Alumni Pride

Dr. Jennifer Knight '98 -- 2011 Outstanding Young Alumna

Thursday, September 01, 2011

 Each year the Fairmont State Alumni Association receives countless nominations for their Homecoming awards. This year we are proud to present awards to six remarkable alumni. To submit a nomination, e-mail Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at emily.swain@fairmontstate.edu.

Concrete + Duct Tape = FSU Success

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Do you have the backbone to get into a canoe made out of concrete on Cheat Lake? How about racing that concrete canoe after it has just snapped in half and has been duct taped back together? Fairmont State’s ASCE Concrete Canoe team used their Backbone in more than one way to recently do just that.

Meet Fairmont State's Interim President Dr. Maria C. Rose

Monday, August 01, 2011

Fairmont State’s Interim President Maria C. Bennett Rose always knew she would be a teacher, but she never dreamed of becoming the president of a university, let alone her alma mater.

"Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. I was one of those kids who played school," Dr. Rose shared. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would someday be sitting here."

New Campaign Celebrates Putting Needs of Students First

Friday, August 19, 2011

At Fairmont State University, students are the first priority. A new campaign this fall with the theme “be First” helps share that message. The first campaign launch event took place Monday, Aug. 15, at the fall welcome meeting for faculty.

Curry Named Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Campus/Community Relations

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Fairmont State University has named Cynthia Sherbs Curry as the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Campus/Community Relations. The position also provides services to Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Emily Swain Named Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fairmont State University has named Emily Swain as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

The Victory Bell: “Old Boaz”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

 Some days, it is green and pink; other days, it is red and black. Some nights, it is purple and white; yet by dawn, it is gold and green – or maroon and white. Today we remember the Victory Bell by its coat of paint, but did you know its ring used to be a sound of triumph?

FSU Facebook Page Reaches 4,000 Fans

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fairmont State announced on Wednesday, via e-mail and Facebook, a special contest aimed at reaching 4,000 Facebook fans by July 1. Three days later that goal was reached.

Moore West Virginia Literary Collection Donated to Fairmont State University

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Through a donation by a couple with many ties to Fairmont State University, future scholars and students of West Virginia and Appalachian literature and history will have a new tool to aid their research.

FSU Community Engagement Initiative Named Best in the Nation

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fairmont State's 2010-11 Community Engagement Initiative "Put Your Best Fairmont Forward" was recognized by the NCAA as the "Best In the Nation" at the annual Division II Community Engagement Workshop on Thursday. The concept was planned and organized around Fairmont State's football game against West Liberty that was featured on live national television on CBS College Sports.