July 12, 2012, IBM held its first Customer Summit meeting coordinated by Don Resnick, the global director of the IBM Academic Initiative. Resnick invited customers using IBM’s Enterprise System Technology to meet with university faculty members to discuss corporate needs in the workforce and how to infuse curricula with the desired skill sets for graduates to be immediately employable. Participants included Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, Highmark West Virginia, IBM Sales & Marketing, FBI/CJIS Fingerprinting, the Department of the Treasury/Bureau of Public Debt and PNC Bank.
Bridging the gap between higher education and industry, the IBM Academic Initiative matches graduates’ information technology skills with workforce needs. Fairmont State University is the only college or university in the state participating and is already experiencing successful outcomes.
On Friday, April 27, the Fairmont State University School of Business held its annual Awards Ceremony to honor students and their accomplishments. The event also included the Delta Mu Delta induction ceremony.
For professionals seeking an advanced degree and for undergraduate students interested in furthering their education, Fairmont State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is the perfect next step.
Beth Riley has loved numbers her whole life. “At 5 years old, I was already doing number searches and counting money,” she said.
Update 6/8/2012: Students Travel to the Bronx for Spanish Language Immersion Trip
Update 6/8/2012: Photo Gallery of May 2012 trip.
Nine students from Fairmont State University will travel to New York from May 13-19, 2012, with Dr. Julie Sellers for the very first immersion-style experience within the borders of the United States that the university has offered.
The Falcon Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is hosting a Fitness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 offered an exciting opportunity to experience campus life at Fairmont State University through Campus Visitation Day. The pictures are from that day's events.
Starting her own business was not Lyla Grandstaff’s first leap of faith.
A native of Rivesville, Lyla attended Fairmont State in the fall of 1980. “I wasn’t sure of a major and was working part-time. I was offered a full-time position and quit school,” she says.
Even though she was working, she says she wasn’t able to advance because she didn’t have a college degree.