Scott Ullom says it was the “be First” attitude that attracted him to Fairmont State University. The first time Ullom visited Fairmont State’s campus he was attending a workshop as a student representative for another college. As a deaf student, he immediately found the FSU community welcoming and supportive. “I visited 17 other colleges and universities,” Ullom said. “At Fairmont State, four people offered to direct me around campus within the first seven minutes of being here.”
Ullom was pleased to find a school that not only met his physical needs, but also provided the educational and experiential opportunities he desired. After visiting campus and interacting with helpful and outgoing faculty and staff, he knew that he had found the right fit. Today, Ullom and his hearing assistance dog, Raider, are very popular on campus, frequently seen surrounded by a friendly circle of students or faculty and staff. In fact, Ullom was elected by the student body to serve as its representative on the FSU Board of Governors.