the School of Social Sciences. He notes that while there has been a debate over whether or not to create a separate school for Professional Studies, at this time Ferrum is concentrating on improving what is currently available. There are several priorities for this program, including providing more meaningful internships aligned with the curriculum, offering certificates in areas of specific interest to the Ferrum community, and focusing on civic engagement and social entrepreneurship. Sulzen notes that there are many in the Ferrum community who are involved in the business of agriculture, but that the College doesn’t offer a program that addresses issues and studies specific to that discipline; thus the College is exploring ways to better serve those needs. He believes the College is correctly addressing the importance of community service in relation to entrepreneurship: “I believe in teaching that we can do business, make a positive difference in our community, and make a living at the same time.” This concept of social entrepreneurship will be part of the future of the Department of Professional Studies, as evidenced by the creation of a team to explore these possibilities. Sulzen has also attended conferences on the topic, with a focus on how to start such programs, generate student involvement and sustain them when grant funding is significantly less reliable. Many aspects of Ferrum College have changed in the years since Sulzen arrived. Enrollment has been on the rise, and there is now an open dialogue on the subject of financing an education. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Sulzen sees a significant improvement in the relationship with the Franklin County community and a much more diverse student population. “There is such good energy here, and Dr. Braaten has refocused the direction of the College.” Sulzen is an integral part of that new direction; he has received two Fulbright Awards for exchange travel and teaching
in Russia, in 1999 and 2007. He and his wife loved the community there so much they adopted two young girls from Russia. As a result of his Fulbright Awards, he was asked to serve on a peer review panel for a three-year term. He recently completed the review process for candidates for Fulbright grants for study in Central Eurasia. Additionally, through his work on the Floyd County School Board over
the last 16 years, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia School Board Association and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the VSBA’s Worker’s Compensation Insurance Group and Property and Casualty Insurance Pool. “I teach in the middle of a very active life and am very happy to be a part of Ferrum College.” n
Ferrum Professor Named Best in Region Sasha Saari wins Platinum in Roanoker Magazine Survey
errum College Associate Professor of Russian, Sasha Saari was named the best teacher in the region by readers of the Roanoker magazine. Saari won first place, or Platinum, in this past summer’s annual “Best of Roanoke” edition. The magazine quotes John Bruton, Dean of the Ferrum College School of Arts and Sciences as saying, “There is nothing simple about learning to speak and read Russian, but she has found a way to make the experience enjoyable as well as intellectually stimulating.”
Before her position at Ferrum College, Saari served for two years in Kenya in the Peace Corp, worked for the government in the U.S. Information Agency in the former Soviet Union and was a Russian language announcer for the Voice of America. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Saari, a Roanoke, Virginia, native has been teaching courses in Russian at Ferrum College for 30 years. A longtime student favorite, she also serves as Director of International Programs. Says Ferrum alumnus Kelly Herrick ’84, “In my professional life as an educator, Sasha is my role model. She made the Russian language come alive through her passion and love for all things Russian, especially stories and song—30 years later most of her students still can recite a Russian poem and sing a verse or two of a Russian folk song.” Saari pioneered a popular exchange program that brings a student each semester from the Pskov Pedagogical Institute in Pskov, Russia, to the Ferrum campus. Ferrum students are then able to
take advantage of both short- and longterm internships and study opportunities in Pskov. They work in orphanages, on restoration projects, and participate in specially designed classes at the Pedagogical Institute. The Ferrum College program also offers a cultural immersion e-term trip to Russia in May of alternating years. “Sasha Saari is a perfect example of the kind of dedication our faculty has to our students,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer L. Braaten. “We have long known that students appreciated her dedication and ability to teach a difficult subject. How wonderful that she has now received this public recognition.” n
Guest executives spend a day attending classes, interacting with the campus community and presenting their personal insights on the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities necessary for successful business careers.
In the continuing effort to bring Ferrum students real-world experience, the 2011 Fall Semester Executive in Residence program brought three outstanding corporate leaders to campus:
October 5, 2011
Campbell is President of the Martinsville Speedway, the historic Virginia race track founded by his grandfather H. Clay Earles 61 years ago. In 2004 when International Speedway Corporation purchased Martinsville Speedway from Campbell’s family, he never thought about leaving the helm of the track. He began working for his grandfather full-time after graduating from Drewry Mason High School in 1978 and was named president of the Speedway in 1988. Campbell knows everything essential about operating the business of the speedway— from maintenance and promotion to concessions and the pit roads. Campbell’s presentation to students and faculty was one of the most well attended Executive in Residence sessions. His discussions centered on the history of racing within the region and the sport’s ties to economic development. “We were excited to have Clay visiting campus,” said Director of Planned & Principal Gifts, George Seals. “He is an icon in NASCAR, which is a staple of the economy in Virginia. His first-person perspective was a unique resource for our students.” See the EIR Clay Campbell photo gallery at: www.flickr.com/photos/ferrumcollege/ sets/72157627706670791/
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Executive in Residence Spring Semester 2012 February 22, 2012
Business Banking Manager and Market President, Wells Fargo Bank
The Ferrum College Executive in Residence Program
March 7, 2012
Marc A. Schewel
President, Schewel Furniture Company March 28, 2012
Michael J. Quillen
Chairman, Alpha Natural Resources
October 20, 2011
As President and Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Power, Charles Patton oversees electrical service to approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. He has authority for distribution operations and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships. Previously, Patton was executive vice president— AEP Utilities West, responsible for the distribution, customer service, and financial performance of AEP’s utility operating companies in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. ���Charles Patton brought considerable vision to the College. His willingness to share expertise and his thoughts on the realities of providing energy to consumers in the modern age was a unique opportunity, which we were pleased to bring to Ferrum College students,” said Kim Blair, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. See the EIR Charles Patton photo gallery at: www.flickr.com/photos/ferrumcollege/ sets/72157627819502551/
November 2, 2011
Debra (Debbie) C. Meade
Debbie Meade is the President and Publisher of The Roanoke Times and leads a team of 350 employees producing Southwest Virginia’s leading newspaper and website, roanoke.com. Meade’s broad functional background in the newspaper business includes leadership experience across departments. Before being named publisher in 2007, she held a succession of management roles at the Times, including advertising director, circulation director, human resources director, assistant to the publisher, assistant bureau chief and reporter. Meade’s address to the Ferrum campus was entitled “Not Just ‘The Paper’ Anymore: Leading a News Information Company in The Digital Age.” “With today’s changing media environment, including the Internet, social media and conventional media such as newspapers and television, it’s hard for students to see the true landscape. Debbie Meade brought her years of experience and insights to the students of Ferrum College. We are so fortunate that she gave us a day from her busy schedule to be here,” said President Jennifer Braaten. See the EIR Debbie Meade photo gallery at: www.flickr.com/photos/ferrumcollege/ sets/72157627913225191/ Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Ferrum Students Take E-Term Around the World
From the cathedrals of London to the jungles of Belize and even the high mountains of the Appalachian chain, Ferrum College students once again used their E-Term experience to stretch their boundaries. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
hile one group of students photographed a pair of poisonous copperhead snakes, another was walking in the footsteps of Shakespeare. As a third group split entire logs with a massive hammer, a fourth was talking about wild game in Ireland. Thus is the E-Term experience. As they do every year, Ferrum College students expanded their horizons during the May E-Term. Every Ferrum student is required to take at least one E-Term course during their four years at the College. Judging from what students say when they return, most would be happy to take more than one.
reefs, climbing Mayan temples (still the highest points in Belize) and petting a tame jaguar named Junior. “It’s definitely a trip where you get to explore a country that most people will never see in their lives,” said student Logan Jefferson of his Belize experience. “I got to see more of the country than most people who live there have seen.” In Ireland, professors Bob Pohlad and Carolyn Thomas directed students through lessons in natural history by assigning them projects to research while they toured with the adventure guide service Extreme Ireland.
“I’d never been out of the country, so that was the most exciting part, going to another country and experiencing a different culture,” said Jennifer Gunter who traveled to London to study world religions.
“It was a full tour of both The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and our focus was natural history,” said Professor Bob Pohlad, who also explained that the students hiked as much as they rode buses in order to get a close-up view of the Emerald Isle’s environment.
Meanwhile Assistant Professor Glen Stevens was leading a group across Belize where students studied the culture and environment while snorkeling on the
“Close up” is putting mildly what students in Professor Todd Fredericksen’s course experienced as they handled lizards, turtles and snakes as they
Belize ireland appalachia crossed the biotopes that can be found from the Atlantic Ocean to the high peaks of Virginia and North Carolina. Fredericksen’s students began E-Term camping on the beach and then spent the next two weeks working their way inland, studying plants and wildlife along the way. One stop found them knee-deep in a cypress swamp. “It was really beautiful and there were no mosquitoes. It was something that most people probably don’t get a chance to see,” said Kaitlyn DeForest of her experience. Another E-Term course entitled Literature and Film of the American Frontier also found students knee-deep in experiential learning as they visited the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton to see and feel firsthand the daily living challenges faced by characters in the books and films that were presented by assistant professor of English, Dr. Allison Harl. “All of the farms that we visited were ‘past’ farms and most of the literature that we read in class had to do with the kinds of farms that we visited,” explained student Willie Smith.
Adeena Weekes explained their museum visit further. “We even experienced some of the jobs that they did like cutting down trees and then splitting the trees to build houses,” she said. Whether they traveled across the ocean, across the southern United States or across Virginia, these Ferrum College students had similar thoughts about
DeForest added, “The whole day was like a class, but not in a boring, sitting down inside way…” Professor Carolyn Thomas values the opportunities offered to students during E-Term. “We’ve become so insular in our education experience here in the U.S. Our students—all students, need a perspective that’s global,” she said.
“ I’d never been out of the country, so that was the most exciting part, going to another country and experiencing a different culture.” – Jennifer Gunter the “E” in E-Term, which stands for “experiential.” “At school you can’t really get an idea of how people felt or what they were going through,” said Smith of his frontier lessons. “You can’t just read it in a book, you have to go out and experience it yourself.” “E-Term was the best experience I have had at Ferrum and the most educational,” said Gunter.
Perhaps Professor Fredericksen explained the value of the experiential learning E-Term offers outside of the classroom best, saying “I don’t think I’ve ever had someone write down on an evaluation form, boy, I like to sit and listen to lectures. I don’t like to go outside much.” There will be ample opportunity for new adventures as students begin signing up for new E-Term opportunities in 2012. n 23
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No Artificial Ingredients
cotourism is responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.
Ferrum College began offering the Ecotourism minor in the 2008–2009 academic year. Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership Jasmine Goodnow teaches all of the Ecotourism classes offered, including this year’s Experiential Term (E-Term) to Alaska. The course Rec 391: Alaska Cultural & Heritage E-Term will be a great hands-on experience for students to visit gold mining towns, cultural centers, and actively participate in sea kayaking, glacier hiking and white water rafting. The Alaska E-Term is one of the many E-Terms that have been offered to students through the Ecotourism minor. In May 2008 the first Ecotourism E-Term was taken to South Africa. For the past four consecutive years Professor Jasmine Goodnow has sponsored various E-Terms in Costa Rica, New Zealand, and now Alaska. These E-Terms have provided Ferrum College students with amazing learning opportunities that have made lasting impressions. If you would like more information about the Ecotourism minor or Recreation E-Term opportunities, please feel free to contact Jasmine Goodnow at email@example.com for more information.
The Arthur Vining Davis “Smart Classrooms” Offer Ferrum College Students & Faculty the Latest in Classroom Technology
ast fall Ferrum College was honored with a $250,000 grant from the Jacksonville, Floridabased Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to fund construction, renovation, equipping and furnishing The Arthur Vining Davis Smart Classrooms. Construction on the new classrooms began last spring and was completed before the students returned in August. Located in the College’s former weight room, the newly refurbished academic space includes three smart classrooms featuring video-conferencing capability, multiple whiteboards for small-group projects, smart boards to access online resources, and permanent video cameras for podcasts. The new technologies offer Ferrum faculty many exciting new educational possibilities, including the opportunity to stay connected with off-campus students throughout the academic year and during the summer as they work in internships or research settings.
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Ecotourism is a unique minor because it is based around many major trends happening in today’s society. Ferrum is one of very few colleges and universities who have added Ecotourism to the curriculum. Will Moore is currently minoring in Ecotourism, and he describes the minor as “The art and science of promoting and facilitating environmentally friendly tourism that supports local communities, wildlife, and exotic destinations around the world.” Ecotourism is one of the leading careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. With a background in Ecotourism the job market is open to a variety of careers such as: wilderness leader, adventure education instructor, ecotourism tour leader, and many more. The Ecotourism minor is made up of 10 class options ranging from Ecotourism Administration to Community Tourism Development. Students are required to take at least 6 of the 10 classes offered or 18 credit hours to complete the Ecotourism minor. Foundations to Ecotourism (REC 261) is offered every Spring semester and gives an overview of the general principles and theory of the hospitality and tourism industry with a focus on ecotourism. n – Mallory Taylor ’12
“The smart classrooms improve the overall educational experience for our students,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer L. Braaten. “In these times of steady growth for Ferrum College we need and greatly appreciate support from organizations such as The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to help us achieve our number one priority, student success.” Arthur Vining Davis was a successful businessman who guided Alcoa Inc. to prominence in the first half of the 20th century. The Foundations were established to support education, with grants given to private colleges, historically black colleges, Native American tribal colleges, and Appalachian colleges. n
Angelina Baaklini, a current senior at Ferrum College, has been able to attend two Ecotourism E-Terms, one of those being to Costa Rica. She says “Being able to experience another culture in its true form without distorting their values and beliefs is an amazing and liberating experience.” Baaklini’s testimony illustrates what students can take away from a Recreational E-Term experience. During Baaklini’s course study in Costa Rica she was able to learn about the Bri Bri culture, based in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. She also was able to go to a women’s chocolate cooperative, where she met and talked with local Costa Rican women about their culture and way of life.
Faculty Changes Dr. Laura L. Grochowski Instructor of Chemistry BS Biology, Delaware Valley College PhD Medicinal Chemistry, Oregon State University
Ms. June E. MinteR (Moved to FT from Adjunct) Instructor of Biology AAS Animal Science, SUNY, Delhi, NY BS Animal Science, The Ohio State University MAT Science Education, Cornell University
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Dr. Carl E. Niedziela, Jr. (Sabbatical Replacement) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University BS Horticulture, West Virginia University MS PhD Horticulture, North Carolina State University
1983 1987 1992
Dr. Maria Puccio (Last Year’s Visiting Instructor) Instructor of Chemistry BA Chemistry, Prof. Deg. Biology, Longwood University PhD Chemistry, The George Washington University
Ms. Kristin F. Robertson Instructor of Animal Science BS Animal Science, Iowa State University MS Animal Science, Iowa State University
Dr. Karl F. Roeper Assistant Professor of Media Studies BS Communications Media, Indiana University of PA MA Adult/Community Education Communications Technology, Indiana University of PA PhD Indiana University of PA
1991 2007 2011
Dr. Megan M. St. Peters Assistant Professor of Psychology BS Psychology, University of the Ozarks MA Psychology, Northern Illinois University PhD Psychology, Northern Illinois University
2004 2006 2008
Dr. Sandra E. Via Assistant Professor of Political Science BA Political Science, Ferrum College MA Political Science, VPI and State University PhD Political Science, VPI and State University
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Rapping, Writing and Reflecting on Peace War child and celebrated musician Emmanuel Jal’s message of peace is permeating the walls of Ferrum College classrooms.
mmanuel Jal had a rough start to life. His mother died during the second Sudanese Civil War not long after his father joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Only seven years old, young Emmanuel joined thousands of other children fleeing to Ethiopia, where there was promise of an education. Instead of schooling, Jal and many of the other children were secretly recruited to fight for the SPLA. After five years as a “fighting boy,” Jal had enough and ran, eventually landing in the town of Waat, where a British aid worker named Emma McCune took him under her wing. The move would save and change his life—and eventually the lives of countless others. When McCune smuggled Jal to Kenya, where he attended school in Nairobi, the seeds of a new life had been planted. Jal the war child was becoming Jal the peace advocate and musician.
world.” She learned about Jal in 2005 from National Public Radio, and having worked for a decade to help the Sudanese recover from years of civil war, was particularly moved by his story. Mead contacted Jal, and on March 16, 2011, with the South Sudan flag lifted proudly by Sudanese refugees from nearby communities, Emmanuel Jal told his story through spoken word and song to a crowd of 400 at Vaughan Chapel. The impact on students was enormous. “You learn more from people and hearing their story than a textbook will ever tell you,” said political science major Matt Hall. WHAT NEXT? Jal continues to tour and spread his message for peace. He completed his “Lose to Win” fundraiser in 2010 after skipping breakfast and lunch for 661 days to benefit a school in Southern Sudan named in Emma McCune’s honor. The situation
in his homeland is stabilizing, and the Republic of South Sudan became an independent state on July 9, 2011. Jal’s influence on Ferrum’s campus continues. To help spread the word about academic and service opportunities in South Sudan, Mead will facilitate additional Jal events in early 2012. Mead is grateful for the support she has received on campus, “I would never have been able to grow this relationship without my Ferrum colleagues’ vision of what is possible through experiential education.” In a musical tribute to the Emma McCune who saved Jal’s life along with 150 other child soldiers, he sings, “I stand here because someone cared/I stand here because someone dared.” Mead says, “I want Emmanuel Jal to remember Ferrum College as a place dedicated to producing ‘a whole lot of Emmas out there’ who are living out the College mission.” n
Jal’s discovery of hip-hop gave him a new way to express himself, and in 2004 he released his first CD, Gua, featuring a mix “ I want Emmanuel Jal to remember Ferrum College as a place of rap in Arabic, English, Swahili and other dedicated to producing ‘a whole lot of Emmas out there’ who are African dialects. indeed living out the College Today, Jal is a full-fledged messenger for peace. He is widely hailed for his criticism of American hip-hop artists who focus their lyrics on gang culture including drugs, sexual violence and greed. THE FERRUM CONNECTION
Susan Mead, Associate Professor of Sociology, looks for ways to inspire students to live out the Ferrum College mission to become “caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation, and
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mission to become ‘caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation and world.’” – Susan Mead Assistant Professor of Sociology
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academics A view of Salzburg, Austria.
The Salzburg Global Seminar: What it Means to Be a Global Citizen
Student representatives at the Seminar
“I am now lying in bed with only my thoughts and emotions to keep me company. I have cried more this week than I have the entire last semester,” wrote Ferrum College student Meagan Hodges as she spent some time alone with her thoughts in a castle in Salzburg, Austria, in January 2011. After visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp, Hodges and fellow students Jessi Naff and Cody Wright attended the Salzburg Global Seminar on Global Citizenship as part of a Mellon Foundation sponsored world peace initiative that dates to 1947. Ferrum College participates in the program via its membership in the Appalachian College Association. The seminar was created to “make students more aware of global issues and of what it means to be a ‘global citizen,’ more discerning in their assessment of information pertaining to world affairs, and more understanding of America’s place in the world as well as of non-Americans’ perception of the U.S., ” according to the official website. Students from around the world attend the seminar, which is based at Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th-century baroque castle that has been completely retrofitted to accommodate modern technology. There, they learn about each other’s cultures in the context of visits to places such as the WWII Concentration Camp at Dachau. The Ferrum students blogged about the raw emotionalism of the experience and the unique opportunity to view the world in a different light.
The Schloss Leopoldskron Hotel—home of the Salzburg Global Seminar and the filming of The Sound of Music.
Now Ferrum Alumnae Naff wrote in her blog, “Individuals spoke about change, the power of leaders, words that change people, the importance of revisiting memories, the journey of knowledge and knowing what to do with that knowledge. An important point was made that I hope those who read this will help hold me accountable for; “Always leave room for others to have a voice.” To read blogs from the students please visit the Ferrum College blog archives at: http://ferrumcollege.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html Meagan Hodges ’12; David Goldman, seminar International Study Program coordinator; and Jessi Naff ’11 Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Ferrum College Partners with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Community Colleges to Help Students
“Cross the Finish Line”
Through an effort devised by Governor Bob McDonnell, Ferrum College is working with local community colleges to encourage those with associate’s degrees to “cross the finish line” to their bachelor’s degree at Ferrum. It’s an initiative Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten hopes will create lasting partnerships with Virginia Western Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, Danville Community College and others. To help reinforce the effort, Dr. Braaten joined staff and students for a photo shoot on the finish line of the Martinsville Speedway, where they held colorful NASCAR flags along with Speedway President Clay Campbell. The photos have been published in a brochure, and the College produced a short video on the photo shoot and the Finish Line project. n
Campus Theme 2011–2012 “ Human beings in general change … but because of the acceleration of the change in our culture … the changes are coming so fast and becoming more and more pronounced … you can actually see the possibility that human beings might change so much that they wouldn’t be considered human beings any more.” – John Kitterman, Ferrum College Professor of English
Organized by the School of Arts and Humanities, the 2011 campus theme—a series of lectures, films and events held throughout campus—examines how technology is changing humanity as it is insinuated more and more into our lives. Specifically, the theme studies how forces such as social media, the Internet and artificial intelligence are impacting the way we express ourselves artistically, politically and spiritually. 28
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A Decade of Financial Challenges and Improvement
hen Barb Hatcher, the college’s chief financial officer, came to Ferrum College in January 2000, in spite of the financial benefits of a lucrative stock market, Ferrum was spending its endowment at rates that reached as high as 15 percent of the three-year market value, three-times the recommended amount. Hatcher explains that President Jennifer Braaten helped the College gain and maintain financial health by supervising a clear budgeting process and building contingency funds and cash reserves. Ferrum continues to decrease use of its endowment and in the most recent fiscal year only took out about 3 percent. Hatcher says that the large reduction in the spending policy “was one of our difficult decisions, but it was right.” Dr. Braaten strongly believes in providing college access to students. Financial aid was 32 percent of tuition in 2002, and today it is 45 percent, Hatcher says. Because Ferrum is dependent on enrollment and the economy has deprived many of the means of paying for an education, the College looks to donors and foundations to supplement tuition dollars. When Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kim Blair arrived in 2010, her predecessors, Bev Fitzpatrick ’67 and Lee King, had “left quite a legacy.” Blair, whose office is tasked with keeping Ferrum relevant and showing potential donors that it is a great time for people to be involved with the College, cites as proof the Raising the Bar campaign, which had a goal of $16 million but raised $20 million. Since Dr. Braaten took the helm, “we’re on an upward trajectory,” says Blair. “We have good trend lines.”
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errum’s new Hank Norton Athletic Center houses coaches’ offices, team rooms, a two-story weight room, locker rooms, a large classroom/all-purpose room, a treatment wing and, of course, the Panther Sports Hall of Fame. Our showpiece facility will strengthen all of Ferrum’s field athletics and will be an integral element for College recruitment, retention and Panther pride. This is an exciting time at Ferrum! Join hundreds of Ferrum alumni and friends, and be a part of the new Center. There is still time for you to honor a teammate, a coach or a family member by sponsoring a locker, and there are plenty of lockers available in all of the locker rooms —Football, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Baseball. If you have any questions about lockers or a gift for the Hank Norton Center, please contact the Ferrum College Institutional Advancement office at 540-365-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your efforts will positively affect the lives of Ferrum College students for decades to come. n
HAN K NORTON CENTER DEDICATION
Friday, May 4, 2012!
Our fundraising efforts during the next few months include a fantastic video showing how much the Center means to Coach Norton, the student-athletes and the field-sport coaches.
You may preview the “It’s a New Day!” video online at http://video.com/31742322 You will need to use the password “FerrumCollege”—all one word, no spaces and the capitalization shown. Use the smartphone code to view the It’s a New Day video.
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Mark your calendars
and plan to attend the celebration! If you need overnight accommodations for the Hank Norton Center dedication in May, please call the Comfort Inn (540-489-4000) or the Holiday Inn Express (540-489-5001) in Rocky Mount. Mention Ferrum College Alumni when you book your room. Because the dedication takes place on the Friday before Commencement, lodging is already very scarce, so reserve your room now!
Ferrum College Implements Jessie Ball duPont Fund Grant
the heels of a successful sustainability campaign funded by a $150,000 grant received in 2009 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Ferrum College is planning to implement a second duPont award, which will build upon the success achieved with the first project, entitled Sub-Metering: A Step Toward Sustainability.
Earlier this year the College was granted an additional $100,000 for a three-year follow-up plan to be called Sustainable Energy Action and Accounting (SEAA). The new plan calls for:
1. Immediate advances in campus energy conservation
2. Setting aside funds for long-term strategies for reducing energy costs
3. Articulating short-, medium- and long-term energy conservation strategies
4. Building upon already achieved student, faculty and staff awareness of energy conservation “We are extremely grateful to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for their generosity and recognition of Ferrum’s substantial green initiatives,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. Project Director Glen Stevens, assistant professor of Environmental Science, said that this new grant from duPont allows the College to continue its sustainability momentum. “We raised awareness during our initial sustainability campaign and now we want to build upon the foundation we have created,” said Stevens. Stevens explained that in the initial phase of the program the College installed submeters in 11 buildings on campus, allowing students to track energy usage and to hold a competition among residence halls to see which building could conserve the most energy. In addition, the College will meet with energy consultants to identify profitable energy conservation measures, which can be carried out over the long term. Additional concepts funded by the grant will be implemented in the 2012–2013 academic year and will enhance campus-wide awareness of energy conservation and sustainability. n
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Dyer Hall Dedication
Ferrum College dedicated its newest residence hall on the west side of campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September 2011. Now home to 117 students, Dyer Hall features a 1,000-square-foot conference facility with an adjoining patio overlooking Chapman Pond.
Photos top to bottom: Brian Childress ’12, Cece Bartels ’12, Tom Dyer and President Braaten cut the ribbon to officially open Dyer Hall. President Braaten, Ferrum director of grounds, Jay Prillaman, Tom Dyer, Cindy Dyer and Gray Dyer Peter Dansie, Cindy Dyer, Gray Dyer and Tom Dyer Harry Norris, Ferrum Board of Trustees member, and Leslie Lambert, Ferrum Provost and Executive Vice President
amed in memory of the late Horace Dyer, a prominent Martinsville businessman, community leader and former member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees, the $4 million residence hall was made possible through a generous gift from Dyer’s estate. Members of Dyer’s family, including his son, Thomas G. Dyer, were on hand for the ribbon cutting.
Remarkably, Dyer Hall was completed by mid-August, in time for students moving in for the fall semester.
“My father would be tremendously pleased with Dyer Hall,” Tom Dyer said. “He had a great love for Ferrum College and its students, and would be happy to know the College is thriving.”
Constructed modularly, each unit of Dyer Hall was hand-built by Mod-U-Kraf to meet local building code specifications at their Rocky Mount facility. The units were trucked to the College, where workers used a crane to set them into place. Exterior and finish work was completed on-site. Thompson noted that groups from several colleges and universities have visited
Mod-U-Kraf, of Rocky Mount, Va., broke ground for the 31,000-square-foot residence hall in late February 2011.
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“This is the most cost-effective and efficient method we have found to create a high-quality living space for our students,” said Ferrum College Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer Bobby Thompson ’70.
Appalachian Power Gives Ferrum College $25,000 Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), gave $25,000 to Ferrum College to enhance the Water Quality Program in the Environmental Science Program and to recognize the importance of work being done by Ferrum researchers in the area of regional water quality monitoring. “We believe this helps recognize the importance of the work being done by Ferrum researchers,” said Frank Simms, manager of hydroelectric operations for Appalachian and AEP. “Ferrum has taken a leadership role in measuring the quality of water in the region as well as in the reservoirs our company operates, and we want to support those efforts.” Simms; Joe Jones, director of external affairs; and Larry Jackson, manager of external affairs for Appalachian Power presented the check to Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten during a luncheon at the president’s home on campus. “Ferrum College is pleased to have the support of Appalachian Power. We appreciate its interest in our research and the recognition of the quality of our faculty and students. This money will enable us to make the program even stronger,” said Braaten. Appalachian Power built and operates the Smith Mountain and Claytor hydroelectric generating projects in Southwestern Virginia. “We are grateful for the support of our ongoing research into the area’s water quality,” said Environmental Science Professor Carolyn Thomas, who has been testing the area’s water for more than two decades. Thomas and other Ferrum researchers and students have regularly tested Smith Mountain and Claytor reservoir water quality since 1987, seeking to determine the impact of increased lakeside populations, businesses and boaters. n Ferrum and expressed interest in replicating the Mod-U-Kraf system, and at least one other Virginia college has recently done so.
Back row, left to right: Larry Jackson, Appalachian Power Manager of External Affairs; Joe Jones, Appalachian Power Director of External Affairs; Carolyn Thomas, Ferrum Environmental Science Professor; Bob Pohlad, Professor of Biology and Horticulture; Jason Powell, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Front row, left to right: Dr. Jennifer Braaten; and Frank Simms, Manager of Hydroelectric Operations for Appalachian Power and AEP
“Students love this building,” said Student Government Association officer Cece Bartels ’12, a Dyer Hall resident who participated in the ribbon cutting. “The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Everyone wants to live here.” “Dyer Hall represents both the enrollment growth Ferrum College has enjoyed in recent years as well as the outstanding support the College receives from our trustees, alumni and friends,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. “We are deeply grateful for the support of the Dyer family.” n
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Hart International Plaza Ferrum College dedicated Hart International Plaza, named after the College’s eighth president, Joseph T. Hart, on Friday, May 6, 2011. The event was attended by many members of the Hart family, donors to the Plaza and current Board of Trustee members, along with current faculty, staff, alumni and students. “Joe Hart shepherded Ferrum from a junior college to the fouryear institution we know today. Students now attend the College from many foreign countries; international opportunities for Dr. Joe Hart study and research have taken students and faculty to such places as Bolivia, Malawi, Russia, Spain, China, Ireland and England,” said President Jennifer Braaten. “It is fitting that Hart International Plaza, which celebrates our diverse community, be named in his honor.”
Upon the naming of the Plaza in his honor, Hart commented, “I am entirely thankful in every way, and my family joins me in expressing that gratitude. We are all very fortunate to have had wonderful experiences here at the College—with the people represented. That is what College really is. I hope that this Plaza can facilitate meeting and learning from other people and that we can extend our motto of ‘Not Self, But Others’ through this beautiful new facility.” Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Overlooking Adams Lake in the center of campus, the Plaza, the new “gateway” to the College, will also serve as a multiuse outdoor campus venue. Elements include graceful banners, a sculptural steel globe, information kiosk, brickwork, park benches, and colorful plantings. With the leadership of Jody Brown, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre; Kathleen Holt Smith; and major benefactors, Franklin Community Bank,
Dr. Jim Davis ’65 and Carthan Currin III ’84 shared memories and tributes of Dr. Hart during the dedication luncheon.
S. Kelly Herrick ’84 and the William W. & Virginia B. Sale Foundation, Hart friends and family raised over $112,000 to complete the project.
The Hart Family
The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission will provide funding for upgrades in Garber Hall. About the Tobacco Commission: The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is a 31-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly to promote economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has awarded 1,475 grants totaling more than $834 million across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has made available nearly $288 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders. This is the second TIC grant bestowed to the College. The first, awarded in 2003, was a $250,000 planning grant that was subsequently leveraged into a $16 million + USDA Rural Development construction loan, the largest loan of its kind ever awarded to an institution of higher education.
he Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (Tobacco Commission) has awarded Ferrum College funds totaling over $375,000 for improvements and renovations to Garber Hall, the College’s primary science facility. “This is great news for Ferrum College and specifically its science programs,” said Jason Powell, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “We have made great progress in laboratory renovations and equipment purchases in the past year. This grant will allow us to continue making significant improvements to the science facilities used to educate all students at Ferrum College, particularly those in the health and preprofessional sciences.” In making the award, the Tobacco Commission praised Ferrum College for providing opportunities to young people in central and southwest Virginia. “Ferrum is an asset to our region and has been a good partner with the Tobacco
Commission as we have worked to have more high school students from the region attend college and hopefully return to help revitalize our communities,” said Sen. Frank Ruff of Clarksville.
Ferrum College Awarded $375,636 for Laboratory Improvements Ferrum College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Kim Blair, complemented the commission for its insight. “We appreciate the depths to which the Commission went in determining the recipients of this funding. There are many worthy organizations in which they could have placed their faith and funding, and we are so pleased the commissioners chose Ferrum College,” she said. The grant will be used to update three specific laboratories (chemical synthesis, cell and molecular biology, and microbiology) and to purchase a scanning electron microscope. Additional College funds and donations are being allocated to expand the instructional capacity of the facility. Construction will begin in the spring 2012 semester. n
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Grant to Be Used for Sustainability Development
errum College recently received a $383,612 gift from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation that will be used by the College’s Environmental Science and Sustainability programs to purchase laboratory equipment and to establish an endowment for the Institute for Integrative Learning, which houses the College’s Center for Sustainable Development. “We began installing the new equipment this past semester, and students will be using it during the spring semester. This is an exciting time to be working in the sciences at Ferrum College,” said Ferrum College Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Jason Powell. Ferrum College’s environmental science program, which is among the oldest in the United States, has deliberately cultivated a strong scientific foundation for its graduates. “We are so appreciative of the Cargill Foundation’s generous gift to the College, as it will help us stay at the forefront in this important area of study,” said Ferrum College Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Leslie Lambert. n
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English Biomass Energy & Research Complex Ground Breaking
he words “visionary” and “boiler” don’t often appear in the same sentence. But the connection was more than appropriate as Ferrum announced construction of a new biomass boiler, which would provide a green source of energy to campus. Announced on October 21, 2011, with the help of U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt (R, 5th District), the boiler will provide approximately 65 percent of campus heat and hot water. It will also generate about 800 KWe of electricity for the College—roughly enough to operate 660 American homes annually. In addition it will include a research laboratory, which will allow students to study alternative fuel technologies in a hands-on environment.
John English, father of Ferrum alumnus, Chuck English ’10, and CEO of English Boiler and Tube, Inc., was instrumental in providing the College with the equipment and expertise necessary for the innovative project. Below: Rep. Robert Hurt and John English, surrounded by Ferrum faculty and students, unveil the construction sign to officially begin the Biomass Boiler project.
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“This is exactly the kind of leadership that we have to have in this country to solve our energy issues. The fact that it’s here at Ferrum is no surprise,” said Hurt, who called the project, “visionary.” The facility, to be known as the English Biomass Energy and Research Complex, was designed by English Boiler and Tube, Inc., of Richmond and will be built by English Construction of Lynchburg. The
companies are installing the boiler in cooperation with the College. Construction on the site began in August and completion is expected by March 2012. “We are proud to be building a facility that serves as an example of Ferrum’s commitment to sustainable initiatives,” said College President Jennifer Braaten. Braaten noted that the biomass boiler will also include an instructional area and research boiler to provide Ferrum College faculty and students with a working lab in which to study green energy technologies. Biomass boilers are designed to burn sustainable fuels at extreme temperatures in which emissions, primarily in the form of steam, fall well within the guidelines prescribed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Quality. The boiler will burn by-products from the lumber industry, which in many cases would be considered waste. In the future the boiler may also burn agricultural products such as locally grown switchgrass. Buying fuel regionally for the boiler will serve as an added economic boost to the area. n President Braaten and Rep. Robert Hurt
A Decade of Enrichment in Student Life
or Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Andrea Zuschin, watching the student body increase to half again its size is only one of the many areas of growth in student life she has witnessed or helped to bring about since arriving at Ferrum College in July 2000. In the last decade, Ferrum’s intramural and athletic programs have grown dramatically. The College is moving from solely local Greek societies to national ones. Students have access to greatly expanded personal counseling and career services. Weekend transportation to Rocky Mount and Roanoke is now offered, and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is instrumental in getting students involved in campus organizations and providing varied entertainment, including concerts by former child soldier,
international hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal and local band After Jack, which plays an eclectic blend of Americana. Zuschin praises other recent improvements, including the attention given to energy conservation and the College’s work with local farmers to provide food for the dining hall. “Our farm-totable program is really ahead of the curve,” she observes. Students are more social, says Assistant Director of Dining Services Mike Ferguson ’81, citing the packed coffee houses run by Dr. John Kitterman, associate professor of English, and the Chrysalis staff. When he joined the Ferrum staff in 2006, few students attended basketball games so Ferguson started a spirit team. “Now the gym is packed at every home game, and there’s support for away games, too,” he says. n
ON Campus 95th Annual Commencement 2011 .............................................38 Blue Ridge Institute News .......................................................... 40
Virginia Quilts & Bedcovers...................................................41
BRI Archives Music Online.....................................................41
Folklife Festival 2011.............................................................42
Crowder Family Donates Collection
of John Wesley Memorabilia.................................................43
Empty Bowls 2011........................................................................43 pg. 42
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Ferrum College Celebrates 95th Annual Commencement
Ferrum’s 95th annual commencement included two new twists in 2011. Students walked across a brand-new “stage” as they received their diplomas, and the evening before they participated in the inaugural candle lighting ceremony as a close to the Baccalaureate service in Vaughn Chapel.
wo Ferrum College alumni were honored during the May 5 ceremony. “Heed the words of George Washington,” the graduates were advised by commencement speaker James (Jim) A. Davis ’65,
president emeritus of Shenandoah University and former faculty member and academic dean at Ferrum. Davis read passages from George Washington’s famous book on the rules of civility, urging the graduates to live life by being “tenderhearted but tough minded.” Davis wrote his own version of Washington’s book, updating it with rules to deal with such modern advancements as cell phones and automobiles.
Left: Anthony (Tony) R. Giesen, Ferrum Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Faculty Moderator carrying the College mace. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
The Hart International Plaza, in the center of campus and adjacent to both the Stanley Library and Garber Hall, was a perfect location for graduation. Named for Ferrum’s eighth president, Joe Hart, the Plaza, with its waving banners, brick façade and beautiful landscaping is not only the home of commencement ceremonies, but also a new way to welcome visitors to campus.
Jim Grobe ’72, head football coach at Wake Forest University and member of the then Ferrum Junior College Coastal Conference championship football team under legendary Coach Hank Norton, received the Benjamin M. Beckham Medallion, Ferrum’s highest alumni honor. During brief remarks, Grobe praised Ferrum College and Coach Norton, saying, “I learned a lot more about character than I did about football, and I learned a lot about football.” Grobe said he was “proud to be a Ferrum graduate” and urged those about to receive their diplomas to “go out and make a better life for other people.” James (Jim) A. Davis ’65
Jim Grobe ’72
The evening before nearly 200 graduates of the class of 2011 along with faculty, parents and staff silently walked from the Chapel to the Plaza, taking a moment to light candles and to reflect on Ferrum’s motto of “Not Self, But Others” and the light of knowledge they would be carrying into the world. n
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The Blue Ridge Institute Makeover
Nip and Tuck
All it took was a little Nip and Tuck — and a $675,000 federal grant. New gallery space on the front of the BRI will offer visitors a permanent exhibition on Blue Ridge folkways as well as regular rotating shows. Expansion in back will increase archives and collections cataloging space. Old gallery space is being renovated into a classroom.
here’s been a bit of dust around the Blue Ridge Institute this year, and when it settles there will be room for more exhibits, archives and lessons.
The Ferrum College oxen, Nip and Tuck, handled the official sod turning ceremonies on May 20. Under the gentle guidance of Rebecca Austin, BRI coordinator of outreach and interpretation and parent of two Ferrum alumni, the team showed no strain in pulling a single bottom plow through the grass in front of the museum, cheered on by dozens of onlookers. “The Blue Ridge Institute, with its exhibits, research and contributions to the study of Blue Ridge and Appalachian culture, is tremendously important to the mission of the College,” said President Jennifer Braaten. “This expansion will allow the College to carry its study of mountain lore and culture to even more people, and because of our enrollment growth the classroom component will be especially important to our students and faculty.”
State Representative Virgil Goode
In recent years the museum found itself in dire need of additional storage and archives space. “We are a victim of our own success,” said Museum Director Roddy Moore. “We have accumulated a wealth of important artifacts, and the facility requires quality, climate-controlled space to preserve the material.” As just two examples of rare material needing special handling, Moore cited the Blue Ridge Heritage Archive, a permanent repository for folklife-related recordings, photographs, and documents, and BRI Recordings, which includes nearly a century of Virginia folk music in Grammynominated compilations.
