So far the honors program has been a great experience. I only knew 2 or three people coming up here and no one from my graduating class at George Washington was coming to Fairmont. The honors program has allowed me to step into a group that is very open and laid back. I almost feel like some of the people I’ve met I’ve actually known forever. I knew going in that meeting new people was one of the most important things I could do to get started and honors greatly helped with that.

Students ViewClay Andrew Lohan
Charleston, West Virginia

Welcome to the Honors Program

The Honors Program offers you and other gifted individuals the opportunity to deepen and expand your intellectual growth. Honors provides a place for students who find that making an A in a particular subject is not ultimately satisfying and who find comfort in a meaningful understanding of their subject and our world.

Through formal academic structures and informal social functions, Honors undertakes to increase your ability to think critically and to communicate effectively. In small Honors seminars, you will complete sixteen to twenty-one hours of the general studies required by Fairmont State. You will develop strong friendships with other Honors students in these classes. You will also have greater contact with the faculty teaching these courses. During your senior year, you will work closely with one of the Honors faculty on an independent senior project.

In Honors, you will have the option of traveling in the United States and abroad as part of interdisciplinary courses. On this Web site, you can see pictures of some of the trips students in Honors have made to museums, art galleries, theatrical performances, ballets, symphonies, operas, and historical sites.

Each of these activities is designed to encourage you to think independently and to see yourself as a citizen of the planet. I invite you to accept the challenge and to join us in Honors.

J. Robert Baker, Director

 


Justin Hilliard, Josh Walton,
Russell Corwin, and Rebecca Loudermilk


Lindsay helping with move-in

 

 
Honors Students

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260
E-Mail:
jbaker@fairmontstate.edu
 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Fairmont State University student has been selected for an internship under the Disney College Program.

Erika A. Johnson, a junior at Fairmont State and a member of the Honors Program, is majoring in Theatre. The internship runs from Aug. 1, 2014, through Jan. 7, 2015. As part of the internship, Johnson will complete a three-credit class along with work in the Costuming Department.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Fairmont State University has selected five student research projects for funding under the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

Sara Davis, Jennifer Goggins, Courtney Swiger and Ian Williams have been named to hold the University’s prestigious SURE fellowships. They each will receive a stipend of $2,400 to conduct their projects between May 13 and June 30, 2013. Completed projects will be presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April 2014.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Imagine waking up every morning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and learning from professionals in your academic field at The Washington Center. Imagine being in a group of equally driven individuals who are just as eager to learn and attend activities such as Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill, the Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility and small group discussions. Fairmont State senior Leighla R. Philpott will have just that experience as she participates in The Washington Center’s summer program.

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