During Homecoming 2012, six alumni were awarded Fairmont State Alumni Association’s highest honor—an alumni award. This year’s recipients included: Outstanding Young Alumna—Sergeant Michelle Cross ’00; Outstanding Young Alumnus—Patrick Snively ’99; Outstanding Alumna—Nancy Lewis Farley ’70; Outstanding Alumnus—Kenneth R. Miller ’65; Alumna of Achievement—Jennifer Kurdle ’89; and Alumnus of Achievement—Bruce Martin ’83. To read the full bio of each award winner, click here.
The Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons football locker room has received a much-needed facelift, and on Saturday, Oct. 13, the newly renovated Cava Family Football Locker Room was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Made possible by the support of James and Laura Cava and Dan and Machelle Cava, the Cava Family Locker Room has been transformed into a place where all players can comfortably meet and keep their belongings safe.
By Corrie Vincent, student intern
When students move into a dorm they expect to see many things: bunk beds, TVs and refrigerators. What they don’t expect to find is a professor living among them. Through a pilot program in Prichard Hall, this is exactly what residents have found, and as a result the whole campus is benefitting.
As Nick Fantasia, President of the Fairmont State Alumni Association, finished his greetings during the Inauguration of President Maria C. Rose, a young man dressed in a tuxedo stands from behind the orchestra. As the musicians lift their instruments and the first notes are played, the young man stretches, yawns, and begins walking forward. What happens next is astonishing to all in attendance.
The East Fairmont High School Foundation honored Dr. Maria C. Rose, Fairmont State University President, during the Sept. 7 EFHS football game, which was played at Duvall-Rosier Field at FSU.
On the field, she received a congratulatory certificate on behalf of the Foundation in recognition of her FSU presidency from Foundation President Butch Phillips, pictured here.
The Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Fairmont State University are partnering to host a special Business After Hours reception to celebrate the Inauguration of Dr. Maria C. Rose as FSU’s 14th President.
The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main St., Clarksburg.
Each year the Fairmont State Alumni Association receives countless nominations for their Homecoming awards. This year we are proud to present awards to six remarkable alumni. To submit a nomination, e-mail Emily Swain, Director of alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for registration details and to attend this year's event.
Fifteen local residents, including two employees of Fairmont State University, have been selected to participate in Leadership Marion Class XXXI, the class of 2012-2013.
One of the highlights of Welcome Weekend is the Fairmont State University Convocation. During this traditional ceremony, faculty, staff and administrators officially welcome all new freshmen to Fairmont State. During the event, freshmen recite the Academic Pledge. FSU President Maria Rose said the ceremony is a perfect opportunity to make a lasting impression on new students. “Convocation is not only a ceremony to formally welcome new students to campus, it is also an opportunity to inspire and motivate them with the significance of the academic journey they are beginning.
The Office of International Student Services will host a Welcome Reception for International Students at the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.
International students will be officially welcomed to the community and recognized for the new role they will play in our campus community.