Although travelers on the Crooked Road Music Trail are finding that power saws and dulcimers make a strange duet as construction on the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building nears completion, the museum’s exhibit, The Virginia Dulcimer: 200 Years of Bowing, Strumming & Picking, remained on display as renovations continued through the summer and winter months. Work is slated for completion in early 2012 with Virginia Quilts & Bedcovers scheduled as the display in the new exhibit space. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
BRI Director Roddy Moore
Meanwhile the highly popular and well-traveled exhibit entitled Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth is returning home after a July–December showing at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. The rockabilly exhibit originally appeared in the BRI in 2009 and has since toured the Commonwealth with stops in Richmond and Abingdon. The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, which opened in the early 1970s and was designated in 1986 as the official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore by the General Assembly of Virginia, receives many thousands of visitors each year, including dozens of local school groups. It is also a designated stop on the celebrated Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, which links a number of southwest Virginia towns and venues with ties to traditional mountain music. n
Blue Ridge Institute Archives Music Online (and FREE!)
Virginia Quilts & Bedcovers To celebrate the “new and improved” Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, we will open the 2012 season with Virginia Quilts & Bedcovers, an exhibition of remarkable and rarely seen vintage textiles. Watch for the reopening date in spring 2012!
Need a breather from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, et al? Take your ears on a roots-music tour through the Ferrum College Collection on the Digital Library of Appalachia (www.aca-dla.org).
This is real Americana—blues, ballads, bluegrass, old-time fiddle and banjo tunes, gospel, early country, and vintage radio as well as photos, interviews, and folktales—all from the Blue Ridge Institute’s archives. BRI entries on the DLA now total over 5,000, a number sure to grow as digitization continues. The Digital Library of Appalachia is a free, open-access resource. As for the music … well, it’s a pretty good bet none of the musicians ever wore a fireworks-shooting brassiere. n
Ferrum College Board of Trustees member, Harry Norris and Natalie Norris (left) hosts of the upcoming Virginia Quilts & Bedcovers exhibit 41
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With just a hint of fall in the air, more than 10,000 visitors gathered on the Ferrum campus for the 38th Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. Join us for this yearâ€™s festival on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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Crowder Family Donates Museum-Quality Collection of John Wesley Memorabilia Ferrum College Board of Trustees member Thelma Crowder and her husband, Harold, recently donated a portion of their collection of John Wesley memorabilia to the College. The exhibit, now on display in John Wesley Hall, comprises 43 items and features a porcelain bust from the 18th century said to be one of the best likenesses of John Wesley, the principal founder of the Methodist movement. Acquired by the Crowders over a span of more than 50 years, this exceptional assemblage is housed in a custom cabinet commissioned by the couple from Underwood Cabinets in Ferrum. Included are works by the finest 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century English porcelain, china and pottery manufacturers including Wedgwood, Leeds, Kent, Staffordshire, Minton, Enoch Wood and Sunderland. “Harold and Thelma Crowder have been extremely generous to the College with their gift of these beautiful pieces spanning three centuries,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. “We hope people will enjoy the collection while reflecting upon the extraordinary legacy of John Wesley, whose visionary influence continues to this day in churches and educational institutions throughout the world.” n
Empty Bowls 2011 Following on the heels of last year’s successful event, Ferrum saw the return of Empty Bowls in 2011. The November event raised $4,000 for the Panther Packs program, which helps provide food to children at Ferrum Elementary. Students, faculty and local artists—including members of the Blue Ridge Potters Guild—created 300 pottery bowls. Those who participated received soup and artisan bread for a donation of $10—and they were allowed to keep the bowl. After a successful event in 2010, organizers created 300 bowls in 2011, an increase of 100 over the previous year. n
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Kristin C. Waters
Director of the Ferrum Fund
Major Gifts Officer
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Gift Recorder
Public Relations Assistant & Graphic Designer
Gene Bourne joined the Ferrum College Institutional Advancement office in October 2011. He brings to the job over 10 years’ experience in higher education fundraising, including extensive knowledge of annual programs. His previous positions included Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Director of the Annual Fund and Director of the Roanoke Fund at Roanoke College. During that time he managed the annual giving fundraising program, increasing alumni giving percentage, surpassing the annual fund goal each year and reaching new levels of membership in the major donor giving society. His main objective at Ferrum will be to build on the sound foundation that exists and to grow the Ferrum Fund to record breaking participation and numbers.
Bourne is a 1993 graduate from Roanoke College and lives in Salem, Virginia, with his wife, Tina, and two girls, Madison and Callie. He is also an EMT in the Salem Rescue Squad.
Joanna Coleman returns to Ferrum after a two-year hiatus and will now serve in the Institutional Advancement office in a fundraising capacity, calling on donors and friends of the College. She most recently held the position of Director of Development & Communications with Family Service of Roanoke Valley, managing the annual campaign, donor relations, marketing and public relations for the nonprofit agency. Prior to that role, she spent eight years at Ferrum College, two with the Ferrum Fund and as the Director of Alumni and Family Programs. Coleman, a member of the Roanoke College class of 1998, graduated from Leadership Roanoke Valley earlier this year and sits on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, Inc. She and her husband, John, live in Roanoke and have two daughters.
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Sara Jamison came to the Ferrum Institutional Advancement Office in October 2011. She is a 2003 graduate of Franklin County High School and a 2006 graduate of Roanoke College. She worked for four years for her alma mater as the Coordinator of Development Records in the Resource Development Office. She brings an outstanding background in technology, particularly with higher education administrative databases. Jamison is an avid runner and competes in many local area 5K events. She is married to Stuart, a PE teacher at Lee Waid Elementary in Rocky Mount, Virginia, who also serves as the head golf coach at Franklin County High School. She and Stuart recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Wyatt.
Kristin Waters joined the Ferrum College Public Relations department at the beginning of November 2011. In addition to writing and design work, her new role at the College will be to increase Ferrum’s social media presence. Waters received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and worked for years in the nonprofit sector with positions at Virginia’s Explore Park in Roanoke and the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. Her career history includes extensive experience with brochure, newsletter, ad and other graphic design work for print and digital output, as well as copywriting and editing for newspaper, magazine, newsletter and online articles. An artist who also creates commissioned and original artwork of horses, dogs and other subjects, Waters spends much of her free time training for and competing in the sport of endurance horseback riding.
ttendance at chapel was mandatory twice a week when C. Wesley Astin ’74, dean of the chapel and religious life, came to Ferrum College in 1972. The service was highly liturgical, with the minister preaching from a pulpit that was elevated five or six steps above the congregation and covered by a huge shell to project the speaker’s voice. There was no electronic sound system. Today there might be no need for one. Monday night chapel usually draws 100–110 members of the campus community to hear words of religious wisdom and to listen to Ekklesia, the worship team. Ten vocalists, guitarists, keyboard players, drummers, and other percussionists play spirited religious music, from contemporary to gospel, while words and images are flashed on the wall. “It’s fun!” says Astin. “I’ll never be one of those people who sit in church and say ‘It’s too loud!’”
A Decade in the Religious Life of Ferrum College
These contemporary, ecumenical and well-attended services held on Monday nights are a result, in part, of a gift from the United Methodist Women, who provided funding for the worship team to have its own sound system. Those who know the history of Ferrum College will remember that the women of the Methodist Church started the school almost 100 years ago. “Jennifer Braaten has nurtured the relationship between the College and the church,” says Astin, who recalls Dr. Braaten’s presentation in October 2002, at a meeting of United Methodist Women in Blackstone, Virginia. “She made an awesome presentation related to the College’s commitment to the church. She received a standing ovation, and there were hundreds of women there.” Members of the worship team Ekklesia chose their name from the Greek word for “church,” but the literal translation is “called-out bunch.” According to Astin, “They like the idea of being a bunch called to serve in this way.” The idea of serving is what Astin wants students to take away from services, from Bible studies, and from his work in preparing students in Christian education. “That passage in Matthew (25) about ‘whenever I was hungry, you gave me food, and whenever I was naked, you clothed me,’ that’s what it’s all about; that’s what Ferrum is all about,” he says. And as Astin says, “It’s all summed up in the Ferrum motto.” n
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Campus Ministries Cruises Caribbean Churches Departing San Juan, Puerto Rico, and making stops in St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao, Ferrum College alumni, trustees and United Methodist friends spent seven days at sea for a wonderful week of fun, faith and fellowship.
he journey gave all aboard the opportunity to enjoy many of the sites and traditions and cultures of the various islands. Highlights included: a worship service in the second-oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere; the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, which holds the tomb of the Spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León; a visit to the historic Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim, located in Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas and the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the United States; and the white graves with crosses marking the stations of the Cross, which surround the bright yellow Chapel of Alto Vista, known as “Pilgrim’s Church,” the oldest chapel on the island of Aruba. The beautiful island of Curacao was the last stop on the tour, ending the week, appropriately, where all the churches of the island were meeting for a council with the goal of fulfilling the words of Christ, “That they all may be one.” n
JOURNEYS OF PAUL
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CRUISE!
Save the date – May 2013! Join the President and the Dean of the Chapel on a Middle East cruise! As we look to 2013 and the Ferrum College Centennial Celebration, we are in the planning stages of a “Journeys of Paul” cruise. The tentative dates are May 14–25, 2013 and the cost begins around $4,000 per person based on double occupancy from New York. You will visit such sights as Alexandria, Cairo, Jerusalem, Haifa, Cyprus, Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykonos. There will be special lectures on “Understanding Paul for Today’s Christian” led by the Reverend Conrad Braaten. If you would like to join Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer Braaten and Dean of the Chapel, the Reverend Wes Astin for more information regarding this special Ferrum College Centennial Mediterranean Cruise please contact Wes Astin ’74, Dean of the Chapel, 622 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, VA 24088 or simply email email@example.com.
Above left: Ferrum College alumni and friends pose with Dean of the Chapel & Religious Life, Wes Astin ’74 during the seven-day Campus Ministries cruise through the Caribbean. 1. Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan and the second-oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. 2. Saint Thomas Synagogue, built in 1833, is the second-oldest synagogue and longest in continuous use now under the American flag. The synagogue, the fourth on its site, was originally built in 1796 by Sephardic Jews who had come to the Caribbean to finance trade between Europe and the New World. The synagogue’s Hebrew name translates as the “Congregation of Blessing, Peace, and Loving Deeds.” 3. Alto Vista Chapel stands on the hills above the north shore of the sea on the island of Aruba. The small, stark yellow chapel is a conspicuous religious monument and meditation site for people of all faiths.
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errum College was established in 1913 by the Virginia Conference of The Methodist Church through the influence of its Woman’s Society of Christian Service. The reaccreditation by the University Senate indicates that the Senate and United Methodists across the country recognize the contributions of Ferrum College to the Church and her future. Starting as a mission school, Ferrum continues to give our students the opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. The University Senate knows that the bright future of the Church hinges on educating leaders who are mission minded, and Ferrum College is second to none in that regard. We not only consider ourselves as related to The United Methodist Church but also hold strongly that we are in partnership with The United Methodist Church—this was very visible to the Senate members when they visited Ferrum. The University Senate of The United Methodist Church is an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Approval by the Senate is a prerequisite to institutional claim of affiliation with The United Methodist Church. To qualify for affiliation with The United Methodist Church, institutions must maintain appropriate academic accreditation. n 47
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STRONG METHODIST CONNECTIONS ENDURE We take our United Methodist connection very seriously. We believe that the future of the Church depends on having well-educated men and women being trained in the classroom but with a hands-on experience. All of our students preparing for ministry, however that is defined for each individual, must take the biblical courses that will prepare them to lead the next generation, in addition to their work alongside experienced clergy and their involvement in mission opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. Ferrum has trained many, many pastors within the Virginia Conference. Listed here are only a few of some of our most recent graduates who are leading the Church today. I think you will agree, the Church has a bright future under their leadership!
Eric Anderson ’00
I work as the director of Children and Youth Ministries at Redwood United Methodist Church. Every week I get to share Christ with the amazing youth and children of this church through music, bible study and serving those in need. Ferrum prepared me for this awesome adventure by providing experiences both in the classroom and out in the world that helped me grow in knowledge and faith. Anderson ’00
Rick Barton ’08
I am currently serving Oyler’s Chapel-Rehoboth Cooperative Parish United Methodist Churches in Franklin County and am in my eighth year of ministry. I found the educational opportunities and willingness of professors to work one-on-one with students to be extremely valuable, as I entered Ferrum College later in life after retiring from the U.S. Navy. I graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in April 2011 with a Master of Divinity, and I give credit to the professors of Ferrum College for this achievement.
Rev. Carl L. Perez ’01
“Not Self, But Others,” is not just my college motto but my calling in life! As an Ordained Elder in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, I have been blessed by being a part of ministries that are life changing and community building. Ferrum College was the community that formed, shared, and then mentored me into a life of service.
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him that transcended the classroom and actually changed my life. As I visited local churches with him and shared in the Gospel message I began to see how God had been working in my life and the lives of those around me. I realized in those moments the call to full-time ministry. It has been through the living out of this calling in full-time ministry through the United Methodist Church that I feel I’m involved in the most interesting and fulfilling callings anyone could ever have. For me it’s the opportunity to help others come to know and understand the transforming love of Jesus Christ along with the chance to help others realize that holy moments are happening all around us. This chance for people to see, know and experience this makes me think that what I do every day is really the most exciting thing anyone can do. I mean, I know I’m living the dream!
Joe Torrence ’97
I am the Senior Youth Minister at Christ Church Episcopal in Richmond, Va. We are located in the heart of Short Pump and have a youth ministry of over 200 active students. I serve as the Minister to these students and their families. Ferrum taught me what it means to live by the motto, “Not Self, But Others.” I do my best to serve the families I work with, the schools in this community and the world by acting on their behalf and living with others in mind.
Kameron Wilds ’11
I am the pastor at Grace Design UMC in Danville, Va. I am also a full-time student at Duke University’s Divinity School. My experience at Ferrum was truly a blessing. Dr. Howell in the Religion Department and the teachers in Sociology could not have prepared me any better!
New Coach, New Team, New Pool
indsay DeLaRosby joined the Ferrum athletics staff in March 2011 as Women’s Swimming Head Coach. She came to Ferrum from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served a year as Assistant Swimming Coach for both the men’s and women’s programs. Prior to joining the staff at Trinity, DeLaRosby served as Assistant Swimming Coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Trinity and Springfield are both NCAA Division III institutions. At both schools, DeLaRosby assisted the head coach in all aspects of a varsity swim program, including: recruiting, daily practice workouts, on-deck teaching and coaching during practice and competitions, event management, coordination of travel and academic monitoring. DeLaRosby is also proficient in FrontRush recruiting software and swimming sportspecific software Hytek Team Manager and Hytek Meet Manager. DeLaRosby is a 2005 graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, where she was a four-year swimmer for the Cardinals. She served as team captain her senior year and set a new school record in the 50-yard freestyle. As a senior at Saint Mary’s, she served as Head Swimming Coach at Winona Middle School for the Fall/Winter 2005 season. She remained active with swimming as a personal swimming instructor through 2006, leading to the Assistant Swimming Coach position at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, for the 2007–08 year.
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eLaRosby enrolled in Springfield’s Master of Education program in the fall of 2008 and served the year as Assistant Swimming Coach as a graduate assistant. She earned her M.Ed. in Physical Education, Athletic Administration, in May 2010. DeLaRosby holds CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid Certification and NCAA Recruiting Test certification. She also was certified in Sports Management at Loyola University Chicago in November 2005. The Panthers hosted the inaugural home meet on November 11 and posted a 110–60 win over Emory & Henry College. Fans crowded into the newly renovated Swartz Gym pool to take part in the historical event. The Panthers also took part in the Sixth Annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by the Carleton College swimming and diving teams November 8th. The Panthers joined thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation—as well as student-abroad teams—to participate in the 2011 “Hour of Power” event, honoring those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton swimmer Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. n
More people than ever are hearing about Ferrum College athletics and other campus activities, thanks to a new partnership between the College and ESPN Radio. Radio listeners—driving down the road, listening in the garage or at a barbeque— may have done a double take this year, saying to themselves, “I know I’m listening to the ball game, but I could swear I just heard Jennifer Braaten’s voice on the radio.”
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It was no audio mirage. Ferrum College president, Dr. Jennifer Braaten is, in fact, on ESPN. She introduces the popular SportsCenter program and invites listeners to tune in on Saturday mornings for a 10-minute talk show featuring Ferrum College coaches. “We thought this would be a good way to reach out to potential student-athletes, as well as the Panther alumni,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement
ilson Paine developed some close relationships while at Ferrum, including with his tennis coach, Gary Holden, with whom he often stays when he returns to campus. Paine insists he had no idea he was unique and certainly not enough so to attend Harvard. “My professors at Ferrum truly encouraged me to give Harvard a shot and helped me along the way,” Paine says. Not only is Paine grateful for the support and encouragement he received while at Ferrum, but he truly believes the wide range of experiences at Ferrum gave him the diverse background he needed for acceptance into a graduate school the caliber of Harvard.
From Ferrum to Harvard to FEMA
Admittance to Harvard University is not an accomplishment achieved by many; Wilson Paine ’07 is one of the few who can list Harvard on his résumé. From a small town in Tennessee, Paine was looking for a fresh start and an opportunity to play tennis at the collegiate level. After reaching out to several colleges in this area, he received an enthusiastic response from Ferrum College.
“I studied abroad three times, played a varsity sport and was student body president, all in four years. The support of the faculty and staff, the exposure to different cultures and the exploration of ideas were invaluable to me.” Trips to China with Dr. Jack Corvin to study philosophy, a semester in London with Dr. Milton Rowan and an ecotourism study in South Africa with Dr. Dave Johnson are adventures Paine will always remember. The tennis team will also always hold special memories and experiences for Paine. Of his time in student government he says, “the opportunities to speak at fundraisers and campus events were amazing.” While at Harvard, Paine studied religion and ethics in politics, and he felt that his experiences at Ferrum in practical applications of analyzed text were
Kim Blair. “Almost one-third of the students on campus participate in Division III athletics. It seemed like a perfect pipeline to present the case for Ferrum College.” Under the agreement with ESPN Radio in Virginia, which includes four stations – 106.3 FM in Danville, 1240 am in Roanoke, 1320 am in Lynchburg and 1350 am in Bedford, the College receives a mix of commercials, 10-second announcements
particularly useful. “I came to Harvard understanding how to manage time and with a broader exposure to philosophy, history, and religion and how to apply them in a more useful manner than many of my classmates.” Paine is currently working as a Presidential Management Fellow, which was decidedly more competitive than getting into Harvard! From a field of about 8,000 applicants, only around 600 end up with a fellowship. Once a student is awarded a fellowship, he or she only has one year to get a job with a government agency. Paine was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he will be rotating between FEMA and the State Department over the course of two years. Paine has a particular fondness for FEMA, saying “FEMA is a lot like Ferrum; its mission is to help others in their time of greatest need, and Ferrum’s mission is very similar.” Perhaps that is
why he is enjoying his work at FEMA to such a great extent.
and advertising space on the website of ESPN in Virginia. In addition ESPN offered live play-by-play for four home football games. Negotiations are under way as well to provide broadcasts for at least two men’s basketball games.
players. A portion of the show is also devoted to the promotion of other events on campus, such as homecoming activities, Family Day or the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
On Saturday mornings, listeners can tune in at 10 a.m. to hear the latest news from Ferrum athletics during a 10-minute program called Home of the Panthers featuring interviews with coaches and
As a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, Paine has seen the many changes undergone by Ferrum on a firsthand basis. The examination of the academic structure at Ferrum and the increase in enrollment are particularly heartening to Paine; “the search for improvement is a priority.” Paine encourages other alumni to give back to Ferrum in whatever way they are able. “Ferrum gave us all something while we were here, and I believe we have a responsibility to give back to Ferrum as we move forward.” He stresses that the value of a degree from Ferrum rises as the alumni make participation and financial support a priority, no matter what the size of the gift may be. “A donation means so much to Ferrum, and it gives us a voice in the future of our institution.” n
So far the response has been great. “Everywhere I go, people tell me they hear about Ferrum on ESPN,” said Blair. “It’s raising the profile of the College – making us more top of mind, and that’s exactly what we want.” n
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Mitchell Earns All-America in Men’s Basketball Ferrum College senior forward Derek Mitchell was named to the National Basketball Coaches Association All-America First Team at the close of the 2010–11 season. Mitchell led Ferrum to a stellar 23–5 record, a new school record for single-season wins, and helped the team earn regular season and tournament runner-up finishes in the USA South Athletic Conference. The Panthers also set a new school record with an 11-game winning streak to open the season. Mitchell averaged 19.7 points and 13.2 rebounds per game for Ferrum. He closed a stellar career as the College’s #2 career scorer with 1,624 points, and holds Ferrum records for career rebounds (1,258), career rebound average (12.5 rpg), season rebounds (357 in 2011) and season rebound average (13.6 rpg in 2010). Mitchell’s major honors in 2011 include USA South Player of the Year, VaSID State Player of the Year, D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year and NABC District III Player of the Year. Mitchell is only the second men’s basketball player in school history to earn All-America honors since Ferrum joined the NCAA Div. III ranks in 1985. He joins Everett Foxx, who earned NABC second team All-America honors in 1992. Derek Mitchell earned All-America First Team honors last year with the Ferrum men’s basketball team. He was the USA South Player of the Year, D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year, NABC District III Player of the Year and Virginia Sports Information Directors Small College Player of the Year.
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Mayo Has Stellar Year in Football, Basketball Marcus Mayo, a standout football and basketball player from Lexington, Virginia, completed a sensational season with the Panther athletic program in 2010–11. Mayo earned USA South Football Offensive Player of the Year honors along with All-Conference First Team at quarterback and second team at return specialist. Most student-athletes take time to wind down after a hectic season of collegiate athletics, but Mayo had other plans, jumping from the frying pan into the fire. The day following Ferrum’s last football game in 2010, Mayo was in Swartz Gym working with the men’s basketball team, ready to open the season and continue a school record 11-game winning streak. He helped lead the Panthers to a 23–5 overall record en route to All-Conference third team honors and a spot on the 2011 USA South All-Tournament team. 52
Two-sport standout Marcus Mayo earned three All-Conference honors in football last season, as well as two in men’s basketball. Mayo was the 2010 USA South Football Offensive Player of the Year and earned All-Conference honors as a quarterback and return specialist. He would later go on to earn All-Conference in basketball and a spot on the USA South All-Tournament Team. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2010–11 Academic All-Conference team, and Ferrum had 73 student-athletes named to the team. To be eligible for the Academic All-Conference team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average in both the fall and spring semesters. Student-athletes participating in any varsity sport are eligible. The sport does not have to be a Conference-sponsored sport. Individually, 16 student-athletes were doublewinners, earning spots on both the All-Conference and Academic All-Conference teams: Eddie McGrath and Paul Jaglowski from baseball; Zach Leonard, John Branch, Vince Munch, and TJ Grzesikowski from football; Thomas Robinson from men’s soccer; Kristen Keith from women’s basketball; Allie Sokolik, Lea McMillan and Kara Pegram from women’s soccer; Hannah Shumaker, Rachel Shumaker, Brittany Barlow and Kaitlyn Culler from softball; and Cara Jacobs from women’s lacrosse.
Ferrum was well represented on the 2011 USA South Football All-Conference Team, earning an unprecedented 16 honors, including seven First Team selections and two of the league’s Player of the Year awards. Senior quarterback Marcus Mayo has been named Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight year and freshman defensive lineman Josh Oliver has been named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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Mayo rushed for 915 yards and 12 touchdowns, and was 79/165 passing for 1,381 yards and an additional eight TDs. Mayo was named First Team AllConference at quarterback and second team at return specialist, a repeat from last season. He returned 15 punts this season for 167 yards and a touchdown. Mayo earned four Player of the Week honors in 2011, three times as Offensive Player of the Week and once as Special Teams Player of the Week. Oliver earned second team All-Conference honors. He had 34 tackles this season for the Panthers, including 17 solo and eight for loss, an interception, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery. Joining Mayo on the All-Conference First Team were offensive linemen Jack McDowell, running back Dontavious Gilbert, fullback Steven Harris, defensive linemen Lynwood Pickett and Chris Freycinet, and defensive back Tae Motley. This is Harris’ third All-Conference honor. McDowell and Motley earned their second consecutive First Team honor. Joining Oliver and Mayo on the second team were offensive linemen Zach Bossio and J.L. Tyree, linebackers Tremaine Whitney and Melvin Trotter, defensive back Marcco McNeal, and punter Wesley Franklin. Defensive lineman Shawn Winfrey earned honorable mention, and Whitney was Ferrum’s designee to the All-Sportsmanship team. Ferrum finished 7–3 overall under first-year Head Coach Dave Harper ’89. The Panthers closed the season with a USA South runner-up finish at 6–1 in league play. Nine seniors graduate this year.
Ferrum’s 2010–11 Honorees Yao Adjeoda-Sepenou Darren Agee Andrew Allwine Rebekah Amos Brittani Angelson Angelina Baaklini Brittany Baker Conley Balltzglier Brittany Barlow* Charles Beacom Anna Bowser John Branch* Garry Brandt Tyler Brubaker Courtney Burner Ashley Clements Brian Cox Erick Cox Kaitlyn Culler*
Kyle Downey Amanda Farmer Patrick Fechter Anthony Garcia Kayla Goins TJ Grzesikowski* Leah Gunter Lindsey Hager Marshall Hamilton Jacob Hardy Steven Harris Taryn Hayden Dexter Hinds Lenora Hinkley Samuel Holloway Cara Jacobs* Paul Jaglowski* Kelleigh Jio Kristen Keith*
Cameron Kolinski Zach Leonard* Kellee Lewis Joshua Liptak Chris McCalla II Jack McDowell* Edward McGrath* Lea McMillan* Joshua Mahaffey Christina Mannino Stephanie Marshall Roderick Mason Christopher Miller Kristen Monroe Vincent Munch Alexander Ogora Kara Pegram* Thomas Porter Damian Pulos
Scott Puschell Leah Quinones Amanda Redman Thomas Robinson* Haley Runion Vinsetta Secret-McDaniel Alexandra Sholl Hannah Shumaker* Rachel Shumaker* Allison Sokolik* Christopher Taylor Teara Terry Ryan Throckmartin Bradley Tribble Clayton Walvoort Charles Warren
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Ferrum Wins USA South Sportsmanship Award Ferrum had five teams win USA South Sportsmanship awards last season, earning the College the League’s overall award. This is the first time Ferrum has won the overall cup, presented to the College at halftime of Ferrum’s October 22, home football game against Greensboro College. Men’s tennis won its third team sportsmanship in 2011, while men’s soccer, volleyball, baseball and women’s lacrosse won for the first time. Above L to R: Senior Woman Administrator Vickie Van Kleeck, Director of Athletics Abe Naff and President Dr. Jennifer Braaten accept the 2011 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy from Commissioner Rita Wiggs.
All-Conference Teams Announced Ferrum sports teams had a number of student-athletes earn AllConference honors last year, including a pair of USA South Player of the Year honors. Headlining a list of stellar athletic performances was Derek Mitchell’s Player of the Year honor in men’s basketball and Marcus Mayo’s Offensive Player of the Year honor in football. Both were All-Conference First Team selections. In addition, Mayo earned a second-team award for his alternate position as return specialist with the football team plus a third-team selection for men’s basketball. In football, 11 All-Conference awards went to Ferrum players: John Branch, Quintel Banks, TJ Grzesikowski, Steven Harris, Zack Leonard, Marcus Mayo (QB & RS), Jack McDowell, Tae Motley, Vince Munch, Willie Taylor. Five women’s soccer players earned league honors: LaQuinta Garrett, Lea McMillan, Kara Pegram, Katie Hodkinson and Allie Sokolik. Aaron Gustine and Thomas Robinson made the team in men’s soccer. Mitchell was one of three men’s basketball players to earn AllConference, including Mayo and Keith Crump. It was Mitchell’s fourth straight All-Conference honor. Kristen Keith, Tesla Akers, Brittney Bullock and Shea Smith made it for women’s basketball. For Bullock, it also marked her fourth straight All-Conference award. Four baseball players earned All-Conference: Travis Crump, Paul Jaglowski, Caleb Dorton and Eddie McGrath. In softball, sisters Hannah and Rachel Shumaker both earned league honors, as did Brittany Barlow, Kaitlyn Culler, Courtney Burner and Shelbie Hall. Brooke Hewartson, Courtney Hamm, Cara Jacobs and Anna Wheeler were recipients in women’s lacrosse, while Scott Obenshain was Ferrum’s lone men’s golfer named to the team.
Andrew Senft had a stellar year with the men’s lacrosse program, notching 28 goals and 13 assists. The Panthers finished just under .500 with a 6–8 record in their first year of existence as a varsity program. Two of Ferrum’s losses were by a single goal.
Men’s Lacrosse Plays Inaugural Season The Ferrum men’s lacrosse team dug deep in the spring of 2011 and came up with a fine 6–8 record in its first year of existence. Coach Mark Frey’s team just missed the .500 mark, losing two games by one goal. Andrew Senft led the team with a stellar 41 points on 28 goals and 13 assists. Josh Liptak played the lion’s share of minutes in net for the Panthers in 2011 and was pictured in a great action photo in the May 2011 issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
Six Named Academic All-State When the 2011 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State Team was released in July, Ferrum was represented by six selections. VaSID recognized 180 student-athletes from 30 different schools for their academic performance during the past school year. Deserving student-athletes who were at least a sophomore and had a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average were eligible for the honor. The team includes all levels of college athletics in Virginia, including NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA schools.
Ferrum’s 2011 VaSID Academic All-State selections include: Brian Cox of the men’s golf team, Cara Jacobs of the women’s lacrosse team, Paul Jaglowski of the baseball team, Kristen Keith of the women’s basketball team, Christopher Miller of the men’s tennis team, and Rachel Shumaker of the softball team. Cox is now a senior business administration major from Floyd, Va. Jacobs is a 2011 graduate from Sumerduck, Va, who received her degree in psychology in May. Jaglowski is a senior international studies major from Chesapeake, Va. Keith is a senior accounting major from Martinsville, Va. Miller is a junior international studies major from Chandler, Ariz, and is currently studying abroad in Spain. Shumaker is a junior biology major from Blanch, N.C.
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Cara Jacobs with her parents, Cyndi and Larry Jacobs, and her grandmother, Jeannie Johnson, at a halftime ceremony to honor her as USA South Woman of the Year.
Jacobs Named USA South Woman of the Year
Ferrum’s Cara Jacobs was named the 2011 USA South Athletic Conference Woman of the Year. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes for their collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. Jacobs closed out her collegiate career as a women’s lacrosse player last spring. A starting midfielder for the Panthers, Jacobs was a three-time All-Conference
performer. She was an honorable mention in 2009, a First Team selection in 2010 and a second team honoree in 2011. Off the field, Jacobs had a near-perfect 3.97 GPA while majoring in Psychology and appeared on the Dean’s List every semester. Jacobs was the corecipient of the 2011 Ferrum President’s Cup. She was a four-time USA South Academic AllConference honoree. Jacobs also served as team captain the past two seasons. In 2010, Jacobs was the recipient of the Ferrum College Outstanding Student in Psychology Award. She served as a peer tutor and conducted various programs for residence hall occupants. Jacobs was a fouryear volunteer at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair for Rocky Mount Elementary School. The College honored Jacobs with a halftime ceremony during Ferrum’s home football game against Greensboro Oct. 22. USA South Commissioner Rita Wiggs was on hand along with Ferrum President Dr. Jennifer Braaten and members of Jacobs’ family, to present the 2011 USA South Woman of the Year award. Jacobs is currently in training to become a police officer.
only to see Howard Payne close with an 11–2 run to win the game. Coach Bill Tharp’s men beat Roanoke 72–66 Nov. 20 on the road in the V-Foundation Classic. Ferrum’s Lamont King and Daryl Hart were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball Hit the Court Ferrum’s women beat Roanoke 77–51 on the road Nov. 15 to open the season. The Panthers then won one of two games in the 2011 Bob Mason Classic held at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Coach Bryan Harvey’s team lost by five points to Howard Payne University, ranked #22 in the nation in the 2011 USA Today/ ESPN Preseason Poll. The Panthers led with just over three minutes left to play,
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Tyler Brubaker ’13
Rocky Mount, Virginia Major: Health and Human Performance Minor: Coaching, Criminal Justice
Career Plans: Tyler plans to teach and coach after graduation. Campus Activities: Football Team (wide receiver and quarterback) Honors: Caught 49-yard TD pass and threw 25-yard TD pass in Ferrum’s 37–6 win over Bridgewater 9/24/11, 2X USA South Academic AllConference.
Jake Hardy ’14
Chatham, Virginia Major: Sports Management Career Plans: Jake would like to coach college baseball and/ or golf team. Campus Activities: Men’s Golf Team Honors: 2011 Tom Kinder Memorial All-Tournament Team, 2011 Ted Keller Memorial All-Tournament Team, 2010–11 USA South Academic All-Conference.
“ My favorite thing about Ferrum is the small-town feeling it gives. You will always see or recognize people you know on your way to class, practice, sitting in the café, or in the dorms. And there will always be some kind of acknowledgment—a head nod, wave or friendly hello, and you can’t help but smile and feel like you belong.” –Stephanie Marshall ’14
“I really like Ferrum’s size. I feel like I’m not just a number here, because my professors all know who I am.” –Tyler Brubaker ’13
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Brooke Hewartson ’13 Leesburg, Virginia
Major: Health and Human Performance/Exercise Science Minor: Coaching Career Plans: Brooke plans to coach lacrosse and be a physical trainer. Campus Activities: Women’s Lacrosse Team Honors: 2010 USA South Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year & All-Conference First Team, 2011 USA South All-Conference First Team, USA South All-Tournament Team in 2010 and 2011.
Kristen Keith ’12
Martinsville, Virginia Major: Accounting Career Plans: Kristen plans to go to grad school to earn her master’s degree in Accounting. She also plans on taking the CPA exam and looking for a job with an accounting firm. Campus Activities: Women’s Basketball Team, SIFE Team, Accounting Club, Intramurals Honors: 4X USA South Rookie/Player of the Week, 3X USA South All-Conference Team, 2X USA South AllTournament Team, 2X All-State, 2X All-Region, 2X Academic All-Conference, Academic All-State, #9 on career scoring list with 1,139 career points heading into senior year.
“ I came to Ferrum because I loved the small size of the school. I wanted to gain personal relationships with my fellow students and professors instead of becoming just a number, and I have made friends for a lifetime. I couldn’t ask for a better college experience. I sure will miss Ferrum next year, but plan to always come back and support future teams!” –Kristen Keith ’12
“Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.” –Brooke Hewartson ’13
Stephanie Marshall ’14
Damian Pulos ’14
Major: Business Administration with a focus in Sports Management Minor: Mathematics
Major: Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science Minor: Coaching
Career Plans: After graduating, Stephanie would like to earn her master’s in Hospitality and Tourism from either Virginia Tech or Cornell University.
Career Plans: Pulos plans to attend grad school to earn a master’s degree in athletic training and then intends to work as a trainer for high school or college athletics.
Campus Activities: Women’s Soccer Team, President Lambda Sigma, Intramural sports, volunteer at Franklin County Humane Society
Campus Activities: Men’s Lacrosse Team, intramurals
Honors: 2010–11 USA South Academic All-Conference, Dean’s List twice so far.
Honors: 2010–11 USA South Academic All-Conference. 2010–2011 Dean’s List fall and spring semester.
“Ferrum caught my attention with its small class sizes and the men’s lacrosse team, but what keeps me here are the awesome people I’ve met as well as the opportunity to make my life better by getting a degree in an area I love to study and work with.” –Damian Pulos ’14
“ I came to Ferrum because they had the major I was interested in, Sports Management, plus it was close to my home. My first two years here have been a great experience for me.” –Jake Hardy ’14 Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Ferrum College recognizes the outstanding achievements of alumni who exemplify, in all aspects of their lives, the spirit of Ferrum’s motto: “Not Self, But Others.” Nominees must be alumni from any of the three eras of Ferrum College: Ferrum Training School, Ferrum Junior College, or Ferrum College. They must also have been active in College life during their time on campus and have remained involved in and supportive of Ferrum College as alumni. Candidates should also have a record of exceptional career achievement and of service to their community, church, or other organizations.
2011 Distinguished Alumni Award
he Ferrum College 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award was awarded posthumously to Richard Matthew Foutz ’61 on Saturday, September 24, 2011, during the Homecoming Alumni Awards ceremony. Richard Foutz received an Associate of Arts degree from Ferrum College in 1961. While playing for Hank Norton and the Panthers, his distinguished athletic career included receiving the coach’s first Most Valuable Player award and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America accolades. Not only did Foutz excel on the gridiron, he also played baseball and basketball. Foutz exemplified the highest ideals of athletics and sportsmanship at Ferrum and was inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He went on to earn a full scholarship to the University of Richmond and a master’s degree from Radford University.
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Distinguished Alumni Award 2011 Richard M. Foutz ’61.............................................................58 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees 2011 ........................................... 60 Profile Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 ...................................................62 Listing of ABOD Members.....................................................63 Profile Christal Hickson ’09...........................................................62 Profile Alumni in the Arts: Brian Robertson ’83............................................................. 64 Eric Russell ’94......................................................................65 Adam McNeil ’95................................................................. 66 Career Shift...................................................................................67 Campus Events............................................................................ 68 Alumni Chapter Events.................................................................70
alumni Scott, Matt, and Chad Foutz accepted the Ferrum College DAA in honor of their father during Homecoming 2011 ceremony.
Richard Matthew Foutz ’61
In 1965 Foutz was named “High School Coach of the Year” and served for a decade as head football, track and junior varsity basketball coach at Franklin County High School, eventually adding the position of Athletic Director to his achievements. Fondly remembered as “Coach Foutz,” he went on to teach physical education at Burnt Chimney Elementary from 1987 until 2000 and continued to support community athletics as an umpire and coach for Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth League and Sandlot Football. A native of Vinton, Virginia, Foutz came to Franklin County to play football at Ferrum College. He was an avid golfer and musician who played the guitar and performed at the Grand Old Oprey in Nashville on several occasions. He was a longtime and active member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church and was always noted for his fun-loving, youthful approach to life, his delight in others’ success, and his love of family, church, community, and athletics. Foutz and his wife, Carrie, also deceased, are survived by sons Matt Foutz (current FCHS assistant football coach) and wife, Hila, of Martinsville, Va.; Scott Foutz, of Rocky Mount, Va., and Chad Foutz and wife, Tammy, of Owensboro, Ky. along with four grandchildren. n Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
During Homecoming Weekend, the College announced its Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Four individuals were inducted including Leon Chadwick ’78, Keith Fisher ’68, Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01, and Bobby Unrue ’66. Also, former football coach Dave Davis was honored with special recognition.
Ferrum College Sports Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees Inductees exemplify the highest ideals of small college athletics, sportsmanship, and the spirit of the Ferrum College motto “Not Self, But Others.”
Leon Chadwick ’78
Keith E. Fisher ’68
De Soto, Texas
Leon Chadwick played football for Hank Norton for two years and was a member of Ferrum’s 1977 NJCAA National Championship team in 1977. As a wide receiver he led the Panthers both seasons in receptions and touchdown receptions. In 1978 he was awarded titles as a First Team All-American and as MVP in the Coastal League All-Star Game.
Keith Fisher was a member of Ferrum’s 1966 National Championship Runner-Up Football team. During his two-year career he started as safety and punt receiver for Coach Hank Norton.
Chadwick’s football prowess led him to continue play for two more years as a starting wide receiver for the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech, again leading his teammates in receptions and touchdown receptions. He went on to play with the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League and in 1981 signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. After his football career, Chadwick worked as Operations Manager with the Bank of America and then as Assistant Vice President of Operations with Wells Fargo Bank. He currently owns Fish Window Cleaning, a residential and commercial franchise in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 60
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Fisher, a member of the class of 1968, is a native of Lynchburg, where he served his country in the Lynchburg Army Reserves and his alma mater as a Ferrum College Alumni Fundraiser. His career began with the YMCA, first as the Executive Director of Central Virginia-Lynchburg YMCA and then as General Director. In 1987, Fisher was named the Executive Director of the Bedford YMCA. Fisher became the Executive Director of International Management Council in 1975 and went on to work as the Treatment Program Supervisor of Buckingham Correctional Center. He was awarded the Buckingham Correctional Center Employee of the Year in 1999. Fisher’s long history of dedication to his community includes membership in the Lynchburg Host Lions Club, the Bedford Lions Club and the Brothers & Sisters of Central Virginia.
Glade Hill, Virginia
Dave V. Davis
Joanna Gruver Hudzik was a starting defender and two-year team captain for Ferrum’s first regionally ranked women’s soccer team. She was a four-time USA South Academic All-Conference champ and was awarded the 2000 Ferrum Defensive Player of the Year. Her diverse talents also led her to a stint on the Panther’s women’s lacrosse team.
