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Communication. Partnership. Retention.

Thanks for visiting the Faculty e-Newsletter! This newsletter was created from a void I saw in our campus. I know many of you will agree that our campus lacks good communication across departments--most of us are unsure of what the other has in the works.  I wanted to take a step in the right direction and create a source for Office of Retention news and initiatives but also give you some ideas that might be helpful for you when talking with students. I am also hopeful that I can partner with you to better retain students. Faculty are essential in the student retention cause. I am looking forward to many collaboration efforts.

In the future, I hope that all of Student Services can share their information to faculty using this one easy source. In fact.with the help of Libguides, I can simply create this e-newsletter without much effort on my part ( I use some of the same content for the already established Falcon Family e-Newsletter) which I find is a major win for me and hopefully all of student services.



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Office of Retention
Turley Center 226
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 333-3660

Office Spotlight

Office of Retention

WHO WE ARE: An office that “makes things happen”, who loves new ideas and input from all over campus, an advocate for family members and a sounding board for students, a believer in the first year experience, and someone who thrives on a challenge and loves a good initiative!

WHAT WE DO: The Office of Retention oversees:

  • First-Year Experience including the FYE Passport Program
  • Welcome Weekend
  • Commuter Life Programming including Commuter Assistant Program
  • Early Alert Portal: FalconARC
  • Falcon Family Association including Family Weekend
  • Mid-Semester Crunch an event to help students that are struggling at midterm
  • Mid-Year Institute an e-course students who are probation or warning must complete
  • Majors Marketplace
  • Recruit Back efforts including semesterly registration pushes, Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon and Plan Your Comeback pushes
  • Student Success Coaching

HOW TO HAVE STUDENTS CONTACT US:  Students can easily schedule an appointment with us by visiting and click on 'Make An Appoinment' or stop our office in Turley Center 226.