Winter Commencement 2013 - LIVE

About 150 students will participate in Winter Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Feaster Center. A reception in the Falcon Center will immediately follow the ceremony.

Streaming of commencement will begin at approximately 12:55 p.m. Saturday, December 14.

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Bruce Berry

Bruce Berry

Dr. Bruce Berry, Chairman of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, will be the Winter Commencement speaker. A. Scott Barner of Hollywood, W.Va., will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2013.

Bruce Berry, M.D., of Morgantown, recently retired as the medical director at Colombo & Stuhr, P.L.L.C., where he oversaw risk management and quality assurance. For nearly 30 years, Berry had a private practice in Charleston. Berry also served as a clinical instructor, clinical assistant professor and clinical associate professor at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine campus at the Charleston Area Medical Center. In addition to his work with WVU, Berry served as a clinical associate professor with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Berry graduated with an A.B. in biology, M.S. in embryology and an M.D. from West Virginia University.

A. Scott Barner

A. Scott Barner

A. Scott Barner has been selected as the senior class representative for the Class of 2013. A graduate of James Monroe High School in Lindside, W.Va., Barner is the son of Tony and Lisa Barner of Hollywood, W.Va. Barner is graduating from FSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Science Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. At FSU, Barner has been president of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary Society, a New Student Counselor, a New Student Counselor Recruiter, a member of the Quiz Bowl Planning Committee, a member of the Campus Compact Student Advisory Board and a diversity training presenter at the FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College Leadership Conference. Barner also has worked on campus as a sales associate and bookseller at the campus bookstore and as a resident assistant and assistant resident director for the Office of Residence Life. Barner currently teaches biology, anatomy and physiology and French at Hedgesville High School in Martinsburg, W.Va.

President Maria Rose

President Maria Rose

“As a graduate of Fairmont State myself, I know firsthand the life-changing power of a higher education degree. Our graduates are equipped to enter the workforce as highly-qualified and well-prepared employees,” said FSU President Maria Rose. “Of course, Winter Commencement is an exciting time for our graduates and their families, but it is also an important day in the lives of our faculty and staff, who take pride in watching students walk across the stage during the ceremony.”