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Fairmont State Receives Donation from Alumni Family Trust

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Two Fairmont State University alumni will make it possible for more people to enjoy that distinction.

The Mary K. Kaiser and John P. Kaiser Family Trust will give the Fairmont State Foundation more than $400,000.

The foundation will use the money for student scholarships.

"With support from the Fairmont State Foundation and donors like the Kaiser family, Fairmont State University continues to meet students' needs for financial aid and to provide a unique learning environment close to home in North Central West Virginia," said FSU President, Maria Rose, in a press release.

According to the release, Mary Kaiser, a Fairmont native, graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1946 and from Fairmont State in 1950.

She served as a bookkeeper and secretary to the registrar at Fairmont State from 1947 to 1950.

Mary Kaiser died in January in January 2013 in Bridgeport.

The FSU Foundation said it's grateful for alumni who help students get through college.

"It's going to permit us to provide additional scholarships that we haven't been able to do in the past. As tuition rates continue to increase, books continue to increase; this is going to give us the ability to provide those scholarships. It may be the difference in a student being able to attend and not being able to attend," said Gary Bennett, of the FSU Foundation.

FSU said it's gotten more than $1 million in donations the past couple months.