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RICHMOND, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today more than $5 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grant awards for 10 projects focused on expanding talent pipelines and strengthening workforce development while accelerating economic growth and job creation efforts across the… Read More
Ferrum College has named former Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin as its interim president, effective Jan. 2.
She succeeds David Johns, who resigned in November. No reason… Read More
Averett University has named alumna and seven-year Trustee Dr. Annie Wimbish ’81 as Chair of the Averett Board of Trustees – the first woman of color to serve in the role.
Wimbish has been an educator across the South for nearly 40 years, serving in roles from teacher assistant to superintendent of schools in four states – Virginia… Read More
The former governor and ambassador spoke at Ferrum College to warn about isolationism and the need for the West to stand against Russia.
The speaker at Ferrum College on Monday night went after Tucker Carlson.
He blasted The Heritage Foundation.
He ripped into the Conservative Political Action… Read More
Hello from Ferrum College!
The leaves have fallen after one of the most beautiful falls we have had in my time at Ferrum College. We are moving quickly towards the end of the fall semester, and I wanted to make sure to share with you some updates here at the College.
For those of you who I have not had the pleasure to meet yet, my name is Kevin Reilly and I am the vice… Read More
Caesars Virginia, which is building a $650 million casino in Danville, announced a gift of $504,000 to Averett University on Wednesday.
The gift will be used to develop a hospitality and tourism academic program. Averett’s new concentration and minor in hospitality management and tourism will be part of the university’s business management program and is expected to launch in fall 2023… Read More
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After more than 40 years at Lynchburg-based BWXT Technologies, Rick Loving has 19 different business cards to show the positions he’s held at the nuclear-energy company.
Loving was most recently senior vice president and chief administrative officer for BWXT before he retired from the company earlier this fall.
Loving, 67, now has more time to travel and spend time with his… Read More
Students at Averett, Bluefield, Eastern Mennonite and Ferrum can now earn dual degrees from VCU as part of initiative to grow pharmaceutical workforce.
A new academic collaboration is intended to help rural Virginia students gain a foothold in the state’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, which has seen a recent growth surge and is poised for further expansion thanks to more than $… Read More
Just in time for Homecoming and Family Weekend, EMU’s renovated Common Grounds Coffeehouse is open for business. Approximately 200 EMU students, faculty and staff attended the Grand Reopening and ribbon-cutting.
Approximately 200 EMU students, faculty and staff attended the Grand Reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning, queuing for free celebratory drinks while the EMU… Read More