GEAR UP

Register Now for the 20th Annual Student Leadership Conference

Friday, January 27, 2012

On Feb. 17 and 18, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the 20th Annual Student Leadership Conference with the theme “Where Will You Be Tomorrow?” Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and Student Government, the conference is designed for high school and college students, student organization and club leaders, Greek life officers and members, Student Government members, Freshman Counselors, residence hall advisers and prospective leaders.

Caperton Center to Host College Goal Sunday on Feb. 12

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 19 locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 12, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Students and parents can receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the free workshops.

FSU GEAR UP Participant Selected to Attend National Council

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Jacob Shahan, a senior at Grafton High School was selected to attend the 12th Annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Youth Leadership Summit that was held in San Francisco, California, July 17-20, 2011.

Camp Focuses on Cultural Exchange

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

 A new camp sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, which serves Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, is promoting “Learning Without Borders.”

GEAR UP to Host High School Quiz Bowl Competition on March 5

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Fairmont State GEAR UP Partnership will host its annual High School Quiz Bowl Competitionon Saturday, March 5, in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms on the main campus. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with an afternoon award ceremony. High schools participating this year include: Clay Battelle, Liberty, Lincoln, Webster Springs and University.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners Announced

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 18, recognized area high school students who participated in the contest that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bank Supports GEAR UP Initiative at Preston High School

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fairmont State University GEAR UP and West Virginia GEAR UP, the state's two GEAR UP programs, are joining forces to encourage students to apply early to colleges and universities through College Application Week on Nov. 14-20.

High School Students Participating in Language Immersion

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fairmont State University is hosting high school students from five area high schools today, Oct. 21, for its second annual language Immersion Day.

College Goal Sunday Offers Help with Federal Financial Aid Form

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A special event planned for Sunday, Feb. 21, will give students and parents the opportunity to obtain free, expert help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Leadership Conference Focuses on "Green and Healthy on the Hill"

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College are hosting a Student Leadership Conference with the theme "Green and Healthy on the Hill."