Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin has been selected for the seventh annual class of West Virginia Wonder Women by WV Living Magazine. The award is presented each year to 50 women serving as inspirations within their industries and communities.

“I know so many of the other women selected this year, and they inspire me every day,” Mirta M. Martin, president of Fairmont State University, said. “This state is filled with talented women – intelligent, creative thinkers who are leading West Virginia into a prosperous future. I am thrilled beyond words and humbled to my core to have been selected for this honor.”

Each year WV Wonder Women alumni submit nominations for the next class, which are then reviewed by an editorial board to make final selections. Nominations often total more than 250 candidates.

“President Martin, and her 49 classmates, rose above many, many exemplary women,” said Holly Thubron, Managing Editor for New South Media, Inc. “The decision is always an incredibly difficult one, but the honor is always well-deserved.”