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  • Ferrum Faculty & Staff Attend First Yes We Must Coalition Institute
    President Jennifer Braaten Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Summer Vice President for Business and Finance Chris Burnley and Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Jinnie Garrett all attended the first Yes We Must Coalition Institute for members which was held Nov 11 13 2015 at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke The goal of the Institute Collaborating To Fulfill Our Responsibility to the New Student Majority was to produce collaborative projects among member institutions to improve accessibility and affordability assist Pell Grant students and help under represented students persist and graduate A grant from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation supported attendance of 4 member teams from each participating school Ferrum College helped found the Yes We Must Coalition five years ago to do more for high need students first generation students and minority students Today the Coalition includes 39 colleges from around the country In the photograph L R Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Jinnie Garrett Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Summer and Vice President for Business and Finance Chris Burnley Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2015_yes_we_must_coalition_institute.html (2016-02-01)
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  • George Seals Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    president Seals served the College as director of planned and principal gifts for the last five years and brings a wealth of experience to his new position We are privileged to have someone as experienced and well respected as George Seals to serve in the major development role for Ferrum College George is the consummate professional he combines financial expertise with a personal commitment to our mission of helping secure a better and stronger future for our students said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten Having served in the military and with his background as an educator coach and financial planner George can relate to our students faculty and staff as well as to our broader external community He exemplifies our motto Not Self But Others In his previous role at Ferrum Seals managed the College s planned giving and principal gift programs and worked to complete the priorities for the Centennial Campaign He and his team helped to raise over 29 million for capital and academic projects and scholarship and general endowment Seals is directly responsible for increasing the membership of the Beckham Society whose members plan for gifts to Ferrum College through estate planning for building business relationships through the Estate Planning Council and for reinvigorating the most active group of current alumni The Golden Panthers During his previous service at Roanoke College Seals led his team to increase endowment and to complete major gift initiatives in support of the most productive comprehensive campaign in that institution s 168 year history Prior to his work in higher education Seals was an investment manager and excelled in the areas of estate planning and life income strategies He received his undergraduate degree from Roanoke College and his master s degree from the University of Virginia Information For Future Students Accepted Students

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  • President Braaten Meets With Governor, Other CICV College Presidents
    accessibility and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant program Ferrum Va Nov 12 2015 On Tuesday Nov 10 Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten along with other Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia CICV college presidents met in Richmond with Governor Terry McAuliffe to discuss accessibility and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program VTAG Ferrum College is always the primary advocate for higher VTAG to help with affordability accessibility and opportunity since the College s first generation and diversity numbers are some of the highest in the Commonwealth Also on Tuesday the Governor announced the Complete College America Partnership a new agreement that aims to increase graduation rates for Virginia s high need students Read more here In the photograph L R Dr N L Bishop president of Jefferson College of Health Sciences Dr Jennifer Braaten president of Ferrum College Governor Terry McAuliffe Mike Maxey president of Roanoke College and Dr David Olive president of Bluefield College Information For Future 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 Ferrum College News Ferrum Magazine Online Iron Blade Online Newspaper Panther Press Student News Athletic News

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  • Theatre Arts Presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Nov. 17–19
    devastating human impact of the Los Angeles riots in 1992 Performances will be held on November 17 19 at 7 p m in Schoolfield Hall s FLEX Theatre Tickets are 10 for Adults 8 for Senior Citizens and Students outside of Ferrum College Ferrum students faculty and staff are admitted free with current ID Seating is limited and due to the style and nature of the production latecomers will not be admitted Tickets may be reserved online at here Dramatists Play Service writes about Twilight Los Angeles 1992 on its website Acclaimed as an American masterpiece by Newsweek Twilight Los Angeles 1992 is a stunning new work of documentary theatre in which Anna Deavere Smith uses the verbatim words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event From nine months of interviews with more than two hundred people Smith has chosen the voices that best reflect the diversity and tension of a city in turmoil a disabled Korean man a white male Hollywood talent agent a Panamanian immigrant mother a teenage black gang member a macho Mexican American artist Rodney King s aunt beaten truck driver Reginald Denny former Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates and other witnesses participants and victims A work that goes directly to the heart of the issues of race and class Twilight ruthlessly probes the language and the lives of its subjects offering stark insight into the complex and pressing social economic and political issues that fueled the flames in the wake of the Rodney King verdict Twilight Los Angeles 1992 contains strong adult language and racially charged themes that may not suitable for younger audiences For more information contact Giuseppe Ritorto at Gritorto ferrum edu Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students

