Fairmont State University has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year, earning placements including a Top 50 Public School and a Top 100 Best Regional University in the Regional Universities South category. In addition, Fairmont State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked among the Best Undergraduate Nursing category.
The Fairmont State University Student Government Association is supporting the Tygart Valley United Way, which represents Marion, Taylor, Randolph, Barbour and Tucker counties, through sales of this year’s “Maroon Madness” t-shirts.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit the “Charting a New Course” campaign, launched by the United Way earlier this month.
The Fairmont State University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has been granted a program waiver from the West Virginia Department of Education, allowing for students pursuing a MAT to significantly shorten their path to graduation while still maintaining the program quality necessary to produce effective teachers. Qualifying students must have a bachelor’s degree in the same concentration or content area in which they aim to teach upon completion of their degree.
September has been designated Wellness Month at Fairmont State University to promote mental health awareness among, and offer support to, the campus community, particularly, those individuals who represent marginalized populations.
A Fairmont family has pledged $25,000 for the creation of a new scholarship at Fairmont State University in memory of Stephen Guentert, a Fairmont State alumnus who passed away in February of 2021. The Stephen L. Guentert Memorial Endowed Scholarship will provide financial support for computer science and cybersecurity students in the College of Science and Technology.
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, representatives from Fairmont State University’s Office of Veteran Services, Office of Student Life and Student Government Association partnered to place American flags on campus in honor and remembrance of the first responders and thousands of victims involved in the attacks.
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