If you were a Fairmont State student in the early 80’s, it is very possible that you knew about Fairmont State’s cross country team—the Red Hot Pokers.
“One day the cross country team met up with other student-athletes in the Feaster Center for a pickup relay race and we needed a name,” said founding father Brian Hamrick. “We scrambled to find a name and I just shouted out ‘Red Hot Pokers.’ That was the beginning of it all.”
The Fairmont State Alumni Association invites FSU alumni and friends to attend a special event during the 2016 Mountain East Conference Tournament in Charleston.
The Alumni Association will host a social, presented by Hendrickson & Long, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Celsius Lounge, 212 Hale St., Charleston. Transportation will be provided to the Civic Center for evening session games. Admission to the social is free, but gifts to the Fairmont Fund are encouraged.
As part of the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration, the traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University, sponsored by ACE Hardware, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in downtown Fairmont.
The Office of Student Activities has selected legendary Fairmont State basketball coach Joe Retton as parade marshal.
Fairmont State University will celebrate 150 years of academic opportunity, tradition and Falcon pride during Homecoming 2015. From Sunday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 24, students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are invited to participate in FSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is partnering with the Upshur County Convention & Visitors Bureau to host an after hours social in Buckhannon on Friday, Feb. 20.
“The Alumni Association looks forward to connecting with Falcons in the Buckhannon area,” said Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations. “We would like to thank Laura Meadows, who won our 2013 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, for helping to make this event possible.”
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 new fashion brand with Marion County roots provides high-end, handmade, art-inspired products. Showcased as part of Septemberfest, Beth Keener LLC is a partnership company owned and operated by Farmont State University alumnae Beth Keener and Melissa Craig.