Nearly 400 students will participate in the six ceremonies taking place throughout the weekend during Fairmont State University’s 152nd Commencement in the Feaster Center. The University will honor graduates at a special student athlete Commencement on Friday, April 23, while each of the University’s schools and colleges will celebrate separately at ceremonies taking place Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25. U.S.
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.
Fairmont State RN-BSN student Katie Marcum comes from a long line of nurses; her grandmother, mother, aunts and sister all found their callings within the profession.
“I watched in awe of my family of strong, successful women relive their adventures working as nurses,” Marcum said. “Every family dinner was always colorful and fun as the nurses would relive their war stories, and I knew I wanted to be able to tell my own story one day.”