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  • Holden Represents Ferrum at Management Leadership Institute
    leadership roles Led by a faculty of experienced career services professionals the MLI is designed to build and enhance key management and leadership skills needed to lead the 21st century career center MLI topics included Leadership and motivation skills useful for peer management and managing direct reports Best practices in career center management Adding value and balance to a career center s mission and goals through strategic management Identifying new methods of raising the visibility of a career center within the university setting Learning the ins and outs of financial management Examining timely ethical issues affecting career services and recruiting Building a valuable network of colleagues in the career services profession Holden has served as Ferrum s Assistant Director of Career Services for the past 17 years She first came to Ferrum in August of 1991 when she joined the staff as a Residence Hall Director and eventually Director of Residence Life With Leslie s experience as a student advisor and advocate this management training program will enhance her skills and provide leadership in the career services field said Ferrum Director of Career Services Rol Walters We look forward to the best practices and current trends she will bring back

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  • Ferrum College Partners With FloydFest to Offer Learn & Lodge Packages
    22 26 2015 The College s FloydFestPLUS Learn Lodge program is ideal for visitors who want to spend the day enjoying the music and arts of FloydFest followed by a hot shower and comfortable night s sleep Amenities also include access to laundry facilities free wi fi breakfast and daily shuttle service to and from Floydfest Located on The Crooked Road Virginia s Heritage Music Trail the College also offers FloydFestPLUS guests the opportunity to learn about the authentic bluegrass country folk blues and rock a billy rhythms that have inspired musicians writers and filmmakers for over a century at its Blue Ridge Institute Museum BRI Virginia s official state repository of all things Blue Ridge Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten notes that the College s educational mission makes the partnership with FloydFest a natural fit The music and culture of FloydFest pay homage to bluegrass and originality in American music just as Ferrum College celebrates and teaches about this heritage via the exhibits and demonstrations at the Blue Ridge Institute she said At FloydFest the College sponsors the popular Workshop Porch stage where up and coming musicians can be heard throughout the Festival as well as established musicians playing in the intimate setting This year s Workshop Porch stage lineup includes performances by Time Sawyer of Concord NC Chamomile Whiskey of Charlottesville Va Red Sammy of Baltimore Md Massive Grass of Wilmington NC Hard Swimmin Fish of North Brentwood Md and Look Homeward of Greensboro NC all winners of this year s Workshop Porch Musician Contest sponsored by the BRI For more information about FloydFestPLUS email cphillips ferrum edu or call toll free 888 508 7822 To make reservations visit www ferrum edu floydfest For more information about FloydFest visit www floydfest com Make Your Reservations Now Information For

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  • Graduate Sheneika Simmons '15 Joins Teach For America
    I would take after college was still a mystery until I talked with the Teach For America representative I think Teach For America has similar values as I do I want to fix communities Everyone should have the chance to be able to learn and experience higher education despite financial status Simmons continued Teach for America is giving me a way to effectively implement Ferrum College s motto Not Self but Others I am happy that Ferrum has been a part of my life and has given me the tools to be successful in a field unrelated to my major I want to help people from similar backgrounds as myself and there are millions of ways to do it I believe this is definitely one of them According to the National Center for Education Statistics by the time they reach fourth grade students eligible for free and reduced lunch are almost two years behind in reading and a year and a half behind in math when compared to their higher income peers Working in partnership with parents and principals and alongside educators of all backgrounds Simmons joins a diverse group of individuals dedicated to addressing these gaps Our corps members and alumni have made a meaningful impact with their students and communities over time said Elisa Villanueva Beard co CEO of Teach For America I can t wait to see the leadership passion dedication and innovation this year s corps will bring to their classrooms nationwide A growing body of research demonstrates the effectiveness of Teach For America corps members Recent studies by Mathematica Policy Research the University of North Carolina Louisiana and Tennessee found that corps members have a positive impact on student achievement About Teach For America Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational

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  • Business Students and Professor Present Award Winning Paper
    Learning in Higher Education FERRUM VA June 9 2015 Amanda Dollman 16 and Nichole Young 16 students in Ferrum College s business administration program with Professor of Business N Faye Angel presented a paper at the International Conference in Higher Education Learning and Administration in Nashville Tenn in May Their paper Does Homework Really Matter for College Students in Quantitatively based Courses was selected for the Best Paper Award after going through a two step evaluation process It will be published in the Journal of Learning in Higher Education In addition Dollman Young and Angel will present a paper Creating a Database from Scratch Smarter Solutions Inc Case Study at the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges Conference at Roanoke College in November Dollman is double majoring in business administration management emphasis area and accounting Young is majoring in business administration management emphasis area and minoring in psychology In the photograph left to right Amanda Dollman 16 Dr N Faye Angel and Nichole Young 16 Share 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