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  • Ferrum's Gary Holden Inducted Into Alma Mater's Sports Hall of Fame
    wrestler at Plymouth State Holden served two years as assistant and four years as head wrestling coach for the Panthers from 1985 91 He produced 21 All Conference student athletes one conference champion two national qualifiers and one NCAA Division III All American Holden was named New England Rookie Coach of the Year in 1988 and New England Coach of the Year in 1990 Holden began work as sports information director at Ferrum in October 1991 He was named assistant athletic director at Ferrum in January of 2004 Holden served 10 seasons as Ferrum s men s tennis coach from 1999 2008 earning a pair of USA South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors and two seasons as women s tennis coach He served on the NCAA Division III Men s Tennis Committee from 2004 08 the last year as national chair Holden also served a year as acting commissioner of the Atlantic Central Football Conference and three years as that league s sports information director Holden was the president of the Virginia Sports Information Directors for four years from 1998 2002 and currently serves as the Virginia SID webmaster He is the author of the book Black Gold

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  • Theatre Arts to Present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Nov. 12–15
    Senior Citizens and Students outside of Ferrum College Ferrum students faculty and staff are admitted free with current ID Non perishable food donations to the St James Community Center Food Bank will also be accepted In Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike the story revolves around the relationships of three middle aged single siblings two of whom live together and takes place during a visit by the third Masha who supports them They discuss their lives and loves argue and Masha threatens to sell the house Some of the show s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov including several character names the play s setting in a cherry orchard and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home Critics praised Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes that doesn t require familiarity with Chekhov The original Broadway production proved to be not only a commercial success but it won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play among other awards Please make plans to join the cast and crew of this fun filled evening of comic live theatre Vanya and Sonia

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  • Enactus Team Awarded Grants to Help Local Community
    grant that will support the Team s Kupkakery Local Business Outreach project and a 1 500 Walmart Women s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership grant that will support the Team s Educating Women project For the Kupkakery Local Business Outreach project Enactus members will work directly with the local bakery to help the business expand its target market and increase sales which in return will allow a bigger profit and the opportunity to expand the business to other areas The plan includes introducing the Kupkakery s products through the College s dining services as well as offering them in the Ferrum Mercantile The students will also develop a list of small Franklin County businesses to reach out to offering business support and assistance through the Enactus program The goal of the Educating Women project is to help local women with job preparedness and the development of soft skills to empower them in the workplace Enactus members will teach women how to conduct themselves in business settings including how to dress the use of proper language how to stay organized and manage time the appropriate way to request a raise how to effectively manage a project and other business related skills The project will empower women by giving them the freedom to earn their own income by gaining and retaining jobs so that they can reliably support themselves and succeed in live Founded in the United States in 1975 Enactus programs can be found today in 36 countries around the world The U S operates as a division of Enactus and with over 500 active universities and more than 16 000 student participants Through projects that improve the lives of people worldwide the university students academic professionals and industry leaders who participate demonstrate that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business

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  • “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” Performance Scheduled Nov. 8
    production of Dar He The Story of Emmett Till which tells the story of a young man from Chicago who went to Mississippi in 1955 only to fall victim to class and race lines that were never to be crossed in the south The performance is free and open to the public made possible through a partnership between Mike Wiley Productions Ferrum College the Harvester Performance Center and a variety of community organizations and individuals While there is no cost to attend those planning to come are encouraged to register here Emmett Till was only 14 when he traveled from Chicago to Mississippi to get away from the harshness of summer in the city and he did not make it home alive When his broken body returned to Chicago his mother decided to share his story with the world Sixty years later Wiley now does the same in his solo performance by giving life to all the voices involved in the tragedy Watching Mike portray both the victims and the perpetrators as well as the witnesses and others affected by tragedy for decades allowed us to immerse ourselves in the complex moments of that time and place and propelled us to think about how his portrayal reflects issues in our lives today said Ferrum College Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Mead speaking about another of Wiley s productions that captivated the teens and adults who saw his performance at an international church seminar on civil rights last summer We wanted to bring Mike back to our area to challenge our minds and hearts as a community as members of a college campus as lovers of performance art and as people of all different backgrounds and faiths Mead continued It is a story we should never forget and Mike s performance

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