In his first night on the field as a starter for the Fighting Falcons, during the first game of the season on September 1st, 2011, Daniel Monroe III had 161 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns. He was named MVP by his coaches, player of the game by a local business and WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Those were his first athletic accomplishments on campus.
Martin A. “Monty” Burdoff met with officials from Fairmont State University and the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. for the official signing of a donor agreement that will provide funding for renovations and upgrades to the Falcon Center in memory of his son, Dustin Burdoff.
Dustin Burdoff, a Fairmont State University student who enjoyed spending time in the Falcon Center and had many friends in the campus community, passed away Sept. 4, 2010, and was posthumously awarded degree from the Fairmont State University School of Business during the May 2011 Spring Commencement.
Fairmont State University students and faculty will benefit from a new partnership with Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting and the IBM Academic Initiative.
“As a result of this partnership, Fairmont State faculty will gain access to innovative technology, and our students will receive first-class learning opportunities to prepare them for today’s competitive marketplace,” said Dr. Maria Rose, FSU Interim President.
Rose and John Thompson, president/owner of Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting (MCEC), signed a partnership agreement on Aug. 11.
The formalization of a relationship between Fairmont State University and Namseoul University will result in increased academic and cultural exchange opportunities for students in the U.S. and South Korea.
Richard Harvey was named Dean of the School of Business in 2008. Dean Harvey was initially hired by Fairmont State College in 1986 to start a Small Business Development Center. He joined the faculty in 1988 and is a Professor of Finance and Business Law. He holds multiple degrees from West Virginia University including an M.B.A. and a J.D which he completed while teaching. A member of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Harvey practiced law in the areas of elder law and commercial law. While a faculty member he regularly provided seminars to business owner/managers on financial management and legal issues including business organization, feasibility studies, capital formation, strategic business planning, intellectual property, and financial proposals.
In conjunction with the Business Etiquette Dinner and Reception, students in the School of Business recently participated in Personal Brand Week sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC). Personal Brand week consisted of activities to help students shape their professional brand.
Our Accounting students, under the supervision of Dr. T. Jean Engebretson, are once again offering the popular IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) tax preparation services in Fairmont, Clarksburg, Parsons, Mannington, and other areas. The mission of the VITA Program is to provide free basic tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. VITA provides students with hands-on learning of income tax preparation and it provides real life interaction with tax clients.
The annual School of Business Academic Awards and Scholarship Reception will be held on April 29, 2011 in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms. Each year the School of Business awards over a dozen student scholarships worth over $30,000 during this event. When possible, the donor is invited to attend the event to meet their scholarship recipient. This year the Information Systems Student Organization (ISSO) scholarship will be awarded for the first time.
On March 1, the School of Business hosted the annual Business Etiquette Dinner and Reception at Muriale’s Italian Restaurant in Fairmont. In today’s highly competitive business world, business isn’t just conducted within the confines of an office. Proper etiquette skills are extremely important for our students who must know how to conduct themselves and represent their company at the dining table and in other social settings, whether entertaining or being entertained.