Alumni Award Winners Announced

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As part of Homecoming 2019, twelve alumni are being honored during this year’s Emeritus Club Induction and Alumni Awards Luncheon. The event will be held on Friday, October 25 at 11 a.m.

“This year the Fairmont State Alumni Association nominating committee worked tirelessly to select the best representatives of Fairmont State University from countless nominations.,” said Mary Jo Thomas, president of the Fairmont State Alumni Association “We are also very excited to induct members of the class of 1969 into the Emeritus Club.”  

Sponsored by Thrasher Group Inc., the event will be held in Falcon Center Gym 1. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at

In addition to the event on Friday, the award winners will be highlighted at the Community Bonfire on Thursday evening and the Homecoming parade on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. 

This year’s alumni award winners are:

Outstanding Alumni

  • Cheri Satterfield 
  • Alieu Demba
  • Frank Washenitz 

Alumni of Achievement 

  • Betty Jane Edwards
  • Rusty Hutson
  • Dr. Norman Wood 

Outstanding Young Alumni

  • Emily Hale 
  • Matthew Arcure

Lifetime Achievement

  • Gary Bennett

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