Bobcats Who Foster

Shannon Gribble ’98 began her foster parent journey six years ago. When she did, she realized how many Frostburg State University alums are also involved in the foster care system. She shares her story inviting others to join her.

Read about Shannon Gribble's fostering experience

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# FosterCare, FosterFamily, Adoption, Children
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Foster Appalachia

Through personal experience in fostering, alums Cody Brill ’14 and Macy McLaughlin Brill ’15 help create a foster care organization.

Read the Brill's fostering story

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Fostering During COVID

As the need for foster parents rise, recruitment efforts have been particularly challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hear from people in the field

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In Their Words…

Profile asked a few FSU alumni to share their personal stories of the challenges and rewards of being a foster parent.

Read their fostering stories


The Roots

Before They Were Stars

When it comes to booking talent, FSU's campus concert organizers show a knack for bringing in rising superstars and creating lasting memories.

Favorite FSU concert memories

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# Music, Concerts, Musician, Entertainer


Playwright’s Story Comes Full Circle

Now Broadway-bound, alum returns to Frostburg for "New Works Incubator Program" guiding professional and student playwrights along a path he took a decade before.

Learn how FSU gives a home to new works

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# Broadway, Playwrights, Plays, Workshopping



Adjusting to the Reality of Online Instruction

When the global pandemic forced students and instructors apart and out of the classroom, FSU's faculty found creative ways to bring it all back together.

Four professors share their experiences

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# Education, VirtualInstruction, OnlineInstruction, COVID
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From Frostburg Snow to Hockey’s Biggest Show

Frostburg native Dr. Brandon Rodgers ’14 followed his love of sports from FSU all the way to a Stanley Cup Championship with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Read Rodger's Stanley Cup journey

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# Sports, AthleticTraining, NHL, Hockey, StanleyCup



Charles Able

Able, Acclaimed in His Field, Named Radiology Fellow

Renowned radiological physicist and promoter of Black voices receives the prestigious Fellow of the American College of Radiology for his accomplishments.

Read about Able's recognition


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Alum Production Company Films First Movie

New black-owned production company aims to curate stories from gifted storytellers. The team recently filmed their first short film, The Color Brown.

Learn more about the short film


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“Meditations and Meanderings” Exhibit Features Alums

Childhood friends and fellow alumni came back together this fall to share their artwork at the Roper Gallery in the exhibit "Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings."

Read about the exhibit


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Three Join FSU Alumni Association Board

New members say they hope to give back to their alma mater and enhance the alumni experience for others.

Meet the new board members 



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Filer Family Scholarship is True Family Affair

"One of the biggest reasons we did this is that we don't want families to work two and three jobs like we did."

Family's struggle inspires scholarship


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Endowment Honors Bobcat Baseball Matriarch

Scholarship established honors a mother's love for her son, the family formed through Bobcat baseball and the legacy left behind.

Anderson honored with scholarship



“America Needs a Rebirth of Public Service”

Now retired, John and Karen Bambacus inspire Frostburg students by creating a scholarship encouraging civic engagement.

Love of FSU inspires Scholarship


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New Funds Established Through FSUF

New funds create additional opportunities to support a cause that is meaningful to you.

Find out about new funds through FSU Foundation




Residence Hall, Multicultural Center Names Get USM Regents’ Approval

Two campus buildings will now honor the history and legacy of Frostburg’s African American community following approval from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

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Proposed Science Center to Serve Tri-State Region

The project would transform Frostburg’s former City Hall into a Science Education Center designed to serve school-age children from the multi-state region, providing a resource for area science teachers.

Read about the proposed center



Program Enhances Local School Districts

Complete a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a year-long teacher residency in partnership with Frederick and Garrett county public schools and earn a 12-month, $30,000 living-wage stipend.

Get the full details about MAP


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