Art professor paints portrait of “lost history”—first female president in higher ed

Thursday, June 20, 2019

During Spring Commencement, Fairmont State University unveiled the portrait of Margaret Elizabeth Dickey, a pioneering Fairmont State president and the first female president of a state school in the history of the state of West Virginia and in the U.S. 

Joel Dugan, associate professor of art, was commissioned to paint the portrait based on a photo from what was the Normal School’s yearbook. While challenging, Dugan said it was a great experience. 

Fairmont State to offer Cybersecurity emphasis with Master program

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fairmont State University will begin offering an emphasis in Cybersecurity for the Master of Business Administration program in the fall. 

The program will prepare early careerists and seasoned managers for cybersecurity leadership roles in the public or private sector, Marcus Fisher, assistant professor of Information Systems Management, said. 

Spring 2019 president's and dean's list announced

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More than 1,100 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2019 semester.

Braxton county native inspires local students through endowed scholarship

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Carson Drake wants students at Fairmont State University to know that they can make a difference in the world—socially, technically and spiritually. 

Presidential Scholarships awarded to three incoming freshmen

Monday, June 10, 2019

For the 11th consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University's premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.


The following students have been selected as 2019 scholarship winners:

Teacher Education Program among 42 recognized for National Excellence in Educator Preparation

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fairmont State University’s Teacher Education program has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. It is one of 42 providers from 23 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their education programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).