Mannington, West Virginia
High School: 
North Marion High School
Why Attend?: 

I decided to attend Fairmont State because I’m familiar with the campus and all the buildings are in one place. FSU has had multiple activities on campus for my high school and others in the area, which I found enjoyable. A few of the extracurricular activities, such as Anime` Society, really suit me. Therefore, it was only the logical choice.

Most Surprised: 

The only surprising thing about Fairmont State for me would have to be how poorly designed multiple staircases are for people with acrophobia, like myself. I don’t know why this surprised me, since I already knew that, but I guess it’s because it never affected me on a regular basis before.


Thus far, I haven’t had much experience with the Honors Program, seeing as how this is only my second week here. I think this is a question that I would be more qualified to answer in about a month. However, my first impression is a positive one, despite still not having met my mentor.


Look at a map of the campus. If you find the layout hard to figure out on paper, visit. If it is still too hard, go somewhere else. You’ll be wasting your time and money if you can’t make it to class, regardless of how fantastic the classes are.

Difference between courses: 

Well, this semester I am only taking Honors Seminar, but it seems to operate (from what I can tell) almost exactly like my AP Language and my AP Literature classes, minus the excessive essays.

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260