Alumni Pride

Providing First Experiences in Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

He might have desk space in the Education Building, but his true office can be found at the peak of Cooper’s Rock, the trails of the Appalachian Mountains and the depths of the Grand Canyon. For Education faculty member and Fairmont native Matt Schmuck, his passion for outdoor adventure has become his career – and students are reaping the benefits.

Soaring Since His First Flight

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As the sound of airplane engines roar in the background, Mark Heefner steps out of a single engine plane, fresh from a trip to see his girlfriend, Mariah Roth’11, in Charlotte, N.C. The 2011 Fairmont State University graduate and pilot returns the plane and heads to his desk a hundred yards away at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport. This wasn’t Heefner’s first solo trip, but he has experienced many firsts at the airport and is anxious to create more.

Take Your First Step Toward Being Your Own Boss

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Starting her own business was not Lyla Grandstaff’s first leap of faith.

A native of Rivesville, Lyla attended Fairmont State in the fall of 1980. “I wasn’t sure of a major and was working part-time. I was offered a full-time position and quit school,” she says.

Even though she was working, she says she wasn’t able to advance because she didn’t have a college degree.

Night at the Races Benefits the Fairmont Fund

Monday, March 12, 2012

A night of fun, food and friends is planned for Saturday, April 14, at the Night at the Races derby-style party. Hosted by the Office of Institutional Advancement, the event begins at 4 p.m. with a heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception, silent auction, hat contest and entertainment by the FSU Jazz Band at the Falcon Center on the FSU main campus.

Student Affairs Hall of Fame Honors Four

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College recently honored the dedication of former employees and the impact of community members on the lives of students during this year’s Student Affairs Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

Governor Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Law Enforcement Officer

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation on Thursday, Feb. 23, ordering all U.S. and state flags displayed at all state facilities be displayed at half-staff from dawn until dusk on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, the day of services for law enforcement officer, Sergeant Michael Todd May, who died in the line of duty on Feb. 18, 2012.

Attend the Job Fair on Feb. 28

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the Office of Career Services. More than 70 companies and agencies are registered to attend the event. The fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Falcon Center, Gym 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Empty Bowls Project Helps Fight Hunger

Sunday, February 19, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University pottery studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.

Student Affairs Hall of Fame to Honor Three

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will honor the dedication of former employees and the impact of community members on the lives of students during this year’s Student Affairs Hall of Fame Awards Banquet. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Colebank Hall.

Submit a Nomination Today for the 2012 Alumni Awards

Friday, February 17, 2012

Do you know a Fairmont State University graduate who deserves recognition? Fairmont State will celebrate the achievements of former students, a tradition since 1977. You are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories:  2012 Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

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