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Ferrum College

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Motto Not Self, But Others
Established 1913
Type Private college
Religious Affiliation United Methodist Church
Endowment US $38,028,793 [1]
President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten
Dean Dr. Leslie Lambert
Faculty 90
Undergraduates 941
Location Ferrum, Virginia, USA
Campus Rural, 700 acres
Colors Black, Gold and White
                 
Nickname Panthers
Athletics NCAA Division III, USSAC
Website www.ferrum.edu

Ferrum College is a private college in Ferrum, Virginia, USA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Ferrum College is known for having the second-oldest environmental science program in the nation and was ranked 41st by US News and World Report in Comprehensive Colleges–Bachelor's (South) for 2006 [2]. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... This article is about the current denomination africa. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Ferrum is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Virginia, United States. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Black is a colour with several subtle differences in meaning. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference and the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member schools are located in North Carolina and Virginia. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Ferrum is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Virginia, United States. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

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History

Ferrum was founded in 1913 as a system of branch schools to bring elementary and secondary education to Franklin, Floyd, Patrick and Madison counties. With initial funding from the Woman's Missionary Society and the Board of Missions of the Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, the school opened under president Dr. Benjamin M. Beckham with 6 faculty members and 99 students in 1914. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South was the so-called Southern Methodist Church resulting from the split in the Methodist Episcopal Church which had been brewing over several years until it came out into the open at a conference held in Louisville, Kentucky in 1845. ...


The branch schools closed as public education took hold in the area. The elementary division closed in the early 1940s, followed by the high school division in 1955 to allow the program to concentrate on its junior college offerings. The junior college received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1960. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


The college experienced dramatic growth and facilities improvement in the 1960s and 1970s and began offering bachelor's degrees in a selection of human service fields in 1974. The college was awarded accreditation as a four-year college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1976. The last associate degrees were awarded in 1991.


Today, Ferrum College offers bachelor's degrees in thirty-three major degree programs. The college continues to operate under the auspices of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Virginia Annual Conference. This article is about the current denomination africa. ...


In 2006 Ferrum College welcomed its largest class of new students since the 1980's and enrolled over 1,000 total students for the first time in ten years.


Admissions

Admissions to this college is less selective and applications are accepted on a rolling deadline. 75% of applicants were admitted into the entering class of 2005. 50% of the entering class had an SAT I score between 800-1200 [3].


Academics

Ferrum College offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees in thirty-three major degree programs.


The school is accredited by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Specific baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the National Recreation & Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation (NRPA/AALR). The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association for social work education in the United States of America. ...


The school is a charter member of the Bonner Scholars program. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bonner Foundation. ...


Campus

The Ferrum campus is located on 700 acres near the town of Ferrum, Virginia. The nearest large cities are Roanoke, Virginia (35 miles northeast) and Greensboro, North Carolina (70 miles south).


Notable Buildings

The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, designated as the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore by the Virginia State Assembly in 1986, is on the main campus near the Blue Ridge Farm Museum.


The Institute holds the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival on the fourth Saturday in October to showcase regional traditions. In 1999, the museum's collection of Great Road Pottery was featured on an episode of the American version of Antiques Roadshow. Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. ...


Ferrrum's Schoolfield Hall is also home to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre. Local legend has it that Schoolfield Hall is haunted.


Athletics

Ferrum's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference). Its football team played in the Atlantic Central Football Conference from 1998 to 2000. Ferrum joined the NCAA Division III in 1985 after being previously classified as a junior college. Under legendary head coach W.A. "Hank" Norton, Ferrum won the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association national football championship four times (1965, 1968, 1974, 1977). Norton's last great team, in 1989, finished third overall in NCAA Division III, losing in the national semifinal to Dayton. This team featured the double-threat backfield of future AFC leading rusher Chris Warren and Freddie Stovall. Image File history File links Ferrum-College-sports-logo. ... The USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference and the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member schools are located in North Carolina and Virginia. ... The Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in football only in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. ...


Under future Evansville head basketball coach (who died in the December 1977 plane crash) Bobby Watson, Ferrum's basketball team was the national runner-up in 1972, losing in the NJCAA title game to Vincennes (Indiana) Junior College, led by future NBA great Bob McAdoo.


Currently, eight Ferrum alumni are competing in professional sports [4].


Distinguished alumni in sports:

Chris Warren, born January 24, 1968 in Silver Springs, Maryland is a former National Football League running back. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Edward Wagner (born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia) is a American Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos Ballpark Angel Stadium of... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark...

External links

  • Ferrum College
  • The Iron Blade (campus newspaper)

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