Alumni Pride

Campus Deputy Chief of Police Graduates from FBI National Academy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Fairmont State University officer was among the 215 law enforcement officers who graduated on Dec. 19, 2014, from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.

Matt Swain is Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety, which serves Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Alumni Invited to After Hours Social in Buckhannon

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Fairmont State Alumni Association is partnering with the Upshur County Convention & Visitors Bureau to host an after hours social in Buckhannon on Friday, Feb. 20.

“The Alumni Association looks forward to connecting with Falcons in the Buckhannon area,” said Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations. “We would like to thank Laura Meadows, who won our 2013 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, for helping to make this event possible.”

Fairmont State to Host Campus Visitation Day on Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Fairmont State University will host a record number of future Falcons and their families for Fall Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Hawkins Appointed to FSU Board of Governors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a new member to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. Aaron L. Hawkins of Fairmont, a 1971 graduate of Fairmont State, attended his first board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The FSU Board of Governors determines, controls, supervises and manages the financial, business and education policies and affairs of FSU.

College Application and Exploration Week: Tweet #WhyIChose

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This week, Oct. 20 through 24, is West Virginia's fifth annual “College Application and Exploration Week.” Nearly 240 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education sites across the state have signed up to participate this year.

Growing Fashion Company Has a Heart for Home

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A new fashion brand with Marion County roots provides high-end, handmade, art-inspired products. Showcased as part of Septemberfest, Beth Keener LLC is a partnership company owned and operated by Farmont State University alumnae Beth Keener and Melissa Craig.

Statue of Legendary Coach Duvall Dedicated

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fighting Falcon fans in attendance for the 2014 Fairmont State football season opener against Notre Dame College on Thursday, Sept. 4, witnessed the dedication of the Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field.

Fairmont State Alumni Association to Host Tailgate at Shepherd

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting a Game Day Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 13, for Fighting Falcon fans attending the football game at Shepherd University.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in Lot B at Shepherd University. Admission is $10 per person and includes a picnic lunch. Limited reserved parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Game tickets are available at the gate. Kickoff is at noon.

FSU Graduate Publishes First Book of Poetry

Monday, September 08, 2014

A 2004 graduate of Fairmont State, Alicia Matheny, has published her first book of poetry, “Quicksilver:  A Collection of Poems.”   

Matheny has published in the poetry journals Whetstone, Ceremony, Laurels, Thick With Conviction, and The Poet’s Haven. After earning her M.A. in English at Marshall University in 2007, Matheney has taught as an adjunct at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Technical & Community College. She lives in Clarksburg.

Septemberfest Connects Community, Fun and Fashion

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Connecting students, Fairmont State University alumni and the community, Septemberfest will offer vendors, music, family activities, a high-end fashion runway show and more in downtown Fairmont on Saturday, Sept. 20. Septemberfest is part of Family Weekend, planned for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19 to 21.

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