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Ferrum Football Annual Hank Norton Golf Tournament
It’s more than just a program fundraiser. The annual Hank Norton-Black Hats golf tournament brings together decades of Ferrum football, thanks in large part to one man.
The Black Hats turned out ‘in force’ at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club to support the program… Read More
CARC Visit to Christendom College
Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges President Carthan F. Currin, III met with Christendom College’s leadership team in his first visit to the school since it’s becoming an Alliance member. We are excited about working together to provide greater access to higher education in Virginia, and the Alliance looks forward to hosting Christendom College at our June 21st board meeting in Richmond… Read More
Meet With George Mason
The Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges Special Project Manager Toni Clark and I met with George Mason University School of Business Dean Dr. Ajay Vinze and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Global Engagement Dr. JK Aire to discuss opportunities for collaboration between CARC member institutions and GMU! CARC Loves partnerships and is always looking for new opportunities!… Read More
Gupton Initiative's First Participant
Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges President Carthan Currin, Ferrum College ’84, meets with Sarah Estes, Ferrum College ’21. Sarah is pursuing a PhD in pharmaceutical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University as part of the Gupton Initiative for CARC and will be the program’s first participant!
Saturday Night Spring Fever Gala
Former First Lady of Virginia and The Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges Board Member Jeannie Baliles was honored by the Virginia Opera at their Saturday Night Spring Fever Gala on Saturday, April 15th. It was a privilege and an honor to celebrate this occasion with her!
Dr. Mirta M. Martin Interview with John Reid of WRVA
Dr. Mirta M. Martin, President at Ferrum College, joined John Reid to discuss their new program to provide free tuition for some students and more.
On Richmond's Morning News, John Reid discusses the top stories of the day from around the world, nationally, in Virginia, and right here in the Richmond area on NewsRadio 1140 WRVA and 96.1 FM.
Listen to the full interview HERE.… Read More
Are Va.'s Big Colleges Driving Small Ones Out of Business?
Last fall, Virginia Tech's enrollment surpassed 38,000 students, the largest in school history. The Blacksburg university has grown dramatically in the past two decades, increasing its student body by a third.
But most colleges aren't enjoying such success. At Radford University, the number of incoming freshmen has crashed almost 40% in the past decade. At Longwood… Read More
Ferrum College Announces Free Tuition for Some Virginia Residents
Ferrum College will offer free tuition to some in-state students starting this fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Students from Virginia with an estimated family contribution of $2,900 or less on their FAFSA — the annual application that determines eligibility for federal financial aid — will receive free tuition. Recipients will most likely have a household income of less than $50,… Read More
Welcome Christendom College
The board of the Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges (Alliance) voted to accept the application for membership from Christendom College at the spring meeting in Lynchburg. The Alliance has supported rural access institutions by
providing scholarships since 1965.
"Our mission is to provide our… Read More
Virginia Secretary of Labor
FERRUM, VA (March 16, 2023) – Virginia Secretary of Labor and Ferrum College alumnus Bryan Slater ’82 will be the keynote speaker for the College’s 107th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6,… Read More