School of Nursing

Fairmont State University is on the front lines of training qualified students for the health care industry. And at no time in our history have those nurses and health care industry professionals been more important to our communities and our nation. A contribution to the School of Nursing will be put to use immediately by providing scholarships to entice students to stay in school and continue their education, by providing discretionary funds to purchase needed equipment and by helping to hire more adjuncts to help increase the number of students we can train. 

Fairmont State Alumna to support School of Education, Health & Human Performance

Karen Poole flipped through her Fairmont State yearbook recently and realized how significant so many professors and friends who she met while attending college were to her success in life.

“Back then, I did not realize how important they were and that someday I would be in a position to give back in such a major way,” said Poole, who recently made Fairmont State University the beneficiary of 5 percent of the residuary of her estate to support the School of Education, Health & Human Performance.

Fairmont State Foundation to provide University with over $1M in scholarships, support

For the first time in its 60-year history, the Fairmont State Foundation will provide more than $1 million in scholarships and programmatic support to Fairmont State University on July 1. 

The Fairmont State Foundation board voted in late February to fund 4 percent of earnings to the University, which will be about $1,054,000. The amount of funding the foundation has been able to provide to the university increased by nearly 82 percent since 2017, when the total amount was at $578,000.

Fairmont State Foundation adds new staff member as Director of Development

Paulina Nottingham has joined the Fairmont State Foundation staff as the new director of development.

Nottingham, who holds a both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA with an emphasis in nonprofit management from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, started Jan. 2. She will be working as a front-line fund raiser, meeting one-on-one with donors to help them match their interests with funding opportunities at Fairmont State University.