Rocky mount, Virginia
Hudzik is an avid sports enthusiast and has completed halfmarathons in Virginia Beach and overseas in Brussels, Belgium. Her extensive community service includes work on the Board of Directors of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Children’s Miracle Network, and the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour as well as the Ferrum College Alumni Board of Directors. She is the current president of the Rocky Mount Rotary Club and a member of the Smith Mountain Lake Lions, the Smith Mountain Lake Young Professionals and is a former Ambassador for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Hudzik has received numerous awards for her achievements, including the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Norma Jean Teass Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in 2011 and the Paul Harris Award for Rotary. She is an accredited jewelry professional and a coowner of Haywood’s Jewelers in Westlake.
Bobby Unrue ’66 Glade Hill, Virginia Bobby Unrue was a member of Ferrum’s 1965 National Championship Football team, who also ran track and started as defensive back for coach Hank Norton in both the 1964 and 1965 football seasons. Unrue went on to play football for two years at Hampden-Sydney, earning All-Conference honors in the Mason-Dixon Conference. He received HSC’s Ray A. Moore Team MVP Award in 1967, 1968 and 1969. An all-around athlete, Unrue excelled in football and track. He earned numerous gold medals, including one for shot put and discus in the 1967 Little Eight Championship, another in shot put and discus in the 1967 Mason Dixon Conference Championship, another for shot put at the 1968 Virginia State Collegiate Championship (along with a fourth place in discus) and yet another in 1969 at the Little Eight Championship. In 1969, Unrue was drafted into the United States Army and began a tour of duty in South Vietnam in 1970. He died on May 18, 1970, from complications of an injury sustained in the conflict and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star “for Distinguishing Himself by Outstanding Meritorious Service in Connection with Ground Operations Against a Hostile Force in the Republic of Vietnam During the Period of January 14 through May 18, 1970.”
Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01
Dave Davis led Panther football from 1994 through his retirement in 2011, previously serving for 10 years as assistant coach under Hank Norton. Under his tutelage, Ferrum’s 2000 team finished first in the nation in total defense with an average of just 165.0 yards-per-game allowed. Both Ferrum’s 2001 and 2002 teams won shared titles in the Dixie Conference before the league name was changed to the USA South. His 2005 team won a share of the USA South Athletic Conference title and represented the league in the NCAA Division III playoffs. During that same year, Ferrum finished first in the nation in rushing offense, racking up 361.4 yards per game on the ground. Davis coached 10 Ferrum “Conference Player of the Year” players, one “All-American” and one “Academic AllAmerican.” In 2005, Davis was named USA South Football Coach of the Year. Prior to joining the Ferrum staff, Davis spent a year with East Carolina’s defensive unit. He coached and/or worked as Athletic Director at Camden County High School, Scotland Neck High School, Northeast Academy, and Hobgood Academy.
The standards are high for members of the Ferrum College Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must have excelled in one or more sports while at Ferrum and subsequently have gone on to achieve significant success in their chosen career field. They must be an alumnus/a of the College who graduated at least 10 years prior to nomination. If not a graduate, a candidate must have attended Ferrum for at least three semesters. Honorary members, such as coaches and others who made a significant impact on College athletics, may also be considered. If you would like to nominate an alumnus/a for membership in the Ferrum College Sports Hall of Fame, please do so online at www.ferrumpanthers.com. 61
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Cobbs chose to attend Ferrum College mainly because of its location; Ferrum’s proximity to her home and family would allow her to pursue her bachelor’s degree while balancing her work and family as a nontraditional student. Often wondering how she would manage a course load and family obligations, Cobbs found the faculty and staff to be “wonderfully supportive of her endeavors.” Cobbs notes that she never felt she was alone from the day she walked onto campus. Ever since, she has supported all aspects of Ferrum College: the athletics, community events, and volunteer opportunities.
New ABOD President Urges Alumni Involvement
Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 takes the helm of the Alumni Association “A college degree is not easy, but definitely worthwhile. If you put forth the determination and hard work, an education is achievable for everyone.” This is the message that career educator, Ferrum College graduate and incoming President of the Alumni Board of Directors, Bernice Cobbs believes is important for everyone to hear.
During her days as a student at Ferrum, Cobbs remembers that several professors touched her life, but none more than Dr. Whited and the story of her infamous green highlighters. Rhetoric students will remember that Dr. Whited rewarded the top three papers in each class with a green highlighter or pen—an award of honor and distinction to her students. As Cobbs submitted a paper on analogies, she was quite nervous, wondering if she’d finally get one of those illustrious wands of green
Alumna Serving with Peace Corp in Moldova Cristy Hickson ’09 is living a dream she’s had since she was a teenager and taking the Ferrum College motto, “Not Self, But Others” to the other side of the world. Since June 2010, Hickson, who is from Baltimore, has served as a health educator for schools and communities volunteer working with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova, a landlocked state in Eastern Europe. Here she shares an update about her experiences so her College family can catch a glimpse into Moldovan culture and the life she is living post-Ferrum. n
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What do I love about being a Peace Corps Volunteer? I love that I feel like I am making a difference. The students I teach with my partners are learning about topics such as selfesteem, gender roles, diversity, and nutrition that they would not have been introduced to if they had not collaborated with Peace Corps. I love watching my partners that I teach with grow and become more confident and creative. I love that every day is different. I love experiencing a new culture, being introduced to their traditions, celebrations, and anecdotes. I love that I now have a home away from home here in Moldova.
And stick with it she did! Cobbs came to Ferrum with an associate’s degree from Virginia Western Community College. She turned that into a bachelor’s degree from Ferrum, followed by a master’s in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Virginia and another master’s in Educational Leadership from Radford University. Cobbs has also recently been accepted into the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Virginia Tech. As the first college graduate in her family, she feels the support and encouragement she received at Ferrum changed her life and the lives of her children, who have both earned college degrees themselves.
the Alumni Board of Directors. She wishes to remind all Ferrum alumni and friends of the Board’s mission to support the College, create opportunities and activities that meet the needs of a diverse alumni population. “Just as when we were students, Ferrum is still a great place and needs us to be a continued part of the school and its events, to promote the school and support future graduates in their endeavors.” Cobbs hopes it is obvious that the Alumni Board is working hard to meet the needs of Ferrum College alumni. Her message to Ferrum alumni on the fence about becoming involved again with Ferrum: “We need you to become active.” Bernice Cobbs is off to a great start as the President of the Ferrum College Alumni Board of Directors. Be sure to look for her at upcoming Ferrum events. n
Cobbs says she feels very humbled to have been selected to serve as the President of
I feel like everything in my life up to this point has prepared me to be a successful Peace Corps Volunteer. My parents and family taught me to work hard, be positive, to believe in myself, to never give up, and to contribute to my community. Being a student at Ferrum, I had professors like Jennie West and Martha Haley-Bowling who encouraged me to find strengths in both myself and in others, and then to use these strengths to serve my community. My friends like Sabina Bruington and Beth Simms made sure I laughed just as much as I worked. Without these people, I would not be here living a dream I have had since I was a teenager.
I now have less than a year left of my service, and I find myself thinking daily about what I will miss about this country, this culture, and this experience. I will miss my family and friends here. I will miss receiving hugs and apples from my students and the excitement on their faces when I announce a new project or activity. I will miss the smell of grapes as I run. I will miss my teaching partners. I will miss going to weddings that last all night and dancing the traditional dances. I will miss the random moments that seem to only happen here in Moldova. And I will miss helping my host mom shuck corn, pick beans, and collect grapes to make wine.
Ferrum College Alumni Board of Directors Mrs. Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 President Rocky Mount Mr. Oden L. Cornwell, III ’02 Vice President Boones Mill Mr. Joel L. Wilson ’81 Past President Mount Holly Mrs. Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 Golden Panthers President Ridgeway Mr. Donald L. Brown ’66 Staunton Mr. Samuel L. Camden ’66 Roanoke Mr. J. Randy Cline ’67 Harrisonburg Mrs. Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel ’43 Danville Mr. Kevin O. Dill ’79 Roanoke Mrs. Alice McDaniel Elliott ’03 Stafford Mr. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Gretna Mr. Bruce A. Griffith ’66 Stuart Mrs. Jean Wright Hodges ’56 Rocky Mount Mrs. Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01 Glade Hill Mr. Walter Paul Matthews ’07 Virginia Beach Mr. Jon D. Morris, Jr. ’94 Roanoke Mr. Wilson T. Paine ’07 Virginia Beach Mrs. Annie Mae Dowdy Rose ’57 Nellysford Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mechanicsville Mr. D. Stuart Smith ’95 Roanoke Mr. Luther D. Turner ’89 Glen Allen Mr. Steve F. Walker ’70 Roanoke Mrs. Amy Poole Williams ’93 Springfield Mr. Jeff A. Wilson ’85 Hobe Sound, FL Mrs. Amanda Cobler Witt ’04 Collinsville
ink. At long last her paper was returned, and she did, in fact, earn the coveted prize; to her, it may as well have been gold! Cobbs also credits her adviser at Ferrum for her successes, noting that Dr. Tina Hanlon was always supportive and available to talk with her about anything, never sugarcoating her situation. “She gave me the will to stick with it.”
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Brian Robertson ’83
Among the most well-known aspects of the Arts Program at Ferrum College is the Jack Tale Players, a group of students and professors collaborating to produce a dramatic interpretation of the folklore tales of the character Jack. Jack Tales were introduced in the United States in 1943 by a folklorist named Richard Chase.
hase’s version of Jack Tales centered on folk stories passed down through the generations of families in the Appalachian regions of North Carolina and Virginia. The Jack Tale Players at Ferrum College originated in 1975 with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts; R. Rex Stephenson created the dramatic group to share traditional Jack Tales with school children in the area. The Jack Tale Players have gone on to perform more than 2,500 times in 34 states and in England. Chase himself visited Ferrum College twice as the Jack Tale Players were developed. An audience member today will see a fast-paced production with authentic and traditional
Appalachian music brought to life by talented and creative actors. Many alumni of the Arts Program at Ferrum have fond memories not only of the program, but of the Jack Tale players and the professors that spearheaded such programs. Freelance opera and theatre director Brian Robertson ’83 credits the Jack Tale Players with giving Ferrum students “a taste of professional theatre.” Robertson remembers being a part of the Jack Tale Players and performing in some of the most exciting venues of his career, including as part of several national USO tour circuits. Robertson credits professors Rex Stephenson and Wayne Bowman with creating an environment
Source: Tabler, Dave. “Jack Tales: Not Just Beanstalks.” Appalachainhistory.net. June 2007. Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
for Arts Program students that allowed them to explore all curricular options and any aspect of life at Ferrum that was of interest. “We were not pigeon-holed or asked to be just one thing.” Robertson sees this as one of the biggest benefits of being a Ferrum College student, especially as his major while at Ferrum was social work. The small college environment available at Ferrum is what Robertson believes to be the backbone of the institution and allows professors such as Stephenson and Bowman to devote such time and energy to creating the type of place where students can be whoever and whatever they desire, with unlimited options and faculty support. Over the years, Robertson says he has definitely seen a shift in the direction of the Arts Program at Ferrum College; during his years as a student, he felt Ferrum was known more as a business school and for more nontraditional students. “It is obvious that the ‘arts’ part
of ‘liberal arts’ has been allowed to expand and that Ferrum truly believes in liberal arts as it really is.” Robertson’s impressive career lends credence to his assessment of the changes at his alma mater. In 2002, he cofounded Performance Gallery, an award-winning group designed to perform and bring to the stage nontraditional dramatic works. Robertson currently works as a freelance director and teaches in the Theatre and Dance department at Northern Kentucky University. He describes his career as “adventurous,” including a job working on the set of the hit movie Dirty Dancing. At the time Robertson was enrolled in the film program at Virginia Tech; although classes had yet to start, he answered the open call from the film’s production staff for any local film students. He was selected and worked on the production of the film in the areas of camera operation and lighting. After being offered additional work in Los Angeles, Robertson left his short-lived social work career and moved to California, where he worked in the film industry for 10 years. n For more information on the Ferrum College Jack Tales, please go to: www2.ferrum.edu/jacktales
ric Russell ’94, the first Ferrum “At Ferrum, I got College graduate with a major in Art, also believes the atmosphere at to do a lot of Ferrum College gave him the freedom to things I might explore many opportunities as a student and put him on the path to a rich career not have been in film production, photography and local marketing. “At Ferrum, I got to do able to do at a media a lot of things I might not have been able bigger college.” to do at a bigger college.” Russell feels
the smaller, more personable campus afforded him the chance to experience not only the Arts program, but to work as a head trainer, photographer, designer, to play volleyball and work on the yearbook staff—a self-proclaimed “art jock.” Among his fondest memories of his days at Eric Russell ’94 Ferrum College are the trips he was able to take with fellow art students and athletic teams, and his days in the Panther’s Den. “A smaller school like Ferrum prepared me for life experiences after college; for instance, I was able to participate in activities like volunteering to perform for recruits at Fort Lee. Pursuing a variety of activities gave me the skills to do so much after college.” In his current professional endeavors, Russell is both host and producer of an Internet-based show, interviewing a variety of actors, musicians and celebrities in Richmond, VA. Russell also works as a freelance photographer, compiling photojournalism essays for several Richmond area nonprofits and creating advertisements for several men’s clothing lines; in his spare time, he has also displayed his personal photographs in several of his own local gallery shows. Russell offers current students and recent graduates some advice on making your mark in the world today: “You must put in the hard work in the initial stages; no one will hand success to you.” n
Foo Dog in the Forbidden City in China by Eric Russell ’94.
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Dave Matthews with one of his five Rockbridge Guitars Left: Adam McNeil ’95
Hard work is nothing new to Ferrum graduate Adam McNeil ’95, who is a partner in the Rockbridge Guitar Company. Founded in Lexington, Va. in 2000, Rockbridge Guitar is a partnership of three, creating custom, handmade guitars for guitar aficionados and musicians around the country, including Dave Matthews, Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics and Super Heavy, Mick Jagger and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
ustom guitar building is a delicate and lengthy process, as each guitar may take up to 140 hours to create, but McNeil feels the relevance and strength in producing an item of such craftsmanship that will be passed down from generation to generation is the biggest reward in this industry. Among his favorite stories from his work with celebrity customers is certainly the tale of the guitar created for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; through a mutual acquaintance in the real estate industry, Johnson heard about Rockbridge Guitars and hired them to create a custom piece to add to his extensive collection. As part of the design process, Johnson asked that a replica of one of his many tattoos be inlaid on the guitar; McNeil says one of the weirdest things he has ever experienced was to open his email each day during this process and see multiple photos of Johnson’s tattoos!
For a student who majored in Environmental Science, completed an internship in Bolivia and planned a career in conservation biology, this may seem like quite a shift in professional development. McNeil would disagree, however, noting that his BA in Art from Ferrum College allowed him opportunities that developed Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
into the career he has today. “Being a part of the Arts Program helped me learn to do business with people in the art world and gave me the ability to move into this job,” says McNeil. Coming from a family of woodworkers and craftsmen, McNeil believes the atmosphere at Ferrum
creates opportunities for students of all backgrounds to get to know professors and become involved in all types of activities, fostering student confidence that leads to diversity in degrees and professional opportunities—about which a graduate with degrees in both Environmental Science and Art would know a great deal. McNeil stressed what he believes is the true importance of including Art education in any liberal arts degree and the opportunity to consider an art-related career in saying, “this is such an essential part of growth, an exercise in creativity that often gets cut, but provides an experience that cannot be replaced.” Grateful for his time at Ferrum and the opportunities that it afforded, McNeil considers himself extremely fortunate to craft guitars on a full-time basis and have a hand in creating a product that will last well beyond the client for whom it was developed. n
2012 Season Schedule June 6–16
When the Lights Go On Again by R. Rex Stephenson and Emily Rose Tucker
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
June 27–July 6
The Curious Savage by John Patrick
July 6 & 7
All-American, All-Star USO Show by R. Rex Stephenson and Emily Rose Tucker
The Night Loretta, Mother Maybelle, and Jeannie C. Spent in Jail by R. Rex Stephenson and Emily Rose Tucker
July 31–August 4
Kipling’s Just So Stories by R. Rex Stephenson and Emily Rose Tucker
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Save the Date! Shenandoah Valley/Charlottesville Alumni Chapter Event Saturday, March 17 Hank Norton Center Dedication Friday, May 4 Baccalaureate & Candlelighting Ceremony Friday, May 4 Commencement Saturday, May 5 Family Day Saturday, September 29 Corron Golf Tournament Friday, October 12 Homecoming Saturday, October 13 Folklife Festival Saturday, October 27
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Jane Cumby McAlexander ’55, Marlene Cave Bell ’55, Shirley Register Bisselle ’54 and Ann Melton Journell ’57 enjoy getting together for special trips—and sharing photos with the Alumni Office!
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Family Day 2011
Panther families attend the men’s and women’s soccer matches.
Students and their families enjoy the picnic lunch in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room, Franklin Hall.
Showing Panther Pride with paw prints face paint.
Members of the women’s Lacrosse team post match.
Ferrum cheerleaders gather for the “Panther Scamper” race.
Class of 2011 Senior Dinner Dance
Mallory Taylor ’12 and Andrew Topping
Vanessa Torres ’12 and Jesus Diaz ’11
Brittany Barlow, Lisa Cantrell ’11, and Felicia Wingard ’11
L to R: Alex Hazlett ’11, Rebekah Motley ’11, Katie Duff ’12, Audrey Ransom ’11, John Cassidy, and Tyler Meadows ’10
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Ashley Miles ’11 and Ramonda Gilmore ’11
alumni Happy fans filled the stadium.
Homecoming Queen Vinsetta Secret-McDaniel and King Tremaine Whitney were crowned during the halftime ceremony.
Renae Flora McBride ’72, Travis Nowlin ’03 with Janelle Nowlin and Christina McBride Nowlin ’03.
Members of the new Panther swim team turned out to cheer on their fellow athletes.
Ferrum women’s soccer team selling raffle tickets.
Never too young to cheer for Ferrum football!
The Class of 1961—officially inducted into the Golden Panthers!
Carol Boyd Carroll ’60 celebrates with Ferrum cheerleaders. Carroll was a member of the 1958 cheerleading squad.
Cheerleaders in action.
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Alumni Chapter events
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Keith Rowe ’77, Clyde Gantt ’80, Andy Bell ’97, Kim Perley ’98, Daryl Cheatham ’97 at the Tidewater Chapter Event
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Tracking Panthers 1930s
Clyde France Gearheart ’34, of Wirtz, celebrated her 100th birthday on September 6, 2011.
Wayne Stinnette ’70, of Forest, is the owner of Fly Casting Solutions. He also offers lessons upon request.
1940s Richard L. Stevens ’48, of Raleigh, NC, is working with his daughter at Stevens Gallery and Framing. He worked for many years as a book dealer. He has helped libraries and seminary students find rare and collectible books.
Eric Alfredson ’71, of Richmond, is employed by Allen Lund Company as a transportation broker. Stewart Robertson ’75, of Mechanicsville, retired after serving 16 years as Hanover’s superintendent of schools. Sharon Capps Beddingfield ’78, of Newport News, is employed by Walmart as a sales floor associate. Thomas C. Smedley ’79, of Durham, NC, earned a PhD in Communication Studies from Regent University.
Joe A. Davis ’61, George Seals, Bill Booker ’62 and Lawson “Slick” Andrews ’61, all played golf in the 3rd Annual Race to GED golf tournament in Danville in April 2011. David Fewell ’63, of Concord, is the owner of Safety & Compliance.
Kevin Dill ’79, of Roanoke, wed Peggy Day on July 30, 2011. He is owner of Adventures in Advertising.
Dennis Craddock ’65, of Henderson, NC, is the head men’s and women’s track-and-field coach at the University of North Carolina. He was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Coach of the Year for the 2010 indoor track-and-field season. He was also named the Southeast Region Coach of the Year for the 2010 indoor season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Lucius “Lu” Merritt, Jr. ’65, of Blacksburg, has worked at Virginia Tech for the last 17 years and has been promoted to Senior Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics. John G. Kines, Jr. ’68, of Disputanta, has been appointed to the Virginia Commission on Local Government by Gov. Bob McDonnell. Kines had a 35-year career in local government and is assuming this office for the second time after serving from 2003–2008.
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Rusty K. Balderson ’86, of Chesterfield, is employed at Apex Companies, Inc. He is married to Lt. Col. Shelley L. Balderson ’85. Shelley is still in the Army after nearly 25 years. She is currently stationed in Al Asad, Iraq, working at the U.S. Forces—Iraq J4. She is having a positive experience watching the young soldiers give her true meaning to the Ferrum motto. J. Glynn Loope ’86, of Richmond, is the executive director of the Cigar Rights of America. Loope was recently presented an honorary lifetime membership to the CRA.
1990s Julie Annette Cardoza ’91, of Richmond, wed Richard W. Neale III on June 11, 2011. They will reside in Richmond. James L. Johnson ’93, of Christiansburg, has been promoted to associate head men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
Kirk Brammer ’81, and several alumni attended the Ferrum College vs. Hampden Sydney game on September 17, 2011. Charlie Eisele ’82, of Charlotte Hall, MD, is a first sergeant with the Maryland State Police. He is the commander of the Southern Region of the Aviation Command, which includes Maryland’s Operational Coordination Center and helicopter sections at St. Mary’s County Airport and Andrews Air Force base. Carrie Smith Schmidt ’82, of Midlothian, has been promoted to one of the state directors at HUD.
Karen Loucks Rinedollar ’83, of Parker, CO, is a wedding officiant, co-owner of Roundhouse Distillery and most recently the author of Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story. As the founder and Denver coordinator of Project Linus, Karen has been able to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families for more than 15 years.
Heather MacDonald McDevitt ’93, of Lake Ridge, and her husband, Danny, announce the birth of their son, Braeden, on August 22, 2011. Erick A. Moore ’93, of Woodstock, is employed by the County of Warren as zoning administrator within the Department of Planning and Zoning.
Amy Poole Williams ’93, of Springfield, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Riley Michael, on June 9, 2011.
Daren Haynes ’97, of Ferrum, and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their son, Cameron, on October 23, 2011. M. Todd Cunningham ’98, of Roanoke, is employed by Hidden Valley Middle School as head baseball coach.
Doug Mason ’94, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Wells Fargo as a business systems consultant.
Mark Moore ’98, of Dry Fork, is employed by Pittsylvania County as the county’s first recreation director.
Jon Morris ’94 of Roanoke, and his wife, Katrina, announce the birth of their daughter, Lyla McKenna, on July 5, 2011. He is the executive director of STEP, Inc.
Kenton “Sy” Gibbs ’96, of Wirtz, is employed by PlyGym as a product engineer. Catherine Bain Pearman ’96, of Norfolk, and her husband, David, announce the birth of their daughter, Syndey Paige, on October 23, 2011.
Nicholas S. Elliott ’02 and his wife, Christy Moore Elliott ’02, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Gavin Lee, on February 26, 2011.
Eric Anderson ’00, of Wirtz, and his wife, Heather, announce the birth of their son, Caleb Nelson, on February 2, 2011.
Jay Greeley, Jr. ’02 and his wife, Karen Helton Greeley ’02, of Woodbridge, announce the birth of their twin daughters, Kayla and Hannah, on August 23, 2010.
Chris White ’95, of Midlothian, is employed by Gibson Volatility Management as co-portfolio manager and director of client relations. Brian Wilkins ’95, of Stephens City, and his wife, Suzanne, announce the birth of their son, Landon Chase, on July 25, 2011.
He has received the title of Certified Zoning Administrator from the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials.
Christopher Gardner ’00, of Goode, and his wife, Jennifer Sowers Gardner ’01, announce the birth of their son, Bo Kaxten, on August 5, 2010. Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01, of Glade Hill, was awarded the Norma Jean Tess Award for her business, Haywood Jewelers. Hudzik was given the award for all the selfless work she has done this past year. The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber Annual Awards presented it to Hudzik. She is also the new president for the Rocky Mount Rotary.
Oden “Joey” Cornwell ’02 and his wife, Margaret Johnson Cornwell ’02, of Boones Mill, announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Grace, on January 21, 2011. Joey is employed by Farm Credit.
Elizabeth Hansen Hinds ’02, of Roanoke, and her husband, Derek, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Jane, on May 9, 2011. Todd Hudson ’02, of Boones Mill, wed Erica Smith on September 18, 2010. He is the owner of Franklin Hardwood Flooring.
Cousins born on the same day! Gayle Cox Montgomery ’02, of Wirtz, and her husband, Thad, announce the birth of their son, Heath Owen, on August 22, 2011. Hannah Austin Bailey ’06, of Franklin, and her husband, Randall, announce the birth of their daughter, Cora Leigh, on August 22, 2011.
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Anthony R. Quist ’02, of Boones Mill, is employed by Christian Heritage Academy as an assistant administrator.
Jerusha Dunning ’04, of Waldorf, MD, announces the birth of her son, Gavin Green, on December 3, 2010.
Jason Bryant ’03, of Callaway, and his wife, Virginia, announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Cassie, on August 25, 2010.
Joanna Bosik Eddy ’04, of Annandale, is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.
Bradley Dalton ’03, of Henry, and his wife, Heidi, announce the birth of their son, Huckleberry Page, on October 8, 2011. He is the owner of the 77 Restaurant.
Matthew Stinson ’04 wed Lindsay Sue Spencer ’05 on July 16, 2011. They reside in Chesterfield. He is employed by Kozak Beverages, and she is employed by C.B. Richard Ellis.
Shannon Carlson Edwards ’03, of Burke, is employed by Paul K. Piontkowski D.D.S. PC as office manager.
John Arnold ’05 and Cortney Puster Arnold ’05 wed on June 28, 2008, in Virginia Beach. (L to R:) Phillip ’06 and Joanna Witt Watts ’06; Matt ’04 and Lindsay Spencer Stinson ’05; the groom and bride; Sandy Paige Southard ’04; Chris Ward ’05, and Felicia Clark Ruley ’04.
Alice McDaniel Elliott ’03, of Stafford, is employed by Skylla Engineering as a senior analyst.
Gregory M. Storck ’04 and Amy English Storck ’04, of Roanoke, announce the birth of their son, Parker Coleman, on May 17, 2011. Amanda Tipton Erazo ’04, of Charlottesville, is employed by Charlottesville Waldorf School as an office manager and is director of human resources at Skinworkz. Amanda Ilardi Meade ’03, of Rocky Mount, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Noah Michael, on July 22, 2011.
Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Via ’04, of Rocky Mount, received her master’s degree from VPI and State University in 2011. She is employed by Ferrum College as Assistant Professor of Political Science. Sarah Wingfield Saar ’04, of Jeffersonville,IN, wed John Saar on December 11, 2010. Maid of honor was classmate Lindsay Anne Cox ’04. Sarah is employed by FSA Management Group.
Cason Garrison ’05, of Gainesville, Fla. and his wife, Kitska, announce the birth of their son, Cason “Braye,” on February 8, 2011. Mariah Koptis ’05, of Richmond, has been promoted to Departmental Analyst at UPS Freight. Keith Scarlett ’05, of La Grande, OR, is the head women’s soccer coach/Quinn facilities manager at Eastern Oregon University. He is also the owner of Future Stars of America Soccer Academies. Leslie Thomas Candler ’05, of Richmond, married John Candler ’00 on May 28, 2011. She works at Lucky Brand. Giuseppe “Joe” Dimeo ’06, of Staunton, and his wife, Amanda, announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana, on February 9, 2010.
Kristen Skrobat McBride ’03, of Henry, brought her third-grade class from Patrick Henry Elementary School to Ferrum College to visit the Blue Ridge Farm Museum and Blue Ridge Institute.
Katie Booze Besche ’04, of Baltimore, MD, and her husband, Anthony ’01, announce the birth of their daughter, Julian Reese, on March 8, 2011.
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John F. Arnold ’05 and Cortney Puster Arnold ’05, welcomed son, Charles “Charlie” Conner, on July 20, 2011. They live in Leesburg. He is a police officer and she is a preschool teacher.
Jessica Gamble Luther ’06, of Fieldale, is employed by Ferrum College as our senior accountant. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree from Liberty University. Jessica states that “the part I enjoy the most about my job is the daily interaction with so many people across campus. It is truly amazing to see the growth in the college since I graduated in 2006, and even since I started working here in 2009.”
Angela McCauley Lucas ’06 of Rocky Mount, wed Samuel Lucas on October 21, 2011.
Sherri Lynch Perez ’09, of Glade Hill, is employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Probation and Parole as a probation officer.
B. Clay Wiley ’06, of Richmond, is employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance as a sales representative. Travis Hundley ’07, of Ferrum, is employed by Ferrum College as the assistant men’s baseball coach. Amy Baxter Matthews ’07, of Kernersville, NC, and her husband, Cody ’07, announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Constance, on March 3, 2011. She is employed by Moses Cone Health System as a recreation therapist. Cody also graduated from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June so he is officially a doctor. He is doing his residency at Cone Health System in Family Medicine. W. Paul Matthews ’07, of Virginia Beach, is employed by TEK systems as a technical recruiter. Julie Anderson Ritenour ’07, of Woodstock, is employed as an instructional assistant in special education for Shenandoah County Schools.
Jeremiah Cook ’11 and Ashlee Burgess ’12, of Altavista, announce the birth of their daughter, Trinitee Rose, on October 20, 2011.
Zachary Jackson ’06, of Ferrum, wed Heather Blankenship on April 20, 2011.
T. J. Grzezikowski ’11, of Seminole, FL, is employed by Pinellas County Schools as a social studies teacher. Ashley Hale Cassidy ’10, of Fieldale, wed Brian Cassidy on October 15, 2011. She is employed by Fieldale Collinsville Middle School as a sixth-grade math teacher. Heather N. Luther ’10, of Fieldale, is employed by Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center as a prevention specialist. Travis Smith ’10, of McLean, is employed by the American Cancer Society in Washington, D.C., as a community manager. Garry Brandt ’11, of Palm Harbor, FL, is employed by PwC as a process specialist.
Star Smith ’11, of Danville, is employed by Axton Elementary School as a fourth-grade teacher. She is engaged to Ashley Norton ’10. Star is attending Liberty University to get her masters of education degree with a concentration in special education. Whitney Scott ’11, of Ferrum, is attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she is in the MA/PhD program where she will get her masters of art and has been pre-accepted to the PhD track. She is also a graduate assistant for Academic Skills Services. Matthew Woods ’11, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Bassett High School as a social studies teacher.
Share Your Sweetheart Story with Us!
Did you meet your husband or wife while at Ferrum? Tell us your story! The Ferrum Sweetheart Society plans events either on campus or off (or both) for our Ferrum couples. Fill out our quick Sweetheart Society online form at www.ferrum.edu/alumni or contact the Alumni Office at 540-365-4214.
Thomas P. Wehner ’07, of Bealeton, is employed by Tennessee Tech as a sports officer intern. He is currently attending graduate school. Amy Stone Owen ’08, of Bassett, and husband, Isaac, announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Marie, in March 2011. Shannon Robinson Ramsey ’08, of Henry, is employed by Franklin County Department of Social Services as a foster care social worker. Christina M. Ritter ’08, of Winchester, is a physician assistant and recent graduate of Shenandoah University. Amy Young Gordon ’09, of Ferrum, and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Kensley, on August 7, 2011.
John Carroll ’59 and his wife, Carol Boyd Carroll ’60 of Chester, recently returned to Ferrum to celebrate Homecoming 2011 with other Golden Panthers alumni. Here they are pictured currently and also during their time on campus! 75
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Honor Roll of Donors
Dear Alumni and Panther Friends: As I enter into my second year at Ferrum, I continue to be impressed by your warmth and generosity. Thank you for your support of the College during the past fiscal year 2010–2011. With your gifts you demonstrate your belief in our mission to educate students to be professionally capable and concerned citizens of their communities. You helped to raise a record $2 million, and I want you to know exactly what that means to the 1,500 students on campus. As you were able to read in the magazine’s feature article, the past 10 years, and in particular this past year, have been a period of incredible growth for Ferrum College. Our emphasis is always on student success, and we are pleased that our steady growth has allowed us to provide a wide variety of options for our students. Your gifts have underwritten and will continue to guarantee improvements across campus—in academics, in facilities and in programs. With enrollment increasing over 60 percent since 2004 the need for new residence halls, technology updates, skilled faculty, professional staff, competitive athletic facilities and especially financial aid continues to grow in direct proportion. With your support we will be able to provide our students with the classroom and experiential opportunities to help them succeed, that will keep you proud of your College and that will strengthen Ferrum’s reputation throughout the state and country. I encourage you to visit campus whenever you can, attend Ferrum events in your area and continue to express your enthusiasm for the College through donations to the annual Ferrum Fund or the scholarship or building project of your choice. The need is strong, and your participation is vital.
With warm regards,
Thank you again for your care and commitment. Kimberly P. Blair Vice President for Institutional Advancement
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HONOR ROLL of Donors July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 Recognizing those who support the College financially is important to us at Ferrum. We have made every effort to ensure that our annual list of donors is correct and complete. We apologize for any errors and ask that you bring them to our attention so we can correct our records.
Cumulative Giving....................................................................... 78 Annual Giving.............................................................................. 80 Arthur Society....................................................................... 85 Beckham Society.................................................................. 88 Ways to Invest...................................................................... 89 Ruth Society..........................................................................93 Alumni Giving.............................................................................. 95 Alumni Class Participation......................................................... 102 In Honor of..................................................................................103 In Memory of..............................................................................104 In Memoriam..............................................................................106
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CUMULATIVE GIVING $100,000 to $499,999 Ferrum College gratefully acknowledges our donors who have given significantly over the years. Cumulative gifts include cash, stock, and tangible property from active individuals, realized bequests, and organizations received as of June 30, 2011.
CUMULATIVE GIVING $1,000,000 and Above Mrs. Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel ’43 Appalachian College Association The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation Jessie Ball duPont Fund Virginia College Fund Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.
CUMULATIVE GIVING $500,000 to $999,999 Anonymous Mrs. Hugh H. Chatham Mr. and Mrs. C. Henry Jones Holbert L. Harris Testamentary Trust National Endowment for the Humanities Dorothy B. Rich Trust Smith Mountain Lake Association Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Titmus Foundation, Inc. United Methodist Women of the Virginia Conference 78
Anonymous Mrs. Ethel W. Born Mr. Walter Y. Boyd ’49 Mr. David H. Burrows Mr. Maury L. Carter ’53 Mr. Worth H. Carter, Jr. Mrs. Patricia O. Compton Mrs. Charlotte T. Cooley Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Dyer* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Dyer, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Mr. Ed G. George ’68 Dr. Irving Grousbeck Mrs. Evelyn Stone Holmes Mrs. Kitty S. Hooker Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Kesler, Jr. ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Lewis ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mrs. Evelyn S. Palmer Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr. Mr. John D. Stanley Mrs. Maria Stroobants Mr. Herman C. Thomas ’33 Elizabeth Gray Treakle Estate Rena D. Wrenn Estate Mr. Joseph B. Wright Anonymous Adams Construction Company Martha and William Adams Scholarship Trust American Electric Power Beckett Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Randolph H. Watts David S. Blount Educational Foundation The Butz Foundation Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Andrew H. and Anne O. Easley Trust The General Board of Global Ministries Georgia-Pacific Corporation William Randolph Hearst Foundation IBM Corporation Landmark Communications Foundation June M. McBroom Trust Marietta McNeill and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Emma M. Ridgeway Trust Fund Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation The Roanoke Times William W. and Virginia B. Sale Foundation SunTrust Bank - Western Virginia Virginia Commission for the Arts Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Virginia Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy The William E. Wagner Charitable Lead Trust Washington Forrest Foundation Wells Fargo The Winston-Salem Foundation/ Emily Grousbeck Fund
CUMULATIVE GIVING $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bales Ms. Patti Berzon Dr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Boone Mr. Robert E. Clarke Mrs. Charlotte T. Cooley Mr. Tom W. England ’67 Mrs. Dielle Fleischmann Mr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Forbes, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George S. Goodyear, III Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Greer Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Griffith ’66 Mr. John H. Hamblen Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Harris, Jr. ’65 Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Mr. Preston T. Holmes* and Mrs. Rachel M. Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Jennings ’58 Mr. Steven C. Lambert Mr. James R. Lindsey Lt. Col. Ruby W. Linn Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr. and Mrs. Lorinda G. Lionberger Mr. Roddy Moore and Mrs. Sally F. Moore ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Norris Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott ’51 Ms. Adeline Sunday Thomas Conn Swain ’61 Estate Ms. Suzanne P. Thornhill Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Willard, Sr. 604 Minute Markets, Inc. George I. Alden Trust Cartledge Charitable Foundation, Inc. Dominion Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Ferrum Minute Market Franklin Community Bank Franklin County Board of Supervisors The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust Kresge Foundation Munters Corporation National Philanthropic Trust Norfolk Southern Foundation PlyGem Public Welfare Foundation, Inc. Rockydale Quarries Corporation Lonza Rush Foundation Teagle Foundation, Inc. Virginia Environmental Endowment
Wallace W. and Catherine W. White Scholarship Fund Willard Construction of the Roanoke Valley, Inc.
