Public Colleges and Universities

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FAIRBANKS, UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA. See under Alaska Statewide System, University of.

FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE. Fairmont, West Virginia 26554 (304) 367- 4000. A group of Fairmont, West Virginia, citizens established a private normal school in the basement of the local Methodist Protestant Church in 1865. In 1867 authority over the school was assumed by the state as Fairmont State Normal School with J. C, Linniger as principal ( 1867-1868). Construction began on a building in 1867 at the corner of Adams and Quincy streets; it was completed in 1872 and was occupied by the school until 1893 when a new building was constructed on Fairmont Avenue. J. Walter Barnes was principal from 1892 to 1901. The position of principal was changed to president in 1907 with C.J.C. Bennett the first to serve in the position ( 1907-1910). Under Joseph Rosier, the first long-term president ( 1915-1945), a new building on the permanent Locust Avenue site was occupied in 1917. In 1931 the name was changed to Fairmont State Teachers College and in 1943 to Fairmont State College. George Henry Hand was president from 1945 to 1953. The college was granted authority to award bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Eston Kermit Feaster served as president from 1960 to 1973. In 1974 Fairmont Community College was established as a component of Fairmont State College. The Clarksburg Center branch campus was opened on July 1, 1975, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. On the eighty-acre campus are fifteen major buildings, including R. A. Musick Library ( 1952), Administration Building ( 1917), Jaynes Hall ( 1932), Colbank Gymnasium ( 1942), Turley Student Center ( 1959), Wallman Hall fine arts and technology building ( 1967), Hunt-Haught Hall ( 1971), Feaster Center for Physical Education ( 1978), and three student dormitories. The Clarksburg Center is located in Colonial Village in Clarksburg.

Fairmont State College is a public, coeducational, commuter and residential college operating on the semester academic calendar. In the 1980s there were

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Notes x
  • A 1
  • B 43
  • C 59
  • D 151
  • E 161
  • F 181
  • G 209
  • H 241
  • I 253
  • J 289
  • K 297
  • L 317
  • M 349
  • N 449
  • O 601
  • P 635
  • Q 651
  • R 653
  • S 669
  • T 733
  • U 799
  • W 833
  • Y 911
  • Appendix 1: Years Founded 915
  • Appendix 2: Location by States 939
  • Appendix 3: Land-Grant Institutions 955
  • Appendix 4: Specialized Institutions 957
  • Index 961
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