Fairmont State Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know a Fairmont State University graduate who deserves recognition? Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students, a tradition since 1977, and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.

Nomination Guidelines

You are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories: Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

  • Outstanding Alumni – Graduate of Fairmont State prior to 1991 who displays loyalty to Fairmont State, is successful in chosen career, serves community and exhibits ethical behavior and exemplary character.
  • Alumni of Achievement – Graduate of Fairmont State who has achieved a high level of success in chosen profession and is recognized for professional accomplishments, service to the community, ethical behavior and exemplary character.
  • Outstanding Young Alumni – Graduate of Fairmont State under the age of 40 during the year of nomination, who is successful in chosen career, displays service to the community, is recognized for professional accomplishments, maintains communication with Fairmont State and exhibits ethical behavior and exemplary character.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a letter of recommendation outlining the reasons for which your candidate meets and exceeds the criteria in his or her category. Send nominations to Amie Fazalare, Interim Director of Alumni Relations, by April 10, 2017, at afazalare@fairmontstate.edu. Please remember to include your name and contact information along with your letter of recommendation.

Nomination forms for candidates not chosen will remain actively eligible for three years. Those candidates not selected within a three year period will need to be removed from the nomination slate for one year and then will be eligible to be re-nominated the following year.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fairmont State University’s 1967 NAIA National Championship Football team will be celebrated during Homecoming 2017 with the theme “Fairmont Flashback 1967.” Homecoming will be held Sept. 25 - 30, with a variety of events for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Falcon community.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

As part of Homecoming 2017 for Fairmont State University, nine exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Fairmont Flashback 1967” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Fairmont State’s NAIA National Championship Football team.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Recent Fairmont State University graduate, Kurtis Dennison, will be leading a session on his experience with the Peace Corps at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Multimedia A in the Ruth Ann Musick Library.

After graduating in 2014 with a degree in theatre arts, Dennison served with AmeriCorps Energy Express and AmeriCorps VISTA to develop community theater activities in Grafton, West Virginia. He went on to volunteer with the Peace Corps, serving in Rwanda from 2015 through 2017.

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