Budd Sapp heads into retirement after over 20 years of service at Fairmont State

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Fairmont State University is announcing the retirement of Budd Sapp, a tenured professor in the School of Education as well as the faculty representative on the Board of Governors. 

A graduate of Fairmont State, Sapp taught and coached 17 years in the Marion County school system before beginning his work at Fairmont State in 1997 as a public school teaching fellow and officially joining the University in 1998. 

Fairmont State welcomes Fairmont Soldier home

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Fairmont State University is excited to welcome Private First Class Kenneth Stahl to the Falcon Family after being deployed with the United States Army National Guard for 11 months.  

After attending boot camp, Kenneth was told he was being deployed. He arrived in Kuwait for two days, moving to Iraq for about 6 months, then to Syria, and finally Kuwait for about four months.  

Director of Road and Grounds receives award from Arts and Humanities Commission

Monday, August 03, 2020

Fairmont State University’s Jamie Colanero, Director of Road and Grounds, was recognized by the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission with an award for landscape design. 

Colanero said getting the award isn’t just about him but it’s about his team. While he has been at the University for more than 15 years, he said the work they do wouldn’t be accomplished without the effort they put in together. His team includes Evan Gaines, Mike Marcavage, Brian Novak and Kenny Whetsell. 

Fairmont State professor, students create mural in Palatine Park

Monday, August 03, 2020

Even with changes due to COVID-19, Fairmont State University’s Joel Dugan, chair of the Department of Architecture, Art, and Design, and a group of students were able to complete their public mural project in Palatine Park in just 10 days. 

Fairmont State Student Researchers probe literary topics

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The School of Humanities (formerly Language and Literature) is pleased to recognize the 2020 student recipients of the department’s Summer Research Program:  Maralisa Marra, Autumn Cox and Montana Richards.

Students receive a stipend for 6 weeks of dedicated work on an original research project under a Humanities faculty mentor of their choice.

Fairmont State and partner Mon Health awarded $499,975 federal grant

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fairmont State University and partner Mon Health System, Inc., have been selected as one of only four recipients nationwide of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Simulation Education Training Program (NEPQR-SET) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the 2020 grant funding cycle. The award was announced by U.S.