As students don their caps and gowns, align their tassels and prepare for the Commencement procession, they are participating in a generations old ceremony. From the academic regalia to the mace that is carried, Fairmont State University’s Commencement is steeped in tradition.
The Office of International Student Services, in collaboration with the International Education Committee, will host a reception for international students who are graduating from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Room 303 of the Education Building. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Every spring, French-speaking educators and community members from around the state gather for a day of language immersion. This year Fairmont State University and Dr. Erin Hippolyte, Assistant Professor of French, hosted the French Immersion Day event for the first time.
On Sunday, April 22, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts held its annualAwards Ceremony to honor students and their accomplishments. Attending the event were students, their families, alumni and faculty and staff of the School of Fine Arts.
“The strong scholarship support that the School of Fine Arts receives from the Fairmont State Foundation allows us to attract talented, well-prepared students to our programs. The enrollment of those students raises the bar for all our students, a kind of ‘trickle up’ effect, which is very welcome,” said Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts.