Fairmont State University to Recognize 350 Graduates in Ceremony on Saturday, May 12

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | May 10, 2018
More than 350 students will participate in the 149th Commencement ceremonies for Fairmont State University on Saturday, May 12, in the Feaster Center. For the first time in recent history two ceremonies will be held.
Graduates in the college of liberal arts including master of science; school of nursing; school of fine arts; and regents bachelor of arts will participate in the morning ceremony which begins at 10 a.m.
College of science and technology including master of architecture; school of business including master of business administration; and school of education including master of arts in teaching and master of education graduates will participate in the afternoon ceremony which begins at 4 p.m.
Dr. Stephen B. Jones, former Fairmont State Interim President, will serve as the Commencement speaker. Alyssa Welling will be the student speaker. For those who would like to view the May 12 ceremony from home, video will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/livegraduation.
The School of Nursing Spring Commencement and Pinning Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in the Feaster Center.
The pinning ceremony is a long-held tradition that is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the profession of nursing. The graduate nurse is presented with the nursing pin by the faculty of the nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing graduates may participate in the May 12 ceremony.
“Commencement is one of my favorite times of the year,” said President Mirta Martin. “We witness firsthand the enthusiasm of all those who are beginning their new journey - into our Falcon Nation and into the world as alumni. Our faculty and staff take pride in playing a part in their journey and we are proud to celebrate their success.”
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