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  • Annual Christmas Concert to be Held Saturday, December 6
    Choir The program is free to all Donations of non perishable food items for the St James Food Bank will be welcomed For more information email sspataro ferrum edu or call 540 365 4351 To enjoy Lessons Carols streaming online click here The program will stream live Saturday beginning at 6 55 PM and will later be archived for viewing after the event Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current

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  • Ferrum Hosts American Criminal Justice Association Region 4 Conference
    and Dr David Nicholson won 2nd place professional division all in Juvenile Justice In the firearms competition Hodges won 1 st place individual lower division In addition Hodges and Caleb Ferguson with Dan Maxwell from University of New Haven won 2 nd place in the firearms team competition professional division Hodges Megan Getz and Kaye Woods won 1st place upper division in the crime scene competition which involved processing a mock crime scene in 15 minutes and then preparing a written report in 45 minutes The physical fitness agility competition was divided into three age categories 25 years under 26 35 years and over 35 years and took place on a course built by criminal justice club members in the wooded area of the College s ropes course Course stations included jumping a five foot wall crawling under a 10 foot rope course up downs on stairs crawling through a window identifying a suspect based on a provided description dragging a 150 pound person five yards and firing a pistol with one s strong hand and weak hand and one s time stops Ferrum College s winners included Brandon Noonkester who won 1st place and Hodges who won 3rd place both in the male under 25 division Nicholson won 1st place in the over 35 division In the female bracket Woods won 1st place and Rachel Scott won 2nd place both in the under 25 division Overall I am proud of this group of students along with the others from the club on the work they put in to getting this conference set up and ready as well as competing and placing in the competitions When our students come together as they did and complete a challenge it makes me proud to be the advisor of this club said Nicholson

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  • Ferrum College Wins 2014 "Cans Across the Conference" Competition
    campus SAAC collected cans and other non perishable items at their school to benefit a local charity It was up to each institution to decide how they wanted to collect and to which group the donation would go The institution with the most items collected would be crowned the Cans Across the Conference Champion Overall the USA South institutions collected 25 505 items this fall Over the 11 year history of the program USA South Conference institutions have donated 305 187 items to various organizations With a grand total of 6 592 items Ferrum College is the Cans Across the Conference Champion for 2014 The Panthers are winners for the second consecutive year and will be presented the Cans Across the Conference Trophy at a later date Methodist University collected 4 187 items to finish second while Averett University s 4 072 items rounded out the top three Below is a list of the local organizations where the USA South institutions donated their collections Averett University God s Storehouse a food bank for the less fortunate in Danville Virginia and Hope which is an on campus can goods collection that gives food to Averett staff that cannot afford it Ferrum College Split between local Franklin County Virginia food banks Greensboro College Urban Ministry of Greensboro North Carolina Huntingdon College Montgomery Alabama Area Food Bank LaGrange College The Salvation Army in LaGrange Georgia Mary Baldwin College Blue Ridge Virginia Area Food Bank Maryville College The New Providence Presbyterian Church Community Food Drive Meredith College Split between The Daisy Trade Too which is an on campus organization that supports Meredith students and their families in need of food and InterAct of Wake County Residential Shelter a local shelter that provides housing and education for women and their families who are victims of

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  • A Thanksgiving Message From President Braaten
    of Ferrum College continues to resonate on our campus in a powerful and spiritual way Students need this experience and environment now more than ever We are so blessed that our Centennial Campaign will soon be successfully completed having already exceeded the overall monetary goal especially in the area of scholarship support Your generous gifts for our college and our students are tangible evidence of your faith in our work and your dedication and commitment as donors We are so blessed by the members of the Ferrum family who enable us to provide over 20 000 000 annually in financial assistance to our students many of whom represent today s students of promise including first generation and minority students We are so blessed by a stellar group of alumni who credit Ferrum with giving them the chance to become successful beyond their wildest dreams We are so blessed that we were able to grow build refurbish and repurpose responsibly This has meant adding state of the art classrooms and science labs new and updated residence halls dining facilities second to none a premiere athletic center updated faculty offices technology improvements to Vaughn Chapel and last but not least the Ferrum Mercantile which has become the centerpiece of the Village of Ferrum We are so blessed that our strategies to stabilize enrollment and increase retention are bearing fruit not only in terms of right sized numbers but also in improved incoming student GPAs test scores and efforts to fully engage students and educate them about all that Ferrum has to offer not only in academic programs but also in support services and extracurricular activities Our motto Not Self But Others is a phrase that informs all that we do and inspires the generous members of our Ferrum Family Truly thanks to

