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  • Discover the #MyFerrum Experience
    the MyFerrum experience or submit your story today Find out more by following the MyFerrum hashtag on Twitter Facebook Instagram You can also hare your own MyFerrum stories by tagging them Students Read more As a senior I ve realized these last 4 years helped shaped me into who I am I will never forget how Vernese Smith in Student Accounts helped me numerous times when I couldn t afford to pay tuition With her help she inspired me to do better for myself and if I ever needed help just ask for it Not self but others Trasean Boatwright 15 Senior Class Secretary Alumni Read more It s been 14 years since I left Ferrum College with an Environmental Science degree in one hand and not a clue in the other And while the path that brought me to where I am today has been anything but typical it s a path that I was uniquely prepared to take thanks in large part to my time at Ferrum Read more Matt Hull 00 Faculty Read more There is such a strong sense of community on Ferrum College s campus and it was that sense of community that drew me back after graduating with my doctorate I knew that I wanted to be a part of the community that helped me to realize my potential and in turn help future students do the same Sandra Via 04 Ph D Planning Governance and Globalization Assistant Professor of Political Science Director of International Programs and Study Abroad International Studies Program Coordinator Ferrum College Staff Read more I really enjoyed my time here at Ferrum as a student and now as a Professional Staff Member This place is great because of all the wonderful people you meet and the fact that Ferrum takes

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/MyFerrum/index.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Career Services Calendar
    VA Website www challengejobfair com Wednesday November 11 2015 Professional Protocol Dinner for Seniors 5 45pm Blue Ridge Mountain Room A dinner for seniors hosted by employers and community leaders at no charge Includes dining etiquette business attire and networking presentations We cover the soft skills employers are seeking Spring 2016 Events Week of February 8 12 2016 Career Week Programs Details coming in January A week of career related programs for all students Including Resume and Cover letter reviews as well as Individual and Panel Mock Interviews with employers Friday February 12 2016 Human Services Career Fair 10 00am 2 00pm Panther s Den Employers from Human Services and Law Enforcement Agencies will be here recruiting for employment and internships These employers hire more than Social Work and Criminal Justice majors Wednesday March 16 2016 Career Premiere Internship and Employment Fair 11 00am 3 00pm Green Ridge Recreation Center Roanoke VA Ferrum College student s main career fair with 15 other colleges in the area All students seeking internships and full time jobs NEED to attend To see a list of companies that are attending and visit their website to research their needs go to www careerpremierefair com Sign up to attend at the Career and Leadership Center counter in Lower Franklin Hall and to receive a Ferrum name tag at the career fair If you have any questions please contact Leslie Holden at lholden ferrum edu or 540 356 4460 Wednesday April 6 2016 Senior Salute 3 00pm 5 00pm Blue Ridge Mountain Room Seniors take care of the business of graduating In two hours seniors get their cap gowns have fun food get their pictures taken with the Mascot CAREER FOCUS RECEPTION PROGRAM FALL 2015 When Thursday October 8th at 5 30pm Where Roanoke Higher Education Center

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/academics/career_services/events_calendar.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Student Account
    the third week of November and payment is due December 15 Students may access their current account information by logging on to I Assistant with their username and password As students and families complete the financial aid process student account balances may change Therefore students are encouraged to view their accounts on I Assistant for the most up to date information Book Voucher Students who have a credit balance on their student account may request a transfer of funds 100 to 500 but not to exceed the credit balance to their ID card for usage at the college bookstore The funds will be transferred by the Student Accounts staff once the student completes an authorization form Funds transferred to the ID card and not used will be transferred back to the Student Account Refunds Students who have a credit balance on their student account may request a refund of that credit balance The refund will not be issued based on a credit that is created by pending financial aid or pending external funding sources This includes outstanding Stafford loans and PLUS loans Credits that are created by the Stafford loans are refunded to the student and those created by the PLUS loans are refunded to the student and parent Refunds are generally issued to the payer on the account if there have been cash payments To receive a refund students must complete a refund request form located in the Student Accounts office Requests received by 2 00 p m on Wednesday will be available after 1 00 p m on Friday Those received after 2 00 p m on Wednesday will be processed the following week Refunds payable to the student will be placed in the student s campus mailbox All other refunds will be mailed to the appropriate address

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/about_ferrum/administration/offices_and_departments/business_office/student_account.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Hipaa Notice
    law The Plan may disclose PHI when a law requires that it report information about suspected abuse neglect or domestic violence or relating to suspected criminal activity or in response to a court order It must also disclose PHI to authorities that monitor compliance with these privacy requirements For public health activities The Plan may disclose PHI when required to collect information about disease or injury or to report vital statistics to the public health authority For health oversight activities The Plan may disclose PHI to agencies or departments responsible for monitoring the health care system for such purposes as reporting or investigation of unusual incidents Relating to decedents The Plan may disclose PHI relating to an individual s death to coroners medical examiners or funeral directors and to organ procurement organizations relating to organ eye or tissue donations or transplants For research purposes In certain circumstances and under strict supervision of a privacy board the Plan may disclose PHI to assist medical and psychiatric research To avert threat to health or safety In order to avoid a serious threat to health or safety the Plan may disclose PHI as necessary to law enforcement or other persons who can reasonably prevent or lessen the threat of harm For specific government functions The Plan may disclose PHI of military personnel and veterans in certain situations to correctional facilities in certain situations to government programs relating to eligibility and enrollment and for national security reasons Uses and Disclosures Requiring Authorization For uses and disclosures beyond treatment payment and operations purposes and for reasons not included in one of the exceptions described above the Plan is required to have your written authorization Your authorizations can be revoked at any time to stop future uses and disclosures except to the extent that the Plan has already undertaken an action in reliance upon your authorization Uses and Disclosures Requiring You to have an Opportunity to Object The Plan may share PHI with your family friend or other person involved in your care or payment for your care We may also share PHI with these people to notify them about your location general condition or death However the Plan may disclose your PHI only if it informs you about the disclosure in advance and you do not object but if there is an emergency situation and you cannot be given your opportunity to object disclosure may be made if it is consistent with any prior expressed wishes and disclosure is determined to be in your best interests you must be informed and given an opportunity to object to further disclosure as soon as you are able to do so Your Rights Regarding Your Protected Health Information You have the following rights relating to your protected health information To request restrictions on uses and disclosures You have the right to ask that the Plan limit how it uses or discloses your PHI The Plan will consider your request but is not legally bound to agree to the

