The Fairmont State University community has learned that its legendary football coach, Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall passed away late in the night on Thursday, Oct. 16. Information on arrangements can be found in the Saturday, Oct. 18, edition of The Times West Virginian by clicking here.
As part of Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to view a complete list of events and additional information.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in downtown Fairmont.
FSU alumni Aaron Hawkins, Class of 1971, and Butch Phillips, Class of 1965, both of Fairmont, have been selected as parade marshals for their leadership in the effort to raise $50,000 to take 100 veterans and 50 guardians to Washington, D.C., as part of an Honor Flight from the North Central West Virginia Airport on May 10, 2014.
With the theme “Falcon Impact,” Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University on Monday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 25, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
"We want to celebrate the impact our alumni, students, faculty and staff made through our “Selfies in Service” initiative,” said Swain. “You can show us your impact by uploading photos of you volunteering or by using #SelfiesinService on Facebook and Twitter.”
The Joe n’ Throw in Fairmont has played a major role in revitalizing Downtown. This video features FSU alum Mike Ray as he talks about the impact his pottery classes, and art in general, make in his community.
Make Marion County Shine is a county wide initiative to clean up our communities, led by FSU graduates Jackie Fitch and Iris Canfield. This video showcases impact effective collaboration between FSU and community members has instigated change.
The community garden at Oliver Park in Fairmont has been an incredible community wide project. This video features FSU student and President of FSU’s Collegiate 4H program, Leah Yoho, showing her impact in her community through her work at the garden.
A local family has donated a first edition set of Civil War history books to Fairmont State University and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in honor of Norman L. Kronjaeger.
Through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., Laura Kronjaeger Baker of Fairmont and Sherry Kronjaeger Hickman of Cornelius, N.C., presented “The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes” to Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center, and Tammy Whitacre, Director of Development for the Foundation, on Friday, Sept. 12.
A member of the Campus Police at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will travel to Virginia for a prestigious learning experience in October. Deputy Chief of Police Matt Swain will soon be part of less than one percent of the nation’s police officers that are able to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
“It is an honor,” Swain said. “It’s something that not a lot of folks get the opportunity to do. I’m very thankful for it.”