Fairmont State University Accounting students are providing free income tax preparation assistance in four counties and receiving real-life experience to benefit them in their future careers.
A $2.55 million gift, the largest in Fairmont State University history, will support scholarships for FSU students through the Elva V. Schoolnic Trust, according to Gary K. Bennett, Trustee.
Want to honor the Fairmont State University Class of 2017, a current student, a graduate, retiree or colleague? Buy a personalized brick that will be placed in the new Falcon Commons area.
The Class of 2017 and the Fairmont State Foundation are working together to continue the Senior Class Gift tradition encouraging seniors to leave a lasting mark on the campus that they love.
Thanks to the generosity of a network of women helping women, gifts will help brighten the spirits of the women at HOPE, Inc., a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and a United Way of Marion County agency.
On Nov. 29, the women of FSU and Pierpont (female faculty, staff members, alumnae, retirees, board members and their spouses or partners) gathered at the Shaw House (President’s House) for A Holiday Tea and brought gifts for women at HOPE, Inc.
The holiday season at FSU includes several events at the Shaw House, the president’s home on the main campus. To make sure the house is ready to welcome guests with festive trimmings and a beautiful tree decorated with maroon ornaments, a group of community members have volunteered to decorate every year. Decorating is their way of supporting FSU President Maria Rose for all she does for the community throughout the year.
Community Health Education students are spending the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.
In October, Dr. Amy Sidwell, Assistant Professor of Health Education and Physical Education in the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and Dr. Janie Leary, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, took a team of students to Richwood to interview residents and determine the town’s ongoing community health recovery needs.
Each year Fairmont State University supports the United Way of Marion County annual campaign. Many faculty and staff contribute each year to help meet the campaign goal, which is set at $440,000 for this year. Students joined the campaign this fall by participating in a raffle for a prime parking spot – the president’s.
FSU President Maria Rose said she thought the fundraising idea was a great one and graciously agreed to give up her parking spot to a student for a day. Students sold tickets in the Falcon Center to earn the parking privilege.
Community Health Education students at Fairmont State University will spend the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.
“When we heard about the flooding in Nicholas County this summer, we felt strongly we wanted to do something to help,” said Dr. Amy Sidwell, Assistant Professor of Health Education and Physical Education in the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance.
Fairmont State University alumna Rebecca Goydel hopes to leave her mark in cancer research by continuing her education at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida.
Her vision for her future started while attending Wheeling Park High School. She wanted a degree in chemistry but also wanted to teach.
“When I spoke to my teacher, Ms. Adams, she said a simple sentence that changed my life goals, ‘Why don’t you pursue a Ph.D. so you can teach any level in the sciences?’ This moment was when I decided I was going to attend graduate school,” Goydel said.
Alternative energy made an appearance at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday.
Asolar panel array was installed next to the library on the shared campus.
The solar panels are a result of a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The FSU College of Science and Technology applied for a grant with the help of Dr. Don Trisel, dean of the college; Dr. Erica Harvey, a chemistry professor at FSU; andAmantha Cole, Title III project director for FSU. The grant was awarded in October of 2015, Trisel said.