HEY STUDENTS - HEY CAROl
This basic exchange begins during summer orientation and is the first step in our
effort to personalize the student experience. Journey provides a welcoming environment that promotes the development of positive relationships
between new students, the Journey Program, and the College of Education, Health and Human Performance community. “HEY CAROL”
encourages students to bridge the silence many students experience during their first
semester in college.
New students often find themselves challenged by the academic, social and emotional
issues associated with the college experience. Beginning with their first steps at
Fairmont State and throughout their college years, Journey provides a place where students can ask questions, express concerns, and share moments
of success. Whether you have set your sights on becoming a teacher educator, exercise
scientist or any of the other 30 plus majors and minors in or associated with the
College of Education, Health and Human Performance, it is important for you to know
there is someone who will walk with you on this path.
Developing a Sense of Belonging
As you embark on this amazing journey, keep in mind that Journey is just an email, phone call, or an office visit away. No question is stupid; no
situation unimportant if it helps pave your way to success. I encourage you to take
advantage of the many opportunities you will have to participate in activities, events,
and support organizations offered at Fairmont State University and by the College of Education, Health and Human Performance. GROW YOUR ROOTS as a college student. GRAB THE HANDS outstretched in front you! Both will increase your likelihood of success!
I look forward to walking with you as you pursue your college degree. It all begins
with a simple “HEY.”