CUMULATIVE GIVING $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Rev. Conrad A. Braaten and Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten Agnes C. Burr Charitable Remainder Trust Mrs. Ruth Groves Chaney Mrs. Barbara S. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clements ’77 Mr. Peter H. Coley ’73 Mr. Frank P. Conant Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Cox, Jr. Mr. Matt Cross ’69 and Mrs. Nancy Sink Cross ’69 Dr. Harold Crowder and Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Daly, Sr. Mr. John F. Dickinson, II Mrs. Roxann B. Dillon Mrs. Eunice Mattox Eggleston Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Abe W. Essig Mrs. Myrtle B. Fore Mr. and Mrs. William F. Franck Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Garten ’72 Mr. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr. Mr. K. Edward Goode, Sr. ’46 and Mrs. Reva Edwards Goode ’46 Mr. and Mrs. Irving M. Groves, Jr. Mr. Peter Hartman Mrs. Marilyn B. Hooker Mrs. Leila P. Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Hughes, Jr. Mrs. Frances W. Jamison Mr. Andre C. Jasse Mrs. Joan M. Kamm Dr. and Mrs. Mervyn R. King Mrs. Jean M. Lambeth Mr. and Mrs. Sam Litton Mrs. Evelyn G. Loree Mr. and Mrs. Judson P. Mason ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Sidney D. Mason Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Menefee ’42 Mr. and Mrs. Spencer W. Morten, Jr. Ms. Mildred A. Orrell Mr. Eric B. Owens ’93 Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. ’66 and Mrs. Sharon Lee Phillips ’66 Ms. Alexandra Plotkin Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ravenscroft Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Ring Mrs. Frances M. Rives Mr. Richard H. Sadler Mr. James H. Shively and Mrs. Nancy P. Shively Mrs. Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 and Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Titmus Mr. Randolph H. Watts and Mrs. Carol D. Watts Mr. Mitchell V. Wheeler ’83
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Aetna Foundation, Inc. Anonymous American Council of Learned Societies BB&T Herbert & Marion Bragg Educational Foundation Brown, Rudnick, Berlack and Israels Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Coca-Cola Company Commonwealth of Virginia State Treasurer Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Inc. Friends of Claytor Lake Hillsdale Fund Hooker Foundation, Inc. Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc. Minnie and Bernard B. Lane Foundation The McGlothlin Foundation MeadWestvaco Foundation Lucy E. Meiller Educational Trust National Home Library Foundation Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Roller-Bottimore Foundation Lucy Pannill Sale Foundation, Inc. Sears-Roebuck Foundation Southern Air, Inc. Thomas F. Staley Foundation SunTrust Bank United Company University of Virginia USDA – Forest Service Virginia Department of Health
CUMULATIVE GIVING $10,000 to $24,999 Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mrs. Linda Burrows Andrews ’76 Prof. James S. Angle ’56 Mr. Roger Anglin and Mrs. Sue Thomas Anglin ’65 Mrs. Mary P. Arthur* Mr. C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. Mr. Parker A. Arthur and Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68 Mr. James W. Bailey ’64 and Dr. Betty N. Bailey Mr. Paul S. Barbery Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Barnes Mr. Russell L. Bauda ’69 and Mrs. Ruth Grim Bauda ’68 Dr. Wilson Beamer Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Brand Mr. Donald L. Brown ’66 and Mrs. Carolyn Mitchell Brown ’66 Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Buis Mrs. Pauline S. Carr Mr. H. Allen Carver ’63 Mr. Troy H. Carver Mr. and Mrs. Gene N. Cash Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Mrs. Pauline Yates Clark ’41 Dr. Jack W. Corvin, Sr. ’99 Mrs. Rosie S. Craig *Deceased
Dr. and Mrs. Peter G. Crow Rev. and Mrs. C. Warner Crumb Mrs. Frances Martin Dale ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Marlen H. Davis Mr. J. D. Dennis ’86 Ms. Ashley Dettor Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Dietz Ms. Donna H. Dillon Mrs. Janet Downs Marion Durham Eddy Estate Mrs. Mary Stevens Esperti ’51 Ms. Annette Finney Mr. Robert N. Fishburn Mrs. Mary Kathryn Frith Mrs. Carol A. Gaston and Mr. Hartley Gaston Dr. Annette Gibbs Professor Richard Anthony Giesen Mrs. Thelma H. Goodpasture* Mr. and Mrs. Horace F. Green ’69 Mr. Morris L. Griffiths Mr. George W. Gusler ’49 and Mrs. Mildred Spencer Gusler ’49 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Hart Mr. J. D. Helvey Mr. William M. Herbert Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hubbard, Sr. ’51 Mrs. Hazel Wall Hunt ’50 Dr. David M. Johnson and Mrs. Jeanette S. Johnson ’95 Mr. and Mrs. George N. Johnson Mrs. Edna S. Joyner Mr. and Mrs. Temple L. Kessinger, Jr. ’66 Ms. Patricia L. Kibler ’69 Mrs. Mary F. Kinney Ms. Heidi Krisch Mrs. Patricia Jones LaReau ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Lester Mr. J. York Lindsey ’76 Mrs. Charles V. Lynch, Sr. Mr. Guy Martin ’38 Dr. Kenneth R. McCreedy Mrs. Sandra R. McMinnis Mr. Paul T. McWane ’82 Mrs. Wise S. Moon Mr. Philip C. Mosser ’69 Mrs. Angelia Hunt Naff Mrs. Richard F. Pence Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Pickett, III Mr. and Mrs. Bittle W. Porterfield, III Mrs. Joan C. Quaderer Mr. Thomas C. Queen Mrs. Mary T. Ramsey Mrs. Dorothy A. Ravenhorst Ms. Lucy B. Ricardo Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Rogers ’81 Dr. Robert F. Roth Ms. Sally Jane Rutherford ’80 Mrs. Barbara Cofer Sadler ’57 Mr. D. Scott Showalter ’73 and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison Showalter ’73 Mrs. Kate Sidewater Mrs. Corene Martin Simms ’42 Dr. and Mrs. John A. Simms Dr. Paul C. Simms Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Skala Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mrs. Irma H. Smart
Mr. Howard R. Smith ’69 and Mrs. Jennifer Burgwald Smith ’69 Mr. Delbert R. Spangler Mrs. Jane B. Spilman Mr. and Mrs. David L. Struebing Dr. Paul Sutej Dr. Gerard T. Taylor ’63 Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen Mr. Robert W. Todd ’67 and Mrs. Barbara H. Todd Mr. Charles W. Turman ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Turner Dr. and Mrs. Coulbourn H. Tyler ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. VanZant Ms. Mary Ann Vinson ’69 Mr. Gordon H. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Hays T. Watkins Mr. Don L. Wilson ’68 Mr. Jeff A. Wilson ’85 Mr. Joel L. Wilson ’81 Mr. John R. Wineman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Womack Mr. Bill N. Woody Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Wright
Genan Foundation General Board of Global Ministries–UMW Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Attorneys Grousbeck Family Foundation GS Industries of Bassett, Inc. James C. (Buddy) Hawkins Memorial Trust Hermes Family Foundation Insurance Associates, Inc. Robert M. Jeffress Trust Jephson Educational Trust The Kent Foundation, Inc. Kroger Company Foundation L. C. Investments Edward H. Lane Foundation Lane Memorial UMC Lewis-Gale Medical Center Martinsville Bulletin James A. Meador Foundation Moore’s Lumber and Building Supplies Mount Vernon UMC Foundation New River Electrical Corporation
Anonymous Acordia of Virginia Altria Group, Inc. Annandale UMC Art Museum of Western Virginia Associated Asphalt Equipment, Inc. Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education, Inc. BAE Systems Bank of America Foundation Bethlehem UMC Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District Carilion Health System Carter Bank & Trust Carter Machinery Company, Inc. Central Oil Corporation Chatlos Foundation, Inc. Chesapeake Corporation Foundation Cow Creek Ranch CSX Corporation Dayton-Chambers, Inc. Diamond Paper Company, Inc. S. R. Draper Paving Co., Inc. Erath Veneer Corporation Fabricated Metals, Inc. Farmville UMC Flippin, Bruce & Porter, Inc. Franklin County Baseball, Inc. GE Foundation
New River Valley Charitable Trust Oak Hall Industries Frank E. Page Education Fund Foundation Paramount’s Kings Dominion Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust Petroleum Marketers, Inc. B. Wilson Porterfield Foundation Prudential Foundation Schewel Furniture Company, Inc. Slemp Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation SunTrust J. Edwin Treakle Foundation, Inc. UMW – Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Verizon Foundation Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Elbert H. Waldron Charitable Foundation Wellmore Coal Corp. Wesley Guild – First United Methodist Church West Development Group, LLC Whitestone Farms Kenny Wilbourne Realty & Construction Company
Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Honor Roll of Donors
Mr. Kenny M. Wilbourne ’62 and Mrs. Pamela Groome Wilbourne ’63 Mrs. Joan Wilson Mrs. Patricia G. Wright
Honor Roll of Donors
Ferrum’s fiscal year 2010–2011 includes gifts received from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The College appreciates annual support from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, trustees, churches, foundations, corporations, and other organizations.
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $25,000 and Above
Mrs. Evelyn Stone Holmes Mr. C. Henry Jones Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. ’66 and Mrs. Sharon Lee Phillips ’66 Thomas Conn Swain ’61 Estate American Electric Power Appalachian College Association Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Jessie Ball duPont Fund Andrew H. and Anne O. Easley Trust June M. McBroom Charitable Lead Trust Smith Mountain Lake Association Virginia College Fund Virginia United Methodist Conference Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $10,000 to $24,999
Anonymous Mrs. Ethel W. Born Mrs. Patricia O. Compton Ms. Marion Durham Eddy Estate Mr. and Mrs. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Mr. Peter Hartman Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Mrs. Jean M. Lambeth Mr. Robert B. Ravenscroft Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr.
Martha and William Adams Scholarship Trust Beckett Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Randolph H. Watts The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Franklin Community Bank Franklin County Board of Supervisors National Institute of Health Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation UMW of the Virginia Conference The Winston-Salem Foundation/ Emily Grousbeck Fund
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $5,000 to $9,999
Rev. Conrad A. Braaten and Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten Mr. H. Allen Carver ’63 Mr. Peter Clements ’77 Mr. Barry L. Davis ’80 Mr. R. Andrew Davis Mr. Larry W. Duty ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Irving M. Groves, Jr. Mr. Paul L. Harris, Jr. ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Jennings ’58 Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr. and Mrs. Lorinda G. Lionberger Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Ms. Linda L. Perdue ’67 Mr. Howard R. Smith ’69 and Mrs. Jennifer Burgwald Smith ’69 Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Todd ’67 Mr. Jeff A. Wilson ’85 Mr. Joel L. Wilson ’81 Rena D. Wrenn Estate 604 Minute Markets, Inc. Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District Ferrum Minute Market Friends of Claytor Lake Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Attorneys Minnie and Bernard B. Lane Foundation Ohio Wesleyan Emma M. Ridgeway Trust Fund SunTrust Bank – Western Virginia University of California
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $1,000 to $4,999
Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mrs. Darlene V. Amon Mr. Roger Anglin and Mrs. Sue Thomas Anglin ’65 Mr. C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Parker A. Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Mr. Willard Arthur, Jr. ’67 and Mrs. Brenda Thomasson Arthur ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Ayers ’62
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Parents and Friends $392,776 Alumni $310,581
Bequests $83,827 Businesses $92,013
UMC $179,243 Government $34,029
Mrs. Jane Faulkner Bailey ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Baldwin ’77 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bales Mr. Russell L. Bauda ’69 and Mrs. Ruth Grim Bauda ’68 Mrs. Kimberly P. Blair Dr. Joseph G. Brown and Dr. Jody D. Brown Mr. William H. Bryant ’66 Mrs. Hugh H. Chatham Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Mr. Douglas E. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Cleary Mr. Peter H. Coley ’73 Mrs. Rosie S. Craig Mr. L. Wayne Creasman ’61 Mr. Matt Cross ’69 and Mrs. Nancy Sink Cross ’69 Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder and Dr. Harold Crowder Mrs. Frances Martin Dale ’66 Mr. Dan A. Danko ’69 Dr. James A. Davis ’65 Dr. Robert D. Denham and Mrs. Rachel K. Denham Mrs. Mary Ann DeTrana Mr. Raymond A. Dietz Dr. Kevin R. Dye and Dr. Nancy Dye Mr. Horace G. Dyer* Mrs. Jeanne N. Dyer* Mrs. Mary Jane Elkins Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Forbes Mr. Stanley O. Forbes, Jr. ’92 Dr. Stavroula K. Gailey Mrs. Diane Market Gaston ’85 Mr. Scott C. Gettier, Sr. ’91 and Mrs. Karen Krupka Gettier ’90 Dr. Annette Gibbs Mr. Sam T. Goin, Jr. ’98 Mr. Horace F. Green ’69 Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Greer Mr. James R. Hambacher ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Hart
Rev. John H. Heck and Dr. Delia R. Heck Ms. Olivia T. Hinton Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes Hodson ’85 Mr. Preston T. Holmes* and Mrs. Rachel M. Holmes Mrs. Marilyn B. Hooker Mrs. Leila P. Hopkins Mr. Mark Hudzik and Mrs. Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Hughes, Jr. Mrs. Hazel Wall Hunt ’50 Ms. Patricia Lynn Kibler ’69 Mr. John G. Kines, Jr. ’68 Mr. Alton L. Knighton, Jr. Mr. Donald E. Koonce ’64 Dr. Leslie T. Lambert Mr. Steven C. Lambert Mr. Albert Latimer ’77 Mrs. Elva Lavinder Mr. Fred W. Lewis ’47 Dr. Steven T. Lewis Mr. Guy Martin ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey L. Mason ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Judson P. Mason ’67 Mr. John J. Mazalewski ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mr. Lucius M. Merritt, Jr. ’65 Dr. Bud Miles Mr. Berkley M. Mitchell ’81 Mrs. Wise S. Moon Mr. Philip C. Mosser ’69 Mrs. Angelia Hunt Naff Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Norris Ms. Alexandra Plotkin Mr. Bittle W. Porterfield, III Mr. Moyland G. Rainey ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Craig L. Rascoe ’74 Ms. Lucy B. Ricardo Mr. Gary W. Rice ’66 Rev. Amos S. Rideout, Jr. ’62 and Mrs. Mooyeen Rideout Dr. Robert F. Roth Mr. J. Keith Rowe ’77 Mr. Walter Rugaber Ms. Sally Jane Rutherford ’80
Boldface denotes new member in 2010–2011
BB&T Bethlehem UMC The Butz Foundation Coca-Cola Company Philip N. Daly and Frances K. Daly Charitable Lead UniTrust Dominion Foundation Farm Credit Gettier Commercial, Inc. Groves-Chaney Foundation Hermes Family Foundation Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc. KPMG Foundation Martinsville DuPont Credit Union National Association of College & University Food Services Norfolk Southern Foundation Pfizer, Inc. B. Wilson Porterfield Foundation Rugaber Family Fund SunTrust UMW - Mount Vernon United Methodist Church US Foodservice – Roanoke Division Virginia Department of Health Virginia Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy Wesley Guild – First United Methodist Church Kenny Wilbourne Realty & Construction Company Willard Construction of the Roanoke Valley, Inc. Gordon C. Willis Charitable Trust *Deceased
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $500 to $999
Prof. James S. Angle ’56 Rev. C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ’74 Mr. Joseph P. Aviola, Jr. ’83 Mr. Ronald J. Baumbach ’69 Mr. Walter Y. Boyd ’49 Mr. Cabell Brand Mr. W. Jackson Burrows Dr. David I. Byers ’66 Mr. Bruce Coates ’82 Mr. H. Ray Compton Mr. G. Trigg Copenhaver, II ’69 Mr. Joseph H. Crabtree ’66 and Mrs. Virginia Croft Crabtree ’66 Mr. Carthan F. Currin, III ’84 Mr. Scott David ’93 Mr. Christopher A. Dettra ’87 and Mrs. Sandra Horsburgh Dettra ’85 Ms. Marybeth Duffy ’81 Mr. Michael H. Ernst ’69 Mrs. Mary Stevens Esperti ’51 Mr. Mitchell R. Ferguson Mr. Chad R. France ’95 Mr. George J. Gibbs, Jr. ’73 Mr. Jeffrey L. Gring Dr. Elizabeth M. Hairfield Mr. James Harrington Rev. James W. Hart Mr. William C. Hartnett ’62 Mr. Wesley R. Holland ’72 Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Hundley Mr. Richard E. Hylton, Sr. ’56 Dr. J. Wesley Inge, Jr.* Mr. Harold L. Ingram ’64 Mrs. Edna S. Joyner Mrs. Cathe Hart Kervan ’79 Mr. Wilmer E. Leatherman ’64 Mr. Sam Litton and Mrs. Joan H. Litton Mr. Robert E. Loving ’49 Mr. Donald F. Luttrell ’68 Dr. Esther G. Mabry Ms. Danielle Renee Malo ’98 Mr. James W. McCarty, Sr. ’66 Rev. James A. McClung ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Menefee ’42 Mr. Roddy Moore and Mrs. Sally F. Moore ’06 Dr. John T. Morgan, Jr. Mr. Mark A. Musick ’72 Mr. John D. Nail, Jr. Mrs. Fay Bunting Norton ’45 Mr. Chip Phillips ’77 and Mrs. Martha Arnold Phillips ’76 Dr. Bob R. Pohlad Mr. John M. Polhemus ’82 Mr. Mark J. Renske ’01 Mr. Dewayne C. Rhodes ’67 Mrs. Frances M. Rives Mr. H. Kent Rodgers Dr. Erma L. Rose Mr. Randy R. Setterlund Mr. Sherman T. Shifflett ’64 Mr. Kevin L. Slough ’97 Mr. Edward W. States ’57 Mr. Matthew P. Stinson ’04 and Mrs. Lindsay Spencer Stinson ’05 Mr. John Sutton
Ms. Suelle Marie Swartz ’65 Mr. Charlie G. Tewksbury Dr. Carolyn L. Thomas Rev. Margaret A. Turbyfill and Rev. Mark V. Ogren Mr. James D. Turner ’74 Mr. Jason E. Vipperman ’03 Mrs. Elizabeth B. Webster Mrs. Vickie M. Westmoreland Mr. James E. White ’68 and Mrs. Pamela Lowry White ’69 Mr. Mark E. White ’96 Mr. Roger Whitley ’61 Mrs. Alice Simmons Wilkinson ’57 Mr. Gerald R. Wilson Mr. John T. Wilson ’83 Mr. Jim Woltz Bank of America Foundation Cabell and Shirley Brand Charitable Lead Trust Crossroads Grocery The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Graham White Manufacturing Co. James C. (Buddy) Hawkins Memorial Trust Metal Traders, Inc. Milliken & Company Roanoke District United Methodist Church State Farm Companies Foundation UMW – Sydenstricker
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $250 to $499
Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mr. Cleive L. Adams, Sr. ’02 and Mrs. Jill S. Adams Dr. and Mrs. J. Francis Amos Mr. Carson H. Barnes Mr. David Beam Mr. Nicholas H. Beasley ’74 Mr. Walter A. Bell ’97 Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop Mr. Benham M. Black Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bowman
Mr. Ronald C. Brewster ’64 Mrs. Virginia Wyne Broyles ’52 Dr. George T. Byrd Mrs. Pauline S. Carr Mr. Lawrence A. Chernick Mr. James L. Clark, Jr. ’62 Mr. Ronald C. Clark ’65 Mr. Roger D. Coffey ’65 Mr. Robert P. Coffman ’50 and Mrs. Ruth Pemberton Coffman ’50 Mr. Anthony W. Conner ’80 Mr. Ray Corron ’97 and Mrs. Lolene H. Corron ’97 Mr. Charles E. Coughlin ’64 Mr. Stan Crockett ’55 Mr. Matt D. Danielson ’85 Mr. Alexander G. DeTrana ’99 Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dickerson Dr. R. Thomas Edwards Mr. Michael A. Ferlauto ’70 Dr. Douglas W. Foard ’63 Mrs. Myrtle B. Fore Mr. James E. Galford Mr. Clyde K. Gantt ’80 Mr. William K. Hammack ’59 Dr. John S. Hardt Mr. Evan Hart Mr. J. David Hart ’76 Mr. Walter D. Hewartson Mrs. Donna Ellis Hoekstra ’65 Mr. Christopher D. Holt ’93 and Dr. Cynthia Ward Holt ’92 Mr. William L. Hudson ’63 Mr. C. Charles Irons ’71 Mr. Curtis A. Johnson ’71 Dr. David M. Johnson and Mrs. Jeannette S. Johnson ’95 Mr. Jeff M. Johnson ’77 Mr. Jess N. Judy Rev. William T. Kessler ’52 and Mrs. Marian Saunders Kessler ’52 Mr. Charles J. Koczwara ’70 Rev. W. Anthony Layman ’64 Mr. Robert G. Long Mrs. Sherry Thurman Lynch ’68 Mrs. Katherine MacGregor Mr. Edwin E. Mawyer ’55 Mrs. Virginia R. McCoy
Honor Roll of Donors
Mr. Leo H. Scott ’51 and Mrs. Geraldine N. Scott Mr. Karl Shade Dr. Lee B. Sheaffer Mr. Kevin S. Sherman ’92 Mr. James H. Shively and Mrs. Nancy P. Shively Mr. D. Scott Showalter ’73 and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison Showalter ’73 Mr. Thomas J. Shumaker ’75 Mr. Dee H. Slaughter ’72 Mrs. Irma H. Smart Dr. Richard L. Smith and Mrs. Kathleen Holt Smith Mrs. Agnes P. Stanley Mr. James L. Stanley ’48 Ms. Jean H. Stewart Dr. Christine H. Stinson Ms. Adeline Sunday Dr. Gerard T. Taylor ’63 Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 and Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Mr. Mervyn C. Timberlake, Jr. ’67 Mr. Charles W. Turman ’61 Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Pierce L. Vaughn Mr. Steve F. Walker ’70 Mr. Kenny M. Wilbourne ’62 and Mrs. Pamela Groome Wilbourne ’63 Mr. Ronald L. Willard, Sr. Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Mr. George D. Yancey, Sr. ’67 and Mrs. Phyllis Mitchell Yancey ’68 Dr. Andrea P. Zuschin
Restricted Operating $952,180
Building Capital $543,965 Ferrum Fund $379,676
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Honor Roll of Donors
Bruce Griffith ’66 Stuart, Virginia
Surprise visits to campus, lunches, and discussions with students on current campus issues are not the typical activities that come to mind when thinking of a college Trustee, but former Trustee Bruce Griffith ’66 was prone to do just those things. “Ferrum is a special place for me and, as a former alumni president, when I ask other alumni for personal testimony about Ferrum, they all have a reverence for Ferrum.” He was valedictorian of his small rural high school but needed more in-depth studies. Griffith came to Ferrum Junior College in 1964, because it was close to home and affordable. Ferrum offered additional math and science classes and a mission he could fulfill, which was to transfer to a university to complete his degree. As a student, Griffith was extremely active. He was part of the student government on campus, served as dorm president, and was Head Marshal, welcoming and aiding special guests visiting campus. During his years at Ferrum, he witnessed the 1965 National Championship in football and the basketball team going to nationals. Remembering fondly his days as a student, Griffith can’t help but chuckle as he discusses the “words of wisdom” Gene Evans shared with students in the early mornings of physical education class. Coach Norton would run them up the mountain in his PE class and taught them to fly-fish. Other professors, such as Ms. Pryor, his English professor, knew and treated him well. Griffith remembers Bud Skeens, one of his “finest professors, who really brought history alive in the classroom” and was a tremendous tennis coach and fellow Army Reservist in later years. “The professors tried to assist students through counseling and tutoring to improve their academic performance and succeed at Ferrum. I truly had a great time.” Living close to campus had its advantages. Griffith often brought friends home to spend time on his family farm, where they made many college memories. Among those friends was Griffith’s college roommate, with whom he attended North Carolina State University for a time. Tragically, Larry Talley was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam in 1969, but his memory and cherished friendship live on today. Griffith’s son, Talley, is named for his dear friend. Following Ferrum College, Griffith attended North Carolina State University and went to work at DuPont in Martinsville, Va., as a textile chemist. After attending school for industrial engineering, he worked at the JP Stevens textile plant for two years. Tired of working for others and under the pressure of potential layoffs, he decided to go into business himself. As his father had just retired from the family lumber business, he took out a loan and bought a percentage of his father’s business. Shortly thereafter, his older brother did the same and together, Griffith, his brother and his father opened Griffith Lumber in 1972. The first few years were difficult, but he calls it “a rewarding enterprise.”
Currently, Griffith is active in the local Rotary Club and various lumber associations. In his church, he sings in both his church choir and a gospel group. He and his wife of 45 years, Cindy, have two children and are blessed with six wonderful grandchildren. Griffith’s activism extends to his beloved alma mater; as a member of Ferrum’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, he was part of many of the changes that Ferrum has undergone in the past two decades. He believes improving the giving percentage of alumni is of utmost importance because the number of alumni supporting the college is the first aspect examined by many foundations and individuals awarding grants. “Send in a gift of any size if you think Ferrum helped you as a student because now is a good time to help Ferrum.” Griffith is also a supporter of the Planned Giving Program at Ferrum College, hoping others will consider a long-term gift to Ferrum in their financial plans. “Ferrum has done so well in giving students opportunities to succeed in life with a good education and values. We have great leadership, new buildings, almost record enrollment, great students, the campus is beautiful and Ferrum is headed in the right direction. I’m very happy about that.” Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Mr. Todd McCullough Mr. Paul T. McWane ’82 Ms. Moriah Marie Montoya ’95 Mr. Sammy E. Moran Mr. Douglas M. Myers, Jr. Mr. Robert I. Newman, Jr. ’66 Mr. Jack Norton ’90 and Mrs. Kristi Sherree Norton ’92 Mr. Larry W. Perdue ’67 Mr. Brian G. Powell, Sr. ’79 and Mrs. Kathleen Goodpasture Powell ’80 Mr. Randy W. Powell ’67 Mrs. Dorothy A. Ravenhorst Ms. Betty J. Robinson Dr. J. Robert Rose, Sr. ’58 and Mrs. Annie Dowdy Rose ’57 Mrs. Brenda Haley Schulman ’67 Rev. Charles R. Scott ’51 Mr. John M. Seaborn ’78 Mr. Vernon A. Shaw Mr. Albert Shotwell Mr. Casper L. Sigmon, II ’63 Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mr. G. Bryan Slater ’82 Mr. William T. Starkey ’60 Dr. R. Rex Stephenson Mr. Adolph L. Strobel, Jr. ’58 and Mrs. Mary Ann Britt Strobel ’58 Mr. Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62 Dr. Coulbourn H. Tyler ’99 Mr. Ricky A. Wagner ’91 and Mrs. Margaret Causey Wagner ’91 Mr. Robert C. Wagner Mr. Roger Weaver Mr. Glenn R. Welde ’65 Mr. G. Scott White ’74 and Mrs. Leigh Huff White ’74 Mr. Paul S. White ’90 and Mrs. Maritza Regalon White ’90 Rev. Ralph J. Wimmer Ms. C. Faye Wood ’52 Mr. Roger A. Wood ’79 Mrs. Nancy Mead Woodall ’51 Mrs. Gilda Quinn Woods ’92 Beechgrove Design, LLC Genworth Foundation Matching Gifts Program Norfolk United Methodist Church Precision Monument Setters Inc. USDA – Richmond
FY 2010–2011 GIVING $100 to $249
Mrs. Cheryl Gudaitis Abate ’76 Mr. Franklin T. Abbott ’65 Mr. Lester W. Abernathy ’67 Mr. Ralph F. Abruzere Mr. Richard Abruzere Ms. Susan Ramsey Ackerman Mr. Jeremy K. Adkins ’01 and Mrs. Kristie Walker Adkins ’02 Mr. Ronald A. Adkins Mr. Carl D. Akers ’59 and Mrs. Mary Wade Akers ’59 Mr. Norris T. Aldridge Mr. Thomas D. Allen Mr. William M. Allen ’62
Mrs. Barbara Hughes Bull ’82 Dr. Jack Bumgardner Ms. Barbara J. Burritt Mr. Richard D. Burruss ’81 Ms. Patricia Butler Mr. William E. Byrd, III ’06 Mr. Samuel L. Camden ’66 Mr. Robert M. Camicia Rev. Deroy C. Campbell ’48 Mr. Joseph B. Carbone Mr. Mark C. Carl Ms. Keating F. Carrier ’72 Mr. James A. Carson ’81 Mr. Alex R. Carter, Jr. ’66 Mr. John C. Carter ’66 Mr. Thomas A. Cash ’69 Mr. Ralph E. Caylor ’62 Mrs. Ruth Groves Chaney Mr. Robert L. Chappell Ms. Alison M. Chernick ’09 Mr. Clark F. Childers ’80 and Mrs. Susan Jones Childers ’81 Mrs. Janet Allen Chin ’59 Mr. Thaddeus Chmura Mr. Edward W. Clark, III ’88 Mr. Melvin L. Clark, Jr. Mr. Timothy W. Clary, II ’69 Mrs. Vieva Snead Clary ’38 Mr. Neil D. Clatterbuck ’85 Mr. Jimmy Clements Miss Louise Clendenen Mr. J. Randy Cline ’67 Ms. Sharon Coffey Mrs. Margaret White Collmus ’50 Dr. Elton W. Compton ’63 Mr. Kevin P. Comstock Ms. Caron M. Conques ’03 Mr. Herman S. Cooper ’61 Mr. Roger Cooper Mr. Ryan C. Cooper ’07 Mrs. Dee Church Copenhaver ’63 Mrs. Clair G. Cosby Rev. J. Mason Cosby ’57* Mrs. Stella Holt Couch ’49 Mr. John P. Cougill ’69 Ms. Rennie Covington Ms. Susan C. Cox Mr. Gordon W. Crawford ’67 Mr. John M. Crockett ’68 Mr. Steve Crosby ’69 Mrs. Mary Bullington Crow ’79 Dr. Peter G. Crow Ms. Susan Crow Mr. Dave Crowder Mr. Paul Curran Mr. Floyd L. Curtis ’68 Ms. Susan Cutler Mrs. Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 Mr. Peter Joseph Dansie ’75 Mr. Robert S. Daski, Jr. ’99 Mr. Bradley Jay Davis ’94 Mr. John E. Davis Mr. Joe A. Davis ’61 and Mrs. Anne Galloway Davis ’61 Mr. O. Allen Davis ’62 Mr. Paul H. Davis ’79 Mr. Earl A. Day Mr. Samuel O. Decker, III ’95 Rev. Luther J. Derby, Jr. ’45 Ms. Leslie Carroll Dering ’91
Mrs. Kelly Shipe Dettra ’85 Mr. Thomas L. Disharoon Ms. Judy Dixon Mr. Michael C. Donavant ’72 Mr. Richard M. Doud, Jr. ’70 Mr. Tom L. Dowdy ’63 Mr. George E. Downey, III Dr. Stuart M. Dulin Mr. Alan K. Dungan ’69 Mr. Richard L. Durrer, Jr. ’68 Mr. J. L. Edwards Mr. Richard G. Elgin ’56 Mrs. Alice McDaniel Elliott ’03 Mr. James K. Elliott ’72 Mr. Philip Elmassian ’71 Mr. Thomas C. Emory, Jr. Mr. Bryce Eubank ’74 Mr. Ronald C. Evans ’67 Mr. Neil C. Fadely ’90 Mr. Brett D. Fairchild ’69 Mr. Larry Farrar Mr. Duane Ferguson Mr. K. Warren Ferguson ’59 Mr. David V. Fewell ’63 Mr. Larkin W. Fields Mr. John B. Fieser Ms. Christina Fifer Mr. Robert L. Finch, Sr. Mrs. Carole Frazier Fisher ’81 Mr. Hugh C. Fisher, Jr. ’74 Mr. David M. Fitzgerald ’65 Dr. Betsy Flanagan Mrs. Shirley Nichols Flanagan ’49 Ms. Hollie H. Flynn ’94 Ms. Diane Marie Foley Mr. James A. Ford Mr. Lewis L. Fore ’63 Mrs. Joan Pritchett Foster ’60 Mr. Marvin L. Foster ’62 Mr. Richard M. Foutz ’61* Ms. Marnee France Mr. Lanier Frantz Ms. Kathy D. Frazier Dr. Todd S. Fredericksen Mr. Kenneth W. Freeman ’78 Mrs. Mickey Keys Freeman ’68 Mr. Jacob E. Frith, II Mrs. Susan S. Frizzell Mrs. Rebecca Saunders Frye ’02 Mrs. Mary Pharr Gagne ’93 Rev. Jeremy Q. Galloway Mr. Anthony Garcia Mr. David S. Garman ’93 Mr. Joseph G. Gause ’01 Mr. John Gerow ’85 Mr. James T. Gilliam, II ’02 and Mrs. Meagan Carter Gilliam ’02 Rev. R. Franklin Gillis, Jr. ’61 Mr. Michael C. Glascock ’96 Mrs. Martha Wills Glenn ’61 Ms. Melinda Elizabeth Goins ’90 Mr. K. Edward Goode, Sr. ’46 and Mrs. Reva Edwards Goode ’46 Mr. Samuel H. Goodpasture ’73 Mr. Hugh M. Gravitt, III ’85 Mr. David E. Greer ’95 Mr. Bruce A. Griffith ’66 Rev. James B. Grimmer, Jr. ’58 Mr. Gary D. Guengerich Mr. Bill N. Hahn ’47
Mr. H. Ellsworth Haley, Jr. ’54 and Mrs. Phyllis Lamm Haley ’55 Mr. Elmer D. Hall ’56 Mr. Wayne E. Hall ’57 Ms. Jennifer L. Hallman ’92 Mr. Todd A. Hamrick ’92 Mrs. June T. Hankla Hon. Clifford F. Hapgood Mr. Joe Happe ’79 Mr. Philip L. Hardy ’79 Mr. Jeff Harlow Dr. Darrell Harman ’65 Ms. Audrey L. Harris Mr. Leon Harris Mr. James Harvey Mr. Thomas C. Haskins ’43 Mr. Charles C. Hatcher, Sr. ’68 Mr. Mark A. Hatcher ’04 and Mrs. Barbara D. Hatcher Mr. Dwight C. Hatfield ’69 Mr. Christian A. Haug ’99 Ms. Karen D. Haun Mr. Tom C. Haws Mrs. Lily Lassiter Hawthorne ’86 Mr. Gene Haynes ’76 Mrs. Jane Haynie Mr. Jack Helie ’47 Mr. Ronnie R. Helmondollar ’89 Ms. Kirsten C. Hennard Mr. Horace M. Henson, Jr. ’62 Mr. Howard C. Hill ’88 Mrs. Sandra Cordle Hill Mrs. Brenda M. Hinkle Mr. Bobby D. Hodges ’55 and Mrs. Jean Wright Hodges ’56 Mr. Daniel K. Hodges Mr. Dallis E. Hollandsworth ’80 Dr. Linda Padgett Hollandsworth ’67 Mrs. Gail M. Holley Mr. Mark H. Holmes ’83 Mr. J. William Holsclaw, III Mr. Robert W. Hood Ms. Mable Hosea Ms. Marilyn Hottle Mrs. Rebecca Brammer Houchins ’62 Dr. Tom Howick Ms. Cecelia H. Hudgens Mrs. Gail M. Hudson Mr. Barry G. Hughes ’80 Mr. Paul L. Humphreys Mr. Ray B. Hundley ’76 and Mrs. Cheryl Taylor Hundley ’77 Ms. Rose Hylton Mr. D. Michael Hymes ’69 Mr. Lynwood D. Inge Mr. Bradley P. Intemann ’75 Mr. Ellis Irvine Mr. Richard Jaglowski Mr. Thomas G. James ’06 Mr. David C. Jamison Mr. James E. Jarrell Dr. Harry W. Jarrett Ms. Nell H. Jefferson Mr. Harvey Jeffreys and Mrs. Scottie Jeffreys Mr. William H. Jenkins, Sr. Mr. W. Keith Jenkins ’58 Mr. Edwin C. Jennings, Jr. ’67 and Mrs. Harriet Holt Jennings ’67 Mr. Jimmie M. Jett ’60
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Mrs. Paxton Walker Allgyer ’72 Mrs. Llewellyn Strough Allison ’69 Mr. Roy A. Ammons ’60 Mr. Walter I. Anderson Mr. Lawson A. Andrews ’61 Dr. Gary L. Angel and Dr. Faye Angel ’83 Mr. Daniel L. Angell ’67 Hon. Wayne Angell ’64 Mr. H. Ross Arnold Mrs. Mary B. Arrington Rev. Randy Arrington ’52 Mrs. Norma Nicholson Atchley ’55 Dr. Chris R. Aylesworth and Mrs. Gayle Aylesworth Mr. David A. Backus ’66 Mrs. Charlotte Knight Baker ’97 Mr. Russell K. Balderson ’86 and Lt. Col. Shelley Phillips Balderson ’85 Mr. Tim Balsley ’67 Mrs. Nancy H. Banks Mr. Luke O. Bannister, Sr. Mr. Charles S. Barall ’60 Mrs. Jeanne D. Barger Ms. Peggie R. Barker Mr. Stephen D. Barko ’90 Mrs. Gay Dunkum Bartlett ’67 Mr. Wirt D. Bartlett, Jr. ’66 Mr. Arthur Basiliko Mrs. Janice C. Bassett Mr. Eugene W. Beach ’74 Mrs. Andrea Beasley Mr. Nick Beasley Mr. Gerald W. Bechtle, Jr. ’91 Mr. George A. Beckwith Mrs. Marlene Cave Bell ’55 Mrs. Suzanne Booth Bell ’62 Mrs. Ethel Proffitt Bickford ’80 Mrs. Susie Motley Biedler ’66 Dr. Jim Bier Mrs. Shirley Register Bisselle ’54 Mrs. Jane Phillips Blackwell ’67 Mr. Daniel R. Blasche ’83 Mr. David W. Blevins ’69 and Mrs. Gaye Bourne Blevins ’70 Mr. George N. Bobb Mr. Edward D. Bocock ’60 Miss Patricia B. Bogart ’63 Mr. Theodore E. Bond Mrs. Barbara Reedy Booker ’45 Mr. William G. Booker, Jr. ’62 Mr. Floyd Glenn Boone, Jr. ’90 Mrs. Carole Lee Fulcher Booth ’63 Mr. G. Robert Boswell ’58 Mr. Paul E. Bowling ’89 and Mrs. Martha Haley Bowling ’90 Mr. Charles C. Bowman Mr. Henry A. Bowyer Mr. Robert L. Bradshaw, Jr. Mr. Kirk V. Brammer ’81 Mrs. Kimberlee Murphy Branscom ’89 Dr. Burleigh E. Breedlove ’53 Ms. Patricia Bridges Rev. Robert S. Brookover, III ’67 Mrs. Amanda Guilliams Brown ’96 Mr. W. Colby Brown, III Mr. Douglas H. Buerlein ’70 and Mrs. Randi White Buerlein ’71 Mr. Richard W. Buhrman ’62
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Mrs. Lisa R. Jett Ms. Barbara Johnson Mr. Harry G. Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Ellen Dalton Jones ’43 Mrs. Patricia English Jones ’57 Mr. Wesley M. Jones ’56 Mr. Winston Jones ’47 Mr. John M. Jordan, Jr. Mr. Matthew O. Jordan ’95 Mr. Kenneth D. Journell ’57 and Mrs. Ann Melton Journell ’57 Mr. Robert B. Journell ’72 and Mrs. Ruth Sparks Journell ’73 Mrs. Judy L. Karcher Mr. W. Randolph Kelley ’90 Mrs. Mitzi Jones Kendrick ’93 Mr. Allen Wayne Kiger ’00 Mr. Francis R. King, Jr. ’68 Mr. Gilbert L. King, Jr. ’61 Mr. Ryne Kipps Mrs. Victoria Bowling Kirby ’43 Mr. William H. Kline, Jr. Mr. Richard Knapp Mr. Oliver W. Kofoid ’91 Mrs. Patsy Brown Layer ’73 Mrs. Ann Kelly Leake
Rev. Betty Daniels Marshall ’00 Ms. Kitty M. Martin ’58 Mrs. Tammy Vest Mason ’85 Mr. Richard W. Massa Mr. John L. Matherly, Jr. Mr. F. Henry Maxey Ms. Cathy Maxwell Mr. Robert C. May, Jr. Mr. Martin R. Mayfield Rev. Robinson H. McAden ’51 Mr. Cal F. McAlexander ’55 and Mrs. Jane Cumby McAlexander ’55 Mrs. Renae Flora McBride ’72 Mrs. Dove Hylton McCall ’47 Mr. John M. McClintic ’99 Mr. Rodman L. McCoy Dr. Frank C. McCue, III Mr. Cecil E. McFarland Mrs. Gail Liddle McGlothlin ’66 Mrs. Lois Wood McWane ’52 Rev. D. Michael Meloy ’63 and Mrs. Jane Sydney Meloy ’64 Mr. Timothy S. Mercer ’91 Mr. J. H. Merchant, Jr. Ms. Mary France Merciez Dr. Wayne Meredith ’63
Alumni 1053 Organizations 139
Parents and Friends 939
Number of Donors
Mr. Ellis Lehman Mr. Claiborne R. Leonard ’55 Mr. Robert F. Lewis ’79 Mrs. Nancy Smith Lickey ’66 Mr. George Litos ’61 Mr. Harry E. Long Ms. Carol C. Love Mr. J. Wayne Loving ’66 Mrs. Tami Fulton Lowe ’83 Mr. Tony M. Lowe ’70 Mr. Donald A. Lucy ’74 Rev. Lawrence E. Lugar ’49 and Mrs. Jean Hodges Lugar ’50 Dr. Hakeem Lumumba ’78 Ms. Mary Jane Lynch Mrs. Teresa Johnson MacGregor ’57 Dr. Melvin L. Macklin Mr. John R. Mahony, III ’70 Mr. John W. Mallard, Jr. ’70 Mrs. Sue B. Manhart Mr. Linden P. Marchand Mr. Herbert A. Marsh
Dr. Gary F. Mitchell ’78 Mr. Mike Mitchell, III ’80 Mr. James R. Mohler Mr. N. C. Montague Ms. Deborah L. Moody Mr. James E. Moody Mr. John S. Moody Mr. Jamie L. Moore ’99 Mrs. Sandra Edgerton Moore ’88 Mr. William E. Moore, Jr. Mrs. Joyce Johnson Moorman ’65 Mrs. Lisa S. Moran Ms. Joanne P. Morgan Mr. Don H. Morris Mr. George R. Morris ’62 Mr. Jon D. Morris, Jr. ’94 Mr. Malcolm G. Morris ’85 Ms. Nancy E. Morris Mr. Carlton V. Morton ’64 and Mrs. Betty Brown Morton ’65 Mr. John H. Moseman Mr. Timothy P. Muckle
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Mr. Harold J. Muddiman ’63 Mr. Dexter K. Mullins ’42 Mr. William M. Mulvey, Jr. ’97 Mrs. Beverly Setliff Murray ’78 Mr. John F. Myers, Jr. ’51 Mr. Lynn N. Myers Mrs. Michele K. Naff Mr. Wesley W. Naff, III Mr. George F. Neeb, Jr. ’53 and Mrs. Marion Hubbard Neeb ’53 Mrs. Annita P. Nelson Ms. Torri Leigh Nelson Mrs. Shannon Jost Netta ’97 Mr. David A. Newcombe Mr. Thomas Newman ’51 Mrs. Rene Overstreet Nichols ’76 Mr. Richard H. Norrell Mr. Mitchell W. Nuckles ’82 Mrs. Peggy A. Oakes Ms. Mary Jane O’Connor ’87 Mr. Richard H. Ogg ’71 Ms. Kathleen E. O’Malley Mr. Delbert E. O’Meara ’60 Mrs. Anne P. Parcell Mr. John W. Parker, Jr. Ms. Gail D. Payne Dr. Samuel B. Payne, Jr. Mr. Charles R. Perry ’85 Ms. Martha J. Perry Ms. Jennifer Phan ’10 Mr. James M. Pharr Mrs. Nancy Hanks Phillips ’67 Mr. Thomas C. Poole Mr. Paul E. Pope, Sr. ’72 Mr. Thomas J. Pope ’64 Mr. Cecil L. Porter, Jr. ’80 Mrs. Theresa M. Potter Mrs. Ida B. Powell Mr. R. David Priest ’64 Mr. Claude Rackley Mr. David M. Ramsey ’85 Mr. John K. Ramsey ’56 Mr. L. Ryland Rash, Jr. ’48 Rev. Waverly G. Reames ’65 Mr. Herbert M. Reedy Dr. Kevin P. Reilly Mrs. Linda K. Renick Mrs. Karen Wolcott Rhodes ’74 Mr. William Rhodes Mr. Paul W. Rice, III ’67 Mr. Elliot L. Richards, Jr. ’66 Ms. Mary W. Richards Ms. Marny S. Richardson ’66 Mr. Howard C. Robertson, Jr. ’82 Mrs. Linda Eades Rodriguez ’75 Dr. Henry L. Roediger, III Mr. Donald F. Rogers ’81 Mr. Thomas A. Rogers ’63 Ms. Joyce M. Rolczynski Mr. Leonard D. Rorrer ’52 Mr. Scott W. Royster ’91 Ms. Sasha Saari Mr. Dandridge L. Sale, Jr. ’70 Mr. Kevin R. Salvilla ’97 Ms. J. Carol Sandidge Mr. Rick Schossow Mr. James C. Schubert ’68 Mrs. Debra Buckner Scott ’72 Mrs. Joyce D. Scott Mr. Michael W. Scott
Mr. Ricky L. Scott Mr. Roland J. Scott, III ’70 Mr. Vaden Scott ’62 Mr. George W. Seals, Sr. Ms. Kathryn A. Seeley ’69 Mr. Andrew W. Shelton Mr. John S. Shively ’64 Mr. Lyman D. Sholl, Jr. Mr. Charles P. Shorter ’70 and Mrs. Joan Russell Shorter ’71 Mr. Gail E. Sigmon and Mrs. Edith McGhee Sigmon ’46 Mrs. Corene Martin Simms ’42 Dr. Ronald E. Singleton ’70 and Mrs. Judy W. Singleton ’77 Ms. Mary G. Slattery Mr. Alan P. Smith ’83 Mr. Barry P. Smith Mr. Eugene Smith Ms. Heather Christine Smith ’95 Mr. Hutch Smith Mr. Keith M. Smither ’93 and Mrs. Theresa Lopez Smither ’93 Mr. Hatherly L. Souther Mr. F. Coleman Starnes ’59 Mrs. Mildred Jones Steel ’37 Mr. Ronald T. Stephens Mr. Lance O. Stewart ’79 Mr. Thomas W. Stewart Dr. Joseph D. Stogner and Mrs. Jane Duncan Stogner Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Strong Mr. Glen A. Styles ’61 Mr. Wilson Sullivan, Jr. Dr. Gail L. Summer Mr. Guy R. Sutphin ’65 Mr. Edward L. Sweeney ’61 Mr. Jerry M. Swisher, Jr. ’70 Mr. Nelson Talley ’61 Mr. James M. Taylor, Jr. ’80 Mrs. Sheila Quinn Taylor ’71 Mr. Charles G. Tedford Mrs. Julia Holland Terry ’58 Mr. William S. Tharp Mr. Bryan E. Thomas ’78 Ms. Kathryn Jill Thompson ’92 Mr. Wallace Thompson Mr. William B. Todd, Jr. Mr. Robert A. Tuell ’66 Mrs. Evelyn S. Turner Mr. James P. Turner ’56 and Mrs. Linda Sullivan Turner ’57 Mr. John W. Turner, Jr. ’80 Rev. Bruce D. Tuttle and Mrs. Rebecca Kincer Tuttle ’68 Mrs. Geraldine Edwards Shelton Tyner ’47 Mr. Robert W. Tyree ’74 Ms. Jana Deyerle Underwood ’69 Mr. Oma E. Underwood ’69 Mr. Eric R. Van Buskirk, M.D., Sr. Ms. Elizabeth A. Via-Kolinski Mr. Hugh C. Vincent ’51 Mr. Frank R. Wade Mr. Mark Waggoner Mrs. Diann Wagoner ’95 Mrs. Frances Stine Walker ’45 Mr. James Walker Mr. Frank R. Wall ’64 Mr. Leonard E. Wallace ’63
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Honor Roll of Donors
Ms. Gwendolyn A. Adkins ’72 Mrs. Jeanette Hall Adkins ’59 Mrs. Connie Clary Akers ’71 Mr. Earnie L. Akers Dr. William George Albrecht ’90 Mr. Mark Eugene Alford ’84 Mr. Brian A. Allen ’82 Mr. Charles R. Allen, Jr. Ms. Kimberly Michele Allen Mr. Louis C. Almekinders Mrs. Mary Fary Altemus ’73 Mr. Richard E. Alvis ’71 Mrs. Shelia Clement Amos ’80 Mrs. Brooke Miller Anderson ’82 Mr. Carl G. Anderson Mr. Jacky K. Anderson Mrs. Jeanne Anderson Mr. Lloyd A. Anderson ’74 Mr. Michael W. Anderson ’91 Mr. Robert G. Anderson ’73 Mr. Steven Anderson Ms. Patricia Naugle Andrews ’64 Mrs. Lisa Wilson Anthony ’91 Mr. Patrick T. Archer Mrs. Veronica Archer Mr. James A. Armond Mrs. Brenda Adams Arrington ’67 Mr. Kevin Arrington Ms. Mandi D. Asbell ’98 Antioch Church of the Brethren Mr. G. Munford Ashworth ’82 Bethany UMC Ms. Judy Assad BMG Metals, Inc. Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Mr. Randall N. Austin ’73 Commercial Door and Frame Service Mrs. Brenda Goard Ayers ’64 Ms. Arlene Aylor Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Mr. John W. Back, Jr. Edwards PLC Ms. Beverly Z. Baden Ferrum College Russian Club Mr. Orman L. Bailey Finch & Finch, Inc. Mrs. Stephanie Foster Bailey Fine Metals Corporation Ms. Barbara Bakari The Hershey Company Mrs. Amy Meador Baker ’87 Ingersoll-Rand Corporate Mr. Danny W. Baker ’67 Kroger Company Foundation Mr. Edward A. Baker ’70 and Member One Federal Credit Union Mrs. Judith Jones Baker ’70 Mount Mariah UMC Mr. John E. Baker Mountain to Lake Realty Mrs. Janice Carroll Baldwin ’52 Northwestern Mutual Life Ms. Debra Ball Nutrition Counseling & Education Mr. Ralph E. Ball Old Dominion Environmental Mr. Homer V. Ballard, Jr. Services, Inc. Mr. William Ballowe Parent Alliance for Youth Sports Mrs. Jeanne Wimmer Banks ’76 PLS Logistics Services Mr. Larry J. Banks ’67 and SleepSafe Beds, LLC Mrs. Janet Akers Banks ’67 Smith Mountain AAUW Ms. Kathleen B. Bannister Spencer, Mayoras, Henderson & Mr. Michael Banton Koch, PLC Mr. John W. Barbour The Techs Mr. David G. Barger Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC Dr. Melinda Giuffre Barker ’78 UMC – Cherrydale Ms. Eleanor W. Barkley UMW – Ivey Memorial UMC Mr. Randolph E. Barlow, Jr. ’66 Ms. Carolyn Barnes FY 2010–2011 GIVING Mr. Julian G. Barnes ’87 $1 to $99 Mr. Gary J. Barnett ’72 Mr. Theodore H. Abbott ’71 Mr. George Barnette ’78 Mrs. Kerry Lyons Abrams ’92 Mr. Reed Barton Mr. Edward Abril Mr. Scott E. Barton Mr. James Abshire Mr. Andrew L. Baskin Mrs. Linda Cooper Ackiss ’66 Dr. Rathin N. Basu Mr. Anthony H. Adams ’10 Ms. Donna J. Baus ’76 Mr. Daniel D. Adams Mrs. Dora Cooper Beal Ms. Angela L. Adelman Mr. Wayne Beaman Mr. Mike Walter Ms. Melissa J. Weaver Mr. J. Vaughan Webb, Jr. Mr. John H. Wells ’55 Ms. Jennie B. West Rev. Robert E. White, Jr. ’64 Dr. Frank C. Wickers Mr. Douglas A. Williams ’75 Mrs. Pamela Johnson Williams ’69 Mrs. Zeannette Roberts Williams ’63 Mr. John E. Wilson, Jr. Mrs. Ella Kyle Wimer ’65 Mr. Richard D. Wingate ’72 Mrs. Amanda Cobler Witt ’04 Mr. David R. Wolfe ’66 Mr. Charles Womack, III Mrs. Anne Eide Wood ’50 Mr. Derek A. Woods ’03 and Mrs. Jamie Peters Woods ’06 Dr. Eugene R. Woolridge, Jr. ’49 Mr. T. Michael Wrabell ’78 Mr. Edward L. Wright Mr. Joseph B. Wright Mr. Dwayne A. Young Mr. Rudolph Zadnik Ms. Betty Ziebell Mr. Thomas P. Zinck ’94
A Society of Visionary Leaders Named after the Reverend Dr. C. Ralph Arthur for his legacy of fundraising as Ferrum’s seventh president, the Arthur Society honors alumni and friends who give at least $1,000 to the Ferrum Fund (unrestricted operating fund) during the fiscal year (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011).
