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Ferrum College honors Stogners for contributions
Retired professors continue to impact lives of students
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Courtesy Photo: Dr. Joe and Jane Stogner, retired professors at Ferrum College, were honored recently for their contributions to the school and its students.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A classroom in Garber Hall on the Ferrum College campus was named the "Dr. Joe and Jane Duncan Stogner Classroom" on April 11 during a special gathering of friends of the college, faculty, staff and students.

The Stogners are retired professors at the college. Joe Stogner is a retired professor and founder of the college's environmental science program. Jane Stogner is a retired professor of art at the college.

The Stogners recently contributed a gift towards the Mary Morton Parsons Challenge, a challenge gift to complete renovations in Garber.

"Jane and Joe Stogner exemplify the synergy between the arts and sciences," said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. "While their impact on the lives of countless Ferrum students throughout the years is immeasurable, their gift to Garber Hall is a tangible expression of their generous hearts and desire to continue serving our young men and women even after they have both retired from teaching."

Emphasizing the Stogners' strong feelings about the college, Jane Stogner said, "Ferrum College is a unique community of dedicated and talented faculty, staff and administrators who work far beyond their contracts and job descriptions to help students realize their potential."

Joe Stogner noted that the college has "an outstanding board of trustees committed to serve and guide the college in the right direction."

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