November 8, 2012: A Women Veterans Panel Discussion took place in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. The discussion was moderated by Master Sergeant Tracey Corbin, U.S. Army, who is also Associate Professor of Emergency Medical Services for Pierpont.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will observe Veterans Day 2012 with three events sponsored by Student Government and the Student Veterans Organization.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, a Veterans Resource Fair will take place in the Main Street area, located on the second floor of the Falcon Center. Organizations that provide services to veterans will be on hand to provide information to FSU and Pierpont students.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin helped celebrate the official opening of a new campus food bank to benefit the students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Ruth Ann Musick Library.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by Student Government will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in downtown Fairmont.
Line-up for the parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Everest Drive and Kirkway Drive below the Marion County Rescue Squad. The parade route will run up Fourth Street right onto Fairmont Avenue, which becomes Adams Street, and will pause in front of the Marion County Courthouse. The parade will end near Veterans’ Square.
Fans of the Fighting Falcons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, to support a new campus food bank called The Nest. Community members who bring a food item will receive free admission to the game, courtesy of the FSU Department of Athletics.
The Nest is being created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Student Government, serving Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, recently announced the winners of the spring 2012 election. New officers are Jess Nardo, president; Stacy Shulman, vice president; CassAndrew Kelly, treasurer; and Chris Hansen, secretary.
An International Festival is planned this week on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The events are organized by the Office of International Student Services, International Student Organization, Student Government and the International Education Committee.
From his first semester, Jaron Hollida knew the key to his success would be getting involved on campus.
“I didn’t know anyone when I came here. I was three hours from home,” says the Martinsburg native. “I joined clubs and instantly made the right group of friends. Involve yourself in clubs. Getting involved adds to what you learn and helps you build more independence. Getting involved keeps you busy and out of trouble. A lot of opportunities, like internships, come with being involved.”
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.