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mrs. Darlene V. Amon Mr. Roger Anglin and Mrs. Sue Thomas Anglin ’65 Mr. C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Parker A. Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Ayers ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Baldwin ’77 Mrs. Kimberly P. Blair Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten Mr. H. Allen Carver ’63 Mrs. Hugh H. Chatham Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Mr. Douglas E. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clements ’77 Mr. Peter H. Coley ’73 Mrs. Patricia O. Compton Mrs. Rosie S. Craig Mr. L. Wayne Creasman ’61 Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder Mrs. Mary Ann DeTrana Dr. Kevin R. Dye and Dr. Nancy Dye Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Forbes, Sr. Mr. Stanley O. Forbes, Jr. ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr. Mrs. Diane Market Gaston ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Irving M. Groves, Jr. Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Mr. Preston T. Holmes* and Mrs. Rachel M. Holmes
Mrs. Leila P. Hopkins Mrs. Hazel Wall Hunt ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Jennings ’58 Ms. Patricia Lynn Kibler ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Alton L. Knighton, Jr. Mr. Donald E. Koonce ’64 Mr. Steven C. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Albert Latimer ’77 Mrs. Elva Lavinder Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr. Mr. Guy Martin ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Judson P. Mason ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. ’66 and Mrs. Sharon Lee Phillips ’66 Mr. Craig L. Rascoe ’74 Rev. and Mrs. Amos S. Rideout, Jr. ’62 Mr. and Mrs. James Keith Rowe ’77 Rugaber Family Fund Dr. Lee B. Sheaffer Mr. and Mrs. James H. Shively Mr. Thomas J. Shumaker ’75 Mr. Dee H. Slaughter ’72 Mrs. Irma H. Smart Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Stanley ’48 Dr. Gerard T. Taylor ’63 Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 and Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn C. Timberlake, Jr. ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Todd ’67 Mr. Charles W. Turman ’61 Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph H. Watts Dr. Andrea P. Zuschin 85
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Ms. Sara A. Beck ’91 Ms. Page B. Beeler Mrs. Shirlien Boyd Belcher ’63 Ms. Susan E. Bell ’90 Mr. Jesse W. Bennett, Jr. ’57 Mr. Clarence E. Berger, Jr. ’73 Mrs. Pamela Gleason Berry ’83 Mrs. Lois Poland Bersch ’44 Mr. Eric P. Bessette Mr. Gregory M. Bielawski ’73 Rev. Norman R. Biggs ’61 Mr. Scott T. Bill ’04 Mr. George A. Binns ’74 and Mrs. Marcia Abbott Binns ’74 Mr. Charles Bittinger, III Mr. Timothy W. Black ’87 Ms. Alice S. Blain Mr. Kenon Bland Mr. Ronnie W. Blankenship ’86 Mrs. Nancy Selman Blasdell ’77 Ms. Elizabeth A. Blevins ’69 Mrs. Jean Williams Bone ’73 Mr. Reese A. Boone ’71 Ms. Rhonda A. Bousman Mr. Phillip Bowen Mr. Thomas Bowen Mr. David I. Bower Mrs. Sarah Cundiff Bowles ’78 Ms. Sarah F. Bowling ’78 Mr. Brian D. Bowman ’68 Ms. Cynthia Lynn Bowman ’89 Mr. John A. Bowman ’78 Mr. Kenneth D. Bowman Mr. Franklin J. Bowser ’00 Mr. Bruce V. Boxley, III ’66 Mrs. Diamond B. Boyd ’84 Ms. Rachel Boyd Mr. Michael E. Bradshaw Mr. William L. Braford ’66 Mr. Robert E. Brailsford Mr. Robert C. Brandon Mr. Joseph L. Brent, Jr. ’01 Mr. Rennie W. Bridgman, Jr. ’64 Dr. Marie Morrison Brink ’53 Ms. Pamala Brinklow Mr. John C. Brinnon Mr. John H. Brister
Mr. James M. Britt Ms. Ruby M. Brogan Ms. Michelle Broms Mr. James N. Brooks ’56 Mrs. Joy Brooks Mr. Ronald C. Brooks Mr. Elwood D. Brotzman Ms. Bonnie S. Brown Mr. Donald E. Brown ’66 Mr. Harold T. Brown, Jr. ’72 Ms. Kathleen B. Brown Mr. Kenneth L. Brown ’62 Mr. Larry W. Brown, Sr. ’80 Mr. Lewis A. Brown, Sr. Mrs. Opal DeLong Brown ’66 Mr. Richard E. Brown ’62 and Mrs. Sharon McCracken Brown ’61 Mrs. Susan Solomon Brown ’78 Mr. Raymond H. Bruce ’74 Mr. Carl O. Brudin, Jr. Mr. Carl O. Brudin, III ’94 Mr. Joshua C. Brynildsen ’04 Mr. Brenton T. Buchanan, Sr. ’70 Mr. Gary Buchanan Mr. Joseph G. Buchanan Ms. Jeannine K. Buchman Mr. William S. Buckley, Sr. Mr. J. S. Buis Mr. Bruce B. Bunnell ’87 Mr. Clyde A. Burcham Mr. Barry C. Burcher ’80 Ms. Bonnie J. Burdick Mr. William W. Burford ’78 Mr. Kevin P. Burgess ’89 and Mrs. Karen Gordon Burgess ’92 Mrs. Rose A. Burgess Mrs. Linda Chapman Burke ’71 Ms. Wendy Burns Mrs. Joyce Fisher Burroughs ’63 Mr. Bill Burton ’97 Mr. Corwin Burton Mr. J. R. Burton, Jr. ’61 Mr. Arthur Buske Mrs. Anita Fenwick Butler ’79 Mr. John L. Butner ’67 Mr. Harold Calvin Ms. Jane A. Campbell ’83
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Mr. R. M. Campbell, Jr. Mr. Mark Cannon Mr. Gary L. Cardwell Mr. Ralph V. Carlone, Jr. ’95 Mr. Jae C. Carpenter ’80 Mr. James T. Carpenter ’60 Mr. Michael H. Carpenter Mrs. Pamela Sterling Carroll ’92 Rev. Joseph T. Carson, Jr. ’51* Mr. Allen Carter ’89 Mrs. Deborah Roberson Carter ’70 Mr. Donald C. Carter Mr. John M. Carter ’01 Mrs. Sarah N. Carter Mrs. Violet P. Carter Mr. John S. Carver ’81 Mr. Walter O. Cary Ms. Lorraine J. Casey Mr. David Casias Mr. R. Kent Cassell ’76 Mr. Todd Laign Cassell ’96 Mr. Nolan B. Catlett, Jr. Mr. Robert W. Chapin Mrs. Elizabeth Rideout Chappell ’65 Mrs. Anita C. Chichester Mr. Michael A. Chiglinsky Mrs. Barbara Kirby Childress Rev. Nancy Childress Mr. Thomas E. Childress* Mr. John L. Chrisinger ’78 Mr. Howard Clabough ’62 Ms. Claudia A. Clark Mr. Rawleigh G. Clary ’47* and Mrs. Alva Hayden Banks Clary ’47 Mr. James L. Clary, Sr. Mr. Ronald E. Cleeve Mr. Carlyle E. Cline ’68 Ms. Donna D. Clinebell Rev. Becky J. Cloud Mr. Douglas M. Clow, Sr. Mr. Timothy C. Cobb ’91 Mrs. Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 Mr. Preston S. Cochran ’90 Mr. Thomas H. Cockerham ’94 and Mrs. Genevieve Fuchs Cockerham ’96 Mr. Doyle Cockram
Mr. Robert F. Cofield, Jr. Mrs. Joan Hobson Cole ’66 Ms. Becky L. Coleman Mr. Gene Coleman Mr. Henry F. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Ms. Tiffany D. Coleman ’10 Mr. Troy D. Coleman Mr. Jason K. Collier ’92 Ms. Minnie H. Collins Rev. Eugene S. Condrey ’82 Mr. Michael S. Condrey ’95 Mrs. Barbara Ruffin Cone ’61 Mrs. Judie Brubeck Connelly ’64 Mr. Robert R. Connelly, II ’77 and Mrs. Dorothy Neville Connelly ’78 Ms. Margaret Conroy Ms. Frances Conteh Mrs. Clyde W. Cook Mr. William B. Cook ’69 Mr. Eric K. Cooper ’92 Dr. Edward L. Cornbleet Mr. Edsel E. Corns Rev. Laughton L. Corr ’52 Mr. David B. Correll Mrs. Patricia Krauss Coryell ’73 Mr. W. Dean Cowherd ’69 Mr. David Cox Ms. Diane Cox Mr. Joe Cox Mr. Rick Crabtree Mrs. Janie Ingledew Craft ’57 Mr. Ronald E. Crawford Mr. Harvey S. Creasy ’58 Mr. Michael D. Crim Mr. William J. Crotty, Jr. Mr. Edwin A. Crowder ’80 and Mrs. Kathleen Orr Crowder ’81 Mr. Melvin L. Crowder Mr. Edward E. Crowe Mr. Robert P. Crowley Mr. Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr. Mr. Madison H. Crum, Jr. Rev. C. W. Crumb Mrs. Teresa D. Crump ’85 Mr. Isaac Cudjoe Mr. Jacob L. Culver Mr. W. Mark Cumalander Mr. Daryl Cunningham Mrs. Diane Guidry Custer ’65 Mr. Alexander Dabney Mr. Addison R. Dalton ’00 Mr. Bradley Dalton ’93 Mr. Raymond E. Dameron, Jr. Mr. Fletcher N. Daniels, Jr. Mr. David R. Dansie ’70 and Mrs. Virginia Hyde Dansie ’70 Mr. Bankhead T. Davies, Jr. ’74 Mrs. Carole McCann Davis ’64 Mr. David S. Davis ’81 Mr. George W. Davis ’50 Rev. Paul B. Davis, Jr. ’66 and Mrs. Marilyn Colvin Davis ’64 Mr. Philip J. Davis ’02 Mr. Roger T. Davis Mr. Matthew T. Dawson ’01 Ms. Felicia N. Dean ’10 Mr. William R. Dean Ms. Priscilla Dedu Mr. Frank Deets, Jr. Mr. Roy W. Deitchman
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Mr. Anthony M. Ferrante ’84 Mrs. Susan Wagner Fetter ’94 Mr. Bernard R. Fields Mr. Mark Finch Mr. Jerry M. Finn Mr. David A. Firich Mr. Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr. ’67 Mrs. Helen Fitzpatrick Mr. Richard G. Fizer, Jr. ’66 Mr. L. J. Flood Mr. Thomas E. Flora, Jr. Mrs. Susan Epes Foltz ’65 Mr. Edward D. Forrest, Jr. Mr. Charles D. Foster, Jr. ’85 and Mrs. Page Sutherland Foster ’85 Mr. John J. Frailing Ms. Audrey A. Franklin ’08 Mr. John P. Frantz Mr. Robert D. Franz Mrs. Nell Fredericksen Mrs. Adele Frischman Mr. Robert S. Frizzell Mrs. Charlene Romanus Frye ’80 Mr. James G. Fugett, Jr. ’63 Dr. Arthur B. Fulton Mr. James F. Furr ’62 Mr. M. Wesley Furrow, Jr. ’92 and Mrs. Rebecca Winesett Furrow ’05 Ms. Mary C. Furrow ’74 Mrs. Patricia T. Furrow Ms. Wileina Fisher Furrow Mr. James E. Gallimore ’65 Mr. James Matthew Gammon ’07 Mr. Gregory A. Gantt ’75 Mr. Floyd Garcia, Jr. Mrs. Herminia E. Garcia Mr. James V. Garland, IV ’72 Mrs. Pat Garman Mrs. Dora Walker Garner ’68 Mr. James Gassert Mr. Michael L. George ’69 Mr. Charles Gerber Mr. Neil Gibeau Ms. Carolyn B. Gilbert Mr. John M. Giles Ms. Brooke E. Gill ’05 Mr. Paul W. Gilley ’61 Mr. Michael M. Gish ’78 Mr. Kirk E. Good ’77 and Mrs. Ellen Evans Good ’78 Ms. Carol Goodpasture ’70 Mr. Mark D. Goodpasture ’75 Mr. Harold C. Goodrich ’71 Mrs. Odette F. Graham Mrs. Verna Jones Graham ’93 Mr. Weldon W. Graham Mrs. Susan Walker Graves ’82 Mr. Thomas E. Graves, IV ’07 Ms. Angela M. Gray Mr. Michael E. Gray Mrs. Patricia Crawley Gray ’86 Mr. Robert A. Gray Mr. Hugh A. Green ’55 Mr. Jeffrey Green Mrs. Joyce Parcell Greene ’68 Mr. Joseph R. Greenwood Mr. Thomas J. Gregory Mr. David J. Greth Ms. Annie M. Griffin Mr. Jeff Griffin
Mr. J. Larry Griffith Mr. Everett L. Grubb Mr. Donald W. Gunter ’69 Mr. Ricky R. Gurganus Mr. George W. Gusler ’49 and Mrs. Mildred Spencer Gusler ’49 Mr. Jesse J. Gusler ’57 and Mrs. Julia Housman Gusler ’53 Mrs. Pamela Johns Hagberg ’72 Ms. Marilyn Sue Hager ’66 Ms. Joan G. Hairfield ’81 Mr. Wallace G. Haley Mr. Gerald L. Hall Mr. Glenn R. Hall Mr. John R. Hall ’70 and Mrs. Judith Hampton Hall ’69 Mr. Michael W. Hall ’73 Mrs. Teresa Hall Col. Wayne J. Hallem Dr. Hiroyuki Hamada ’68 Mr. H. Marshall Hamilton Mr. Donald E. Hamlett Mr. Eddie G. Hammett Mr. David M. Hancock ’11 Mr. Richard E. Hancock, Jr. Mr. James L. Handy ’64 Ms. Marietta E. Hanks Mr. Erik Arthur Hanna ’02 Mr. William S. Hanna Mr. Ronald Harbin ’58 Mr. Joseph J. Harding, III ’67 Mr. Jackie N. Hardy Mr. L. Vic Hardy Mr. Norman L. Hardy Mr. Wendell T. Hargrave Mr. Chad W. Harlow ’94 and Mrs. Kimberly Wade Harlow ’93
Mrs. Hilda Wright Harmon ’79 Mr. Cam L. Harne ’76 and Mrs. Maria Austin Harne ’78 Mr. Robert E. Harper, Sr. Mr. Robert E. Harper, Jr. ’93 Mr. Russell N. Harrington, II ’83 Mr. Charles C. Harris ’59 Mr. J. B. Harris, Jr. Ms. Lauren Harris Mrs. Dorothy Dozier Harrison ’63 Ms. Ginger L. Hart Mr. Michael B. Hart ’71 Mr. Neal Harvey Mrs. Janlye Delaney Hash ’79 Mr. Raif S. Hastings ’94 Mr. Teddy W. Hatcher ’74 Mr. Ralph E. Haugh, Jr. ’67 Ms. Florence M. Haws Ms. Jennifer M. Hayden Mr. Raymond M. Hayes Ms. Jean Hazelip Mr. Ronald E. Heavner Mr. Danny Heise Mr. S. S. Hellier Ms. Bonnie S. Helms Mr. James W. Helms ’89 Ms. Angela M. Helton Mr. Roger A. Henderson, II Mrs. Margaret W. Heyn Mrs. Karen Hickman ’85 Mr. Thomas Hickman Mr. F. Wesley Hicks ’63 Ms. Gloria F. Hicks Mr. Cecil Higgins Mr. John T. Higgins Mr. Joseph J. Higgins Ms. Margaret Higgins-Rhodes
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Mr. James S. Deitrick ’60 Ms. Allison R. Deming Mrs. Hester McGhee DePue ’41 Mr. Jesus A. Diaz ’11 Mr. Michael A. Didawick ’70 Mr. Jeffrey Dietz Ms. Dorothy DiLiddo Mr. Robert D. Dillon ’67 Mr. Ben G. Disibbio Mr. Donald F. Dixon ’59 Mr. Thomas O. Dixon Ms. Ellen Dixon-Tulloch Mr. Paul A. Dodge ’93 Mr. John J. Dolan Ms. Jacklyn Donoghue Ms. Theresa Donovan Mr. Randal Lee Doss ’94 Mr. Ralph B. Doud, III ’72 Mr. Donald J. Dougherty ’95 Mrs. Donna M. Dougherty Mr. John W. Douthat Mr. Joseph C. Draper Mr. Richard L. Drescher, Jr. ’83 Mr. Carson Driggs Mr. William J. Duane Mr. Kenneth C. Dudley ’72 Mrs. Renee Dean Dudley ’05 Mr. Paul J. Duffer Mrs. Cheryl Roberts Duffey ’66 Mr. Dale A. Duffy ’90 and Mrs. Christie Carwile Duffy ’90 Mr. George P. Dunkley, Jr. ’59 Mr. Hudson M. Dunn ’06 Mrs. Kelly Jones Eanes ’96 Mrs. Lisa McGhee Eanes ’06 Mr. Charles D. Easter ’41 Mr. Robert B. Easton ’62 Mr. Ronald A. Eatmon Mr. Bryan Eckart Ms. Patsy J. Eckart Mrs. Debra King Edmondson ’76 Mr. Andrew B. Edwards ’94 Mr. Lathan E. Edwards ’52 Mrs. Linda P. Edwards Mr. Tim Edwards Ms. Tina Edwards Mr. Vincent H. Edwards, Jr. ’67 Ms. Jennifer Elder Mr. Louis E. Ellis Mr. Derrel E. Emmerson ’56 Ms. Emily J. Epperson ’67 Mr. Rodger D. Epperson, Sr. ’69 Mr. James Erlandson Ms. Tina Marie Esho Mr. Alvin R. Evans Mr. Billy J. Evans Mr. Gene Evans ’51 Mr. Robert L. Evans ’86 Mrs. Courtney Harvie Faircloth ’91 Mr. Scott Fandel Mr. Milton G. Farmer, Jr. ’75 Mr. Otis J. Farmer ’61 and Mrs. Rebecca Carr Farmer ’62 Ms. Rebecca L. Farmer Mr. S. J. Farmer, Jr. Ms. Helen L. Fay Mr. David C. Fehleisen Mr. Evan L. Fehleisen ’08 Mr. Jerry M. Felts ’64 Mr. Michael K. Ferguson ’81
united methodist giving The following United Methodist Churches and related organizations made special gifts to Ferrum College during fiscal year 2010–2011. As always, Ferrum College appreciates the many United Methodist Churches who give to the Education Fund through the Virginia Conference and all United Methodist Women who contribute so faithfully through their local units. Bethany UMC Bethlehem UMC Cherrydale UMC First UMC Wesley Guild Forest Chapel UMC Mount Moriah UMC Norfolk UMC Roanoke District UMC UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
UMW – Crewe UMC UMW – Ivey Memorial UMC UMW – Mount Vernon UMC UMW – Pleasant Grove UMC UMW – Sydenstricker UMC UMW of the Virginia Conference Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church Wakefield UMC
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Mr. John D. Hightower Ms. Janet Hilliard Mr. Roger Lee Hilt Mr. David D. Hinkle ’79 and Mrs. Scarlet Baker Hinkle ’80 Mr. Larry J. Hite Mr. Alan D. Hodges ’82 and Mrs. Dawn Cockerille Hodges ’79 Dr. Mark S. Hodson Rev. W. Ernest Hogge ’51 Mr. Albert G. Hoke, Jr. ’98 Mrs. Ellen D. Holland Ms. Sharon Holland Mr. Joe Hollandsworth Mr. Ronald G. Holley ’63 Mrs. Tracy Sigmon Holley ’96 Ms. Melodye DeAmbrogio Hollingsworth ’66 Mrs. Evelyn R. Holmes Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart Hopkins Mr. Frank P. Hopkins, III Mr. J. Robert Hopkins Ms. Genevieve D. Horan Mr. Geoffrey M. Horn Dr. Marcia D. Horn Mr. David N. Horton ’86 Mrs. Shirley Spencer Horton ’57 Mr. David A. Hosner ’75 Mr. Rodney D. Howell ’69 and Mrs. Gwendolyn Faye Howell ’96 Mr. Charles E. Hubbard Ms. Virginia N. Hudert Mr. Ellis D. Hudgins, Jr. ’64 Mr. C. Michael Hudson
Mr. Edward L. Huffman ’73 Mr. Thomas E. Huffman, Sr. ’65 Mr. Gary S. Hull ’73 Mrs. Sharon Dull Hume ’75 Mr. Port O. Humphreys ’68 Mr. David F. Hunt, Sr. ’62 and Mrs. Marie Angle Hunt ’62 Mr. John D. Hunt ’94 and Mrs. Stacy Showalter Hunt ’97 Ms. Matilda B. Hunter Mr. Frederick R. Hunziker Mrs. Shanda Boone Hurdle ’95 Ms. Diane Hurley Ms. Donna Hurley Mr. George Hutchinson Mrs. Geri Huxsoll Mr. Lucilo P. Incognito Mrs. Ann Hoffmann Isenberg ’72 Mr. Bobby W. Jackson, Jr. ’84 Mr. Richard Jagodowski Ms. Tracy L. Jamerson ’06 Mr. David W. James, Jr. Mr. Fred Woodley Jarman, Jr. ’69 Mr. David Jarrell Mr. Jack K. Jeffers ’82 Ms. Mary Evelyn Jefferson Mrs. Patricia Gilbert Jeffress ’70 Mrs. Gloria Nester Jennings ’64 Ms. Patricia Jennings Mr. James C. Jensen ’64 Mr. James J. Jessup Mr. Andrew C. Johnson Mr. David E. Johnson ’68
Mr. Richard S. Johnson ’66 and Mrs. Carolyn Deyerle Johnson ’66 Mr. Rudolph L. Johnson, Sr. ’55 Mrs. Arlene Rosencrance Jones ’74 Mr. David Allen Jones Mrs. Edith Gusler Jones ’42 Mr. Floyd W. Jones Mr. Glover H. Jones, III ’68 Mr. Herbert B. Jones Ms. Joanne S. Jones Mrs. Lois Hall Jones ’43 Mr. Rodney L. Jones ’91 Mrs. Ruth Hash Jones ’53 Ms. Sharon L. Jones Mr. Terence A. Jones Mr. Charles F. Jordan ’72 Mrs. Cynthia Morris Jordan ’93 Mr. Jonathan Jordan Ms. Donna Susan Joyce ’91 Mr. Martin H. Kanipe, Jr. ’78 Mr. Samuel C. Kao ’57 Mr. Jim Karellas Mr. Richard A. Kavanaugh ’71 Mr. Benny A. Kawa Ms. Virginia Kaylor Mrs. Joette Ramsey Keaton ’66 Mr. Joseph B. Keesee ’62 and Mrs. Phyllis Richardson Keesee ’63 Ms. Jane C. Keith Mr. James S. Kelly, Sr. Mr. T. Mills Kelly Mrs. Traci Winans Kelsey ’85 Mrs. Alice R. Kendall Ms. Maria A. Kenney
Mr. Trae J. Kenney Mr. Carroll W. Kenny ’63 Ms. Geraldine Keyser Dr. Michael T. Khalil Rev. Myung J. Kim ’59 Ms. Ann King Mr. Beryl M. King Ms. Mary Jane King Mr. Paul W. King ’69 Ms. Linda W. Kipps Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Kirby ’46* Ms. Sue A. Klise Ms. Catherine Knight Mr. Lowell L. Koontz ’65 Mr. Stefan Kostyniuk Mrs. Arlene Carper Kozyra ’68 Mrs. Kristin Halladay Lahiff ’80 Mr. Paul S. Lamar Mrs. Nancy Brooks Lambert ’67 Mr. Leonard L. Lampl Mr. H. L. Lancaster, Jr. Ms. Slone Hodges Lang ’96 Mr. Edward D. LaPrade ’70 Mr. John J. Larew, Jr. ’69 Miss Marcia L. Larson Mr. Duane E. Laughlin ’80 Mrs. Jean Crews Lawrence ’63 Mrs. Marie Wright Lawrence ’63 Mrs. Marybeth Aston Lawrence ’70 Ms. Mary L. Leake ’68 Mrs. Carolyn Brammer Lee ’68 Mr. James E. Lee ’68 Mrs. Twila W. Lee Mr. Kenneth Leetch ’46
A Society of legacy Builders The Beckham Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made Ferrum College a beneficiary of a deferred gift through their wills, trusts, life insurance policies, gift annuities, or other deferred gift arrangements. The Beckham Society is named in memory of Ferrum’s first president, Dr. Benjamin Beckham.
Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mr. Alan W. Adkins ’68 Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Prof. James S. Angle ’56 Rev. C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ’74 Mr. James W. Bailey ’64 Mr. William B. Bales Mr. Paul S. Barbery Mr. Robert S. Bell, Sr. Ms. Susan E. Bell ’90 Mr. Daniel R. Blasche ’83 Mr. Scott and Sharon Matney Bono ’90 ’85 Mr. William G. Booker, Jr. ’61 Dr. Jerry M. Boone Dr. Jennifer Braaten & Rev. Conrad Braaten Mrs. Violet P. Carter Mr. Worth H. Carter, Jr. Ms. Christi Lee Cherry Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Mrs. Pauline Yates Clark ’41 Mrs. Charlotte T. Cooley Mr. Robert A. Cox, Jr.
Mr. L. Wayne Creasman ’61 Mr. John M. Crockett ’68 Mr. Matt and Nancy (Sink) Cross ’69, ’69 Mr. Carthan F. Currin, III ’84 Mrs. Frances Martin Dale ’66 Mrs. Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel ’43 Mr. Allen DeHart ’54 Mr. J. D. Dennis ’86 Mr. Kevin O. Dill ’79 Miss Frances B. Eddy Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Ms. Linda E. Fletcher ’66 Mr. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr. Mr. Ed G. George ’68 Prof. Richard Anthony Giesen Mr. K. Edward Goode, Sr. ’46 Reva Edwards Goode ’46 Mr. Bruce A. Griffith ’66 Mr. Johnny V. Halsey ’66 Mr. Peter Hartman Mr. William C. Hartnett ’62 Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84
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Dr. Linda Padgett Hollandsworth ’67 Mr. William L. Hudson ’63 Mr. John W. Inge, IV ’73 Mrs. Elsie D. Kennett Mrs. Ruby Ingram King ’32 Ms. Mariah M. Koptis ’05 Mr. Steven C. Lambert Mr. J. York Lindsey ’76 Mr. James R. Lindsey Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr. Mr. J. Glynn Loope ’86 Mrs. Evelyn G. Loree Mr. Kip Lornell Mrs. Clarice Lynn Mr. Jud Mason ’67 & Mrs. Jackie Mason Mr. Sidney D. Mason Dr. Ellis F. Maxey ’42 Dr. Kenneth R. McCreedy Mr. Charles G. Menefee ’42 Mr. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mrs. Wise S. Moon Dr. M. Douglas Newman, Sr. ’42 Mr. David A. Norford ’65
Mr. Hank Norton, Jr. ’97 Mrs. Richard F. Pence Ms. Linda L. Perdue ’67 Mr. A. C. Phillips ’62 Mr. Joseph H. Philpott, Jr. ’64 Mr. Lawrence V. Pilson Mrs. Theresa Potter Ms. Marny S. Richardson ’66 Dr. Henry L. Roediger, III Mr. Richard H. Sadler Mr. George Seals Mr. Charles Skinner Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr. Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Jane Duncan Stogner Mr. David L. Struebing Mrs. Sharlene Pritchett Wade ’89 Dr. Gregory and Mrs. Colleen Haddon Watson ’88, ’89 G. Scott and Leigh Huff White ’74, ’74
Boldface denotes new member in 2010–2011
Rev. Talmadge T. Markham ’66 Mr. Robert F. Marks, III ’75 Mr. Tim Marsh Mr. Robert Marshall Mr. A. Linwood Martin ’62 and Mrs. Lena Griffith Martin ’62 Mrs. Brenda C. Martin Ms. Christina F. Martin Mrs. Doris Thompson Martin ’51 Mrs. Joe Ann Stevens Martin ’51 Ms. Lois D. Martin ’65 Mrs. Lucy Ewing Martin ’64 Mr. N. D. Martin Mrs. Ola L. Martin Ms. Laura A. Mason ’77 Mr. R. V. Mason Mr. Charles L. Massie ’76 Mr. Robert B. Mastin ’02 and Mrs. Ginni Matern Mastin ’04 Ms. Billie S. Matchke Mrs. Bertha Matlock Mr. Fred M. Mayer Mr. James F. Mayes ’67 Mr. D. Ben Mayhew, Jr. ’76 Mr. Christopher W. McAden Ms. Mary Overfelt McAden ’51 Mr. William R. McCall, III ’66 Mrs. Carol Wills McCartney ’68 Mr. Chris T. McCarty Mr. J. K. McConnell ’89 Mr. William H. McCook Mr. Danny R. McCready ’67 Mr. Lonnie McDaniel Mr. Tracy McEuen
Mrs. Loretta Y. McGhee Mrs. Brenda Bostic McGinnis ’70 Ms. Donna T. McGuire Mr. Matthew H. McKeever ’85 Mr. A. Edward McMurdo, II ’62 Mr. John M. McNeil ’93 and Mrs. Keysha Guthrie McNeil ’93 Mr. Rusty L. McPeak ’08 Mr. John A. McPeters ’67 Mr. Terry D. Meadows Ms. Wanetta S. Menefee ’99 Ms. Carolyn S. Meredith Mr. Mark R. Merritt, Sr. ’69 Mrs. Donna H. Metz Mr. J. Howard Middleton, III ’90 Mr. Alfred B. Midgett ’79 Mrs. Marjorie A. Milam Mr. David M. Milan ’88 and Mrs. Melinda Brubaker Milan ’88 Mrs. Anne Burch Millehan ’87 Mr. Stephen E. Miller ’88 Mr. Shawn E. Milligan Mr. Robert P. Mioduszewski Mr. Arthur W. Mitchell ’61 Ms. Barbara C. Mitchell Mr. Swanson L. Mitchell Mr. William L. Mitchell, III Mrs. Lucille Nicholson Moir ’38 Ms. Jaclyn C. Monk ’03 Ms. Arelia Monroe Mr. Chester N. Monroe Mr. Herbert S. Montgomery ’64 Ms. Karen E. Montgomery ’06 Miss Bonnie Montrief ’66
Miss Margaret A. Moon Mr. Roy A. Moon Mrs. Glenna Moore Mrs. Jeff Moore Mr. Jimmy R. Moore Ms. Janet Moran Mr. George H. Morehead Mr. Christopher L. Morgan ’80 Mr. Ken Morgan Mr. Kevin M. Morreale Mr. Aubrey A. Morris Mr. John E. Morris Mr. Malcolm G. Morris Mrs. Bridget Bailey Morrow ’51 Mr. Clifford Joel Moses ’92 Ms. Karen Motley Mr. Richard Motley Mr. Luke H. Mudd ’98 Mrs. Helen Row Mullins ’66 Ms. Dorothy A. Mundy Mrs. Pattie Winfree Munnikhuysen ’66 Mr. Scott B. Murchison Ms. Susanne F. Myatt ’69 Mrs. Nancy Mohler Myers ’62 Mr. Joseph G. Namyak Mr. Edward T. Nauer Mr. A. Carl Nave, III ’76 Mr. David A. Nelson ’84 Mr. Philip W. Nester Dr. M. Douglas Newman, Sr. ’42 Mr. Charles K. Nicely Mrs. Sheila P. Nichols Mr. William Nichols
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Ms. Suzanne Lefrancois Mr. Paul S. Leinhaas ’71 Mr. Thomas H. Lemke ’67 Mrs. Dollie Richardson LeMond ’50 Mr. Wayne E. Lenhart Mrs. Lauren Oliver LeReche ’73 Mr. Russell G. Leslie ’62 Dr. Barberlyn G. Levesque ’67 Mr. James W. Lewis Mr. Robert J. Lewis Mrs. Elizabeth Dowgiello Light ’85 Mr. John A. Ligon, IV ’74 Lt. Col. Harry V. Lindsey, Jr. Ms. Sherry Lindsey Mr. Joseph W. Lipscomb ’10 Ms. Nancy Litchford Mrs. Deanne Bowling Lloyd ’57 Rev. Donald L. Long ’56 and Mrs. Geraldine Warren Long ’56 Mrs. Annie Reynolds Looney ’53 Mr. Thomas Love Lt. Col. James B. Loving Ms. Betty B. Low Mr. Christopher D. Lowe ’94 Mr. Jack W. Lucas ’61 Mr. John W. Luck ’68 Mrs. Sharon St. Clair Lugar ’70 Mr. James F. Luke Mrs. Phyllis Frith Lusk ’94 Mr. Nathan Luskin Mr. Anh Ly Cmdr. D. J. Mailander Mr. Milan R. Majarov Mr. Eugene H. Major
Ways to Invest in Ferrum College The size and type of gift you make to Ferrum reflects your goals and situation. The simplest way to make a gift is by cash or credit card. If you itemize your federal income tax return, outright gifts are deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in most cases. Ferrum is also able to accept marketable securities, such as stocks and bonds. The College may accept personal property and real estate if it supports the College’s mission and meets certain criteria. Many donors find that a planned gift is an inviting option. In most cases, while the gift to the College is deferred, the donor takes an action as part of estate planning to provide for this gift at a later time, usually after death. If the action results in an irrevocable transfer, a partial tax deduction is possible.
