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Students, faculty and staff speak with Legislators at the Capitol
Feb 6, 2024

Fairmont State’s Visit to State Capitol Sets Important Affairs in Motion

Fairmont State President Dr. Mike Davis and a delegation of students, faculty and staff visited the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston on January 29. During the visit House representatives, senators and even Governor Jim Justice met with those visiting from the University to discuss important initiatives Fairmont State is taking for students and the community. To commemorate the day, January 29, 2024 was officially recognized as Fairmont State University Day at the West Virginia Legislature by the House and Senate.

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Jan 26, 2024

Fairmont State focuses on the community during MLK Celebration

Fairmont State University students, faculty and staff honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with their annual Day of Service on Thursday, January 25. The University partnered with Tygart Valley United Way and coordinated a day of volunteer projects to honor the legacy and values of Dr. King.

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Jan 23, 2024

Alumna produced Sundance Film Screening on Fairmont State’s Campus Feb. 19

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will be hosting a screening of the film King Coal at Fairmont State University’s Ruth Ann Musick Library on February 19 at 6 p.m. Co-producer and Fairmont State alumna Molly Born will be in attendance to participate in a post-film Q&A. The screening is free and open to students and community members.

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Jan 22, 2024

Retired college professors establish fund for faculty and staff development

A couple who have enjoyed successful careers in higher education pledged $30,000 in support of faculty and staff development at Fairmont State University. The Drs. Errol L. and Patricia Reese Mini Grant Fund will provide support for the Falcon Mini-Grant Program at Fairmont State, providing an opportunity to apply for faculty and staff to apply for financial resources supporting special initiatives and projects.

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Jan 17, 2024

Fairmont State University Receives Funding through NASA IV&V ERC Partnership

Fairmont State University has received a grant totaling $2,548,265 over the next five years from the Katherine Johnson NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) to extend the existence of the Education Resource Center (ERC). These funds represent the continuation of a collaborative relationship between the two agencies spanning over 20 years.

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Jan 8, 2024

High achieving WV students encouraged to apply for presidential scholarship—Deadline Feb. 1

Each fall and winter, Fairmont State University offers West Virginia seniors an opportunity to apply for their premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Scholarship. Through a highly competitive process, twenty students will be invited to campus to compete for the scholarship. All applicants invited to campus will receive an academic scholarship, with three students being named McClain Scholars. McClain Scholars will receive tuition and fees, room and board for on-campus students, and a $500 per semester book scholarship for the on-campus Bound for Success Bookstore. The McClain Scholarship will cover up to four years (eight semesters) for the selected three students, estimated at approximately $80,000 per student.

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