President Dr. Mirta Martin

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.

Commencement, holidays: Celebrations that bring families together

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

This time of the year is filled with celebration. For some, it’s a celebration of the holidays. For others, it’s a chance to rejoice in the gathering of friends and family. And now Fairmont State University is thrilled to have one more reason to celebrate: Winter Commencement. 

"Welcome Home:" Our doors are always open

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

As we near the end of Fall semester, we find ourselves in a sweet-spot of calm that lies peacefully between the warm but busy atmosphere of Homecoming and the often-hectic season of the holidays (and finals). This respite is a great time to reflect on Homecoming 2018 – doing so not only reminds us of where come from, but it also gives us insight as to where we’re going. 

Feeding Students, Fighting Hunger on Campus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

As I write this, the tree-covered hills surrounding Fairmont State University will soon explode into hues of orange, crimson, and maroon. You can see it as you drive down I-79’s High Tech Corridor, where the splendor of nature abuts corporate and government complexes that house the latest in technology. Everywhere you look you’ll see beauty and affluence. 

Architecture and engineering support from The Thrasher Group

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Bridgeport-based consulting firm The Thrasher Group has contributed $50,000 to Fairmont State University to support the architecture and civil engineering technology departments.

Kerry Marbury to be honored through Saban-supported foundation gift

Monday, September 23, 2019

The foundation established by University of Alabama head coach and Monongah native Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, has funded a scholarship to honor Kerry Marbury, a long-time family friend who died in June.

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