The Fairmont State University School of Nursing has received $100,000 from grants and private funders to support the purchase of an advanced pediatric patient simulator that will provide its students with enhanced learning opportunities and realistic real-world experiences.
Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin was named Educator of the Year for 2019 by WVNews.com. The annual award is given to recognize an educational leader who has made an impact on students and North Central West Virginia communities.
During today’s Board of Governors meeting, Suttle and Stalnaker, the institution’s independent auditing firm, presented the results of the 2019 audit, showing the University has finished the 2019 fiscal year in a strong financial position. This is a continuance of last year’s focus on cost saving/containment and strategic intiatives implemented by the administration in January of 2018.
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.
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.
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 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.
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