A Fairmont State University staff member recently received the 2016 Outstanding New Advisor Award for the state of West Virginia.
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region III presented the honor to Dedra Cobb of Preston County, an academic advisor for the FSU College of Liberal Arts, at the Mid-South Regional Conference in April in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 27, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.
Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.
Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.
The Fairmont State Foundation has named Jessica Sell Director of Development. Sell comes to the Foundation after serving the last three years on the staff of Senator Joe Manchin following prior positions at non-profit TSEA, the University of California at Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FaiHer appointment with the Foundation will begin in January of 2016.
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.