Planned gifts include: • Bequests – naming Ferrum in your will • Retirement Plans – naming Ferrum as a beneficiary • Life Insurance – naming Ferrum as a beneficiary • Charitable Gift Annuities – transferring assets to Ferrum in exchange for a fixed income to yourself • Charitable Remainder Trusts – transferring assets to a trustee to provide income to you for life, with the remainder balance coming to Ferrum at your death • Charitable Lead Trusts – transferring assets to a trustee to provide income to Ferrum for a fixed period of time, then reverting back to you or other beneficiaries
The best plan for you depends on your personal circumstances. Your legal or tax advisor should be consulted during the decision-making process. For additional information, contact Ferrum’s Development office at 540-365-4221 or toll free at 1-877-FERRUM1. 89
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Dr. Gary L. Angel and Dr. Faye Angel ’83 Prof. James S. Angle Mrs. Nancy H. Banks Ms. Peggie R. Barker Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Baskin Mrs. Dora Cooper Beal Ms. Sara A. Beck ’91 Beechgrove Design, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Jim Leavitt Dr. and Mrs. Jim Bier Mrs. Kimberly P. Blair Dr. Jennifer Braaten and Rev. Conrad Braaten Mr. Kirk V. Brammer ’81 Ms. Lou Brooks Dr. Joseph G. Brown and Dr. Jody D. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Cardwell Ms. JoAnn Carr Mr. Lawrence A. Chernick Mr. Douglas E. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Peter G. Crow Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder Mr. and Mrs. Madison H. Crum, Jr. Mr. Carthan F. Currin, III ’84 Dr. James A. Davis ’65 Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Denham Mr. Jesus A. Diaz ’11 Dr. Kevin R. Dye and Dr. Nancy Dye Dr. and Mrs. R. Thomas Edwards Mrs. Mary Jane Elkins Ferrum College Russian Club Franklin Community Bank Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Gring Mr. David M. Hancock ’11 Dr. and Mrs. John S. Hardt
Mr. Evan Hart Mr. J. David Hart ’76 Rev. James W. Hart Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Hart Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Hobbs Mr. Bobby D. Hodges ’55 and Mrs. Jean Wright Hodges ’56 Ms. Jane Hollar Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Hopkins Dr. J. Wesley Inge, Jr.* Mrs. Lisa R. Jett Dr. and Mrs. David M. Johnson Mr. John F. Kervan and Mrs. Cathe Hart Kervan ’79 Dr. Leslie T. Lambert Mrs. Ann Kelly Leake Mr. and Mrs. Sam Litton Mrs. Renae Flora McBride ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Rodman L. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. McFarland Mr. Berkley M. Mitchell ’81 Ms. Deborah L. Moody Mrs. Jeff Moore Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Moore Mr. Sammy E. Moran Dr. and Mrs. John T. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. Angelia Hunt Naff Dr. Samuel B. Payne, Jr. Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Ms. Gayle A. Petro Mr. Chip Phillips ’77 and Mrs. Martha Arnold Phillips ’76 Dr. Bob R. Pohlad Ms. Janice Poston Mr. and Mrs. Mandell Quinn Roanoke District United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Hundley
Ms. Shirley Ritchie Dr. Erma L. Rose Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Roth Ms. Sally Jane Rutherford ’80 Mrs. Jean Russell Ms. Sasha Saari William W. and Virginia B. Sale Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Scott Mr. and Mrs. George W. Seals, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Randy R. Setterlund Mr. and Mrs. Karl Shade Dr. Ronald E. Singleton ’70 and Mrs. Judy W. Singleton ’77 Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Smith Ms. Barbara Spencer Mr. Ronald T. Stephens Dr. R. Rex Stephenson Ms. Jean H. Stewart Dr. Christine H. Stinson Dr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Stogner Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Tedford Mr. and Mrs. Charlie G. Tewksbury Dr. Carolyn L. Thomas Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 and Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Ms. Janice Whitaker Mr. and Mrs. William B. Todd, Jr. Mrs. Diann Wagoner ’95 Mr. Steven C. Weakley Mr. Gerald R. Wilson Mr. Joel L. Wilson ’81 Mr. John T. Wilson ’83 Rev. and Mrs. Ralph J. Wimmer Mrs. Gilda Quinn Woods ’92 Ms. Betty Ziebell
Mr. Paul R. Niemi Mrs. Betsy McDowell Nissley ’74 Ms. Patricia A. Nixon Mrs. Susan W. Noblitt ’98 Ms. Elizabeth Nolte Ms. Carol J. Northey ’67 Mr. A. Marshall Northington Ms. Christy Norton Mr. Will H. Norton, III ’85 Mrs. Elaine Carter Nuckols ’43 Mr. Jeffrey W. Nunn
Mr. William Ocker Mr. Michael Offenbach Rev. Howard H. Olive, Jr. ’53 Ms. Mary B. O’Neal Mr. Douglas J. Orndorff, Sr. Miss Patricia G. Osborne ’63 Mr. Donald P. Ostrowski, Jr. Mr. Kem A. Overby ’78 Mr. Clifford O. Owens ’96 Mr. Paul Owens Mr. Ralph E. Owens ’69
Mr. Timothy P. Owens ’83 Ms. Amber N. Ozmore ’09 Mr. Bobby Pace Miss Dorothy E. Pace ’79 Mr. Franklin W. Pace ’80 Mr. John E. Pacer ’76 Mr. Larry F. Packett ’67 Mr. Michael E. Padgett Mr. J. L. Pais Mr. Ernest Palmese Ms. Zestinnia Pamplin-Ross
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Mr. Ovila C. Panneton ’64 Mr. Robert E. Pardi ’97 Mr. Mike Parham ’66 Mrs. Carol Bryant Parker ’67 Mr. Kendall L. Parker ’49 and Mrs. Jean M. Parker ’49 Ms. Robin Neamo Parker ’76 Mrs. Edna Williams Parks ’73 Mr. Graham M. Parks Ms. Patricia Partridge Mr. Christopher D. Patrick ’03 Mr. Kelly D. Patrick Mr. William J. Patterson Mr. Robert C. Paul ’67 Dr. Albert L. Payne Mr. Y. Eugene Payne Mr. Julian T. Pemberton, Jr. ’50 Dr. Alan T. Penn ’61 Mr. Lewis Perdue Mr. William E. Perkins, Jr. ’66 Mr. Jerry L. Perry ’93 Mr. Raymond O. Perry ’61 and Mrs. Crystal Dillon Perry ’61 Rev. August W. Peters Ms. Debra H. Peters Ms. Nancy G. Peters Mr. Paul Peters Mr. Zeb W. Petrea, Jr. Ms. Gayle A. Petro Mrs. Jackie W. Petty ’80 Mr. Henry K. Peyton Mrs. Geneva Corn Phelps ’44 Mr. A. C. Phillips ’62 Mr. Larkin C. Phillips ’65 and Mrs. Lou Ann Dover Phillips ’65 Mr. Stewart J. Pierce ’76 Mrs. Margaret Smith Pillow ’51 Mrs. Angela Tauscher Pittman ’99 Mr. Michael F. Plichta Mr. John R. Plymale, Jr. ’49 Mr. Peter Popsuy Mr. Raymond L. Porter Mr. Robert E. Potts Mr. Glenwood S. Powell ’74 Mr. Daniel L. Price ’79 Mrs. Sandra W. Prillaman Mr. Stephen B. Prillaman Ms. Delma Jo Prince Ms. Sheila Proffit Mr. Joseph H. Pruitt Mrs. Martha P. Puckett Mrs. Yvonne Edwards Purcell ’75 Mr. William E. Purks ’66 Mr. Charles J. Puschell Mr. Ralph W. Pyles Mrs. Joan C. Quaderer Mr. Robert T. Quesenberry ’88 and Mrs. Lora Smith Quesenberry ’88 Mrs. Carolyn Moran Quinn ’93 Mr. Mandell Quinn Mr. Michael D. Quinn, Sr. Mr. Richard L. Quinn Mr. Joshua W. Rackley ’07 Mrs. Jeanette Nolin Raileanu ’82 Lt. Col. Carlton L. Ramsey ’62 Mrs. Linda Range ’81 Ms. Debbie Ransom Mr. Alvin Ratliff ’65 Ms. Frances Raymond Mr. M. R. Reamy Boldface denotes new member in 2010–2011
Mr. J. Glenn Shelton ’57 Mrs. Mildred Holland Shelton ’60 Mr. Alva T. Shepherd ’62 Mr. Leonard H. Shepherd, Jr. ’66 Mrs. Ruby Kingery Shepherd ’67 Mr. Joseph C. Sherry ’66 Mr. Robert E. Shively, Sr.* Mr. Glynn Shoemaker Mr. Lyman Sholl Mrs. Alison Mason Sigler ’80 Mr. Justin D. Sigmon ’98 and Mrs. Ollea Greer Sigmon ’00 Mrs. Patty Peters Sigmon ’74 Mrs. Mary B. Simmons Mr. Robert P. Simmons Mr. Warren C. Simmons Ms. Betty Simon Ms. Mary Simpson Mrs. Laura Lewis Sink ’84 Mr. Jeffrey D. Slack ’84 Mr. Steve Slate Mr. James D. Sledd Ms. Joyce P. Sledd Mr. Jeffrey Smiley Mr. Donald G. Smith Mr. Kenneth Smith Mr. Lee Smith Mrs. Margaret W. Smith Mrs. Nelwyn O. Smith Ms. Robin Klem Smith ’85 Mrs. Sarah Patterson Smith ’79 Mr. Willard M. Smith, Jr. Mr. William E. Smith Mr. Michael T. Smoot ’68 and Mrs. Susan Dean Smoot ’69 Mr. Charles Snead Mr. James G. Snead Mrs. Inez Reynolds Snoddy ’66 Mr. Richard T. Snow Mr. Richard W. Snyder ’70 Mr. Robert L. Soles ’68 Mr. Robert W. Somerville ’70 Mr. David L. Sours ’83 and Mrs. Rebecca James Sours ’80 Mr. Stuart L. Sours ’83 Ms. Mary A. Spears Ms. Clara Davis Spencer Mr. Leon B. Spencer Mr. Robert Spencer Ms. Theresa A. Spencer ’10 Mr. Vergil E. Spencer ’43 Mr. Martin K. Spilman, Jr. ’81 Mr. Charles E. Spindle Mr. William C. Spruill ’82 Ms. Peggy Steffey Mr. Clarence E. Stephens Mr. Larry E. Stephenson ’63 Mr. James W. Sterling Miss Ruth Stevens ’61 Rev. Carl O. Stewart ’55 Mr. Lester W. Stinson, Jr. Mr. Bradley E. Stone ’83 Mr. G. Edward Stover, Jr. ’62 Mr. Scott E. Strickler Mr. Thomas S. Stump Mr. Steve W. Sturgis ’79 Mrs. Sarah Comer Sudduth ’51 Mr. David Forrest Sulzen and Mrs. Rima Forrest Sulzen ’06 Mr. James G. Swain
Ms. Mary Sue Swann ’74 Ms. Mary A. Swanson ’65 Ms. Janice L. Swartzbaugh Mr. Gary W. Swats ’68 Mrs. Betty Jane Swecker Mr. Don L. Swift Ms. Melissa A. Talley ’91 Mrs. Eleanor P. Tate Mr. Thomas R. Tate ’82 Mr. Thomas D. Tatem ’49 Ms. Cheryl Taylor Mr. Dwight Taylor ’65 Mrs. Gale Pollard Taylor ’77 Mr. John H. Taylor ’70 Mr. Robert B. Taylor Ms. Sandra K. Taylor Mr. William H. Taylor ’66 Hon. Betsy Temple Mr. Linwood Terry Ms. Thelma B. Terry Ms. Cheryl A. Thayer Mr. Kenneth Thayer Mr. Marvin E. Thews, Jr. Mr. Franklin E. Thomas Mr. James B. Thomas ’60 Mrs. Shawn M. Thomas Mr. Stuart W. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Susan Matthews Thomas ’84 Mr. Gerald W. Thompson ’76 Mr. John C. Thompson ’61 Mr. William L. Thorne ’85 and Mrs. Carole Coursey Thorne ’85 Mr. Andrew G. Thornton, III ’72 Mr. William A. Thrasher Mr. Frank A. Throckmartin Mr. Coris D. Throckmorton, Jr. ’83 and Mrs. Kimberly Settle Throckmorton ’83 Ms. Lavonne Tibesar Mr. Otis E. Timberlake ’64 Mr. Robert W. Timberlake Dr. Wayne H. Tinnell ’63 and Mrs. Camilla Cross Tinnell ’63 Ms. Autumn S. Tolbert ’09 Mr. Stuart Townes, Jr. ’64 Mr. Guy L. Townsend ’85 Mr. George W. Tribble Ms. Vanessa D. Triplett Dr. Michael R. Trochim Mr. Philip T. Trower ’73 Ms. Joan P. True Mr. Christopher J. Tschida ’80 Mr. M. Duane Tubbs Mr. Larry Tucker Mrs. Elaine Nathan Tullis ’78 Mr. Dorsey V. Tunstall Mrs. Judith Harris Tunstall ’63 Mr. David J. Turk Mr. Thornton L. Turman ’63 Mr. Juel M. Turner* Ms. Julia Turner Mr. Luther D. Turner ’82 Ms. Viola G. Turner ’55 Mr. Christopher J. Tuttle ’85 Ms. Tish Tygrett Ms. Evelyn Tyree Mr. Mark Vance Mr. Russ Vandermaas-Peeler Ms. Yvonne VanDyke Mr. John VanLuik ’69
Mr. Keene Varner Mrs. Laura Humm Varner ’81 Mr. Charles D. Vaughan Mrs. Carol Meador Vest ’71 Mr. Robert P. Vest, Jr. ’50 Rev. Dr. Bernard S. Via, Jr. Mr. Jerry O. Viemeister Mr. Thomas Vincent, Jr. ’61 Ms. Deborah L. Wade Mr. Scott Wade Ms. Norma J. Wagner Mr. Michael O. Walker Mr. Rashean Walker Mr. Robert W. Walker ’64 Mrs. Yvonne Scott Walker ’99 Mr. Joseph L. Wall ’70 Mr. Samuel A. Wall Mr. William H. Wall ’59 Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Wallace ’70 Ms. Cecilia T. Walters Mr. J. Steve Walton ’87 Ms. Joncy Walton Mr. Russel S. Walton ’90 Mr. DeNelson E. Ward Mrs. Mattie Bell Ward ’66 Ms. Ruth Warner Mr. Charles H. Warren Mr. Robert J. Warren Mr. Michael L. Waters ’74 Mr. A. F. Watkins Mr. Steven C. Weakley Ms. Fanny N. Weaver Mr. Glenn H. Weaver ’67 and Mrs. Laura Smith Weaver ’68 Mr. John W. Webb Mr. Rives Webb, Jr. ’65 Ms. Ruth G. Webb Mr. Sam R. Webb ’55 Mr. Randle H. Weddle Ms. Robyn A. Weeks Mr. Thomas P. Wehner ’07 Mr. Kenneth G. Weigand Mr. William E. Wells, Jr. ’74 Ms. Aimee West Mr. Ronald T. West Mr. David Westmoreland Mrs. Carol Nichols Wheatley ’70 Ms. Judy M. Wheeling Miss Judith A. Whitby ’64 Ms. Irma B. White Mrs. Jennalie Walthall White ’60 Mr. Joseph R. White Mr. Steven D. White ’74 Ms. Louise B. Whitehead Dr. Betty C. Whitehurst Mr. Albert J. Whitley ’60 Mrs. Laura Harper Whitlock ’44 Ms. Jamie H. Whitlow ’84 Mr. David Widgeon, Jr. Mr. Mark Wilds Ms. Carolyn Franklin Wiley ’63 Mrs. Kathryn Woodward Wilkerson ’62 Mr. Richard E. Wilkins ’74 Mr. Doug L. Wilkinson Mr. James E. Wilks Mrs. Frances S. Williams Mrs. Ila Stanfield Williams ’38 Mrs. Jacquelin Lee Williams ’55* Mr. John T. Williams, Jr. ’66
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Mr. Harry B. Reaves Mr. Maurice H. Redding, III ’71 Mrs. Sheryl Moody Reddington ’93 Mr. James W. Reed ’76 Mr. Scott Kenneth Reese ’98 Mr. Jimmy L. Reeves ’84 Mr. Eugene J. Reiher Mrs. Martha Jones Reiss ’77 Mr. Lloyd Renner ’61 Mr. J. Thomas Reynolds ’62 Mr. John H. Reynolds Dr. David B. Rice Ms. Kathlyn M. Rice Mr. F. W. Richards, Jr. Mr. H. Bruce Richardson, Jr. ’79 Mrs. Patricia Vines Richardson ’66 Mr. Scott Richmond ’99 Ms. Moira Ricketts Dr. Diana Spear Ridgwell ’94 Ms. Laura R. Rines Mr. Kerry Ringling Mr. James E. Rivers ’79 Mr. Salvatore Rizzo Mrs. Linda Simmons Roane ’66 Mr. Louis M. Robbins ’59 Ms. Angela Roberson Mr. Larry K. Roberson ’62 Mrs. Eunice Via Roberts ’51 Mr. H. Wayne Roberts Mr. James P. Roberts Mr. Stephen B. Roberts Mrs. Ann Newman Robinson ’63 Ms. Denise Robinson Mr. Gary H. Robinson Mr. Ronald R. Robinson ’60 Mr. James F. Rogers ’71 Mr. Michael P. Rogers ’68 Mr. Brandon C. Rooks ’02 and Mrs. Lindsay Morton Rooks ’02 Mrs. Jenny M. Rorrer Ms. Kathryn Rose Mr. H. Routon Mrs. Joyce Goodrich Rowe ’62 Mr. Hubert C. Rudder, Jr. ’69 Mrs. Penny Beasley Runge ’68 Mrs. Jean Russell Mrs. Sarah Wingfield Saar ’04 Mrs. Carolyn Cates Saleski ’79 Miss Veneranda R. Sapit Ms. Beth M. Saunders Mr. Everett J. Saunders* Mrs. Lula P. Saunders Mr. Shannon M. Saunders ’06 and Mrs. Laura Reynolds Saunders ’02 Mr. Thomas A. Saunders, Jr. Mr. Ty Kevin Saunders ’91 Mr. Steven M. Saylor ’83 Mr. J. S. Scales Mr. Jack Schambach Ms. Natalie W. Schermerhorn ’66 Mr. Albert P. Schwarzenboeck Mr. Joseph A. Schwarzenboeck ’00 Mrs. Betty Reynolds Scruggs ’66 Mrs. Penny Szten Sebrell ’70 Mr. Frederic B. Seibert ’62 Mr. Glenn S. Settle ’67 Ms. Amy Shaver Mrs. Porter Sutton Shehab ’84 Mr. Gary R. Shelton ’71 Mrs. Gloria Martin Shelton ’63
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Mrs. Loretta Boone Williams ’68 Mr. Mark Williams Mrs. Mary Turner Williams ’50 Mr. Thomas D. Williams ’72 Mr. Vincent Williams Mr. Gus Williamson Mr. John F. Williamson ’92 Mr. Thomas F. Willis, Jr. ’93 and Mrs. Elaina Lopez Willis ’93 Mr. Andrew Wilson Mr. Clarke W. Wilson Ms. Diane Wilson Mr. Joe M. Wilson ’79 Mr. Mathew M. Wilson Mr. Robert D. Wilson Mr. Roger Wilson Mr. John E. Wimmer Mrs. Regenia Knupp Wine ’67 Mr. Greg R. Winge ’89 Rev. Arthur W. Wingfield ’50 Mr. Barry E. Wirt Ms. Rose H. Wiseman Rev. Eric P. Wogen Mr. George M. Wolfe ’68 Mrs. Beatrice Lee Wood ’48 Mr. Stuart C. Wood ’78 Mrs. Virginia Brown Wood ’62 Mr. Lewis A. Woodall ’63 and Mrs. Shirley Inman Woodall ’66 Mrs. Betty Bussey Woodford ’60 Mr. Douglas M. Woodley ’66 Mrs. Felicia H. Woods ’98 Mr. David M. Woody ’77 Rev. Richard L. Worden Ms. Rachel Worley Mr. Jeffrey D. Worsham ’92 Mrs. MaryLou Kemp Worthington ’71 Mrs. Gerry Luck Wright ’42 Mrs. Janice Simpson Wright ’60 Ms. Marsha K. Wright ’71 Ms. Sandra L. Wright Mr. Stephen G. Wright Ms. Teresa J. Wright Rev. Doyle W. Wyatt ’79 Mr. John Yamaguchi Mr. Russell G. Yancey Mrs. Mary Sink Yengst ’81 Mr. Bobby York Ms. Donna H. Young ’80 Mrs. Gladys H. Young Mr. Guy K. Young ’76 and Mrs. Carolyn Carrier Young ’76 Mr. Kenneth P. Young, Jr. ’68 Mr. Robert L. Young ’74 Mr. Mark W. Yusko Mr. James R. Zinck Aetna Foundation, Inc. Bays Trash Removal, Inc. Beach Carpentry & Construction, LLC Burgess Trucking Co., Inc. Cole Realty Advisors, Inc. Fellers Chevrolet, Inc. Forest Chapel UMC Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Choir Fund GE Foundation Greg Dalton Insurance, Inc. Hat Creek Golf Course, Inc. Ivan’s Welding, Inc.
Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company Mell & Frost, PC Mullins Auto Sales & Body Shop New Covenant Sunday School Class New Millennium Building Systems, Inc. Taylor’s Insurance Service, Ltd TLG Martial Arts, Inc. UMW – Crewe United Methodist Church UMW – Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
Gifts-in-Kind Ms. Trixie J. Acey Advance Auto Parts Anonymous Applebee’s Restaurant AutoZone Basket Creations & More Bowling’s Place Mr. Harold Butterworth Carousel Hair Studio
Mr. Oden L. Cornwell, III ’02 and Mrs. Margaret Johnson Cornwell ’02 Dee’s Hallmark Mr. David Earle Demarest ’93 Eagle Cinema 5 Ferrum Minute Market Fisherman’s Galley Food Lion, Inc. Ms. Patricia M. Franks Gameday Bar & Grill Mr. J. Cason Garrison ’05 Prof. Richard Anthony Giesen Happy Pappys Haywood’s Jewelers, Inc. Mr. Clint L. Hege, Jr. ’69 Mr. Geoffrey M. Horn Dr. Marcia D. Horn IBM Corporation J & J Fashions Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc. Kroger Lowe’s – Rocky Mount Misty Mountain Wares
Mr. Roddy Moore Mrs. Sally F. Moore ’06 Nebraska Book Company Papa John’s Pizza Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Ms. Kathy Lyles Plotkin Quizno’s Rocky Mount Bowling Center Mrs. Carrie Smith Schmidt ’82 and Mr. Charles B. Schmidt ’83 Mr. Leo H. Scott ’51 Ms. Martha Scott Mr. James H. Shively Paul R. Shively, Inc. Mrs. Judy Smith Sledd Ms. Karen Smith-Moretz Tangent Outfitters Trendz Salon Virginia Office Supply
Former Students Honor Coach Gene Evans On Saturday, September 24, 2011, friends, family and alumni honored former Coach and Athletic Director Edgar Eugene “Gene” Evans, Jr. with a Homecoming Tribute. Funds were raised to support the current Panther baseball team and for placement of a permanent plaque commemorating the coach’s efforts. Coach Evans guided Ferrum baseball for eight years from 1958 to 1966. His former students remember fondly that he shared more than just the love of the game with his players. He taught, lectured, and serenaded them and also gave them his regular “thoughts for the day.”
DONORS TO THE EVANS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE: William Aiken ’60 Lawson Andrews ’61 Willard Arthur ’67 Carson Barnes Garland Berry ’62 William Booker ’61 Howard Clabough ’62 James Clark ’62 Lloyd Craddock ’63 James Davis ’65 Joseph Davis ’61
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Larry Duty ’62 Lewis Fore ’63 Richard Foutz ’61* Horace Henson ’62 Jimmie Jett ’60 Wilmer Leatherman ’64 Mason Lockridge ’61 Jack Lucas ’61 Judson Mason ’67 Jay Newton Leonard Parker ’61
Raymond Perry ’61 George Seals Alva Shepherd ’62 William Starkey ’60 Nelson Talley ’61 James Trogdon ’61 Sam Webb ’55 Albert Whitley ’60 Kenny Wilbourne ’60 Realty & Construction Company
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RUTH SOCIETY A Society of Loyal Friends
Through the Ruth Society, Ferrum recognizes those most faithful friends who have made gifts to the College every year (July 1 to June 30) for the past 10 years or longer. Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mrs. Jeanette Hall Adkins ’59 Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mr. Carl D. Akers ’59 Mrs. Connie Clary Akers ’71 Mrs. Mary Wade Akers ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Norris T. Aldridge Mr. Mark Eugene Alford ’84 Mrs. Llewellyn Strough Allison ’69 Mrs. Mary Fary Altemus ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Anderson Mr. Lawson A. Andrews ’61 Mr. Roger Anglin Mrs. Sue Thomas Anglin ’65 Mr. C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68 Mr. Thomas C. Arthur Rev. C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ’74 Mrs. Norma Nicholson Atchley ’55 Mr. Randall N. Austin ’73 Mrs. Brenda Goard Ayers ’64 Mr. Walter C. Ayers ’62 Ms. Barbara Bakari Mr. Edward A. Baker ’70 Mrs. Judith Jones Baker ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Baldwin ’77 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bales Mr. Tim Balsley ’67 Mrs. Jeanne D. Barger Ms. Peggie R. Barker Dr. Rathin N. Basu Mr. Russell L. Bauda ’69 Mrs. Ruth Grim Bauda ’68 Ms. Donna J. Baus ’76
Mr. Gerald W. Bechtle, Jr. ’91 Ms. Sara A. Beck ’91 Mrs. Marlene Cave Bell ’55 Mrs. Suzanne Booth Bell ’62 Mr. Jesse W. Bennett, Jr. ’57 Mrs. Lois Poland Bersch ’44 Mrs. Ethel Proffitt Bickford ’80 Mrs. Susie Motley Biedler ’66 Dr. and Mrs. Nathaniel L. Bishop Mr. Benham M. Black Mr. Daniel R. Blasche ’83 Mr. David W. Blevins ’69 Mrs. Gaye Bourne Blevins ’70 Mrs. Jean Williams Bone ’73 Mrs. Barbara Reedy Booker ’45 Mrs. Carole Lee Fulcher Booth ’63 Mrs. Ethel W. Born Mr. G. Robert Boswell ’58 Ms. Cynthia Lynn Bowman ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bowman Mrs. Diamond B. Boyd ’84 Mr. Walter Y. Boyd ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Brand Mr. Ronald C. Brewster ’64 Ms. Kathleen B. Brown Mrs. Virginia Wyne Broyles ’52 Mr. Brenton T. Buchanan, Sr. ’70 Mr. Douglas H. Buerlein ’70 Mrs. Randi White Buerlein ’71 Mrs. Barbara Hughes Bull ’82 Mrs. Kathy Morcom Burgess ’90 Mr. Keith P. Burgess ’89 Mrs. Joyce Fisher Burroughs ’63 Mrs. Anita Fenwick Butler ’79
Mr. John L. Butner ’67 Dr. George T. Byrd Mr. James T. Carpenter ’60 Mrs. Pamela Sterling Carroll ’92 Rev. Joseph T. Carson, Jr.* Mrs. Deborah Roberson Carter ’70 Mr. John C. Carter ’66 Mrs. Violet P. Carter Mr. H. Allen Carver ’63 Mr. Clark F. Childers ’80 Mrs. Susan Jones Childers ’81 Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Mr. Ronald C. Clark ’65 Mrs. Vieva Snead Clary ’38 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clements ’77 Mr. Roger D. Coffey ’65 Mr. Peter H. Coley ’73 Mrs. Margaret White Collmus ’50 Mrs. Patricia O. Compton Mr. Herman S. Cooper ’61 Rev. Laughton L. Corr ’52 Mrs. Lolene H. Corron ’97 Mr. Ray Corron ’97 Mr. Charles E. Coughlin ’64 Mr. John P. Cougill ’69 Mr. Matt Cross ’69 Mrs. Nancy Sink Cross ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Peter G. Crow Ms. Susan Crow Rev. and Mrs. C. Warner Crumb Mr. Floyd L. Curtis ’68 Mrs. Frances Martin Dale ’66 Mrs. Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 Mr. George W. Davis ’50
Dr. James A. Davis ’65 Mr. O. Allen Davis ’62 Mr. James S. Deitrick ’60 Mr. David Earle Demarest ’93 Rev. Luther J. Derby, Jr. ’45 Ms. Leslie Carroll Dering ’91 Mr. Alexander G. DeTrana ’99 Mrs. Kelly Shipe Dettra ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Dietz Mr. Robert D. Dillon ’67 Mr. Donald F. Dixon ’59 Mr. Michael C. Donavant ’72 Mr. Ralph B. Doud, III ’72 Mr. Tom L. Dowdy ’63 Mr. Kenneth C. Dudley ’72 Dr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Dulin Mr. Lathan E. Edwards ’52 Mrs. Linda P. Edwards Mr. Richard G. Elgin ’56 Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. James K. Elliott ’72 Ms. Emily J. Epperson ’67 Mrs. Mary Stevens Esperti ’51 Mr. Brett D. Fairchild ’69 Mr. Otis J. Farmer ’61 Mrs. Rebecca Carr Farmer ’62 Mr. David V. Fewell ’63 Mrs. Carole Frazier Fisher ’81 Mr. Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr. ’67 Mrs. Helen Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Forbes, Sr. Mr. Stanley O. Forbes, Jr. ’92 Mr. Lewis L. Fore ’63 Mr. Charles D. Foster, Jr. ’85
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Mrs. Page Sutherland Foster ’85 Mrs. Mickey Keys Freeman ’68 Mrs. Patricia T. Furrow Mr. Gregory A. Gantt ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Gassman, Jr. Mr. George J. Gibbs, Jr. ’73 Rev. R. Franklin Gillis, Jr. ’61 Mr. K. Edward Goode, Sr. ’46 Mrs. Reva Edwards Goode ’46 Mr. Mark D. Goodpasture ’75 Mr. Samuel H. Goodpasture ’73 Mr. Harold C. Goodrich ’71 Mr. David E. Greer ’95 Mr. Jeffrey L. Gring Mr. Jim B. Grobe ’72 Mr. Jesse J. Gusler ’57 Mrs. Julia Housman Gusler ’53 Ms. Joan G. Hairfield ’81 Mr. Elmer D. Hall ’56 Mr. Wayne E. Hall ’57 Mr. William K. Hammack ’59 Mrs. Hilda Wright Harmon ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Harris, Jr. ’65 Mrs. Dorothy Dozier Harrison ’63 Mr. William C. Hartnett ’62 Mr. Jack Helie ’47 Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Mrs. Sandra Cordle Hill Mr. David D. Hinkle ’79 Mrs. Scarlet Baker Hinkle ’80 Mr. Daniel K. Hodges Mrs. Donna Ellis Hoekstra ’65 Mrs. Ellen D. Holland Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Holley Mrs. Tracy Sigmon Holley ’96 Mrs. Evelyn R. Holmes Mrs. Evelyn Stone Holmes Mr. Preston T. Holmes* Mrs. Rachel M. Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hood Mrs. Leila P. Hopkins Mr. David N. Horton ’86 Mrs. Shirley Spencer Horton ’57 Mrs. Rebecca Brammer Houchins ’62 Mr. Edward L. Huffman ’73 Mr. Thomas E. Huffman, Sr. ’65 Mr. Barry G. Hughes ’80 Mr. Port O. Humphreys ’68 Mrs. Cheryl Taylor Hundley ’77 Mr. Ray B. Hundley ’76 Mrs. Hazel Wall Hunt ’50 Mr. Harold L. Ingram ’64 Mr. Bradley P. Intemann ’75 Mr. Donald D. Jennings ’58 Mrs. Gloria Nester Jennings ’64 Mr. Jimmie M. Jett ’60 Mr. and Mrs. C. Henry Jones Mrs. Ellen Dalton Jones ’43 Mr. Glover H. Jones, III ’68 Mrs. Ruth Hash Jones ’53 Mrs. Ann Melton Journell ’57 Mr. Kenneth D. Journell ’57 Mr. Robert B. Journell ’72 Mrs. Ruth Sparks Journell ’73 Ms. Donna Susan Joyce ’91 Mrs. Marian Saunders Kessler ’52 Rev. William T. Kessler ’52 Ms. Patricia L. Kibler ’69 Mr. John G. Kines, Jr. ’68 Mr. Francis R. King, Jr. ’68
Mr. Paul W. King ’69 Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Kirby ’46* Mrs. Victoria Bowling Kirby ’43 Mr. Donald E. Koonce ’64 Mrs. Arlene Carper Kozyra ’68 Mrs. Kristin Halladay Lahiff ’80 Mrs. Nancy Brooks Lambert ’67 Mrs. Jean Crews Lawrence ’63 Rev. W. Anthony Layman ’64 Mr. Claiborne R. Leonard ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Long Mrs. Annie Reynolds Looney ’53 Mr. J. Wayne Loving ’66 Mr. Robert E. Loving ’49 Mr. John W. Luck ’68 Mr. Donald A. Lucy ’74 Mrs. Sharon St. Clair Lugar ’70 Mr. Donald F. Luttrell ’68 Mrs. Sherry Thurman Lynch ’68 Mr. Guy Martin ’38 Mrs. Joe Ann Stevens Martin ’51 Mrs. Ola L. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Judson P. Mason ’67 Mr. Edwin E. Mawyer ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. May, Jr. Mr. James F. Mayes ’67 Rev. Robinson H. McAden ’51 Mr. Cal F. McAlexander ’55 Mrs. Jane Cumby McAlexander ’55 Mrs. Renae Flora McBride ’72 Mr. Danny R. McCready ’67 Mrs. Loretta Y. McGhee Mrs. Brenda Bostic McGinnis ’70 Mrs. Gail Liddle McGlothlin ’66 Mr. A. Edward McMurdo, II ’62 Mrs. Lois Wood McWane ’52 Mr. Paul T. McWane ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Menefee ’42 Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Ms. Wanetta S. Menefee ’99 Mr. Lucius M. Merritt, Jr. ’65 Mr. Arthur W. Mitchell ’61 Mr. Herbert S. Montgomery ’64 Mrs. Wise S. Moon Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Moore Mrs. Joyce Johnson Moorman ’65 Mr. Harold J. Muddiman ’63 Mrs. Beverly Setliff Murray ’78 Mr. Mark A. Musick ’72 Mr. John F. Myers, Jr. ’51 Mrs. Nancy Mohler Myers ’62 Mr. David A. Newcombe Dr. M. Douglas Newman, Sr. ’42 Mr. Thomas Newman ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Norris Mr. Jack Norton ’90 Mrs. Kristi Sherree Norton ’92 Mr. Mitchell W. Nuckles ’82 Ms. Mary B. O’Neal Mr. Richard H. Ogg ’71 Miss Patricia G. Osborne ’63 Mr. Larry F. Packett ’67 Mr. Ovila C. Panneton ’64 Mrs. Jean M. Parker ’49 Mr. Kendall L. Parker ’49 Mr. Julian T. Pemberton, Jr. ’50 Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Mr. Larry W. Perdue ’67 Mr. Chip Phillips ’77
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Mrs. Martha Arnold Phillips ’76 Mrs. Nancy Hanks Phillips ’67 Mrs. Margaret Smith Pillow ’51 Dr. Bob R. Pohlad Mrs. Theresa M. Potter Mr. Brian G. Powell, Sr. ’79 Mrs. Kathleen Goodpasture Powell ’80 Mr. Daniel L. Price ’79 Mrs. Sandra W. Prillaman Mrs. Yvonne Edwards Purcell ’75 Mr. John K. Ramsey ’56 Mr. Craig L. Rascoe ’74 Mr. L. Ryland Rash, Jr. ’48 Mrs. Dorothy A. Ravenhorst Mrs. Sheryl Moody Reddington ’93 Mrs. Linda K. Renick Ms. Lucy B. Ricardo Mr. Paul W. Rice, III ’67 Rev. and Mrs. Amos S. Rideout, Jr. ’62 Mr. Larry K. Roberson ’62 Mrs. Eunice Via Roberts ’51 Mrs. Ann Newman Robinson ’63 Mr. Ronald R. Robinson ’60 Mr. Thomas A. Rogers ’63 Mrs. Annie Dowdy Rose ’57 Dr. J. Robert Rose, Sr. ’58 Mr. Hubert C. Rudder, Jr. ’69 Ms. Sally Jane Rutherford ’80 Ms. Natalie W. Schermerhorn ’66 Mrs. Carrie Smith Schmidt ’82 Mr. Charles B. Schmidt ’83 Rev. Charles R. Scott ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Leo H. Scott ’51 Mr. John M. Seaborn ’78 Mr. Glenn S. Settle ’67 Mr. Gary R. Shelton ’71 Mr. J. Glenn Shelton ’57 Mr. Joseph C. Sherry ’66 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Shively Mrs. Edith McGhee Sigmon ’46 Mr. Gail E. Sigmon Mrs. Judy W. Singleton ’77 Dr. Ronald E. Singleton ’70 Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mr. Dee H. Slaughter ’72 Mrs. Irma H. Smart Mr. Alan P. Smith ’83 Dr. R. Rex Stephenson Miss Ruth Stevens ’61 Rev. Carl O. Stewart ’55 Mr. G. Edward Stover, Jr. ’62 Mr. Adolph L. Strobel, Jr. ’58
Mrs. Mary Ann Britt Strobel ’58 Mr. Glen A. Styles ’61 Mrs. Sarah Comer Sudduth ’51 Mr. Guy R. Sutphin ’65 Ms. Mary A. Swanson ’65 Ms. Suelle Marie Swartz ’65 Mr. Edward L. Sweeney ’61 Mr. Thomas D. Tatem ’49 Mr. Dwight Taylor ’65 Dr. Gerard T. Taylor ’63 Dr. Carolyn L. Thomas Mr. James B. Thomas ’60 Mrs. Susan Matthews Thomas ’84 Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Mr. Mervyn C. Timberlake, Jr. ’67 Mr. Robert A. Tuell ’66 Mrs. Judith Harris Tunstall ’63 Mr. Charles W. Turman ’61 Mr. James P. Turner ’56 Mrs. Linda Sullivan Turner ’57 Ms. Viola G. Turner ’55 Ms. Evelyn Tyree Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Pierce L. Vaughn Ms. Deborah L. Wade Mrs. Yvonne Scott Walker ’99 Mrs. Mattie Bell Ward ’66 Mrs. Elizabeth B. Webster Mr. Glenn R. Welde ’65 Mr. John H. Wells ’55 Ms. Jennie B. West Mrs. Carol Nichols Wheatley ’70 Mr. Gordon Scott White ’74 Mr. James E. White ’68 Mrs. Leigh Huff White ’74 Mrs. Pamela Lowry White ’69 Mrs. Ila Stanfield Williams ’38 Mr. Jeff A. Wilson ’85 Mr. John T. Wilson ’83 Mrs. Regenia Knupp Wine ’67 Rev. Arthur W. Wingfield ’50 Ms. C. Faye Wood ’52 Mrs. Betty Bussey Woodford ’60 Mr. Douglas M. Woodley ’66 Mrs. Felicia H. Woods ’98 Mrs. Gilda Quinn Woods ’92 Dr. Eugene R. Woolridge, Jr. ’49 Mrs. MaryLou Kemp Worthington ’71 Mr. Joseph B. Wright Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Dr. Andrea P. Zuschin
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July 1, 2010– June 30, 2011
1930s Mr. Joseph Mrs. Mildred Jones Steel ’37 Mrs. Vieva Snead Clary ’38 Capt. George W. Elliott ’38 Mr. Guy Martin ’38 Mrs. Lucille Nicholson Moir ’38 Mrs. Ila Stanfield Williams ’38
1940s Mrs. Hester McGhee DePue ’41 Mr. Charles D. Easter ’41 Mrs. Edith Gusler Jones ’42 Mr. Charles G. Menefee ’42 Mr. Dexter K. Mullins ’42 Dr. M. Douglas Newman, Sr. ’42 Mrs. Corene Martin Simms ’42 Mrs. Gerry Luck Wright ’42 Mr. Thomas C. Haskins ’43 Mrs. Ellen Dalton Jones ’43 Mrs. Lois Hall Jones ’43 Mrs. Victoria Bowling Kirby ’43 Mr. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mrs. Elaine Carter Nuckols ’43 Mr. Vergil E. Spencer ’43 Mrs. Lois Poland Bersch ’44 Mrs. Geneva Corn Phelps ’44 Mrs. Laura Harper Whitlock ’44 Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mrs. Barbara Reedy Booker ’45 Rev. Luther J. Derby, Jr. ’45
Mr. K. Edward Goode, Sr. ’46 Mrs. Reva Edwards Goode ’46 Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Kirby ’46* Mr. Kenneth Leetch ’46 Mrs. Edith McGhee Sigmon ’46 Ms. Eunice Spencer Williams ’46* Mrs. Alva Hayden Banks Clary ’47 Mr. Rawleigh G. Clary ’47 Mr. Bill N. Hahn ’47 Mr. Jack Helie ’47 Mr. Winston Jones ’47 Mr. Fred W. Lewis ’47 Mrs. Dove Hylton McCall ’47 Mrs. Geraldine Edwards Shelton Tyner ’47 Rev. Deroy C. Campbell ’48 Mr. L. Ryland Rash, Jr. ’48 Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mr. James L. Stanley ’48 Mrs. Beatrice Lee Wood ’48 Mr. Walter Y. Boyd ’49 Mrs. Stella Holt Couch ’49 Mrs. Shirley Nichols Flanagan ’49 Mr. George W. Gusler ’49 Mrs. Mildred Spencer Gusler ’49 Mr. Robert E. Loving ’49 Rev. Lawrence E. Lugar ’49 Mrs. Jean M. Parker ’49 Mr. Kendall L. Parker ’49 Mr. John R. Plymale, Jr. ’49 Mr. Thomas D. Tatem ’49 Dr. Eugene R. Woolridge, Jr. ’49
1950s Mr. Robert P. Coffman ’50 Mrs. Ruth Pemberton Coffman ’50 Mrs. Margaret White Collmus ’50 Mr. George W. Davis ’50 Mrs. Hazel Wall Hunt ’50 Mrs. Dollie Richardson LeMond ’50 Mrs. Jean Hodges Lugar ’50 Mr. Julian T. Pemberton, Jr. ’50 Mr. Robert P. Vest, Jr. ’50 Mrs. Mary Turner Williams ’50 Rev. Arthur W. Wingfield ’50 Mrs. Anne Eide Wood ’50 Rev. Joseph T. Carson, Jr. ’51* Mrs. Mary Stevens Esperti ’51 Mr. Gene Evans ’51 Rev. W. Ernest Hogge ’51 Mrs. Joe Ann Stevens Martin ’51 Ms. Mary Overfelt McAden ’51 Rev. Robinson H. McAden ’51 Mrs. Bridget Bailey Morrow ’51 Mr. John F. Myers, Jr. ’51 Mr. Thomas Newman ’51 Mrs. Margaret Smith Pillow ’51 Mrs. Eunice Via Roberts ’51 Rev. Charles R. Scott ’51 Mr. Leo H. Scott ’51 Mrs. Sarah Comer Sudduth ’51
Edmund B. Fitzgerald IV ’82 Gretna, Virginia
“A place where everyone knows your name” is the description Ed Fitzgerald ’82 gives of his home town of Gretna, Va. It is the same description he gives of Ferrum College and the close-knit community that surrounds it. “The professors offer support to every student and you are able to form a personal relationship with the staff,” says Fitzgerald. He carried this feeling and the motto of Ferrum College, “not self, but others,” into the small telephone company he ran years later. “Professors at Ferrum cared about the success of students, and in my business I cared about the success and happiness of the customers.”
