The Fairmont State University School of Business honored students for their academic achievement with scholarships and awards at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
First-generation students began their college experience in the great outdoors last month as part of the Discover Fairmont State program.
Eight students toured the New River Gorge with two faculty members from Fairmont State University and two current students to gain a support system and also learn what to expect from their first year at FSU.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continued its tradition of excellence and for the 11th consecutive year represented the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
The 27th Annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition was held June 19-21, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Johnstown, Pa. To view results and photos from the competition, visit http://www.asce.org/concretecanoe/finalresults/.
A total of 1,044 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2014 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
A Buckhannon student attending Fairmont State University has been awarded the 2014-2015 Sgt. Todd May Memorial Scholarship.
Aimee Knight, a senior Criminal Justice major, was presented with the scholarship during the FSU College of Liberal Arts Academic Awards Ceremony in May. She joins past scholarship recipients Cory Frasco and Tyler Hawkins.
The Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen Pageant will take place June 21 through 24 on the main campus of Fairmont State University. With the theme “Counting Stars,” this year marks the 70th show on June 24.
In addition to graduating from Fairmont State University in May, two new alumnae also earned their first salute.
A gift from The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation will help fund scholarships for Fairmont State University students.
Former Special Agent Gary L. Stoops of Little Rock, Ark., worked for many years with the National White Collar Crime Center and was instrumental in the creation of the National Security and Intelligence Program at FSU and its Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) laboratory at Fairmont State.
“I am a big believer in the need for practical experience to give students work in the real world. We’re dealing with a knowledge market,” he said.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Marion County Relay for Life on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Events will take place in the lawn area in front of the Education Building. Relay for Life teams from across the county will be selling food and other items to benefit Relay for Life.
On Sunday, the Marion County Family Resource Network ended its Teen Leadership Camp with Thinkfast, and also brought this unique offering to the members of the public for free.