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WVU Parkersburg earns national recognition for outstanding service to veterans

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has earned recognition by two national organizations for its outstanding service to veterans. “Military Times” ranked WVU Parkersburg sixth in its national “Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges” list for 2017. In addition, the college has earned the 2017 “Military Friendly School” designation by...Read More »


Jackson County Center offers degrees through flexible course schedule

Students can now finish a variety of degrees through West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Jackson County Center (JCC). Combining on-campus and online courses, students are able to earn certificates and associate degrees through a more convenient schedule.

“Through a combination of in-person classes at the Jackson County Center and online courses,...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 9. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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WVU Parkersburg will host First Lego League Robotics competition

Local middle schoolers will be competing in the First Lego League Robotics Qualifier on Saturday, Nov. 5at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The competition runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a Jr. First Lego League Expo from 2 to 4 p.m. for elementary school children.

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Student group at WVU Parkersburg to hold Humane Society fundraiser

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student Peer Coaches are hosting a Christmas tree lighting to celebrate the season and begin collecting donations for the Humane Society of Parkersburg. The event, “A Doggone Meowy Christmas,” kicks off Thursday, Nov. 10 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the college’s student lounge.

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WVU Parkersburg launches Career Coach

An online career tool is now available through West Virginia University at Parkersburg to assist individuals with their academic program and career decisions. Current and prospective students can access Career Coach from the college’s website.

Career Coach helps students select academic programs and career paths by providing the most current regional...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to host faculty recruitment events

Individuals interested in teaching college courses are invited to attend one of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s faculty recruitment events. The events take place Monday, Oct. 24 at the main campus in Parkersburg and Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Jackson County Center in Ripley, W.Va.

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President Lamkin's October Message

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WVU Parkersburg holds Annual Guidance Counselor Workshop

Local guidance counselors got a close look at technical career opportunities for students in the Mid-Ohio Valley during West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s annual guidance counselor workshop. The event took place on Oct. 5 and included activities at the college and a site visit to the Washington Works facility.

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WVU Parkersburg receives grant for landscape enhancement

FirstEnergy Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The funds are currently being used to enhance the college’s landscaping with WVU Parkersburg’s student environmental group, the Ecohawks, providing assistance with the update.

The purpose of this grant and campus wildlife renovation is to demonstrate the value...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to hold first Pop Con event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is teaming up with local businesses to present the very first Parkersburg Pop Con. The college will host their first pop culture convention on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at WVU Parkersburg’s College Activities Center with admission being $5...Read More »


Sherlock Holmes comes to the WV Parkersburg stage

West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents Astral Theatre Collective’s live performance of “Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Whitechapel.” The show takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the WVU Parkersburg College Theatre.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Whitechapel” is Astral Theatre Collective’s first production. The play features...Read More »


Free kidney screening event to take place at WVU Parkersburg Oct. 1

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation to host a kidney screening. The screening takes place at the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This kidney screening event is free.

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Two employees recognized for years of service with state

Two West Virginia University at Parkersburg employees were recently recognized for their years of service with the state. At the September Board of Governors meeting, President Fletcher Lamkin presented Debbie Richards (40 years of service) and Jeff Olson (20 years of service) with certificates from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

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WVU Parkersburg announces new initiatives to make enrolling easier for students

Students registering for the spring 2017 semester will have an easier time getting started with West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new initiatives. These include the elimination of placement tests, an improved course schedule to provide more flexibility, and new math pathways based on career goals.

Previously incoming students were required to...Read More »


Dr. Baron Kelly to present “Global Citizen” lecture

West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents “Becoming a Global Citizen: Motivation, Benefits and Responsibilities” by Dr. Baron Kelly. The event takes place Monday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the college theatre and by live video stream to the Jackson County Center in Ripley. It is free and...Read More »


President Lamkin's September Message

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Board to vote on naming of new music rehearsal and performance room

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will meet Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m. Among the action items is the naming of the college’s newly renovated music rehearsal and performance room.

WVU Parkersburg recently renovated its community room near the theatre to create an area to showcase the college’s music programs. The...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to relocate and renovate student tutoring center

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is moving its campus Tutoring Center to a more convenient location for its students. The move will take the center from the lower level of the college to the main floor, next to the college library. This move is expected to be completed by the...Read More »


Variety of community education classes begin at WVU Parkersburg this fall

Starting in October, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will offer affordable, non-credit education opportunities to the community. The schedule includes 44 community education classes that cover such topics as history, arts and crafts, and computer skills.

The complete list of programs includes:

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Board of Governors to meet Sep. 14

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sep. 14. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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WVU Parkersburg holds convocation for new students

Approximately 350 new students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended the college’s annual convocation on Monday, Aug. 22. The keynote speaker was WVU Parkersburg alumna Dr. Teresa Wamer Bigley.

Bigley is a 2016 graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. where she served two terms...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg RN-BSN program receives national accreditation

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s online bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree has received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) in Nursing. This new accreditation is effective starting with the spring 2016 semester.

ACEN is a specialized professional accreditor for practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and clinical...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation honors art students

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation honors students Linda Short and Brandon Fleak with the 2016 Visual Art Award. The awards were presented at the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation board meeting on Tuesday, August 16. Both students received an engraved memento and a gift of $500. In addition, each piece will be a...Read More »


Fall 2016 student teachers announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division is excited to announce its Fall 2016 student teachers.

It was a gratifying experience for me to meet with the WVU Parkersburg student teachers,” said Dr. David Lancaster, Education Division chair. “As I looked around the room many memories came to me of the...Read More »


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