Do you know a Fairmont State University graduate who deserves recognition? Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students, a tradition since 1977, and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.

We are proud of our former award winners and excited to add to the list.

Nomination Guidelines

You are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories:  Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

  • Outstanding Alumni – Graduate of Fairmont State prior to 1989 who displays loyalty to Fairmont State, is successful in chosen career, serves community and exhibits ethical behavior and exemplary character.
  • Alumni of Achievement – Graduate of Fairmont State who has achieved a high level of success in chosen profession and is recognized for professional accomplishments, service to the community, ethical behavior and exemplary character.
  • Outstanding Young Alumni – Graduate of Fairmont State under the age of 40 during the year of nomination, who is successful in chosen career, displays service to the community, is recognized for professional accomplishments, maintains communication with Fairmont State and exhibits ethical behavior and exemplary character.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a letter of recommendation outlining the reasons for which your candidate meets and exceeds the criteria in his or her category. Send nominations to Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, by April 15, 2014, at Emily.Swain@fairmontstate.edu.. Please remember to include your name and contact information along with your letter of recommendation.

Nomination forms for candidates not chosen will remain actively eligible for three years. Those candidates not selected within a three year period will need to be removed from the nomination slate for one year and then will be eligible to be re-nominated the following year.