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  • Ferrum College Awarded $21,872 Jessie Ball duPont Fund Grant
    with close ties to Ferrum Floyd County Patrick County and Henry County Using the LeadershipPLENTY training model Ferrum College will convene 30 individuals from the region to receive leadership training in fall 2015 Building from modules that teach civic skills LeadershipPLENTY is a powerful tool designed to help diverse groups in both large and small communities work together to solve problems and assess the results There is additional potential for College faculty staff and students as well as other students from the multi county area to become involved with this program We are extremely grateful to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for once again placing its trust in Ferrum s proven ability to make a difference and create opportunities for the betterment of our region said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten LeadershipPLENTY created by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change and now overseen by Civic Change Inc provides a course on civic engagement that has been proven effective in communities across the country According to the Civic Change website the theory behind LeadershipPLENTY is simple broad based community leadership is critical for long term positive community change LeadershipPLENTY is an experiential and practical tool for training emerging leaders that builds on individual experience and adult education principles The goal is to make civic leadership training available to those who may not consider themselves leaders but have much to offer their communities and to strengthen the skills of those who hold leadership positions For further information about the program please contact Dr Andrea Zuschin Ferrum College Vice President for Student Affairs at 540 365 4456 About the Jessie Ball duPont Fund The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eligible organizations identified by Mrs duPont in her will The Fund has assets of more than 270 million and

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_duPont_leadershipplenty.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Johnsons Named Recipients of 2014 World Methodist Peace Award
    Methodist Council for their lifelong work in the UMC in North Africa Please note that previous recipients of this prestigious award have included Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu President Carter and Rev Tutu are in good company Read more on the World Methodist Council website here Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures

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  • Stephenson Archive to be Presented to Franklin County Public Library
    collection of 35 Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre productions in DVD format To celebrate the collection Stephenson Ferrum College Professor Emeritus will engage the audience with help from ghosts in the forest a haunted house farm animals and the ever inventive Jack as he recounts a selection of Hallowe en stories based on the ever popular Jack Tales with assistance from Kristina Stump and Jody D Brown Ferrum College Professor Emerita The event will be held at the Franklin County Library in Rocky Mount The public is welcome and admission is free Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten praised Stephenson and his contributions to higher education and theatre Ferrum College students were fortunate for decades to have an individual of Rex s national renown as their professor and mentor and loyal audiences have long been entertained by this gifted actor storyteller and playwright The College is proud to make available to the public this remarkable collection of his original plays and adaptations of classic works she said The Stephenson Archive features a variety of historical productions including Too Free for Me Charity for All Roar of the Silence and A Movement to Lead adaptations of major literary works such as Alice in Wonderland The Musical Kipling s Just So Stories Little Women A Musical Mark Twain s The Prince and the Pauper and biblical stories like And the Rains Came and Came The Littlest Shepherd along with numerous others In addition to the copies housed at the Franklin County main library the Stephenson Archive is also available at the College s Stanley Library on campus Patrons of either library will be able to use these productions for their personal enjoyment or to support educational efforts For more information contact Jody D Brown at jdbrown900 gmail com Information For Future Students Accepted Students

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  • Bluegrass History Relived at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
    Their music of course is pure bluegrass The On the Road With Bill Monroe workshop is part of a total 21 hours of real regional roots music at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival A Crooked Road Music Trail Major Venue the 41st Blue Ridge Folklife Festival brings together an unmatched host of traditional musicians craftspeople cooks antique tractor and engine buffs car builders and hot rodders horse and mule teamsters dog handlers moonshiners tale tellers slingshot masters and more Highlights at this year s Festival include Three music stages 21 solid hours of string band bluegrass gospel blues and ballad singing Two special music workshops On the Road with Bill Monroe featuring former Blue Grass Boys trading tales and tunes of traveling with the Father of Bluegrass and Old Time Harp Players masters of the harmonica from Virginia West Virginia and North Carolina Amazing Grace the movie star trick mule She acts she paints she high jumps and she can dunk a basketball just like a mule Slingshot masters Hotshot target shooters from Virginia and North Carolina plus plenty of slingshots for the public to try Wheat threshing and rock crushing demos The raw power and beauty of dozens of restored vintage tractors engines and farm industrial machinery Thunder in the Blue Ridge car show plus Slick Patterson s 39 Ford Virginia s first custom car along with 300 other vintage cars customs street rods racecars and hot rods Working animal contests and demos Sheep herding coon dog water races and treeing contests and horse and mule weight pulling contests Virginia Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest Mule jumping as only mules can Real Blue Ridge folk crafts From guitar making to tobacco twisting sales and demonstrations by over 50 heritage artisans from the region Country foods From Brunswick stew to

