Over a year ago, Fairmont State University, home to so many within the community, closed its campus in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Today, the University is pleased to announce a phased reopening of its campus to all members of the community.
As high school seniors across the country are preparing to graduate, many are sifting through their acceptance letters and weighing the options of where they might continue their educational pursuits. And with small class sizes and a variety of degree programs as well as expert faculty and numerous opportunities for hands-on learning, Fairmont State University has established itself as a destination of choice for many college-bound students.
Fairmont State University faculty member, Dr. Stephanie Jones, has been named the 2021 College/University Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The WVCTM and Jones’ peers honored her achievements during a virtual meeting on Saturday, April 24.
When Jones learned she had received this recognition she was both shocked and grateful.
Fairmont State University has coordinated with the Higher Education Policy Commission to administer ACT testing to high school students to support the state-sponsored efforts to increase applications for the Promise Scholarship. High school seniors qualifying for the Promise Scholarship are permitted to take one free exam to determine scholarship eligibility.
Nearly 400 graduates were honored during Fairmont State University’s 152nd Commencement exercises this past weekend. The University celebrated the achievements of its newest alumni during six ceremonies, including a special student-athlete Commencement and a ceremony for each school or college.
When Tafara Ushendibaba made the decision to attend Fairmont State to pursue a business degree in information systems management, he did so sight unseen. Thousands of miles across ocean waters separated the University’s campus from Ushendibaba’s home in Zimbabwe, but his older brother Tatenda and older sister Tendai, who had made their ways to Fairmont years earlier for their own educational pursuits, vouched for the school on the hilltop.
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