Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.
Fairmont State alumni and the community are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories: Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards. Awards are presented to one alumna and one alumnus in each category.
The nomination guidelines are as follows:
- Outstanding Alumni – Graduates of Fairmont State prior to 1989 who display loyalty to Fairmont State, are successful in chosen career, serve community and exhibit ethical behavior and exemplary character.
- Alumni of Achievement – Graduates of Fairmont State who have achieved a high level of success in chosen profession and are recognized for professional accomplishments, service to the community, ethical behavior and exemplary character.
- Outstanding Young Alumni – Graduates of Fairmont State under the age of 40 during the year of nomination, who are successful in chosen career, display service to the community, are recognized for professional accomplishments, maintain communication with Fairmont State and exhibit ethical behavior and exemplary character.
Nominations should be submitted in the form of a letter of recommendation outlining the reasons for which the candidate meets and exceeds the criteria in his or her category. Send nominations to Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, by April 15, 2014, at Emily.Swain@fairmontstate.edu. Nominators should include their name and contact information along with the letter of recommendation for the candidate.
Nomination forms for candidates not chosen will remain actively eligible for three years. Those candidates not selected within a three-year period will be removed from the nomination slate for one year and then will be eligible to be re-nominated the following year.
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