It’s been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. For Fairmont State University’s Outdoor Recreation program, they know that they succeed by giving back and making a difference. Throughout the month of February, these students made an economic impact of more than $1,000 for work done at Coopers Rock State Forest and the Fairmont Soup Opera.
Teachers at North Elementary School in Morgantown recently attended professional development courses at Fairmont State University, including a grant writing course in which teachers researched and wrote grants for projects at their schools.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 19, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.
The event was hosted by the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation. Funding for the awards and grants is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation.
The Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance honored students at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2017 semester.
FSU Provost Dr. Christina Lavorata; Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy, Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Performance; and RJ Gimbl, Director of the Fairmont State Foundation, greeted students. Awards were presented by Dean Crislip-Tacy and Dr. Paul Reneau, Associate Dean.
More than 400 students will participate in the 148th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Feaster Center.
Dr. Maria C. Rose, FSU President, will present special remarks for the ceremony, which will mark her last as president; she will retire when her contract ends on June 30. Julian Pecora of Clarksburg will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2017.
Students from Fairmont State University’s Community Health Education Program will travel to Richwood, W.Va., to continue their work helping residents who were affected by the June 2016 flood. Students previously visited Richwood in October and December 2016 and identified health and safety needs of Richwood residents.
The Falcon Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is offering kayak roll sessions for the second year to students and community members.
Fairmont State University is meeting the challenge of educating professionals in a variety of fields including architecture, criminal justice, business and multiple areas within the field of education. Many fields that once employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees now prefer to hire those with master’s degrees. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree program at FSU represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth and lifelong learning.
Community Health Education students are spending the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.