Dr. Julie Sellers, assistant professor of Spanish at Fairmont State University, is West Virginia’s first certified court interpreter. The Mountaineer State is just beginning its interpreter certification program, and Dr. Sellers, a federally certified court interpreter, is granted certification through reciprocity. She is also certified in the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania.
Fairmont State University senior Alicia Nieman received a $2,500 study abroad scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Nieman is the first Fairmont State University student in recent history to receive the scholarship and spent five weeks this summer in South Africa.
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.
When you walk through the door of the Simulation Center for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration, you feel like you’ve stepped off of a college campus and into an interactive clinical setting. The initiative to develop this lab, which currently has four human patient simulators and a new childbirth simulator, was headed by Connie Moore, Associate Professor/Senior of Nursing.
Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association conference on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2011. Foreign language teachers from across the state and representing a variety of world languages and grade levels will attend this annual meeting, which focuses this year on Fostering a Culture of Global Proficiency.
Fairmont State University faculty member Tia M. Como has been awarded the 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers Region 4 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
Eight Fairmont State University employees were honored during the annual Retiree Reception. Faculty, staff, retired FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College employees and the community gathered in the Turley Center Ballroom to honor 2010-2011 retirees.