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.
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.
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.
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.
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.