The One-Room Schoolhouse, a Fairmont State University campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Located near the Bryant Street Entrance to main campus, the museum is a significant artifact of regional and educational history.
Fairmont State University will celebrate 150 years of academic opportunity, tradition and Falcon pride during Homecoming 2015. From Sunday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 24, students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are invited to participate in FSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
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.
Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.
Fairmont State alumni and the community are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories: Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards. Awards are presented to one alumna and one alumnus in each category.
The nomination guidelines are as follows: