Connecting students, Fairmont State University alumni and the community, Septemberfest will offer vendors, music, family activities, a high-end fashion runway show and more in downtown Fairmont on Saturday, Sept. 20. Septemberfest is part of Family Weekend, planned for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19 to 21. (For more information about Family Weekend, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu/studentservices/family-weekend.)
Fairmont State University alumni and friends, as well as their families, are invited to attend the third annual Picnic at the Park on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Harrison County.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association will host the event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Overlook Shelter at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Clarksburg. Jaws BBQ will provide lunch, and activities for kids are planned.
Fairmont State University alumni and friends are invited to attend a stop in the five-city tour planned by the Fairmont State Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions this spring.
Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.
Fairmont State alumni and the community are invited to submit the name of outstanding alumni in three categories: Outstanding Alumni, Alumni of Achievement and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards. Awards are presented to one alumna and one alumnus in each category.
The nomination guidelines are as follows:
Images from Homecoming Weekend 2013
-Emeritus Lunch Class of 1963
-Fairmont State Athletic Association Hall of Fame Banquet
-80's Decade Reunion
-Alumni Awards Brunch
-Homecoming Student Dance
With the theme “Almost Heaven: A Salute to West Virginia,” Homecoming 2013 for Fairmont State University through Saturday, Oct. 12, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events. For more information on Homecoming activities, click here.
Monday, Oct. 7 - Friday, Oct. 11
Erickson Alumni Center Open House
As part of Homecoming 2013 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
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.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting welcome reception for Head Coach Jason Woodman as the Fighting Falcons prepare to kick off the 2013 football season.
Woodman and his staff will be available to meet and greet Falcon Fans during the event scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Erickson Alumni Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is partnering with Harris Connect to update alumni information and produce a new alumni directory.
“The directory project is critical to the Alumni Association as we want to be able to stay connected to all of our alumni and offer opportunities to stay engaged with Fairmont State University,” said Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations. “In addition to our social media outlets and other outreach, this directory will provide a useful tool for building connections.”
Fairmont State University students will benefit from the gift of an alumnus who believed education was a way to create opportunity.
William Claude “Bill” Waters, who spent his career dedicated to education, passed away in July 2012 at age 93. Through a bequest from his estate, Waters has provided a $730,000 gift to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships. Waters previously made more than $63,000 in gifts to the University.