Rae Dyer

West Virginia family creates scholarship supporting study abroad experiences for Fairmont State University students

Monday, November 28, 2022

A Marion County family has created The Midge Teahan Travel Scholarship for Fairmont State University students who wish study abroad. The $25,000 endowed scholarship honors the life Margaret Murphy “Midge” Teahan and her love of world travel.

Midge, the wife of Fairmont State University English professor John Michael Teahan, loved being involved in the academic community, which furthered her goal of becoming a continuous learner of other cultures and experiences.

Prezioso family establishes scholarship for aspiring educators at Fairmont State

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A Marion County family has provided a gift of $26,000 to Fairmont State University to create a new scholarship for future teachers. The donation will establish the Roman and Amelia Prezioso Endowed Scholarship benefitting students in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education, Health & Human Performance.

Fairmont State University announces new name for Tutoring and Testing Center in honor of Donors

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Fairmont State University and the Fairmont State Foundation are scheduled to hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the Datha and Gene Smith family and Datha Gene Foundation. The dedication of the Datha & Gene Smith Center will take place on Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. 

Fairmont State BOG approves University’s Presidential Search Committee

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Fairmont State University Board of Governor’s met on Thursday, September 15, approving the slate of members presented to serve on the University’s Presidential Search Committee. 

The Presidential Search Committee will be chaired by board members Jennifer Kinty and Kevin Rogers. Fairmont State University Faculty Senate President, Charles Shields, will also tri-chair the committee.

Fairmont State Foundation welcomes new president

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

On Monday, July 11, Rachel Rae Dyer joined the Fairmont State Foundation as president. Dyer brings a diverse collection of professional and educational experiences to this role. She holds an MBA from West Virginia University, BS from Linfield College and a BA from Hiram College.

In addition to her educational background, Dyer has more than 20 years of experience in business and management in various industries including manufacturing, government, non-profits and construction.

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