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While he was a student at Ferrum, Fitzgerald admits his lifestyle required discipline and notes that his teachers constantly showed him how much they cared by “sticking their noses into his business.” Caring and thoughtfulness are the hallmarks of Fitzgerald’s current activities. He is actively involved in many communitybased programs, such as the Kairos Prison Ministries, his son’s Christian Fellowship club, and activities at nursing homes and homeless shelters. Fitzgerald and his family, which includes his wife and his two children, have traveled to India several times to work with vacation Bible school and area ministries. He believes that sharing his faith and giving back to his community are essential aspects of his life. “You must embrace your work and find your passion in life,” says Fitzgerald. “I think every day about how I can contribute something to better the world, and I hope others can do the same.” Fitzgerald is quick to point out what a terrific investment can be found in the future of Ferrum College. “In today’s world, there are so many opportunities for use of your time and money and so many chances to lose everything; investing in Ferrum is a guaranteed 100 percent return on your investment.” As a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, he has seen firsthand the changes visible on campus, from the environmentally friendly new buildings to the increase in support at football games and campus activities, demonstrating how Ferrum is looking toward the future and pursuing excellence. Says Fitzgerald, “I still love to walk onto campus and talk to the students about what they are doing. Not many colleges still have that kind of family atmosphere.” He feels that the students graduating from Ferrum are truly prepared to live the Ferrum motto. Fitzgerald sums it up best when he says, “How can you go wrong being associated with Ferrum College?”
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Mr. Hugh C. Vincent ’51 Mrs. Nancy Mead Woodall ’51 Rev. Randy Arrington ’52 Mrs. Janice Carroll Baldwin ’52 Mrs. Virginia Wyne Broyles ’52 Rev. Laughton L. Corr ’52 Mrs. Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 Mr. Lathan E. Edwards ’52 Mrs. Marian Saunders Kessler ’52 Rev. William T. Kessler ’52 Mrs. Lois Wood McWane ’52 Mr. Leonard D. Rorrer ’52 Ms. C. Faye Wood ’52
50 Years Out And Going Strong Ferrum College Golden Panthers Some of the most active and involved alumni graduated from Ferrum prior to 1961! Currently, they are former students who attended the Ferrum Training School for elementary and high school or Ferrum Junior College—earning two-year associate degrees. Not until 2027 will the Golden Panther roster include Ferrum College baccalaureate degreed alumni. In the meantime, Golden Panthers enjoy events on campus and in their own communities. They are some of the most consistent visitors to campus and contributors to the College. They meet as a group during each Homecoming to discuss concerns and overall goals, one of which is the Golden Panther Scholarship Fund. Together, they are working to increase the dollar amount of the fund and also the number of scholarships that can be awarded to current and future Ferrum students. The fund was established in 1982 with an initial gift of $12,365. Since that time (as of June 30, 2011) the fund has grown to more than $222,938.05 and has provided financial aid to more than 120 students at Ferrum College in the past decade. For information regarding how to make a gift to the Golden Panther Scholarship Fund, please contact George W. Seals, Director of Planned & Principal Gifts at 540-365-4299 or email@example.com. Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mr. Lawson A. Andrews ’61 Ms. Suzanne B. Bell ’62 Mr. Thomas D. Berry ’57 Mrs. Ruth Ross Dandridge ’52 Mr. Joseph A. Davis ’61 and Mrs. Anne G. Davis ’61 Mr. Gene Evans ’51 Mr. Kenneth D. Journell ’57 and Mrs. Ann Melton Journell ’57 Mr. Cal F. McAlexander ’55 and Mrs. Jane Cumby McAlexander ’55 Mr. Richard R. Menefee ’43 Mrs. Fay Bunting Norton ’45 Mr. Raymond O. Perry ’61 and Mrs. Crystal Dillon Perry ’61 Mr. L. Ryland Rash, Jr. ’48 Mr. J. Glenn Shelton ’57 Mr. Edward W. States ’57 Mr. David B. Stroupe ’57 and Mrs. Nancy Yaple Stroupe ’56 Mr. Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62 Mr. Thomas Vincent, Jr. ’61 96
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Dr. Burleigh E. Breedlove ’53 Dr. Marie Morrison Brink ’53 Mrs. Julia Housman Gusler ’53 Mrs. Ruth Hash Jones ’53 Mrs. Annie Reynolds Looney ’53 Mr. George F. Neeb, Jr. ’53 Mrs. Marion Hubbard Neeb ’53 Rev. Howard H. Olive, Jr. ’53 Mrs. Shirley Register Bisselle ’54 Mr. H. Ellsworth Haley, Jr. ’54 Mrs. Norma Nicholson Atchley ’55 Mrs. Marlene Cave Bell ’55 Mr. Stan Crockett ’55 Mr. Hugh A. Green ’55 Mrs. Phyllis Lamm Haley ’55 Mr. Bobby D. Hodges ’55 Mr. Rudolph L. Johnson, Sr. ’55 Mr. Claiborne R. Leonard ’55 Mr. Edwin E. Mawyer ’55 Mr. Cal F. McAlexander ’55 Mrs. Jane Cumby McAlexander ’55 Rev. Carl O. Stewart ’55 Ms. Viola G. Turner ’55 Mr. Sam R. Webb ’55 Mr. John H. Wells ’55 Mrs. Jacquelin Lee Williams ’55 Prof. James S. Angle ’56 Mr. James N. Brooks ’56 Mr. Richard G. Elgin ’56 Mr. Derrel E. Emmerson ’56 Mr. Elmer D. Hall ’56 Mrs. Jean Wright Hodges ’56 Mr. Richard E. Hylton, Sr. ’56 Mr. Wesley M. Jones ’56 Rev. Donald L. Long ’56 Mrs. Geraldine Warren Long ’56 Mr. John K. Ramsey ’56 Mr. James P. Turner ’56 Mr. Jesse W. Bennett, Jr. ’57 Rev. J. Mason Cosby ’57* Mrs. Janie Ingledew Craft ’57 Mr. Jesse J. Gusler ’57 Mr. Wayne E. Hall ’57 Mrs. Shirley Spencer Horton ’57 Mrs. Patricia English Jones ’57 Mrs. Ann Melton Journell ’57 Mr. Kenneth D. Journell ’57 Mr. Samuel C. Kao ’57 Mrs. Deanne Bowling Lloyd ’57 Mrs. Teresa Johnson MacGregor ’57 Mrs. Annie Mae Dowdy Rose ’57
Mr. J. Glenn Shelton ’57 Mr. Edward W. States ’57 Mrs. Linda Sullivan Turner ’57 Mrs. Alice Simmons Wilkinson ’57 Mr. G. Robert Boswell ’58 Mr. Harvey S. Creasy ’58 Rev. James B. Grimmer, Jr. ’58 Mr. Ronald Harbin ’58 Mr. W. Keith Jenkins ’58 Mr. Donald D. Jennings ’58 Ms. Kitty M. Martin ’58 Dr. Robert Rose ’58 Mr. Adolph L. Strobel, Jr. ’58 Mrs. Mary Ann Britt Strobel ’58 Mrs. Julia Holland Terry ’58 Mrs. Jeanette Hall Adkins ’59 Mr. Carl D. Akers ’59 Mrs. Mary Wade Akers ’59 Mrs. Janet Allen Chin ’59 Mr. Donald F. Dixon ’59 Mr. George P. Dunkley, Jr. ’59 Mr. K. Warren Ferguson ’59 Mr. William K. Hammack ’59 Mr. Charles C. Harris ’59 Rev. Myung J. Kim ’59 Mr. Louis M. Robbins ’59 Mr. F. Coleman Starnes ’59 Mr. William H. Wall ’59
1960s Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mr. Roy A. Ammons ’60 Mr. Charles S. Barall ’60 Mr. Edward D. Bocock ’60 Mr. James T. Carpenter ’60 Mr. James S. Deitrick ’60 Mrs. Joan Pritchett Foster ’60 Mr. Jimmie M. Jett ’60 Mr. Delbert E. O’Meara ’60 Mr. Ronald R. Robinson ’60 Mrs. Mildred Holland Shelton ’60 Mr. William T. Starkey ’60 Mr. James B. Thomas ’60 Mrs. Jennalie Walthall White ’60 Mr. Albert J. Whitley ’60 Mrs. Betty Bussey Woodford ’60 Mrs. Janice Simpson Wright ’60 Mr. Lawson A. Andrews ’61 Rev. Norman R. Biggs ’61 Mrs. Sharon McCracken Brown ’61 Mr. J. R. Burton, Jr. ’61 Mrs. Barbara Ruffin Cone ’61 Mr. Herman S. Cooper ’61 Mr. L. Wayne Creasman ’61 Mrs. Anne Galloway Davis ’61 Mr. Joe A. Davis ’61 Mr. Otis J. Farmer ’61 Mr. Richard M. Foutz ’61* Mr. Paul W. Gilley ’61 Rev. R. Franklin Gillis, Jr. ’61 Mrs. Martha Wills Glenn ’61 Mr. Gilbert L. King, Jr. ’61 Mr. George Litos ’61 Mr. Jack W. Lucas ’61 Mr. Arthur W. Mitchell ’61 Dr. Alan T. Penn ’61
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Mr. William M. Allen ’62 Mr. Walter C. Ayers ’62 Mrs. Suzanne Booth Bell ’62 Mr. William G. Booker, Jr. ’62 Mr. Kenneth L. Brown ’62 Mr. Richard E. Brown ’62 Mr. Richard W. Buhrman ’62 Mr. Ralph E. Caylor ’62 Mr. Howard Clabough ’62 Mr. James L. Clark, Jr. ’62 Mr. O. Allen Davis ’62 Mr. Larry W. Duty ’62 Mr. Robert B. Easton ’62 Mrs. Rebecca Carr Farmer ’62 Mr. Marvin L. Foster ’62 Mr. James F. Furr ’62 Mr. William C. Hartnett ’62 Mr. Horace M. Henson, Jr. ’62 Mrs. Rebecca Brammer Houchins ’62 Mr. David F. Hunt, Sr. ’62 Mrs. Marie Angle Hunt ’62 Mr. Joseph B. Keesee ’62 Mr. Russell G. Leslie ’62 Mr. A. Linwood Martin ’62 Mrs. Lena Griffith Martin ’62 Mr. A. Edward McMurdo, II ’62 Mr. George R. Morris ’62 Mrs. Nancy Mohler Myers ’62 Mr. A. C. Phillips ’62 Lt. Col. Carlton L. Ramsey ’62 Mr. J. Thomas Reynolds ’62 Rev. Amos S. Rideout, Jr. ’62 Mr. Larry K. Roberson ’62 Mrs. Joyce Goodrich Rowe ’62 Mr. Vaden Scott ’62 Mr. Frederic B. Seibert ’62 Mr. Alva T. Shepherd ’62 Mr. G. Edward Stover, Jr. ’62 Mr. Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62 Mr. Kenny M. Wilbourne ’62 Mrs. Kathryn Woodward Wilkerson ’62 Mrs. Virginia Brown Wood ’62 Mrs. Shirlien Boyd Belcher ’63 Miss Patricia B. Bogart ’63 Mrs. Carole Lee Fulcher Booth ’63 Mrs. Joyce Fisher Burroughs ’63 Mr. H. Allen Carver ’63 Mr. Michael T. Christian ’63 Dr. Elton W. Compton ’63 Mrs. Dee Church Copenhaver ’63 Mr. Tom L. Dowdy ’63 Mr. David V. Fewell ’63 Dr. Douglas W. Foard ’63 Mr. Lewis L. Fore ’63 Mr. James G. Fugett, Jr. ’63 Mrs. Dorothy Dozier Harrison ’63 Mr. F. Wesley Hicks ’63 *Deceased
Mr. Ronald G. Holley ’63 Mr. William L. Hudson ’63 Mrs. Phyllis Richardson Keesee ’63 Mr. Carroll W. Kenny ’63 Mrs. Jean Crews Lawrence ’63 Mrs. Marie Wright Lawrence ’63 Rev. James A. McClung ’63 Rev. D. Michael Meloy ’63 Dr. Wayne Meredith ’63 Mr. Harold J. Muddiman ’63 Miss Patricia G. Osborne ’63 Mrs. Ann Newman Robinson ’63 Mr. Thomas A. Rogers ’63 Mrs. Gloria Martin Shelton ’63 Mr. Casper L. Sigmon, II ’63 Mr. Larry E. Stephenson ’63 Dr. Gerard T. Taylor ’63 Mrs. Camilla Cross Tinnell ’63 Dr. Wayne H. Tinnell ’63 Mrs. Judith Harris Tunstall ’63 Mr. Thornton L. Turman ’63 Mr. Leonard E. Wallace ’63 Ms. Carolyn Franklin Wiley ’63 Mrs. Zeannette Roberts Williams ’63 Mr. Lewis A. Woodall ’63 Ms. Patricia Naugle Andrews ’64 Hon. Wayne Angell ’64 Mrs. Brenda Goard Ayers ’64 Mr. Ronald C. Brewster ’64 Mr. Rennie W. Bridgman, Jr. ’64 Mrs. Judie Brubeck Connelly ’64 Mr. Charles E. Coughlin ’64 Mrs. Carole McCann Davis ’64 Mrs. Marilyn Colvin Davis ’64 Mr. Jerry M. Felts ’64 Mr. James L. Handy ’64 Mr. Ellis D. Hudgins, Jr. ’64 Mr. Harold L. Ingram ’64 Mrs. Gloria Nester Jennings ’64 Mr. James C. Jensen ’64 Mr. Donald E. Koonce ’64 Rev. W. Anthony Layman ’64 Mr. Wilmer E. Leatherman ’64 Mrs. Lucy Ewing Martin ’64 Mrs. Jane Sydney Meloy ’64 Mr. Herbert S. Montgomery ’64 Mr. Carlton V. Morton ’64 Mr. Ovila C. Panneton ’64 Mr. Thomas J. Pope ’64 Mr. R. David Priest ’64 Mr. Sherman T. Shifflett ’64 Mr. John S. Shively ’64 Mr. Otis E. Timberlake ’64 Mr. Stuart Townes, Jr. ’64 Mr. Robert W. Walker ’64 Mr. Frank R. Wall ’64 Miss Judith A. Whitby ’64 Rev. Robert E. White, Jr. ’64 Mr. Franklin T. Abbott ’65 Mrs. Sue Thomas Anglin ’65 Mrs. Elizabeth Rideout Chappell ’65 Mr. Ronald C. Clark ’65 Mr. Roger D. Coffey ’65 Mrs. Diane Guidry Custer ’65 Dr. James A. Davis ’65 Mr. David M. Fitzgerald ’65 Mrs. Susan Epes Foltz ’65 Mr. James E. Gallimore ’65
Dr. Darrell Harman ’65 Mr. Paul L. Harris, Jr. ’65 Mrs. Donna Ellis Hoekstra ’65 Mr. Thomas E. Huffman, Sr. ’65 Mr. Lowell L. Koontz ’65 Ms. Lois D. Martin ’65 Mr. Lucius M. Merritt, Jr. ’65 Mrs. Joyce Johnson Moorman ’65 Mrs. Betty Brown Morton ’65 Mr. Larkin C. Phillips ’65 Mrs. Lou Ann Dover Phillips ’65 Mr. Alvin Ratliff ’65 Rev. Waverly G. Reames ’65 Mr. Guy R. Sutphin ’65 Ms. Mary A. Swanson ’65 Ms. Suelle Marie Swartz ’65 Mr. Dwight Taylor ’65 Mr. Rives Webb, Jr. ’65 Mr. Glenn R. Welde ’65 Mrs. Ella Kyle Wimer ’65 Mrs. Linda Cooper Ackiss ’66 Mr. David A. Backus ’66 Mr. Randolph E. Barlow, Jr. ’66 Mr. Wirt D. Bartlett, Jr. ’66 Mrs. Susie Motley Biedler ’66 Mr. Bruce V. Boxley, III ’66 Mr. William L. Braford ’66 Mr. Donald E. Brown ’66 Mrs. Opal DeLong Brown ’66 Mr. William H. Bryant ’66 Dr. David I. Byers ’66 Mr. Samuel L. Camden ’66 Mr. Alex R. Carter, Jr. ’66 Mr. John C. Carter ’66 Mrs. Joan Hobson Cole ’66 Mr. Joseph H. Crabtree ’66 Mrs. Virginia Croft Crabtree ’66 Mrs. Frances Martin Dale ’66 Rev. Paul B. Davis, Jr. ’66 Mrs. Cheryl Roberts Duffey ’66 Mr. Richard G. Fizer, Jr. ’66 Mr. Bruce A. Griffith ’66 Ms. Marilyn Sue Hager ’66 Ms. Melodye DeAmbrogio Hollingsworth ’66 Mrs. Carolyn Deyerle Johnson ’66 Mr. Richard S. Johnson ’66 Mrs. Joette Ramsey Keaton ’66 Mrs. Nancy Smith Lickey ’66 Mr. J. Wayne Loving ’66 Rev. Talmadge T. Markham ’66 Mr. William R. McCall, III ’66 Mr. James W. McCarty, Sr. ’66 Mrs. Gail Liddle McGlothlin ’66 Miss Bonnie Montrief ’66 Mrs. Helen Row Mullins ’66 Mrs. Pattie Winfree Munnikhuysen ’66 Mr. Robert I. Newman, Jr. ’66 Mr. Mike Parham ’66 Mr. Danny M. Perdue ’66 Mr. William E. Perkins, Jr. ’66 Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. ’66 Mrs. Sharon Lee Phillips ’66 Mr. William E. Purks ’66 Mr. Gary W. Rice ’66 Mr. Elliot L. Richards, Jr. ’66 Ms. Marny S. Richardson ’66 Mrs. Patricia Vines Richardson ’66 Mrs. Linda Simmons Roane ’66
Ms. Natalie W. Schermerhorn ’66 Mrs. Betty Reynolds Scruggs ’66 Mr. Leonard H. Shepherd, Jr. ’66 Mr. Joseph C. Sherry ’66 Mrs. Inez Reynolds Snoddy ’66 Mr. William H. Taylor ’66 Mr. Robert A. Tuell ’66 Mrs. Mattie Bell Ward ’66 Mr. John T. Williams, Jr. ’66 Mr. David R. Wolfe ’66 Mrs. Shirley Inman Woodall ’66 Mr. Douglas M. Woodley ’66 Mr. Lester W. Abernathy ’67 Mr. Daniel L. Angell ’67 Mrs. Brenda Adams Arrington ’67 Mrs. Brenda Thomasson Arthur ’67 Mr. Willard Arthur, Jr. ’67 Mr. Danny W. Baker ’67 Mr. Tim Balsley ’67 Mrs. Janet Akers Banks ’67 Mr. Larry J. Banks ’67 Mrs. Gay Dunkum Bartlett ’67 Mrs. Jane Phillips Blackwell ’67 Rev. Robert S. Brookover, III ’67 Mr. John L. Butner ’67 Mr. J. Randy Cline ’67 Mr. Gordon W. Crawford ’67 Mr. Robert D. Dillon ’67 Mr. Vincent H. Edwards, Jr. ’67 Ms. Emily J. Epperson ’67 Mr. Ronald C. Evans ’67 Mr. Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr. ’67 Mr. Joseph J. Harding, III ’67 Mr. Ralph E. Haugh, Jr. ’67 Dr. Linda Padgett Hollandsworth ’67 Mr. Edwin C. Jennings, Jr. ’67 Mrs. Harriet Holt Jennings ’67 Mrs. Nancy Brooks Lambert ’67 Mr. Thomas H. Lemke ’67 Dr. Barberlyn G. Levesque ’67 Mr. Judson P. Mason ’67 Mr. James F. Mayes ’67 Mr. Danny R. McCready ’67 Mr. John A. McPeters ’67 Ms. Carol J. Northey ’67 Mr. Larry F. Packett ’67 Mrs. Carol Bryant Parker ’67 Mr. Robert C. Paul ’67 Mr. Larry W. Perdue ’67 Ms. Linda L. Perdue ’67 Mrs. Nancy Hanks Phillips ’67 Mr. Randy W. Powell ’67 Mr. Dewayne C. Rhodes ’67 Mr. Paul W. Rice, III ’67 Mrs. Brenda Haley Schulman ’67 Mr. Glenn S. Settle ’67 Mrs. Ruby Kingery Shepherd ’67 Mr. Mervyn C. Timberlake, Jr. ’67 Mr. Robert W. Todd ’67 Mr. Glenn H. Weaver ’67 Mrs. Regenia Knupp Wine ’67 Mr. George D. Yancey, Sr. ’67 Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68 Mrs. Ruth Grim Bauda ’68 Mr. Brian D. Bowman ’68 Mr. Carlyle E. Cline ’68 Mr. John M. Crockett ’68 Mr. Floyd L. Curtis ’68
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Mrs. Crystal Dillon Perry ’61 Mr. Raymond O. Perry ’61 Mr. Lloyd Renner ’61 Miss Ruth Stevens ’61 Mr. Glen A. Styles ’61 Mr. Edward L. Sweeney ’61 Mr. Nelson Talley ’61 Mr. John C. Thompson ’61 Mr. Charles W. Turman ’61 Mr. Thomas Vincent, Jr. ’61 Mr. Roger Whitley ’61
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Mr. Richard L. Durrer, Jr. ’68 Mrs. Mickey Keys Freeman ’68 Mrs. Dora Walker Garner ’68 Mrs. Joyce Parcell Greene ’68 Dr. Hiroyuki Hamada ’68 Mr. Charles C. Hatcher, Sr. ’68 Mr. Port O. Humphreys ’68 Mr. David E. Johnson ’68 Mr. Glover H. Jones, III ’68 Mr. John G. Kines, Jr. ’68 Mr. Francis R. King, Jr. ’68 Mrs. Arlene Carper Kozyra ’68 Ms. Mary L. Leake ’68 Mrs. Carolyn Brammer Lee ’68 Mr. James E. Lee ’68 Mr. John W. Luck ’68 Mr. Donald F. Luttrell ’68 Mrs. Sherry Thurman Lynch ’68 Mr. John J. Mazalewski ’68 Mrs. Carol Wills McCartney ’68 Mr. Michael P. Rogers ’68 Mrs. Penny Beasley Runge ’68 Mr. James C. Schubert ’68 Mr. Michael T. Smoot ’68 Mr. Robert L. Soles ’68 Mr. Gary W. Swats ’68 Mrs. Rebecca Kincer Tuttle ’68 Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 Mrs. Laura Smith Weaver ’68 Mr. James E. White ’68 Mrs. Loretta Boone Williams ’68 Mr. George M. Wolfe ’68 Mrs. Phyllis Mitchell Yancey ’68 Mr. Kenneth P. Young, Jr. ’68 Mrs. Llewellyn Strough Allison ’69 Mr. Russell L. Bauda ’69 Mr. Ronald J. Baumbach ’69 Mr. David W. Blevins ’69 Ms. Elizabeth A. Blevins ’69 Mr. Thomas A. Cash ’69 Mr. Timothy W. Clary, II ’69 Mr. William B. Cook ’69 Mr. G. Trigg Copenhaver, II ’69 Mr. John P. Cougill ’69 Mr. W. Dean Cowherd ’69 Mr. Steve Crosby ’69 Mr. Matt Cross ’69 Mrs. Nancy Sink Cross ’69 Mr. Dan A. Danko ’69 Mr. Alan K. Dungan ’69 Mr. Rodger D. Epperson, Sr. ’69 Mr. Michael H. Ernst ’69 Mr. Brett D. Fairchild ’69 Mr. Michael L. George ’69 Mr. Horace F. Green ’69 Mr. Donald W. Gunter ’69 Mrs. Judith Hampton Hall ’69 Mr. James R. Hambacher ’69 Mr. Dwight C. Hatfield ’69 Mr. Clint L. Hege, Jr. ’69 Mr. Rodney D. Howell ’69 Mr. D. Michael Hymes ’69 Mr. Fred Woodley Jarman, Jr. ’69 Ms. Patricia Lynn Kibler ’69 Mr. Paul W. King ’69 Mr. John J. Larew, Jr. ’69 Mr. Mark R. Merritt, Sr. ’69 Mr. Philip C. Mosser ’69 Ms. Susanne F. Myatt ’69
Mr. Ralph E. Owens ’69 Mr. Moyland G. Rainey ’69 Mr. Hubert C. Rudder, Jr. ’69 Ms. Kathryn A. Seeley ’69 Mr. Howard R. Smith ’69 Mrs. Jennifer Burgwald Smith ’69 Mrs. Susan Dean Smoot ’69 Mrs. Glenda Scott Thompson ’69 Ms. Jana Deyerle Underwood ’69 Mr. Oma E. Underwood ’69 Mr. John VanLuik ’69 Mrs. Pamela Lowry White ’69 Mrs. Pamela Johnson Williams ’69
1970s Mrs. Jane Faulkner Bailey ’70 Mr. Edward A. Baker ’70 Mrs. Judith Jones Baker ’70 Mrs. Gaye Bourne Blevins ’70 Mr. Brenton T. Buchanan, Sr. ’70 Mr. Douglas H. Buerlein ’70 Mrs. Deborah Roberson Carter ’70 Mr. David R. Dansie ’70 Mrs. Virginia Hyde Dansie ’70 Mr. Michael A. Didawick ’70 Mr. Richard M. Doud, Jr. ’70 Mr. Michael A. Ferlauto ’70 Ms. Carol Goodpasture ’70 Mr. John R. Hall ’70 Mrs. Patricia Gilbert Jeffress ’70 Mr. Charles J. Koczwara ’70 Mr. Edward D. LaPrade ’70 Mrs. Marybeth Aston Lawrence ’70 Mr. Tony M. Lowe ’70 Mrs. Sharon St. Clair Lugar ’70 Mr. John R. Mahony, III ’70 Mr. John W. Mallard, Jr. ’70 Mr. Aubrey L. Mason ’70 Mrs. Brenda Bostic McGinnis ’70 Mr. Dandridge L. Sale, Jr. ’70 Mr. Roland J. Scott, III ’70 Mrs. Penny Szten Sebrell ’70 Mr. Charles P. Shorter ’70 Dr. Ronald E. Singleton ’70 Mr. Richard W. Snyder ’70 Mr. Robert W. Somerville ’70 Mr. Jerry M. Swisher, Jr. ’70 Mr. John H. Taylor ’70 Hon. Bobby W. Thompson ’70 Mr. Steve F. Walker ’70 Mr. Joseph L. Wall ’70 Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Wallace ’70 Mrs. Carol Nichols Wheatley ’70 Mr. Theodore H. Abbott ’71 Mrs. Connie Clary Akers ’71 Mr. Richard E. Alvis ’71 Mr. Reese A. Boone ’71 Mrs. Randi White Buerlein ’71 Mrs. Linda Chapman Burke ’71 Mr. Philip Elmassian ’71 Mr. Harold C. Goodrich ’71 Mr. Michael B. Hart ’71 Mr. C. Charles Irons ’71 Mr. Curtis A. Johnson ’71 Mr. Richard A. Kavanaugh ’71 Mr. Paul S. Leinhaas ’71 Mr. Richard H. Ogg ’71 Mr. Maurice H. Redding, III ’71
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Mr. James F. Rogers ’71 Mr. Gary R. Shelton ’71 Mrs. Joan Russell Shorter ’71 Mrs. Sheila Quinn Taylor ’71 Mrs. Carol Meador Vest ’71 Mrs. MaryLou Kemp Worthington ’71 Ms. Marsha K. Wright ’71 Ms. Gwendolyn A. Adkins ’72 Mrs. Paxton Walker Allgyer ’72 Mr. Gary J. Barnett ’72 Mr. Harold T. Brown, Jr. ’72 Ms. Keating F. Carrier ’72 Mr. Michael C. Donavant ’72 Mr. Ralph B. Doud, III ’72 Mr. Kenneth C. Dudley ’72 Mr. James K. Elliott ’72 Mr. James V. Garland, IV ’72 Mr. Jim B. Grobe ’72 Mrs. Pamela Johns Hagberg ’72 Mr. Wesley R. Holland ’72 Mrs. Ann Hoffmann Isenberg ’72 Mr. Charles F. Jordan ’72 Mr. Robert B. Journell ’72 Mrs. Renae Flora McBride ’72 Mr. Mark A. Musick ’72 Mr. Paul E. Pope, Sr. ’72 Mrs. Debra Buckner Scott ’72 Mr. Dee H. Slaughter ’72 Mr. Andrew G. Thornton, III ’72 Mr. Thomas D. Williams ’72 Mr. Richard D. Wingate ’72
Mr. Glenwood S. Powell ’74 Mr. Craig L. Rascoe ’74 Mrs. Karen Wolcott Rhodes ’74 Mrs. Patty Peters Sigmon ’74 Ms. Mary Sue Swann ’74 Mr. James D. Turner ’74 Mr. Robert W. Tyree ’74 Mr. Michael L. Waters ’74 Mr. William E. Wells, Jr. ’74 Mr. G. Scott White ’74 Mrs. Leigh Huff White ’74 Mr. Steven D. White ’74 Mr. Richard E. Wilkins ’74 Mr. Robert L. Young ’74 Mr. Peter Joseph Dansie ’75 Mr. Milton G. Farmer, Jr. ’75 Mr. Gregory A. Gantt ’75 Mr. Mark D. Goodpasture ’75 Mr. David A. Hosner ’75 Mrs. Sharon Dull Hume ’75 Mr. Bradley P. Intemann ’75 Mr. Robert F. Marks, III ’75 Mrs. Yvonne Edwards Purcell ’75 Mrs. Linda Eades Rodriguez ’75 Mr. Thomas J. Shumaker ’75 Mr. Douglas A. Williams ’75
Mrs. Mary Fary Altemus ’73 Mr. Robert G. Anderson ’73 Mr. Randall N. Austin ’73 Mr. Clarence E. Berger, Jr. ’73 Mr. Gregory M. Bielawski ’73 Mrs. Jean Williams Bone ’73 Mr. Peter H. Coley ’73 Mrs. Patricia Krauss Coryell ’73 Mr. George J. Gibbs, Jr. ’73 Mr. Samuel H. Goodpasture ’73 Mr. Michael W. Hall ’73 Mr. Edward L. Huffman ’73 Mr. Gary S. Hull ’73 Mrs. Ruth Sparks Journell ’73 Mrs. Patsy Brown Layer ’73 Mrs. Lauren Oliver LeReche ’73 Mrs. Edna Williams Parks ’73 Mr. D. Scott Showalter ’73 Mrs. Elizabeth Allison Showalter ’73 Mr. Philip T. Trower ’73 Mr. Lloyd A. Anderson ’74 Rev. C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ’74 Mr. Eugene W. Beach ’74 Mr. Nicholas H. Beasley ’74 Mr. George A. Binns ’74 Mrs. Marcia Abbott Binns ’74 Mr. Raymond H. Bruce ’74 Mr. Bankhead T. Davies, Jr. ’74 Mr. Bryce Eubank ’74 Mr. Hugh C. Fisher, Jr. ’74 Ms. Mary C. Furrow ’74 Mr. Teddy W. Hatcher ’74 Mrs. Arlene Rosencrance Jones ’74 Mr. John A. Ligon, IV ’74 Mr. Donald A. Lucy ’74 Mrs. Betsy McDowell Nissley ’74
Mrs. Cheryl Gudaitis Abate ’76 Mrs. Jeanne Wimmer Banks ’76 Ms. Donna J. Baus ’76 Mr. R. Kent Cassell ’76 Mrs. Debra King Edmondson ’76 Mr. Cam L. Harne ’76 Mr. J. David Hart ’76 Mr. Gene Haynes ’76 Mr. Ray B. Hundley ’76 Mr. Charles L. Massie ’76 Mr. D. Ben Mayhew, Jr. ’76 Mr. A. Carl Nave, III ’76 Mrs. Rene Overstreet Nichols ’76 Mr. John E. Pacer ’76 Ms. Robin Neamo Parker ’76 Mrs. Martha Arnold Phillips ’76 Mr. Stewart J. Pierce ’76 Mr. James W. Reed ’76 Mr. Gerald W. Thompson ’76 Mrs. Carolyn Carrier Young ’76 Mr. Guy K. Young ’76 Mr. Richard H. Baldwin ’77 Mrs. Nancy Selman Blasdell ’77 Mr. Peter Clements ���77 Mr. Robert R. Connelly, II ’77 Mr. Kirk E. Good ’77 Mrs. Cheryl Taylor Hundley ’77 Mr. Jeff M. Johnson ’77 Mr. Albert Latimer ’77 Ms. Laura A. Mason ’77 Mr. Chip Phillips ’77 Mrs. Martha Jones Reiss ’77 Mr. J. Keith Rowe ’77 Mrs. Judy W. Singleton ’77 Mrs. Gale Pollard Taylor ’77 Mr. David M. Woody ’77 Dr. Melinda Giuffre Barker ’78 Mr. George Barnette ’78 Mrs. Sarah Cundiff Bowles ’78 Ms. Sarah F. Bowling ’78
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Mrs. Anita Fenwick Butler ’79 Mrs. Mary Bullington Crow ’79 Mr. Paul H. Davis ’79 Mr. Joe Happe ’79 Mr. Philip L. Hardy ’79 Mrs. Hilda Wright Harmon ’79 Mrs. Janlye Delaney Hash ’79 Mr. David D. Hinkle ’79 Mrs. Dawn Cockerille Hodges ’79 Mrs. Cathe Hart Kervan ’79 Mr. Robert F. Lewis ’79 Mr. Alfred B. Midgett ’79 Miss Dorothy E. Pace ’79 Mr. Brian G. Powell, Sr. ’79 Mr. Daniel L. Price ’79 Mr. H. Bruce Richardson, Jr. ’79 Mr. James E. Rivers ’79 Mrs. Carolyn Cates Saleski ’79 Mrs. Sarah Patterson Smith ’79 Mr. Lance O. Stewart ’79 Mr. Steve W. Sturgis ’79 Mr. Joe M. Wilson ’79 Mr. Roger A. Wood ’79 Rev. Doyle W. Wyatt ’79
1980s Mrs. Shelia Clement Amos ’80 Mrs. Ethel Proffitt Bickford ’80 Mr. Larry W. Brown, Sr. ’80 Mr. Barry C. Burcher ’80 Mr. Jae C. Carpenter ’80 Mr. Clark F. Childers ’80 Mr. Anthony W. Conner ’80 Mr. Edwin A. Crowder ’80 Mr. Barry L. Davis ’80 Mrs. Charlene Romanus Frye ’80 Mr. Clyde K. Gantt ’80 Mrs. Scarlet Baker Hinkle ’80 Mr. Dallis E. Hollandsworth ’80 Mr. Barry G. Hughes ’80 Mrs. Kristin Halladay Lahiff ’80 Mr. Duane E. Laughlin ’80 Mr. Mike Mitchell, III ’80 Mr. Christopher L. Morgan ’80 Mr. Franklin W. Pace ’80 Mrs. Jackie W. Petty ’80 Mr. Cecil L. Porter, Jr. ’80
Mrs. Kathleen Goodpasture Powell ’80 Ms. Sally Jane Rutherford ’80 Mrs. Alison Mason Sigler ’80 Mrs. Rebecca James Sours ’80 Mr. James M. Taylor, Jr. ’80 Mr. Christopher J. Tschida ’80 Mr. John W. Turner, Jr. ’80 Ms. Donna H. Young ’80 Mr. Kirk V. Brammer ’81 Mr. Richard D. Burruss ’81 Mr. James A. Carson ’81 Mr. John S. Carver ’81 Mrs. Susan Jones Childers ’81 Mrs. Kathleen Orr Crowder ’81 Mr. David S. Davis ’81 Ms. Marybeth Duffy ’81 Mr. Michael K. Ferguson ’81 Mrs. Carole Frazier Fisher ’81 Ms. Joan G. Hairfield ’81 Mr. Berkley M. Mitchell ’81 Mrs. Linda Range ’81 Mr. Donald F. Rogers ’81 Mr. Martin K. Spilman, Jr. ’81 Mrs. Laura Humm Varner ’81 Mr. Joel L. Wilson ’81 Mrs. Mary Sink Yengst ’81 Mr. Brian A. Allen ’82 Mrs. Brooke Miller Anderson ’82 Mr. G. Munford Ashworth ’82 Mrs. Barbara Hughes Bull ’82 Mr. Bruce Coates ’82 Rev. Eugene S. Condrey ’82 Mr. Edmond B. Fitzgerald, IV ’82 Mrs. Susan Walker Graves ’82 Mr. Alan D. Hodges ’82 Mr. Jack K. Jeffers ’82 Mr. Paul T. McWane ’82 Mr. Mitchell W. Nuckles ’82 Mr. John M. Polhemus ’82 Mrs. Jeanette Nolin Raileanu ’82 Mr. Howard C. Robertson, Jr. ’82 Mrs. Carrie Smith Schmidt ’82 Mr. G. Bryan Slater ’82 Mr. William C. Spruill ’82 Mr. Thomas R. Tate ’82 Mr. Luther D. Turner ’82 Dr. Faye Angel ’83 Mr. Joseph P. Aviola, Jr. ’83 Mrs. Pamela Gleason Berry ’83 Mr. Daniel R. Blasche ’83 Ms. Jane A. Campbell ’83 Mr. Richard L. Drescher, Jr. ’83 Mr. Russell N. Harrington, II ’83 Mr. Mark H. Holmes ’83 Mrs. Tami Fulton Lowe ’83 Mr. Timothy P. Owens ’83 Mr. Steven M. Saylor ’83 Mr. Charles B. Schmidt ’83 Mr. Alan P. Smith ’83 Mr. David L. Sours ’83 Mr. Stuart L. Sours ’83 Mr. Bradley E. Stone ’83 Mr. Coris D. Throckmorton, Jr. ’83 Mrs. Kimberly Settle Throckmorton ’83 Mr. John T. Wilson ’83
Mr. Mark Eugene Alford ’84 Mrs. Diamond B. Boyd ’84 Mr. Carthan F. Currin, III ’84 Mr. Anthony M. Ferrante ’84 Mr. S. Kelly Herrick ’84 Mr. Bobby W. Jackson, Jr. ’84 Mr. David A. Nelson ’84 Mr. Jimmy L. Reeves ’84 Mrs. Porter Sutton Shehab ’84 Mrs. Laura Lewis Sink ’84 Mr. Jeffrey D. Slack ’84 Mrs. Susan Matthews Thomas ’84 Ms. Jamie H. Whitlow ’84 Lt. Col. Shelley Phillips Balderson ’85 Mr. Neil D. Clatterbuck ’85 Mrs. Teresa D. Crump ’85 Mr. Matt D. Danielson ’85 Mrs. Kelly Shipe Dettra ’85 Mrs. Sandra Horsburgh Dettra ’85 Mr. Charles D. Foster, Jr. ’85 Mrs. Page Sutherland Foster ’85 Mrs. Diane Market Gaston ’85 Mr. John Gerow ’85 Mr. Hugh M. Gravitt, III ’85 Mrs. Karen Hickman ’85 Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes Hodson ’85 Mrs. Traci Winans Kelsey ’85 Mrs. Elizabeth Dowgiello Light ’85 Mrs. Tammy Vest Mason ’85 Mr. Matthew H. McKeever ’85 Mr. Malcolm G. Morris ’85 Mr. Will H. Norton, III ’85 Mr. Charles R. Perry ’85 Mr. David M. Ramsey ’85 Ms. Robin Klem Smith ’85 Mrs. Carole Coursey Thorne ’85 Mr. William L. Thorne ’85
Mr. Guy L. Townsend ’85 Mr. Christopher J. Tuttle ’85 Mr. Jeff A. Wilson ’85 Mr. Russell K. Balderson ’86 Mr. Ronnie W. Blankenship ’86 Mr. Robert L. Evans ’86 Mrs. Patricia Crawley Gray ’86 Mrs. Lily Lassiter Hawthorne ’86 Mr. David N. Horton ’86 Mrs. Amy Meador Baker ’87 Mr. Julian G. Barnes ’87 Mr. Timothy W. Black ’87 Mr. Bruce B. Bunnell ’87 Mr. Christopher A. Dettra ’87 Mrs. Anne Burch Millehan ’87 Ms. Mary Jane O’Connor ’87 Mr. J. Steve Walton ’87 Mr. Edward W. Clark, III ’88 Mr. Howard C. Hill ’88 Mr. David M. Milan ’88 Mrs. Melinda Brubaker Milan ’88 Mr. Stephen E. Miller ’88 Mrs. Sandra Edgerton Moore ’88 Mrs. Lora Smith Quesenberry ’88 Mr. Robert T. Quesenberry ’88
