Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta M. Martin has been named to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education. On July 2, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced at a press conference in Charleston that he has signed an executive order creating the Blue Ribbon Commission to assess the current state of four-year higher education institutions in West Virginia.
Jean Gotolski, a 1947 graduate of Fairmont State College has created a scholarship at her alma mater, in memory of J.T. and Carmer George. Through this endowed scholarship, Gotolski hopes that students can study their passions, regardless of their financial situations.
In September, Fairmont State University’s Interim President Stephen B. Jones announced that Christa Kwiatkowski was named interim CFO and Vice President Administration and Fiscal Affairs. On Monday, President Mirta Martin affirmed Kwiatkowski’s position as the permanent CFO and Vice President Administration and Fiscal Affairs.
Fairmont State University Athletics wrapped up the 2017-18 season with a fifth-place finish in the Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings for the second-straight year. The fifth-place finishes in 2016-17 and 2017-18 mark the highest finishes for Fairmont State in the five-year history of the league.
The MEC Commissioner’s Cup measures overall athletic excellence among its membership based on each sponsored sports finish in the MEC standings.
Fairmont State University has been recognized by the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) during their June 22 meeting for identifying and implementing energy cost savings at the University. Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects Tom Tucker and Construction Manager Stephanie Slaubaugh led the initiative for Fairmont State.
For the tenth consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as 2018 scholarship winners:
The Fairmont State University School of Business honored students for their academic achievement at the Delta Mu Delta Induction Ceremony and Scholarship and Award Presentations at the end of the spring 2017 semester.
Five students received awards for outstanding performance in their academic area.
In January of this year Fairmont State University embarked on a logo and branding research and revision project. In May three new logo variations were voted on by various segments of the Falcon community. Today, Fairmont State University is excited to release the new look of the Fairmont State University Falcons.
Fairmont State University Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach Patrick Snively recently earned a Level 5 certification from the American Swimming Coaches Association of America (ASCA), the highest level achievable.
Do your children like to act out stories? Do they sit around the table and swap tall-tales? If so, sign them up for camp. The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center is partnering with the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts for Putting It Together: Building a Show from Local Stories and Lore. This week-long creative day-camp for children in grades 3 to 8 runs June 18 – 22. It features instruction in acting, storytelling, folklore, music, writing, and local history.