A new partnership between paws4people, the Marion County Humane Society, Pruntytown Correctional Center and Fairmont State University will provide training to help shelter dogs become service dogs for those who need them, as well as an opportunity for inmates to give back to the community.
One of the highlights of Welcome Weekend is the Fairmont State University Convocation. During this traditional ceremony, faculty, staff and administrators officially welcome all new freshmen to Fairmont State. During the event, freshmen recite the Academic Pledge. FSU President Maria Rose said the ceremony is a perfect opportunity to make a lasting impression on new students. “Convocation is not only a ceremony to formally welcome new students to campus, it is also an opportunity to inspire and motivate them with the significance of the academic journey they are beginning.
Leadership Marion Class XXX hosted a breakfast event featuring U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday, April 4, on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Leadership Marion is a program for people who are motivated by commitment, involvement, understanding and enthusiasm in an effort to foster leadership and stewardship in the community. The main theme of Leadership Marion relates to civic-oriented leadership with its overall mission of empowering others to increase their participation in the life of the community. Graduates of the program are invited to join the community service-oriented alumni group called Action Marion.
Scott Ullom says it was the “be First” attitude that attracted him to Fairmont State University.
The first time Ullom visited Fairmont State’s campus he was attending a workshop as a student representative for another college. As a deaf student, he immediately found the FSU community welcoming and supportive.
“I visited 17 other colleges and universities,” Ullom said. “At Fairmont State, four people offered to direct me around campus within the first seven minutes of being here.”
During its Aug. 18 meeting, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors and Chairman Ron Tucker welcomed two new members, Frank Washenitz and Scott B. Ullom, both of Fairmont.