President Dr. Mirta Martin

School of Nursing receives $100,000 for pediatric patient simulator

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The Fairmont State University School of Nursing has received $100,000 from grants and private funders to support the purchase of an advanced pediatric patient simulator that will provide its students with enhanced learning opportunities and realistic real-world experiences.  

Fairmont State President Mirta Martin named Educator of the Year

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin was named Educator of the Year for 2019 by The annual award is given to recognize an educational leader who has made an impact on students and North Central West Virginia communities. 

Over 175 students graduate at Winter Commencement

Monday, December 16, 2019

Over 175 students walked during the Winter Commencement ceremony for Fairmont State University that took place on Saturday in the Feaster Center. 

Mike Ross, former West Virginia senator and president of Ross and Wharton Gas Company, served as the commencement speaker. 

“I want you to take something with you, work hard for what you want and remember that attitude is important,” he said. “Attitude is more important than facts, more important than what people say.” 

Fairmont State University continues excellence in financial position

Thursday, December 05, 2019

During today’s Board of Governors meeting, Suttle and Stalnaker, the institution’s independent auditing firm, presented the results of the 2019 audit, showing the University has finished the 2019 fiscal year in a strong financial position. This is a continuance of last year’s focus on cost saving/containment and strategic intiatives implemented by the administration in January of 2018. 

Fairmont State to celebrate Winter Commencement on December 14

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

More than 175 students will participate in the Winter Commencement Ceremony for Fairmont State University on Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m., in the Feaster Center. 

Fairmont State University sees largest donation for one day during Day of Giving

Thursday, November 14, 2019

During the inaugural Fairmont State University Day of Giving more than 370 donors helped to raise nearly $200,000 setting a record for the most gifts the University has ever received in one day. 

“We’re so proud of the Fairmont State University community of alumni and friends who came together to show the power of philanthropy,” Julie R. Cryser, president of the Fairmont State Foundation, said. The Foundation raises money on Fairmont State University’s behalf.

Fairmont State Professor funds scholarship for police offers to attend college

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fairmont State University professor Dr. John McLaughlin is working to help police officers looking to attend college by creating the Dr. John E. McLaughlin Police Scholarship.

1981 Fairmont State alumnus to honor son with endowed scholarship

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Barry Baisden, 1981 Fairmont State University graduate with a degree in Occupational Safety, recently funded the Sam Baisden Scholarship in Occupational Safety to honor his son, who died in a tragic accident in 2018. 

Baisden went on to a successful career with ExxonMobil, retiring in 2017 as the refining safety, security, health and environment manager.

Homecoming 2019 Parade to feature new route

Monday, October 21, 2019

With the “Welcome Home” Homecoming 2019 officially kicking off on Thursday, October 24, the Homecoming Parade will be taking a new route this year on Saturday, October 26 beginning at 10 a.m. with lineup at 9 a.m. at Palatine Park. 

Fairmont State University posts largest financial position increase in over 10 years

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fairmont State University has again finished its fiscal year 2019 with a strong financial position. This is a continuance of last year’s focus on cost saving/containment and strategic initiatives implemented by administration in January 2018.

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