Gift in Honor of Dustin Burdoff to Fund Upgrades for the Falcon Center

Friday, September 02, 2011

Martin A. “Monty” Burdoff met with officials from Fairmont State University and the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. for the official signing of a donor agreement that will provide funding for renovations and upgrades to the Falcon Center in memory of his son, Dustin Burdoff. 

Dustin Burdoff, a Fairmont State University student who enjoyed spending time in the Falcon Center and had many friends in the campus community, passed away Sept. 4, 2010, and was posthumously awarded degree from the Fairmont State University School of Business during the May 2011 Spring Commencement.

A plaque to be displayed in the Falcon Center reads: “In Honor of Dustin Burdoff: A young man of character, sincerity, and a joyful presence that will be remembered by all he encountered and inspired. A true representative of entrepreneurial spirit.

About the photo:

Pictured from left to right in the front row are Craig Shaffer, Executive Director of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc.; Robin Yeager, Director of the Falcon Center; Martin A. “Monty” Burdoff, father of the late Dustin Burdoff who is shown in the framed photo he is holding; Robert Weaver, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing; and Devanna Corley, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. In the back row from left to right are Dr. Quentin Johnson, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services; Kevin Wilfong, friend of the Burdoff family; Dr. Maria Rose, FSU Interim President; Tom Rose; Dr. Richard Harvey, Dean of the School of Business; and Beth Martin of the Office of Institutional Advancement.