Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference being held Thursday, Nov. 1, to announce a major gift to West Virginia University at Parkersburg from Verizon West Virginia. The Verizon grant will enable the college to offer the stateís first associate degree in Computer and Information Technology via a sophisticated teleconferencing system. Beginning with the spring semester, classes will originate from WVU Parkersburg and be received at WVUís Center for Information Technology Workforce Development in Morgantown. The Parkersburg distance learning center will have the capacity to deliver programs to remote locations throughout the state and extend access to information technology skills and training.
Press Conference Speakers:
Erik Bitterbaum, president of WVU Parkersburg Gale Given, state president of Verizon West Virginia, Inc. Joseph Badgley, dean of academic affairs at WVU Parkersburg
10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2001
- Caperton Center for Applied Technology auditorium
WVU Parkersburg campus
For additional information, contact Connie Dziagwa at WVU Parkersburg, 304.424.8203.