When Sean Rafferty arrived at Fairmont State University as a freshman in 2011, he knew two things for certain: he was going to major in Political Science and he wanted to join Student Government.
Three police officers in the Department of Public Safety, which provides services for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy Basic Class in 2014. The new certified officers—C.J. Funk, Jared Martin and John Nigh—were recognized by the FSU Board of Governors for their accomplishment.
C.J. Funk is a Campus Police Officer for the Department of Public Safety.
This semester, Fairmont State University students have the unique opportunity to take classes toward a new Museum Studies minor from an accomplished guest faculty member.
Patricia Ruth Musick is teaching “Folk Arts,” part of the Museum Studies minor, now housed in the College of Liberal Arts Department of Social Science.
A Fairmont State University officer was among the 215 law enforcement officers who graduated on Dec. 19, 2014, from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.
Matt Swain is Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety, which serves Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Elizabeth A. Savage is a professor of English at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. The journal was founded in 1993 and has earned an excellent international reputation as a competitive and skillfully designed literary magazine. Three Cities will feature more about the journal in a future issue.
Her newest book, “Idylliad,” to be published in March 2015 by Furniture Press Books, a small press in Baltimore, is a collection of poems about West Virginia, encountered through homeric tropes.
Fairmont State senior, Samuel “Miles” Smith, has been elected Chairman of the State Advisory Council of Students, which operates as an extension of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC).
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a new member to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. Aaron L. Hawkins of Fairmont, a 1971 graduate of Fairmont State, attended his first board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16.
The FSU Board of Governors determines, controls, supervises and manages the financial, business and education policies and affairs of FSU.
After four years in the U.S. Air Force, Hawkins had a 36-year career in banking, retiring in 2011 from WesBanco Trust and Investment Services as Senior Vice President.
As part of Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to view a complete list of events and additional information.
A member of the Campus Police at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will travel to Virginia for a prestigious learning experience in October. Deputy Chief of Police Matt Swain will soon be part of less than one percent of the nation’s police officers that are able to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
“It is an honor,” Swain said. “It’s something that not a lot of folks get the opportunity to do. I’m very thankful for it.”
Fighting Falcon fans in attendance for the 2014 Fairmont State football season opener against Notre Dame College on Thursday, Sept. 4, witnessed the dedication of the Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field.