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/about_ferrum/administration/offices_and_departments/human_resources/employment/benefits/hipaa_notice.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Schedule a Tour
    Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Request Information Campus Map Come to Panther Preview Directions to Ferrum Local Accommodations Schedule a Private Tour Tips for Your Visit Ferrum s Campus Visit Grant Contact Information Admissions 800 868 9797 Fax 540 365 4243 Send an email to Admissions Financial Aid 540

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/admissions/prospective_students/visit/schedule_a_tour.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Biology
    Internships Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship Students also have various opportunities to travel in order to enhance their classroom studies Some examples are The Virginia Marine Sciences Institute Patuxant River Naval Air Station Biotechnology Research at Virginia Tech The U S Virgin Islands U S Forest Service National Zoological Park Back to top What can I be with a major in Biology A major in Biology leads to traditional career paths as well as less expected fields For example You could be a n Biologist Geneticist Horticulturist Soil Conservationist Health Journalist Physical Therapist Medical Missionary Forensic Pathologist Medical Doctor Back to top Recent Biology graduates and their careers Ferrum graduates credit their program of study for landing jobs or other opportunities in their fields Nancy Wenning 97 of Oakland CA is employed by Science Applications International Corporation as an environmental scientist Curtis Bumgardner 04 of Roanoke VA is employed by Franklin County High School as a teacher Ryan Cooper 07 of Blacksburg VA is graduate student in Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech Meaghan Hill 08 of Hardy VA is employed by Novozymes Inc as a microbiologist Back to top Biology Faculty Carolyn Thomas Program Coordinator of Biology View Profile Professor of Environmental Science and Biology Ph D Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University 540 365 4368 cthomas ferrum edu Cherie Bond View Profile Assistant Professor of Biology Ph D Indiana University School of Medicine 540 365 4369 cbond ferrum edu Katie Goff View Profile Assistant Professor of Biology Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 540 365 4468 kjordan ferrum edu June Minter View Profile Instructor of Biology M A T Cornell University 540 365 4552 jminter ferrum edu Bob Pohlad View Profile Professor of Biology and Horticulture Ph

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/academics/schools/natural_sciences_math/biology.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Chemistry
    and internship opportunities Coursework in Chemistry The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Chemistry and includes courses such as General Chemistry Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Biochemistry Organic Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Independent Research Back to top Related Clubs There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College These are specifically related to Chemistry Chemistry Club American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Back to top Experiential hands on learning opportunities Independent Research Chemistry majors are required to complete independent research projects prior to graduation Examples of recent projects include Atomistic Simulation of Hysteresis Behavior of Ni Ti Shape Memory Alloy Fabrication of Polyoxometalate Supercapacitor Devices Experimental Analysis of Greek Fire Optimization of Melt Processed Photoluminescent Polymer Blend Inexpensive Chemistry Labs That Meet SOL Requirements Internships Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship Some past internships include Electroanalytical membrane and immunochemistry research at the University of Kentucky Working in polymer chemistry at Virginia Tech Back to top What can I be with a major in Chemistry A major in Chemistry leads to traditional career paths as well as less expected fields For example You could be a n Chemist Molecular Biologist Geneticist Toxicologist Crime Lab Analyst EPA Inspector Patent Agent FDA Inspector Pharmaceutical Detailer Fire Protection Engineer Back to top Chemistry Faculty Dr Maria Puccio View Profile Program Coordinator of Chemistry Instructor of Chemistry Ph D George Washington University 540 365 4238 mpuccio ferrum edu Jason Powell View Profile Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Ph D University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 540 365 4376 jpowell ferrum edu Laura Grochowski View Profile Instructor of Chemistry Ph D Oregon State University 540 365 6949 lgrochowski ferrum edu Natalia Smelkova View Profile

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/academics/schools/natural_sciences_math/chemistry.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Education Studies
    or Environmental Science Psychology or History or Political Science English or Foreign Language Russian or Spanish Theatre Arts and Visual Arts Mathematics Philosophy or Religious Studies This minor is NOT designed to provide an alternative route to licensure as a public school teacher This minor does NOT substitute for the Teacher Education Program minor This minor should be declared upon the completion of the sophomore year Students who choose this minor MUST meet all prerequisites for EDU courses and MUST declare their intentions to pursue this non licensure program upon the completion of EDU 302 and prior to additional enrollment in any EDU classes above EDU 302 Prerequisites for courses above EDU 302 require testing 154 This minor does not satisfy the experiential component required by majors thus this requirement must be met within the student s chosen major Those interested in pursuing a Major in Physical Education and Health may not use the Educational Studies minor Licensure is required for a Major in Physical Education and Health Required Courses EDU 202 Issues in Education through Technology 3 EDU 302 Foundations of Education 3 SPD 220 Special Education 3 PSY 211 Human Growth and Development 3 PSY 291 Practicum and

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/academics/schools/social_sciences/education_studies.html (2016-02-01)
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