With the theme “There’s No Place Like Fairmont,” Fairmont State University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 from Thursday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 1. The Fairmont State Alumni Association will welcome back the Class of 1966 for their induction into the Emeritus Club.
The Fairmont State Emeritus Club Luncheon and Induction Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. All members of the Emeritus Club are encouraged to attend to support the new class of inductees.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 29, in downtown Fairmont. This year’s Homecoming theme is “There’s No Place Like Fairmont.”
The Fairmont State Athletic Association is pleased to welcome eight new members to the Fairmont State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 30, as a part of Homecoming weekend on the FSU campus.
The Class of 2016 includes Mike Arcure (Meritorious Service - athlete, coach, service), Rick Harris (Emeritus - baseball, football, swimming), Scott Hernon (men's swimming), Mike Kirby (wrestling), Thad McFadden (men's basketball), Nikki McGinnis-Crotty (women's basketball), Sidney Thomas (women's basketball) and Jason Trent (football).
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.
The One-Room Schoolhouse, a Fairmont State University campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Located near the Bryant Street Entrance to main campus, the museum is a significant artifact of regional and educational history.
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.
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.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in downtown Fairmont.
FSU alumni Aaron Hawkins, Class of 1971, and Butch Phillips, Class of 1965, both of Fairmont, have been selected as parade marshals for their leadership in the effort to raise $50,000 to take 100 veterans and 50 guardians to Washington, D.C., as part of an Honor Flight from the North Central West Virginia Airport on May 10, 2014.
"We want to celebrate the impact our alumni, students, faculty and staff made through our “Selfies in Service” initiative,” said Swain. “You can show us your impact by uploading photos of you volunteering or by using #SelfiesinService on Facebook and Twitter.”