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Fairmont State University alumni create scholarship for College of Education, Health and Human Performance Students

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Two Grafton, West Virginia natives have established a brand new endowed scholarship for college students at Fairmont State University.

David and Barbara Riggleman, each Fairmont State alumni, selected to assist the College of Education, Health and Human Performance by way of the David and Barbara Riggleman Endowed Scholarship as a result of of the influence that educators had on their lives.

“We were the first members of our families to attend college, so attending Fairmont State enabled us to feel we were a part of the Falcon Family. Small class sizes enabled us to feel connected to our fellow students and our professors,” mentioned Barbara. “Our lives were greatly enriched with all the experiences we received through our high school years and at Fairmont State, and we want other students to have the same opportunities.”

David accomplished his enterprise diploma at Fairmont State in 1969 and taught at a technical college whereas he served within the United States Air Force. Following his army service, he loved a 36-year profession at Monongahela Power Company. Barbara completed her diploma in English in 1976 earlier than happening to counterpoint the lives of college students at Grafton High School as an English instructor.

“It is through the loyal and generous support of David and Barbara Riggleman that future students may be able to complete their educational dreams. With the increases in costs of higher education, more students’ scholarships are woefully needed at Fairmont State. Scholarships help relieve part of the financial pressure faced by most students today,” in accordance with Gary K. Bennett, President of the Fairmont State Foundation.

Nearly 90% of college students at Fairmont State depend on some type of monetary help to cowl the prices of pursuing a level.

“David and Barbara Riggleman are perfect examples of what it means to have a Falcon Heart,” mentioned Fairmont State University President, Mirta M. Martin. “Hard-working and generous, they know the impact a Fairmont State education had on their own lives. Through the David and Barbara Riggleman Endowed Scholarship, they’re enabling that transformative opportunity to remain accessible for future generations of Falcons.”

The David and Barbara Riggleman Endowed Scholarship will probably be out there to college students within the College of Education, Health and Human Performance with a grade level common of 2.5 or larger. First choice will probably be given to college students from Taylor County, West Virginia.