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  • Volunteers Needed to Help Tend New Giving Garden
    a newly planted Giving Garden in Burnt Chimney in growing fresh food to donate to local soup kitchens food banks and families who are in need of food in the area Created as a joint venture by the College s Office of Sustainability the School of Natural Sciences and the Center for Community Engagement the Giving Garden offered students the opportunity this spring to gain knowledge in planning planting and caring for the garden as well researching the needs of the community Now that most of the students have returned home for the summer break the College seeks volunteers to help tend the new garden We are looking for others in our community to help us in our mission to provide fresh food to those in need We need people to help tend to the garden harvest the produce and possibly help with our distribution plan A few hours of time every week and or month could make a huge difference said Angie Dahl co director of the College s Center for Community Engagement It is an exciting opportunity for Ferrum College to engage with our community other organizations doing similar work and allow our students to have hands on real world experiences providing food for people in need continued Dahl In the fall semester we plan to have several other classes participate in the garden by providing outreach to our community about nutrition healthy cooking and ways to utilize the produce Our students are excited to return in the fall and get involved with the Franklin County community through this project Those interested in volunteering a few hours a week or month on a regular basis at the Ferrum College Giving Garden should email adahl ferrum edu or call 540 365 4404 In the photograph back to front Ferrum

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  • Holocaust Program to Hold Spring Conference May 23 & 24
    daily at 9 a m in Garber Hall s room 106 on campus Holocaust scholar Nancy Wright Beasley author of the best seller Izzy s Fire Finding Humanity in the Holocaust on Sat May 23 and Holocaust survivors Halina and Alan Zimm on Sun May 24 are among the keynote speakers Other speakers will include Marcia Horn researcher and creator of the Holocaust program at Ferrum College Charles Sydnor executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum and author and Megan Ferenczy director of education of the Holocaust Museum and professor of Holocaust history Saturday s special presentations will include Home of the Brave Resisting the Nazi Bund Movement in the United States during which Lois Lindsay Brown Carol Lindsay Hagy and Joan Lindsay Redford daughters of Mark Edgar Newson Lindsay will discuss the protest against the Nazi Bund movement in Southbury CT The PBS Film Escape from a Nazi Death Camp The Jewish Revolt at Sobibor will be screened Saturday evening On Saturday and Sunday Horn will present from For Remembrance Holocaust Interview and Videotaping Project a composite video that includes six interviews a hidden child of the Holocaust a rescuer a survivor a Kindertransport a veteran liberator and a second generation survivor In addition Marina Clements 15 will deliver her senior thesis A Comparative Analysis of Anti Semitism in the Roman Catholic Church during the Renaissance and the Nazi Holocaust each day The daily schedule will also include poetry readings by middle and high school students who placed in the Holocaust poetry contest and the Jewish Children Victims Photo Exhibit in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall will be open both days as well Sunday s keynote program will be A Celebration of Survival during which the Zimms will share their first hand accounts about surviving the

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  • Ferrum College Celebrates 99th Annual Commencement
    faculty and staff who taught mentored and supported you throughout those years Among the day s award recipients was Robert W Bob Todd 67 who received the Benjamin M Beckham Medallion the College s highest alumni honor Named after the College s first president Dr Benjamin M Beckham the Medallion is awarded to alumnus or alumna who exemplify in an exceptional manner the Ferrum motto Not Self But Others Todd who is a trustee of the College and served as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee and as chair of the Centennial Campaign explained to graduates that he and the other board of trustees members do what they do because We believe in you not just for what you ve achieved so far during your years here but for what you will achieve and what you will become In his address to the graduates Dr Bishop used an arrangement of irises to help convey his message Bishop explained that each time he and his wife have moved since first receiving the irises from friends they ve made it a point to move some of the irises with them Each time we moved them they took root in different soils and continued to turn out vibrant bright and living colors and they speak to our journey In your life beyond this wonderful campus you too will soon move from place to place there are a myriad of possibilities as you go to fulfill your dreams and your ambitions Bishop continued I was taught to always give my best wherever and whatever I was doing and it has served me well It is part of my DNA to view every problem and challenge as an opportunity Every closed door as the impetus for creating and opening new doors and every glass is viewed not half empty but half full Remember and incorporate into your life those principles that have stood the test of time and that have been lovingly handed down to you Strive to make a difference Strive to do good and make this world a better place and always strive to simply do the right thing Do good and live out this great College motto Not Self But Others Build upon those basics and like these irises take root take hold and bloom wherever and whatever you do said Bishop After Senior Class President Anneleisse Álvarez 15 presented Dr Braaten with the senior class gift Student Government Association President and senior class speaker Melanie Rooks 15 opened her remarks with the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and by giving thanks I would like to thank God for all of his many blessings and the favor that He has shown each and every one of us because we did not make it here on our own Ferrum College administration faculty staff special guests parents families and all other loved ones thank you for not only for being here with us on May 9 2015 to

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  • A.J. Dudley Appointed Chair of Business Advisory Board
    respect for A J not only for his service as an attorney throughout western Virginia but for the active role he plays in the local community as well said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kim Blair who noted Dudley s service on the boards of various non profit organizations and his donation of legal services as highlights of his community involvement A J demonstrated his commitment to Ferrum College through his membership on the Business Advisory Board and I m sure as chair and with his knowledge and networking experience he will encourage the BAB to continue to promote positive relationships for our students BAB members serve in an advocacy and advisory role to Ferrum College faculty and administration They are selected to represent a wide sphere of professional fields and experience The objectives of the BAB are to offer an interface between the College and the regional business community bring a corporate perspective to programs and curricula in all three of Ferrum s academic schools enrich the educational experience through business networks and to promote positive public relations for the College It is an honor to be selected to lead this highly regarded group of business leaders who share

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