Weston, West Virginia
High School: 
Lewis County High School
Why Attend?: 

My first concern for choosing a college was the success and quality of the institution’s nursing program. I originally planned to go to Glenville State until I came to an open house here at Fairmont State. The environment that has been set up for the nursing students is absolutely spectacular. I plan to excel in the outstanding program that Fairmont State has for their nursing students.

Most Surprised: 

Dorm life has been my biggest surprise so far. It is nothing I thought it would be. To be brutally honest, I would rather not live on campus. I am very accustomed to being on my own and always having my friends stay with me any time they want. However, living on campus prevents this.


I haven’t exactly had many experiences so far in the Honors Program. I am very excited for what is to come. From what I have experienced in the classroom with the Honors students, I can say that it feels just like National Honor Society at Lewis County High School. I feel very comfortable being in the Honors Program.


Make sure you explore all of your options, do not limit yourself. Go to open houses, learn about the programs institutions offer for the major you wish to pursue. Also, start early; don’t wait until your Senior year in high school to explore your college options.

Difference between courses: 

Nearly every high school course I took was an Honors class or an AP class. Honors seminar reminds me of my AP English Language class I took my Junior year in high school. I have yet to experience a difference between my Honors courses at Fairmont State and the Honors classes I took in high school.

Contact Info

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