Wheeling, West Virginia
High School: 
Wheeling Park High School
Why Attend?: 

I chose Fairmont state for a few reasons. One reason is because I’m not too far from home. But the second and main reason is that I wanted to challenge myself. If I would’ve stayed and went to a college close to home, then I would’ve been distracted very easily and that would impair my ability to make the most out of myself.

Most Surprised: 

I’ve been most surprised about the level of work that’s expected out of you. It’s definitely a wake-up call that screams we’re not in high school anymore.


My experience so far has been interesting. The people in the Honors Program are very friendly and they do what they can to make us feel comfortable. I’m very glad that I chose to be a part of the Honors family.


I would tell them to consider all of the options and to not go somewhere just because someone wants them to. I would also tell them to see what every single one of the colleges has to offer (clubs,sports,etc). Extracurricular activities are important in college, too.

Difference between courses: 

In my high school honor courses, the main difference from the regular courses was the workload. In the Honors courses here at Fairmont State, the main difference is that it requires a higher level of thinking.

Contact Info

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