Senior forensic science student Peydan McVicker, from Farmington, West Virginia, transferred to Fairmont State after her freshman year of college in hopes of receiving more individualized attention that would nurture her passion for sustainability.
As Fairmont State prepares to celebrate the University’s graduates at Spring Commencement Ceremonies, University Leadership has recognized faculty and staff for their contributions and achievements throughout the academic year and beyond. Fairmont State faculty were virtually celebrated on Friday, April 9, while a separate virtual ceremony was held on Friday, April 16 to recognize the University’s staff.
Russell Patrick is used to hard work. For eight years, he worked 16-hour shifts, seven days a week in the coal mines. But this weekend, when he walks across the stage in the Feaster Center, signaling his distinction as a Fairmont State University RN-BSN graduate, he will have officially completed his most difficult – yet rewarding – challenge to date, all while heeding his father’s sage advice.
On Sunday, April 18, a piece of history missing for more than 100 years was welcomed back home to Fairmont State University, the original portrait of first female normal school principal in the country, Ms. Elizabeth Dickey Fleming.
A key tenet of Fairmont State University’s mission is a commitment to transformational impact; not only is that commitment put into practice daily by members of the Falcon Family within lecture halls, labs and virtual classrooms, but it is also evident through their meaningful contributions to the greater community and beyond.
In order to provide the most meaningful experience for graduates and ensure successful Commencement events, each of the Fairmont State University Spring Commencement Ceremonies will take place indoors at the Feaster Center on campus. The University’s plans for the ceremonies have been approved in consultation with the Marion County Health Department to assure safe environments for all graduates, faculty, staff and university guests.
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