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Mr. John A. Bowman ’78 Mrs. Susan Solomon Brown ’78 Mr. William W. Burford ’78 Mr. John L. Chrisinger ’78 Mr. Henry F. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Mrs. Dorothy Neville Connelly ’78 Mr. Kenneth W. Freeman ’78 Mr. Michael M. Gish ’78 Mrs. Ellen Evans Good ’78 Mrs. Maria Austin Harne ’78 Mr. Martin H. Kanipe, Jr. ’78 Dr. Hakeem Lumumba ’78 Dr. Gary F. Mitchell ’78 Mrs. Beverly Setliff Murray ’78 Mr. Kem A. Overby ’78 Mr. John M. Seaborn ’78 Mr. Bryan E. Thomas ’78 Mrs. Elaine Nathan Tullis ’78 Mr. Stuart C. Wood ’78 Mr. T. Michael Wrabell ’78
Mr. Paul E. Bowling ’89 Ms. Cynthia Lynn Bowman ’89 Mrs. Kimberlee Murphy Branscom ’89 Mr. Keith P. Burgess ’89 Mr. Allen Carter ’89 Mr. Ronnie R. Helmondollar ’89 Mr. James W. Helms ’89 Mr. J. K. McConnell ’89 Mr. Greg R. Winge ’89
The Will “Frog” Pettus Agricultural Scholarship Established in 2010 with the intention of providing financial aid to Ferrum College students who are studying Life Science or Agriculture, the fund is now at $18,008 toward the $25,000 endowment goal. Ag alumni are continuing the effort through fundraisers on campus and in their communities. If you are interested in making a gift to this scholarship, please contact the Ferrum College Offie of Institutional Advancement at 540-365-4211 or go online to www.ferrum.edu/givetoferrum. 99
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1990s Dr. William George Albrecht ’90 Mr. Stephen D. Barko ’90 Ms. Susan E. Bell ’90 Mr. Floyd Glenn Boone, Jr. ’90 Mrs. Martha Haley Bowling ’90 Mr. Preston S. Cochran ’90 Mrs. Christie Carwile Duffy ’90 Mr. Dale A. Duffy ’90 Mr. Neil C. Fadely ’90 Ms. Melinda Elizabeth Goins ’90 Mr. W. Randolph Kelley ’90 Mr. J. Howard Middleton, III ’90 Mr. Jack Norton ’90 Mr. Russel S. Walton ’90 Mrs. Maritza Regalon White ’90 Mr. Paul S. White ’90 Mr. Michael W. Anderson ’91 Mrs. Lisa Wilson Anthony ’91 Mr. Gerald W. Bechtle, Jr. ’91 Ms. Sara A. Beck ’91 Mr. Timothy C. Cobb ’91 Ms. Leslie Carroll Dering ’91 Mrs. Courtney Harvie Faircloth ’91 Mr. Scott C. Gettier, Sr. ’91 Mr. Rodney L. Jones ’91 Ms. Donna Susan Joyce ’91 Mr. Oliver W. Kofoid ’91 Mr. Timothy S. Mercer ’91 Mr. Scott W. Royster ’91 Mr. Ty Kevin Saunders ’91 Ms. Melissa A. Talley ’91 Mrs. Margaret Causey Wagner ’91 Mr. Ricky A. Wagner ’91 Mrs. Kerry Lyons Abrams ’92 Mrs. Karen Gordon Burgess ’92 Mrs. Pamela Sterling Carroll ’92 Mr. Jason K. Collier ’92 Mr. Eric K. Cooper ’92 Mr. Stanley O. Forbes, Jr. ’92 Mr. M. Wesley Furrow, Jr. ’92 Ms. Jennifer L. Hallman ’92 Mr. Todd A. Hamrick ’92 Dr. Cynthia Ward Holt ’92 Mr. Clifford Joel Moses ’92 Mrs. Kristi Sherree Norton ’92 Mr. Kevin S. Sherman ’92 Ms. Kathryn Jill Thompson ’92 Mr. John F. Williamson ’92 Mrs. Gilda Quinn Woods ’92 Mr. Jeffrey D. Worsham ’92
Mr. Bradley Dalton ’93 Mr. Scott David ’93 Mr. David Earle Demarest ’93 Mr. Paul A. Dodge ’93 Mrs. Mary Pharr Gagne ’93 Mr. David S. Garman ’93 Mrs. Verna Jones Graham ’93 Mrs. Kimberly Wade Harlow ’93 Mr. Robert E. Harper, Jr. ’93 Mr. Christopher D. Holt ’93 Mrs. Cynthia Morris Jordan ’93 Mrs. Mitzi Jones Kendrick ’93 Mr. John M. McNeil ’93
Mrs. Keysha Guthrie McNeil ’93 Mr. Jerry L. Perry ’93 Mrs. Carolyn Moran Quinn ’93 Mrs. Sheryl Moody Reddington ’93 Mr. Keith M. Smither ’93 Mrs. Theresa Lopez Smither ’93 Mrs. Elaina Lopez Willis ’93 Mr. Thomas F. Willis, Jr. ’93 Mr. Carl O. Brudin, III ’94 Mr. Thomas H. Cockerham ’94 Mr. Bradley Jay Davis ’94 Mr. Randal Lee Doss ’94 Mr. Andrew B. Edwards ’94 Mrs. Susan Wagner Fetter ’94 Ms. Hollie H. Flynn ’94 Mr. Chad W. Harlow ’94 Mr. Raif S. Hastings ’94 Mr. John D. Hunt ’94 Mr. Christopher D. Lowe ’94 Mrs. Phyllis Frith Lusk ’94 Mr. Jon D. Morris, Jr. ’94 Dr. Diana Spear Ridgwell ’94 Mr. Thomas P. Zinck ’94 Mr. Ralph V. Carlone, Jr. ’95 Mr. Michael S. Condrey ’95 Mr. Samuel O. Decker, III ’95 Mr. Donald J. Dougherty ’95 Mr. Chad R. France ’95 Mr. David E. Greer ’95 Mrs. Shanda Boone Hurdle ’95 Mrs. Jeannette S. Johnson ’95 Mr. Matthew O. Jordan ’95 Ms. Moriah Marie Montoya ’95 Ms. Heather Christine Smith ’95 Mrs. Diann Wagoner ’95 Mrs. Amanda Guilliams Brown ’96 Mr. Todd Laign Cassell ’96 Mrs. Genevieve Fuchs Cockerham ’96 Mrs. Kelly Jones Eanes ’96 Mr. Michael C. Glascock ’96 Mrs. Tracy Sigmon Holley ’96 Mrs. Gwendolyn Faye Howell ’96 Mrs. Slone Hodges Lang ’96 Mr. Clifford O. Owens ’96 Mr. Mark E. White ’96 Mrs. Charlotte Knight Baker ’97 Mr. Walter A. Bell ’97 Mr. Bill Burton ’97 Mrs. Lolene H. Corron ’97 Mr. Ray Corron ’97 Mrs. Stacy Showalter Hunt ’97 Mr. William M. Mulvey, Jr. ’97 Mrs. Shannon Jost Netta ’97 Mr. Robert E. Pardi ’97 Mr. Kevin L. Slough ’97
Mr. Justin D. Sigmon ’98 Mrs. Felicia H. Woods ’98 Mr. Robert S. Daski, Jr. ’99 Mr. Alexander G. DeTrana ’99 Mr. Christian A. Haug ’99 Mr. John M. McClintic ’99 Ms. Wanetta S. Menefee ’99 Mr. Jamie L. Moore ’99 Mrs. Angela Tauscher Pittman ’99 Mr. Scott Richmond ’99 Dr. Coulbourn H. Tyler ’99 Mrs. Yvonne Scott Walker ’99
2000s Mr. Franklin J. Bowser ’00 Mr. Addison R. Dalton ’00 Mr. Allen Wayne Kiger ’00 Rev. Betty Daniels Marshall ’00 Mr. Joseph A. Schwarzenboeck ’00 Mrs. Ollea Greer Sigmon ’00 Mr. Jeremy K. Adkins ’01 Mr. Joseph L. Brent, Jr. ’01 Mr. John M. Carter ’01 Mr. Matthew T. Dawson ’01 Mr. Joseph G. Gause ’01 Mrs. Joanna Gruver Hudzik ’01 Mr. Mark J. Renske ’01
Mrs. Renee Dean Dudley ’05 Mrs. Rebecca Winesett Furrow ’05 Mr. J. Cason Garrison ’05 Ms. Brooke E. Gill ’05 Mrs. Lindsay Spencer Stinson ’05 Mr. William E. Byrd, III ’06 Mr. Hudson M. Dunn ’06 Mrs. Lisa McGhee Eanes ’06 Ms. Tracy L. Jamerson ’06 Mr. Thomas G. James ’06 Ms. Karen E. Montgomery ’06 Mr. Shannon M. Saunders ’06 Mrs. Rima Forrest Sulzen ’06 Mrs. Jamie Peters Woods ’06 Mr. Ryan C. Cooper ’07 Mr. James Matthew Gammon ’07 Mr. Thomas E. Graves, IV ’07 Mr. Joshua W. Rackley ’07 Mr. Thomas P. Wehner ’07
Mr. Cleive L. Adams, Sr. ’02 Mrs. Kristie Walker Adkins ’02 Mrs. Margaret Johnson Cornwell ’02 Mr. Oden L. Cornwell, III ’02 Mr. Philip J. Davis ’02 Mrs. Rebecca Saunders Frye ’02 Mr. James T. Gilliam, II ’02 Mrs. Meagan Carter Gilliam ’02 Mr. Erik Arthur Hanna ’02 Mr. Robert B. Mastin ’02 Mr. Brandon C. Rooks ’02 Mrs. Lindsay Morton Rooks ’02 Mrs. Laura Reynolds Saunders ’02 Ms. Caron M. Conques ’03 Mrs. Alice McDaniel Elliott ’03 Ms. Jaclyn C. Monk ’03 Mr. Christopher D. Patrick ’03 Mr. Jason E. Vipperman ’03 Mr. Derek A. Woods ’03
Mr. Scott T. Bill ’04 Mr. Joshua C. Brynildsen ’04 Mr. Mark A. Hatcher ’04 Ms. Ginni C. Matern ’04 Mrs. Sarah Wingfield Saar ’04 Mr. Matthew P. Stinson ’04 Mrs. Amanda Cobler Witt ’04
Mr. Evan L. Fehleisen ’08 Ms. Audrey A. Franklin ’08 Mr. Rusty L. McPeak ’08 Ms. Alison M. Chernick ’09 Ms. Amber N. Ozmore ’09 Ms. Autumn S. Tolbert ’09 Mr. Anthony H. Adams ’10 Ms. Tiffany D. Coleman ’10 Ms. Felicia N. Dean ’10 Mr. Joseph W. Lipscomb ’10 Ms. Jennifer Phan ’10 Ms. Theresa A. Spencer ’10 Mr. Jesus A. Diaz ’11 Mr. David M. Hancock ’11 Mr. Steven C. Weakley ’11
Ms. Mandi D. Asbell ’98 Mrs. Joyce Bernice Cobbs ’98 Mr. Sam T. Goin, Jr. ’98 Mr. Albert G. Hoke, Jr. ’98 Ms. Danielle Renee Malo ’98 Mr. Luke H. Mudd ’98 Mrs. Susan W. Noblitt ’98 Mr. Scott Kenneth Reese ’98
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New Alumni Donors
Alumni gifts ensure a Ferrum education for future generations. We are pleased to welcome these new alumni donors to our annual giving rolls. Mrs. Kerry Lyons Abrams ’92 Mr. Anthony H. Adams ’10 Mr. Michael W. Anderson ’91 Mr. Ronnie W. Blankenship ’86 Mr. Edward D. Bocock ’60 Mr. Franklin J. Bowser ’00 Mrs. Kimberlee Murphy Branscom ’89 Mr. Joseph L. Brent, Jr. ’01 Mr. Larry W. Brown, Sr. ’80 Mr. Carl O. Brudin, III ’94 Mr. Joshua C. Brynildsen ’04 Mr. Ralph V. Carlone, Jr. ’95 Mr. John S. Carver ’81 Ms. Alison M. Chernick ’09 Mr. Neil D. Clatterbuck ’85 Mr. Timothy C. Cobb ’91 Mr. Henry F. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Ms. Tiffany D. Coleman ’10 Mr. Michael S. Condrey ’95 Mr. Ryan C. Cooper ’07 Mr. Matthew T. Dawson ’01 Ms. Felicia N. Dean ’10 Mr. Jesus A. Diaz ’11
Mr. Randal Lee Doss ’94 Ms. Marybeth Duffy ’81 Mr. Hudson M. Dunn ’06 Mr. Bryce Eubank ’74 Mr. Evan L. Fehleisen ’08 Mr. Anthony M. Ferrante ’84 Ms. Audrey A. Franklin ’08 Mr. James Matthew Gammon ’07 Mr. J. Cason Garrison ’05 Mr. Joseph G. Gause ’01 Mr. Michael C. Glascock ’96 Mr. Sam T. Goin, Jr. ’98 Ms. Melinda Elizabeth Goins ’90 Mrs. Verna Jones Graham ’93 Mr. David M. Hancock ’11 Mr. Charles C. Harris ’59 Mr. James W. Helms ’89 Ms. Melodye DeAmbrogio Hollingsworth ’66 Mr. Mark H. Holmes ’83 Mrs. Sharon Dull Hume ’75 Mr. Bobby W. Jackson, Jr. ’84 Mr. Thomas G. James ’06 Mr. W. Keith Jenkins ’58
*Denotes Top Ten Gift Amounts Boldface denotes Top Ten Participation Rates *Deceased
Mr. James C. Jensen ’64 Mr. Duane E. Laughlin ’80 Mrs. Marybeth Aston Lawrence ’70 Mr. Joseph W. Lipscomb ’10 Mr. Christopher D. Lowe ’94 Mrs. Phyllis Frith Lusk ’94 Ms. Danielle Renee Malo ’98 Mr. Matthew H. McKeever ’85 Mr. John M. McNeil ’93 and Mrs. Keysha Guthrie McNeil ’93 Ms. Jaclyn C. Monk ’03 Ms. Moriah Marie Montoya ’95 Mr. Clifford Joel Moses ’92 Mr. Clifford O. Owens ’96 Mr. Robert E. Pardi ’97 Mr. Mike Parham ’66 Mr. Christopher D. Patrick ’03 Mrs. Jackie W. Petty ’80 Ms. Jennifer Phan ’10 Mrs. Angela Tauscher Pittman ’99 Mr. Glenwood S. Powell ’74 and Mrs. Bettie Powell Mr. Scott Kenneth Reese ’98 Mrs. Sarah Wingfield Saar ’04
Mr. Kevin R. Salvilla ’97 Mr. Shannon M. Saunders ’06 and Mrs. Laura Reynolds Saunders ’02 Mr. Ty Kevin Saunders ’91 Mrs. Porter Sutton Shehab ’84 Mr. Alva T. Shepherd ’62 Ms. Theresa A. Spencer ’10 Mrs. Mildred Jones Steel ’37 Mr. Matthew P. Stinson ’04 and Mrs. Lindsay Spencer Stinson ’05 Ms. Melissa A. Talley ’91 Mr. Thomas R. Tate ’82 Mr. Christopher J. Tschida ’80 Mr. Christopher J. Tuttle ’85 Mr. Steven C. Weakley Mr. Glenn H. Weaver ’67 and Mrs. Laura Smith Weaver ’68 Mr. Thomas P. Wehner ’07 Mr. Douglas A. Williams ’75 Mrs. Mary Turner Williams ’50 Mr. Joe M. Wilson ’79 Mr. Roger A. Wood ’79
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Alumni Class Participation
# Alumni on File
# Alumni on File
’37 ’38 ’41 ’42 ’43 ’44 ’45 ’46 ’47 ’48 ’49 ’50 ’51 ’52 ’53 ’54 ’55 ’56 ’57 ’58 ’59 ’60 ’61 ’62 ’63 ’64 ’65 ’66 ’67 ’68 ’69 ’70 ’71 ’72 ’73 ’74
1 5* 2 6 7* 3 3 3 6 5 11 12 17 10 8 2 14 11 15 10 10 17 29 41 37 30 29 55 47 37 40 32 22 22 19 29
8 12 10 22 17 13 15 15 29 19 24* 26* 32* 31 25 21 40* 47 44* 29* 50 52 84* 122* 177 149 163 222 246 210 190 255 220 265 243 213
12.50% 41.67% 20.00% 27.27% 41.18% 23.08% 20.00% 20.00% 20.69% 26.32% 45.83% 46.15% 53.13% 32.26% 32.00% 9.52% 35.00% 23.40% 34.09% 34.48% 20.00% 32.69% 34.52% 33.61% 20.90% 20.13% 17.79% 24.77% 19.11% 17.62% 21.05% 12.55% 10.00% 8.30% 7.82% 13.62%
’75 ’76 ’77 ’78 ’79 ’80 ’81 ’82 ’83 ’84 ’85 ’86 ’87 ’88 ’89 ’90 ’91 ’92 ’93 ’94 ’95 ’96 ’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09 ’10
11 20 14 24 23 28 18 18 17 13 23 5 7 8 8 15 17 17 21 15 12 10 9 10 10 5 7 13 6 6 5 9 4 3 3 6
192 253 199 280 342 502 437 340 265 199 188 163 151 147 112 145 138 171 234 171 165 182 201 167 160 148 114 154 140 182 121 174 150 153 139 181
5.73% 7.91% 7.04% 8.57% 6.73% 5.58% 4.12% 5.29% 6.42% 6.53% 12.23% 3.07% 4.64% 5.44% 7.14% 10.34% 12.32% 9.94% 8.97% 8.77% 7.27% 5.49% 4.48% 5.99% 6.25% 3.38% 6.14% 8.44% 4.29% 3.30% 4.13% 5.17% 2.67% 1.96% 2.16% 3.31%
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in 2010–2011 *Denotes Top 10 Gift Amounts. Boldface Boldfacedenotes denotesnew Top member 10 Participation Rates.
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In Honor of Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 By Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Rev. C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ’74 By Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Stewart Mr. Carson H. Barnes By Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Mr. W. Shane Boyd and Mrs. Elizabeth Farrar Boyd ’06 By Mr. and Mrs. Larry Farrar Mr. Walter Y. Boyd By Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten By Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Greer Ms. Brittany N. Burton ’11 By Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Burton Dr. Marcia D. Horn Mrs. Patricia O. Compton By Mrs. Ida B. Powell Mr. William M. Comstock ’11 By Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Comstock Mr. Gene Evans ’51 By Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr. ’60 Ms. Kristen N. Ferguson ’11 By Mr. and Mrs. Duane Ferguson Mr. Gregory Emond Forrest By Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Forrest, Jr. Mrs. Lynette E. Guilliams ’05 By Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Evans
Dr. Joseph T. Hart and Mrs. Carolyn Hart By Mrs. Dora Cooper Beale “The Cheerwine Nine” Ms. Nancy Banks Ms. Lou Brooks Ms. JoAnn Carr Ms. Jane Hollar Ms. Janice Poston Ms. Barbara Spencer Ms. Shirley Ritchie Ms. Janice Whitaker Mrs. Ann Kelly Leake Mrs. Jeff Moore Mrs. Angelia Hunt Naff Mrs. Jean Russell Ms. Betty Ziebell Dr. Delia R. Heck By Ms. J. Carol Sandidge Ms. Courtney K. Henderson ’11 By Mrs. Andrea Beasley Mrs. Gail M. Holley By Ms. J. Carol Sandidge Mr. Jonathan C. Irvine ’11 By Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Irvine Ms. Brenda W. Jones By Ms. J. Carol Sandidge Mr. Thomas L. Mollette ’96 and Ms. Angela P. Mollette ’97 By Rev. and Mrs. August W. Peters
Rev. and Mrs. William A. Moon, III By Miss Margaret A. Moon
Mr. Charles Skinner ’48 By Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45
Mr. William F. Moore, Sr. By Mr. William F. Moore, Jr.
Mr. Ford Thompson By Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten
Mr. Justin L. Muse ’05 By Ms. Felicia M. Wingard ’11
Mr. Charles W. Tysinger ’68 By Mr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Forbes
Mr. Hank Norton, Jr. By Mr. and Mrs. Philip Elmassian ’71 Mr. Paul H. Davis ’79 Mrs. Gail M. Hudson Mr. W. Randolph Kelley ’90 Mr. Randy W. Powell ’67
Ms. Cameron P. Kolinski ’11 By Ms. Elizabeth A. Via-Kolinski
Mr. Hank Norton, Jr.’s Grandchildren By Mr. Jack Norton ’90 and Mrs. Kristi Sherree Norton ’92
Mr. William H. Wall ’59 By Mr. Charles M. Taylor
Mr. Jubal R. Poindexter ’05 and Mrs. Lalita Brim Poindexter ’04 By Mr. Joshua C. Brynildsen ’04 Dr. Erma L. Rose By Mrs. Sarah Wingfield Saar ’04 Mr. Richard Rudolph and Mrs. Delilah Rudolph By Ms. Kathryn A. Seeley ’69 Ms. Sandra A. Saari By Mrs. Sandra Edgerton Moore ’88
Rev. and Mrs. William A. Moon, III By Miss Margaret A. Moon
Mr. James H. Shively and Mrs. Nancy P. Shively By Mr. C. Ralph Arthur, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Shively Arthur ’68
Ms. Trasan D. Moore ’11 By Ms. Joyce M. Rolczynski
Ms. Shauna E. Simon ’08 By Ms. Betty Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Waggoner and Family By Mrs. Patricia G. Wright
Mr. Sam R. Webb By Mr. Jesse W. Bennett, Jr. ’57 Ms. Felicia M. Wingard ’11 By Mrs. Janice C. Bassett Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Wright and Family By Mr. and Mrs. Mark Waggoner and Family Mrs. Patricia G. Wright Mrs. Patricia G. Wright By Mr. and Mrs. Mark Waggoner and Family Mr. Andrew K. Zadnik ’96 By Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Zadnik
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In Memory of Miss Anne D. Acey By Ms. Natalie W. Schermerhorn ’66 Ms. C. Faye Wood ’52 Ms. Jody Adams ’48 By Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Mr. Ollie J. Amon By Mrs. Darlene V. Amon Mrs. Mary P. Arthur By Ms. Page B. Beeler BMG Metals, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Jack Bumgardner Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Burcham Mrs. Rose A. Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Cofield, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. C. Warner Crumb Mr. and Mrs. Paul Curran Mrs. Helen Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. John P. Frantz Mr. Charles Gerber Ms. Carolyn B. Gilbert Mrs. Jane Haynie and Family Mr. Bobby D. Hodges ’55 and Mrs. Jean Wright Hodges ’56 Ms. Betty B. Low Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Tim Marsh Metal Traders, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Moore Mr. and Mrs. John E. Morris Ms. Dorothy A. Mundy Mrs. Angelia Hunt Naff New Millennium Building Systems, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Offenbach Mr. John W. Parker, Jr. PLS Logistics Services Ms. Beth M. Saunders Mrs. Joyce D. Scott Mr. James H. Shively and Mrs. Nancy P. Shively Mr. Robert E. Shively, Sr.* and Mrs. Joyce H. Shively Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James G. Snead Ms. Clara Davis Spencer Mrs. Betty Jane Swecker The Techs Triad Metals Mr. and Mrs. Pierce L. Vaughn Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Bernard S. Via, Jr. Wednesday History Club Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wimmer Mr. Joseph P. Aviola, Sr. By Mrs. Joseph P. Aviola, Jr. Mr. Danny R. Bailey By Mrs. Jane Faulkner Bailey ’70
Ms. Geneva M. Bates ’38 By Mr. Guy Martin ’38
Mrs. Agnes Cox Bell ’27 By Mr. David Cox Mr. Harry Andrew Boone By Mrs. Mary B. Simmons Mr. Jacque Chappell By Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jeffreys Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Smith Mr. Edwin H. Chauncey By Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harris Ms. Torri Leigh Nelson Mrs. Margaret M. Clark ’85 By Mrs. Linda Cooper Ackiss ’66 Mr. Tobe M. Clark ’80 By Dr. Bud Miles Mrs. Ruby A. Coffey By Mrs. Lois Hall Jones ’43 Rev. Robert E. Couch ’49 By Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48
In memory of Erin Updike ’96 The family of Erin Updike ’96 dedicated one of the new Ferrum College benches outside of Franklin Hall in her honor. Updike was a former member of the Ferrum Women’s Soccer team and passed away in 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her aunt, Linda L. Perdue ’67, was instrumental in the memorial gift with which she chose to support the College team.
Shown here left to right: George Seals, FC Director of Planned & Principal Gifts, Linda L. Perdue ’67, Richard “Smokey” Updike, Holley Perdue Updike ’67, Abe Naff, FC Director of Athletics.
Mr. Gary A. Dahl ’87 By Family and Friends Judge and Mrs. B. A. Davis, III By Mr. and Mrs. R. Andrew Davis Mr. George “Buddy” Franklin Dyer, Jr. By Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Allen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Ellis Mr. Horace G. Dyer By Mrs. Ruth Groves Chaney Mr. Peter J. Dansie ’75 and Family Mrs. Jeanne N. Dyer* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knapp Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company Mr. Ralph W. Pyles Mr. John Redd Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce L. Vaughn Mrs. Janet Hess Foard ’79 By Dr. Douglas W. Foard ’63 Miss Jessica Kenzel Goode ’10 By Crossroads Grocery Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Didawick ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Milan R. Majarov Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Mayfield Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Nauer Mr. Everett J. Saunders* Dr. Christine H. Stinson Dr. Michael R. Trochim Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Weigand Rev. M.G. Goodpasture, Jr. and Thelma H. Goodpasture By Ms. Alice S. Blain Mr. and Mrs. George N. Bobb
Ferrum Magazine | Winter 2011–2012
Ms. Patricia Bridges Mr. John H. Brister, Sr. Dr. Joseph G. Brown and Dr. Jody D. Brown Mr. William S. Buckley, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Cary Mr. Robert L. Chappell Ms. Minnie H. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Dameron, Jr. Mr. Larkin W. Fields Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Choir Fund Ms. Carol Goodpasture ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hopkins, III Mr. Paul L. Humphreys Mr. Ray B. Hundley ’76 and Mrs. Cheryl Taylor Hundley ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Lucilo P. Incognito Mr. and Mrs. James E. Jarrell Mr. David Allen Jones Mr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Jones Mr. Beryl M. King Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Morris Mr. Philip W. Nester Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Potts Mr. Brian G. Powell, Sr. ’79 and Mrs. Kathleen Goodpasture Powell ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rackley Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rackley Mr. and Mrs. John H. Reynolds Ms. J. Carol Sandidge Ms. Veneranda R. Sapit Mrs. Joyce D. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Willard M. Smith, Jr.
Mr. David D. Griffith ’69 By Mr. H. Ross Arnold Mr. Carson H. Barnes Mr. J. David Beam Mr. James L. Clary, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Coleman Mr. Edward E. Crowe Mr. Paul J. Duffer Mr. Tommy Emory Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Gregory Ms. Ginger Hart Mr. John D. Hightower Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Hite Mr. Charles E. Hubbard Mr. Lynwood D. Inge Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jeffreys Mr. and Mrs. Jess N. Judy Mr. Wayne E. Lenhart Mr. James E. Moody Mr. William E. Moore, Jr. Ms. Joanne P. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Ken Morgan Mr. A. Marshall Northington Mr. F. W. Richards, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Wayne Roberts Mr. Stephen B. Roberts Mr. Thomas A. Saunders, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Smith Mr. Lee Smith Mr. Charles M. Taylor Mr. Stuart W. Thomas, Jr. Mr. Dorsey V. Tunstall Mr. Mike Walker Mr. William H. Wall ’59 Mr. Charles H. Warren
Mr. Fred McLeod ’60 By Mr. William H. Aiken, Jr.
Mr. William A. Hankla ’57 By Mrs. June T. Hankla
Rev. William A. Moon, Jr. ’41 By Mr. and Mrs. James M. Britt Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards PLC Mr. and Mrs. Herbert B. Jones Mrs. H. L. Lancaster, Jr. Mr. Roy A. Moon Mount Moriah United Methodist Church New Covenant Sunday School Class Potomac Senior High School Special Education Department Mrs. Frances S. Williams
Professor Joseph Harker, Jr. By Mr. Paul R. Niemi
Mrs. Jean Thomas Moore ’50 By Mrs. Margaret White Collmus ’50
Mr. M. Dana Hunt ’49 By Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48
Mr. William E. Moore, Sr. By Mr. William E. Moore, Jr.
Mrs. Thelma C. Jennings By Mr. David Cox
Mrs. Goldie M. Peters By Ms. J. Carol Sandidge
Mr. Dennis Hall By Mr. George A. Binns ’74 Mrs. Marsha Abbott Binns ’74 Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hamblin’s Granddaughter, Elise By Ms. Kathryn A. Seeley ’69
Mrs. Iva Ross Jones ’43 By Mrs. Mitzi Jones Kendrick ’93 Mr. Thomas S. Martin, Sr. ’57 By Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bower Ms. Ernestine Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hager Mr. and Mrs. Stan Martin Mrs. Corene Martin Simms ’42 Mrs. Clelon Clark Mason ’42 By Mrs. Corene Martin Simms ’42
Mrs. Florence Phillips and Esther By Mr. Russell K. Balderson ’86 and Lt. Col. Shelley Phillips Balderson ’85 Mrs. Doris P. Pleasants By Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mr. Kenneth D. Puckett ’86 By Mrs. Inez Reynolds Snoddy ’66
Honor Roll of Donors
Mr. Ronald T. West Mr. and Mrs. Doug L. Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wilson, Jr. Mr. Russell G. Yancey Mr. Russell G. Young
Mr. Ricky Rickman By Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jeffreys Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Smith Mr. Amos Rideout and Mrs. Hazel Rideout By Rev. Amos S. Rideout, Jr. ’62 Mrs. Stacy C. Scales By Mr. J. Shelton Scales Mrs. Suelle McKellar Swartz By Ms. Suelle Marie Swartz ’65 Mr. Rick Tolley By Mr. Randy W. Powell ’67
Mr. William G. Turbyfill, Jr. By Mr. Mark Ogren and Ms. Erin H. Updike ’96 By Ms. Linda L. Perdue ’67 Mr. Walter L. Willard By Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Frith, II Ms. Eunice Spencer Williams ’46 By Mr. Charles M. Abernathy ’45 Mrs. Tracy Sigmon Holley ’96 Mr. George H. Morehead Mr. Charles A. Skinner ’48 Ms. Laura Williams
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Harold Simms ’28 Rocky Mount | died October 18, 2010
Betty Lewis Causey ’47 Miami, FL | died December 23, 2010
Kenneth H. Hurdle ’71 Snellville, GA | died June 29, 2011
Nell Blanks Paine ’31 Cincinnati, OH | died February 26, 2011
Rawleigh G. Clary ’47 Virginia Beach | died October 15, 2011
Bruce W. Jenkins ’72 Williamsburg | died March 24, 2011
Christine Webster Wagner ’31 Columbus, OH | died August 17, 2011
Wilton Shapard Elmore ’47 Orange | died January 10, 2011
Henry “Hank” Moses, III ’72 Christiansburg | died January 10, 2011
Loraine Mattox Bennett ’32 Rocky Mount | died May 5, 2011
John R. Henderson ’50 Chapel Hill, NC | died January 20, 2010
Nancy Immendorfer ’75 Chemung, NY | died September 6, 2010
James Ottis Bowling ’37 Ferrum | died February 7, 2011
Rev. Joseph Thomas Carson, Jr. ’51 Henrico | died March 15, 2011
Roger H. Clapp ’77 Hanover | died October 5, 2011
Geneva Martin Bates ’38 Brooks, GA | died March 8, 2011
Gary R. Noell ’52 Buchanan | died March 18, 2011
Cynthia Lou Trivette ’79 Archdale, NC | died December 12, 2010
Oscar F. Cannaday, Jr. ’38 Martinsville | died September 5, 2011
Claude Buford “C.B.” Nolen, Jr. ’52 Rocky Mount | died May 14, 2011
Sheldon Scott Gilliam ’80 Front Royal | died February 25, 2011
Ira Edmund Wilkins ’38 Wytheville | died October 14, 2011
Salene Newman Clark ’56 Baskerville | died February 13, 2011
James W. “Wally” Whitten, Jr. ’80 Richmond | died June 21, 2011
Edyth Corn Waterman ’39 Roanoke | died October 27, 2010
Rev J. Mason Cosby ’57 Powhatan | died November 15, 2010
Vanessa Scott Finney ’81 Richmond | died September 27, 2010
Gladys C. Bradshaw ’40 Glen Allen | died December 20, 2010
John Sterling Newman, Jr. ’59 South Hill | died October 7, 2011
Kaye DeShazo Staples ’81 Martinsville | died April 27, 2011
Dr. Robert S. Murphey, Jr. ’40 Richmond | died December 2010
Richard Matthew Foutz ’61 Rocky Mount | died August 24, 2011
Creston M. Owen ’84 Manassas | died November 30, 2010
Posie L. Collins, Jr. ’41 Bassett | died June 16, 2011
James H. Fippin ’61 New Carrollton, MD died December 19, 2010
Robert A. Taylor, Jr. ’87 Tappahannock | died June 3, 2011
William A. Moon, Jr. ’41 Roanoke | died November 9, 2010 Rev. Eldred Cecil Gunn ’42 Bridgewater | died October 26, 2010 Herbert Pollard Hall ’43 Irvington | died December 14, 2010 Ileta Burnett Nolen ’44 Vinton | died July 21, 2011 David Jarrett ’45 Martinsville | died December 13, 2010 William “Bill” Burnett ’46 Ferrum | died August 23, 2011 Elizabeth G. “Betty” Kirby ’46 Quinton | died July 12, 2011 Donald L. Parrish ’46 Columbia, SC | died February 15, 2011 Eunice Spencer Williams ’46 Wilmington, NC | died December 20, 2010 Annie Mae Barker ’47 Boca Raton, FL | died March 18, 2011
Edward S. Harman ’62 Bedford | died August 7, 2011 Timothy “Tim” Horace Nuckols, Jr. ’63 Richmond | died June 7, 2011 Basil R. Tripp ’63 Glen Allen | died on September 9, 2011 John Wesley Oberlin, Jr. ’64 Roanoke | died January 15, 2011 Mary Ann Hall ’65 San Antonio, TX | died October 21, 2010 John William “Bill” Graham, Jr. ’66 Hopewell | died December 6, 2010 Eric R. Alexie, Jr. ’67 Roanoke | died October 6, 2011 Andrew Jackson “Jack” Holland, Jr. ’67 Suffolk | died June 10, 2011 Edwin “Ben” Barbour ’68 Axton | died August 12, 2011 Mann S. Valentine ’68 Fort Thomas, KY | died December 29, 2010
Frances Chewning Davis ’89 Partlow | died January 30, 2011 Kirsten M. Noakes ’89 Fredericksburg | died April 24, 2011 David A. Swanson ’95 Roanoke | died October 28, 2011 David Voiles ’98 Brooksville, FL | died January 2, 2012 Frances “Franki” Rutherford ’10 Falls Church | died September 7, 2011 Mr. Carroll Rabon, Jr. died September 9, 2011. He served at Ferrum College in many capacities from teacher and chairman of the Math and Science Department to the Vice-President for Business Affairs. Mr. Rabon also coached both the offensive and defense line in football.
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