Averett University Holds Reimagined Graduation

1/14/2021 by The VCF Board

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - New COVID restrictions meant Averett University had to rethink its graduation plans once again. Despite the changes limiting gatherings to just 10 people, students are still able to celebrate this weekend. The university quickly switched from an outdoor graduation to a more intimate one.

Although the Averett University Fall Graduation looked very different than… Read More

Averett Joins Holiday Light Movement

1/13/2021 by The VCF Board

This month, Averett University will be keeping its holiday lights up throughout the month to honor local health care heroes.

As part of the “Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes” campaign launched by HCA Virginia, the University’s Christmas ball lights lining the Averett stretch of West Main Street and Woodland Drive will continue shining, as well as the other lights around campus… Read More

Ferrum College Gears Up for Spring Semester

1/11/2021 by The VCF Board

FERRUM, Va. (WDBJ) - Students are getting ready to head back to class, and Ferrum College says it is going into the spring semester with more confidence than before.

The campus is quiet before students return Jan. 19 for the first day of class.

College President Dr. David Johns said the pandemic has thrown its punches, but it’s also brought new opportunities.

“When… Read More

Rural Enrollment Article from the Washington Post

12/15/2020 by The VCF Board

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. — You could easily find reasons Kali Lindsay should not be in college right now. She lost her mother at age 8. At 16, for her own good, she left home.

To support herself (she moved in with an older brother) in high school she worked 30 hours a week at an Arby’s next to a weed-studded field in a retail park, earning $8.20 an hour. She closed, at 1 a.m., forcing a… Read More

Editorial from Richmond Times-Dispatch

12/15/2020 by The VCF Board

We have some good news and we have some ambiguous news.

Let’s start with the good news: Northern Virginia really has become a global center for technology companies. That’s not just some hype out of the governor’s office, but something validated in a recent report on technology startups worldwide — “The Global Startup Ecosystem Report,” an annual study by Startup Genome, a San… Read More

Ferrum Announces Tuition Freeze

12/11/2020 by The VCF Board

Dear Ferrum Family,

When I arrived on Ferrum College’s campus as a prospective student, I was struck by the obvious compassion that emanated from students, faculty, and staff alike. Along with the diverse academic options, the sense of care for others was one of the main reasons I chose to attend Ferrum.

I am now fortunate to see that same compassion as a member of the… Read More

Virginia College Fund Appoints New President

11/4/2020 by The VCF Board

Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia College Fund (VCF) has appointed Carthan F. Currin, III is our new President as of October 2020. Currin served on the board of directors of VCF for the past 18 years and chair for the past two. Prior to this appointment, Currin served as Director of Economic Development for the City of Petersburg. He has also led the offices of economic development for… Read More

COVID-19 Message

3/31/2020 by The VCF Board

Dear Friends of The Virginia College Fund,

The Virginia College Fund’s staff, directors, and member schools want to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family during this unsettling time of disruption and worry.  While we must keep our physical distance in order to care for ourselves and each other, for many of us, this is deepening our appreciation of our… Read More