Groups and Activities for Fall 2014


Womens' Self-Defense Class  (For students only)

Research suggests that college women are most vulnerable during the first 6-8 weeks of the semester.  Learn how to get out of dangerous situations.  Must pre-register to participate! 

Sunday, August 24th 2014 Falcon Center Fitness Room B

Two sessions: 1:00-4:00 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm

Learn more and Register

Koru - Self-Management Skills for Success (For students only) Registration Required

This 4 week course focuses on self-awareness and management to further individual actualization and success.

  • Must pre-register for course. Please email Andrea Pammer

  • Location: 316 Turley Student Service Center

  • Day and Time: TBA



Guided Meditation (For students, faculty, and staff)

Meditation is the practice of concentrated focus on a visualization, sound, object, or your breath in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. No experience needed. 

  • No registration needed. Attend as your schedule allows.

  • Location: 316 Turley Student Service Center

  • Day and Time (Group length averages 15-45 minutes)

    • Monday - 3:15pm - Beginners

    • Tuesday - 12:30pm - Stress & Anxiety

    • Wednesday - 3:15pm - Physical & Emotional Pain

    • Thursday - 12:30pm - Focus & Attention

    • Friday - 9:00am - Silent Meditation


Grief and Bereavement Support Group (Open to students, faculty, staff, and the community)

Bereavement and grief support groups provide support to people who have experienced a loss. If you have lost a spouse or partner, parents, children, or a friend, this group is for you.   The goal of this monthly meeting is to assist in adjusting to the death, learn how to accept the loss, honor the memory of your loved one, and adjust to life after the loss. The healing power of groups is well documented, and support groups offer many of the same therapeutic characteristics as more structured groups. These factors include: altruism (chance to help others), belongingness, universality (there are others who struggle with similar challenges), interpersonal learning, guidance, catharsis, identification, self-understanding, instillation of hope, and existential factors (such as the search for larger meaning in life). Each of these factors is directly related to the mutual support that members provide one another.

This group is led by James Keresztury, LCSW, ACSW, MBA

  • Call Jim at 304-293-0481 or 304-282-9819 to register.

  • Location: 303 Education Building

  • Day and Time: Last Tuesday of every month, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


If you are interested in any of the above groups, have any questions, or would like a group that is not listed, please email our counselors and let them know!



Office Information

Suite 316 Turley Student Services Center
(304) 333-3661
Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm
Mailing Address
Fairmont State University
Office of Counseling and Disability Services
1201 Locust Avenue
Turley Center, Suite 316
Fairmont, WV 26554


Andrea Pammer, MA
Director of Counseling & Disability Services
Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (304) 367-4686
Tom Hill, MA, LPC, NCC, CTT
Mental Health Therapist
Phone: (304) 367-4792