Fairmont State University alumna Melva Hess has been named the parade marshal for the 2018 homecoming parade on Oct. 20. This honor is given in recognition of her faithful service and dedication to Fairmont State and her local community.
She received her undergraduate in biology and home economics in 1940. She was also the 1984 alumni award winner.
The 100-year-old said she feels very close to the University and is honored to be able to represent it in this way.
Fairmont State University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will hold its inaugural fall fundraiser, a Halloween 5k Run/Walk, on Sunday, October 21 at the Monongah West Fork Rail-Trail. Runners will be colored in favorite creepy Halloween colors throughout the race and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
Fairmont State University joins the state of West Virginia in mourning the loss of a Falcon legend, men’s basketball coach Joe Retton. As the namesake for the Fairmont State basketball arena and a beloved member of the Falcon community, news of his passing on Wednesday morning brought a deep sense of loss to the entire campus.
As hundreds flock to Duvall-Rosier field on Saturday, October 20 for Homecoming 2018, Fairmont State cheerleading will join in the fun with a youth cheer clinic for girls and boys ages three to 12.
“This is an annual event for our team,” said Coach Samantha Eakle. “We love making our Homecoming game even more spirit filled by having the sidelines full of our local kids. With so many people in the stands it is a really exciting day to be on the sidelines cheering on the Falcons.”
Just in time for Halloween, Jo Ann Dadisman will present a workshop about ghost stories on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.
Fairmont State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on October 15-21. This year’s theme is
“This event is all about welcoming home our alumni,” said President Mirta Martin. “It is our honor to serve as the welcoming committee to generations of alumni who choose Homecoming as the time of year they return to campus. For some, they return every year, and for others, it may be four or more decades since they have been here.”
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