Fairmont State University receives grant for Campus Sustainability Projects

Fairmont State University’s Creative Sustainability Council (CSC), a campus organization focused on sustainability initiatives for the University and community, has been awarded a grant of $27,120 from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation (ASF) to implement two sustainability initiatives on campus this summer. These initiatives have been designed in partnership with Aladdin Food Service and the Fairmont State Foundation.

Fairmont State alumni provide support for football student-athletes

Two Fairmont State alumni will continue to support a scholarship for football players over the next five years.

Jim Ashton, a general partner for NewSpring Capital, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm, and his wife, Debbie (Turney), have committed to continuing the Jim & Debbie Ashton Football Scholarship. The annual impact scholarship supports freshmen football players from Western Pennsylvania who are majoring in business, computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship or information systems. 

Spies like us: Fairmont State University’s National Security and Intelligence program

Four intelligence analysts are hunched over a computer screen. On the wall behind them are various maps of the world and three clocks that show the hour in different times zones. They have tracked everything from the Russian military’s involvement in the Ukraine to vulnerabilities with NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

But on this particular Tuesday afternoon, with the lights off and computer screens bright, they are diving into the nefarious underworld of email scams. The project’s codename is Operation Trident.

The CARES Act - Moving Forward in 2020

Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. continues to move forward with its important work. In the midst of all that is going on, many of our friends and supporters are looking forward to the future when they can enjoy community with friends and resume their regular activities. In response to the current situation, Congress recently enacted several tax law changes.  This recently passed law includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving, including:

Fairmont State graduate honors professor, helps accounting students

A 1988 Fairmont State graduate honored his former advisor, professor, and mentor by establishing the Gary K. Bennett Scholarship for students who demonstrate outstanding promise in the field of accounting.

“Gary K. Bennett was my advisor at Fairmont State College (now University) and spent considerable time helping me fashion my schedule and adjust to attending college,” John L. Wilson said.  “I took a large class load each semester, and Mr. Bennett helped tremendously in the process.”  

Why West Virginia is the aviation state

Tyler Lucas is not your typical pilot. You’ll often find the Fairmont State University alum flying around the East Coast in a Lear Jet. Sometimes, he has corporate clients on board. Other times, he has organs – hearts, kidneys, lungs, livers – nestled safely on dry ice inside a Coleman brand cooler. That’s because he’s rushing the much-needed organs to help save the lives of sick patients at nearby hospitals.

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.