2020 Scholarship and Stewardship Virtual Banquet

Welcome to the Fairmont State Foundation Virtual Scholarship & Stewardship Banquet.

We may not be able to be together in one place this year, but we can still come together to celebrate our donors, volunteers, and scholarship recipients.

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2020 Award WinnersMessages of Gratitude from Scholarship Recipients2020/2021 List of Scholarship Recipients in PDF Format

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A Message from Fairmont State Foundation President, Julie R. Cryser

A Message from Fairmont State Foundation Board Chair, Jennifer Kinty

A Message from Fairmont State University President, Dr. Mirta M. Martin


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We graciously recognize these donors for the establishment of the following endowments: 

J. Christopher Pallotta: Pallotta Family Scholarship in Memory of James V. and
Ruth Pallotta, parents of J. Christopher Pallotta; Susan D. Pallotta; and John Jay Pallotta

The Estate of David H. Gibson: The David H. Gibson Fund

Barry J. and Leslie Baisden: Sam Baisden Scholarship in Occupational Safety

Nick's Kids Foundation: Kerry Marbury Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Errol L. Reese and Dr. Patricia S. Reese: Dr. Edgar B. Reese and Elizabeth Reese Scholarship

Leslie Equipment Company: Leslie Equipment Company Scholarship

Rusty and Kimberly Hutson: Rusty and Kimberly Hutson Nursing Discretionary Endowment

Anne M. Schneider, M.D.: Rosita Alvarez Schneider Scholarship for Healthcare Leadership

John L. Wilson: Gary K. Bennett Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

Dr. John E. McLaughlin: Dr. John E. McLaughlin Police Scholarship

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Column Society Inductees

Mrs. Kristal Ayres and Mrs. Mary Ann Sharp

Dr. Judy A. Byers and Dr. George Byers

Mr. and Mrs. James Kanicki

Dr. John McLaughlin

Dr. Errol L. Reese and Dr. Patricia S. Reese

Anne Schneider, M.D.

Appalachian Stewardship Foundation

J.W. Ebert Corporation

Leslie Equipment Co.

Nick's Kids Foundation Inc.

The Hutson Family Foundation Fund

Column Society President's Circle Inductees

Rusty and Kimberly Hutson

The Estate of David H. Gibson

The Column Society honors lifetime giving in support of Fairmont State University. Membership in the Column Society is reserved for those individuals or corporations who have a cumulative lifetime giving of $25,000 or more. Those who reach $500,000 in cumulative giving will be awarded membership in the prestigious Column Society President’s Circle.

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1865 Heritage Society Inductees

Ms. Janice K. Denison

Mr. William and Mrs. Karen Poole

The 1865 Heritage Society honors those special individuals who have chosen to include Fairmont State University in their will or estate plan. The Society provides a strong foundation upon which the University can continue to advance its time-honored tradition of providing quality education.