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  • Holocaust Memorial Garden is College-Community Partnership
    the Ferrum College campus was established in 2001 as a memorial to victims and survivors of the Holocaust Click here to read the article about this special garden that appeared in The Franklin News Post About the photograph Master Gardeners Margaret Buford Meg Brager and Mike Karpesky are among those who help with Ferrum College s Holocaust Memorial Garden on campus Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President

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  • Governor Proclaims Virginia College Application Week
    is part of a national initiative designed to increase the number of first generation and low income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential Participating students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during the Week This year the Commonwealth has 43 high schools in 32 districts participating in this program View the list of participants at http www schev edu k12 CACGP VCAW2014HighSchoolListbydistrict pdf In support of this effort Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed November 17 21 Virginia College Application Week It is critical that we encourage students across the Commonwealth to pursue higher education and that is why College Education Week is so important said Governor McAuliffe In order to build a 21 st century global economy we must ensure that more young people take advantage of educational opportunities from certificate programs to college degrees In Virginia the Secretary of Education s office the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia SCHEV and the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities in Virginia CICV are joining with principals counselors coordinators and volunteers to provide hands on application assistance Additional resources available to students include computer lab time application fee waivers and informational materials Transforming the lives of first generation and low income students with education that continues past high school must be part of Virginia s future says SCHEV Director Peter Blake Students across the Commonwealth can benefit from the one on one assistance that College Application Week provides SCHEV is the Commonwealth s coordinating body for Virginia s system of higher education The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly and is a resource for information on higher education issues For more information contact Kirsten Nelson Director of Communications and Government Relations at 804 225 2627 or

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  • Bernice Weaver Dorris: A Retrospective Exhibit Opens
    Greer Gallery in Stanley Library at Ferrum College The exhibit which will hang through Nov 21 2014 features beautiful and intricate works of art that were created using hand dyed recycled fabrics Anita Bailey the artist s niece was on hand to share the story of her aunt s life s work and answer questions See more photographs from the opening reception here Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current

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  • Ferrum Mourns Loss of Swim Coach Tom Calomeris
    Lexington Virginia to serve as women s swimming coach At the time of his hiring Calomeris also began recruiting for a men s swimming program which launched in the fall of 2013 His men s swimming team currently has a 2 0 record this season while his women are 1 2 Calomeris coached at Catholic University from 1987 2004 producing four Capital Athletic Conference championships 1994 1995 1999 2000 with the Cardinals His 1994 and 1995 men s teams won National Catholic School Division III championships hosted at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana Calomeris women s team took the 1995 NCS national championship Calomeris had eight individuals qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships including three that earned NCAA All America honors Calomeris earned Capital Athletic Conference Men s Swimming Coach of the Year four times 1994 1995 1999 2000 He was the 1994 and 1995 National Catholic School Men s Swimming Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1995 as well as the women s NCS Coach of the Year in 1995 Calomeris served as Paralympics Games Assistant Swimming Coach at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta helping lead Joyce Luncher to four gold medals and four world records for the United States He was also Paralympics World Trials Assistant Coach for the Atlanta Games A former police officer with Prince George s County Maryland Police Department Calomeris eventually earned the rank of detective before retiring after 20 years on the force He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 and holds professional membership in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America and the International Swimming Hall of Fame Details for Coach Calomeris arrangements Visitation 6 8 p m Sunday November 9 2014 at Harrison Funeral Home 714 S Main Street Lexington

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