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  • Danny M. Perdue ’66 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
    his long time support of the college and the local economy said Braaten Ferrum College is proud to present Danny with this much deserved award Perdue began working in a grocery store at the age of 14 and was in Ferrum Junior College s class of 1966 He followed his passion for serving others and became the owner of the Franklin Minute Market and Franklin Shopping Center Today the list of Perdue s business involvements is extensive He is a partial owner and President of Redwood Minute Markets Inc and a partial owner of First Minute Markets LLC FFH Operations Inc and FFH Investors LLC Perdue also owns Redwood Fuel Oil Propane Redwood Petroleum Products Ferrum Petroleum Products Franklin Petroleum Products 604 Petroleum Products and Penhook Petroleum Products He is Vice President of Perdue Properties Inc These businesses serve the Ferrum community residents and Ferrum College students in new and progressive ways Perdue exemplifies the College s motto Not Self But Others through his extensive service to the community evidenced by the fact that the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Smith Mountain Chamber of Commerce have also honored him with awards for his efforts Perdue is a director of Franklin Community Bank N A and Mainstreet Bankshares He is currently active in the Rocky Mount Rotary Club and is a past member and president of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce the United Way in Franklin County past president of Franklin County YMCA as well as a past member of the Board of Trustees at Ferrum College He was a founding member of the Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department and also served as a board director for The Bank of Ferrum a community bank in Franklin County from 1994 to 1999 and an advisory board member for BB T

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  • My E. Chung to be Next Executive in Residence October 7
    address which may also be viewed streaming live online at www ferrum edu streaming Chung served as an executive in both private and public companies in the communications industry before joining the Luna team as president chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors in April 2011 With a strong sales and marketing background and expertise in capitalizing on high potential commercial opportunities and bringing technologies to fruition Chung has experience building strategic corporate direction and a history of leading multifaceted organizations to profitability Before joining Luna Chung served as the senior vice president of worldwide sales for Sunrise Telecom Prior to joining Sunrise Telecom he served as president and CEO of Circadiant Systems Inc where he was instrumental in the sale of Circadiant to JDS Uniphase Corporation Chung also served as group president of Spirent Communications where he developed and executed strategies that transformed Spirent into a market leader in the communication test and monitoring industry Chung received a bachelor s degree in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology The Executive in Residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus Guest executives tour

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  • Amazing Grace, "The Movie Star Mule", to Return for Folklife Festival
    Grace knows how to entertain with a range of skills everything from basketball dunking and high jumping to painting and baby care At the same time she is sure to be a strong contender in the festival s Virginia Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest which she has won several times Owned and trained by Steve Foster Amazing Grace combines her festival appearances with a growing career in show business Actor Robert Duvall with whom Grace appeared in the movie Get Low called her the smartest mule in America and she has been featured on numerous network television shows In 2008 she won the national title America s Ultimate Horse Idol Spotlighting the folkways of the region the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival showcases the longstanding animal handling skills practiced by farmers teamsters and loggers The festival s horse and mule pulls test both the handlers skills and the strength of draft animals The Coon Mule Jumping Contest draws upon a mule s ability to jump a fence without a running start a skill historically appreciated by raccoon hunters A Crooked Road Music Trail Major Venue the 41st Blue Ridge Folklife Festival brings together an unmatched host of traditional musicians craftspeople cooks antique tractor and engine buffs car builders and hot rodders horse and mule teamsters dog handlers moonshiners tale tellers slingshot masters and more Held rain or shine the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is a true one of a kind event and a full day of family entertainment Priced with the family in mind admission is Adults 10 Youth 6 15 5 and Senior Citizens 60 and over 5 Advance tickets can be purchased by check or credit card at 540 365 4412 Parking is free For more information visit www blueridgefolklifefestival org email bri ferrum edu or call 540 365

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  • Virginia’s Custom Car History Cruises Into Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
    traditions are always changing sometimes slowly and sometimes in a jump For an instant Patterson s Ford was like nothing else cruising up and down the streets of Virginia The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates an array of folk traditions found in western and piedmont Virginia and the festival s Thunder in the Blue Ridge show combined with acres and hours of heritage music crafts foodways games antique machinery and working animal activities makes for a full unforgettable family day of regional folkways Highlights at this year s festival include Two special music workshops On the Road with Bill Monroe featuring former Blue Grass Boys trading tales and tunes of traveling with the Father of Bluegrass and Old Time Harp Players masters of the harmonica from Virginia West Virginia and North Carolina Three music stages 21 solid hours of string band bluegrass gospel blues and ballad singing Slingshot masters Hotshot target shooters from Virginia and North Carolina plus plenty of slingshots for the public to try Amazing Grace the movie star trick mule She acts she paints she high jumps and she can dunk a basketball just like a mule Wheat threshing and rock crushing demos The raw power and beauty of dozens of restored vintage tractors engines and farm industrial machinery Thunder in the Blue Ridge car show 300 vintage cars customs street rods racecars and hot rods Working animal contests and demos Sheep herding coon dog water races and treeing contests and horse and mule weight pulling contests Virginia Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest Mule jumping as only mules can Real Blue Ridge folk crafts From guitar making to tobacco twisting sales and demonstrations by over 50 heritage artisans from the region Country foods From Brunswick stew to fried apple pies over 20 traditional Virginia foods Children s

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