Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Fairmont State University was awarded an Arts Partner grant in August 2014 to support a concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended a ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol to receive the check for $7,200. The Arts Partners grant provides general operating support to long-standing, stable arts organizations.
“History and the arts have a way of connecting us to our families, friends and the communities we call home,” said Gov. Tomblin in a news release. “The achievements and significant contributions by today’s grant recipients have maintained and enhanced West Virginia’s culture, art and history. I’m proud to extend this funding, and I hope it will enable grantees to further their efforts in making the Mountain State an even better place to call home.”