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Fairmont State to host Social for students and employees displaced by the closing of Alderson Broaddus Impact
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Fairmont State to host Social for students and employees displaced by the closing of Alderson Broaddus

Falcon Center at DuskBack in August, the state of West Virginia was left in shock when Alderson Broaddus closed its doors permanently. Many students and employees were forced to relocate to different universities across the state.

These individuals have had their lives uprooted due to the closure and have had to alter major life plans because of it. Fairmont State University President Mike Davis recognizes the extreme circumstances under which some of these individuals have come to Fairmont State and he wants them to know that even though Fairmont State may not have been part of their original plan, they still have a home here.

“I cannot imagine all the things students, employees, and the community of Philippi have gone through since the closing of Alderson Broaddus,” said Davis. “I want those who have chosen to come to Fairmont State due to this closure to feel welcome, to feel heard, and to have their struggles recognized and empathized with. While Fairmont State may not have been the intended destination for many, I want them to know they have a supportive campus community backing them during this difficult transition.” To demonstrate this support, President Davis has announced the University will host a social gathering for Alderson Broaddus students and employees who have relocated to Fairmont State.

The social will take place on Tuesday, January 23. All students, faculty, and staff who came from Alderson Broaddus to Fairmont State are encouraged to attend, meet President Davis, and get to know Fairmont State on a more personal level. Light refreshments will be served from 5-6 p.m. in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms. Those interested in attending can RSVP to

“I hope that people will come to the social and leave feeling more comfortable with their new surroundings at Fairmont State,” said Davis. “I look forward to meeting our new students and employees, and hearing their stories.”