Monday, November 22, 2010

By Kimberly P. Blair
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Ferrum College

As the fall semester gathers to a close, we eagerly look forward to the holidays and time with friends and family. It is essential that at some point during all the festivities for me to take time to reflect on the many things for which I am thankful. This year, near the top of the list, is the gratitude I feel for the Ferrum family of alumni, parents and friends. Their expressions of continued support for this wonderful place are inspiring.

I drove by the location for the Hank Norton Center today and saw the crews with their heavy machinery working on the utility and water lines in preparation for the foundation of the Center. Ferrum Mountain looms over the sight displaying the last vestige of fall color and showing signs that change is in the air. The construction activity and the Center itself generate feelings of progress and opportunity for the future for our College.

It will transform that section of campus and will give us an opportunity to showcase our student athletes and provide a more competitive facility for recruitment for our outdoor sports. The Center is an exciting development for Ferrum.

Again, during this season to give thanks, and throughout the year, we feel blessed for the progress of the College made possible by the unrelenting support from the “Ferrum Family.” Go Panthers!

Kimberly P. Blair

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