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WVU Parkersburg awarded grant to start new entrepreneurial technology program

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg $220,000 to launch an entrepreneurial technology degree program. The associate of applied science (AAS) program and the certificate of applied science (CAS) will provide valuable hands-on experience to business owners and individuals looking to...Read More »


Spanish Harlem Orchestra to perform on campus

The renowned ensemble, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, performs at WVU Parkersburg in the College Activities Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11. The performance marks the close of the 2013-2014 season for the Distinguished Performance Series at WVU Parkersburg.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of today’s most distinguished salsa and...Read More »


New development director named

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired Senta Goudy as its new director of development and executive director for the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation. Goudy began her tenure on Monday, March 17.

Goudy comes to WVU Parkersburg with more than 20 years of organizational management and development experience. Originally...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation receives $2,500 FirstEnergy Grant

Greg Hefner of the FirstEnergy Foundation recently presented WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board Chair Robert Wright and WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage with a $2,500 check to support campus renovations. In the award letter, FirstEnergy Foundation President Dee Lowery stated that WVU Parkersburg’s initiatives align with the foundation’s...Read More »


Instructional specialists achieve certification as Master Trainers

Instructional specialists Christopher Furr (industrial maintenance), Joseph Hunt (welding) and Jerry Rowley (electronics & instrumentation) have recently achieved the Master Trainer certification offered through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

The NCCER is the accreditation sponsor for WVU Parkersburg’s HVAC, energy assessment and management technology, welding,...Read More »


Student wins table tennis championship

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WVU Parkersburg Vice President for Student Services and Dr. Phil McClung, psychology professor and table tennis coach, present Jason Workman with a plaque for winning the singles table tennis championship held in Charleston, W.Va. More than 30 players from throughout the state participated in the event. Workman is a freshman...Read More »


President Gnage announces plans to leave WVU Parkersburg

After 10 years as president for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Dr. Marie Foster Gnage has announced that she will not renew her contract after June 30. The Board of Governors is planning for an interim president and a nationwide search for Gnage’s replacement.

“My time at WVU Parkersburg has been significant...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet March 5

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, March 5. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the president’s conference room.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda.

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Spring 2014 student teachers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its Spring 2014 student teachers.

Wood County
Front Row: Brooke Smith, Sammantha Sloan, Caitlin Wareheim, Brittany Metz, Loren Bell, Mary Hess
Middle Row: Kristyn Smith, Emily Miller, Brittni Eisenbarth, Tia Knox, Stevie Cavender, Stephanie Pryce, Lori Hudson
Back Row: Kara Morgan, Ashley Beebe, Susan Brown, Joe Spader, Katie Shields, Chad Phillips,...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg and DuPont present Martin Luther King Jr. legacy celebration

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-present a special program to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program, titled “A Legacy of Peace.” The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 27, will now take place Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Feb. 19

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the college theatre.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda.

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West Virginian, writer of song “Some Kind of Wonderful,” to visit WVU Parkersburg

Musician and native West Virginian John Ellison will perform and share his inspirational story at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is free and open to the public. He will also visit the college’s Jackson County Center earlier...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg reaches Ritchie and Roane Counties via video conference technology

In Fall 2013, West Virginia University at Parkersburg partnered with Ritchie County High School to begin offering select courses to the school’s juniors and seniors using video conferencing technology. This semester, the college is offering a course to Roane County High School students.

“We are very interested in cost effective and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to help students, families at College Goal Sunday

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be hosting College Goal Sunday on Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Caperton Center in room C223. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...Read More »


Fall 2013 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, Dec. 13 in the College Activities Center.

Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade point average, cum laude; 3.75-3.99, magna cum laude, and 4.0,...Read More »


Imago Theatre's menagerie of comedic whimsy FROGZ! comes to WVU Parkersburg

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The award winning and critically acclaimed Imago Theatre production FROGZ! comes to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg stage as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series. The performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. This show is recommended for families, including children...Read More »


Fall 2013 President’s and Dean’s scholars announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the fall 2013 semester.

President’s List

Students on the President’s List maintained a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college credit.  The scholars include:

CALHOUN COUNTY – Big Springs: Nicholas Jones;

Grantsville: Brooklyn Talley;...Read More »


Martin Luther King Jr. legacy celebration rescheduled

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-present a special program to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program, titled “A Legacy of Peace.” The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 27, will now take place Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30...Read More »


Agriculture program partners with Bob’s Market and Greenhouses Inc.

The Community and Technical College System (CTCS) of West Virginia has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg a workforce development initiative grant for a new diversified agriculture Learn and Earn program. With the $96,000 in grant funds, WVU Parkersburg and Bob’s Market will collaborate to offer this cooperative education program...Read More »


David McKain awarded honorary degree

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Fall 2013 commencement was held Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker was Camden Clark president and CEO Mike King, and the honorary degree recipient was David McKain.

McKain is a volunteer and co-founder of the West Virginia Oil and...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Dec. 17

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. at the Downtown Center at 707 Market Street in Parkersburg.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include a Proposed Revision of Policy F-60, Tobacco...Read More »


One-year Weekend College program for adults

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Full-time working adults can now earn a business degree in 12 months with West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Weekend College program. Classes for the associate’s degree program begin Jan. 13. The college will offer an information session for those interested on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in room...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg public relations students to host Energy Efficiency Expo Dec. 7

Public relations students at West Virginia University Parkersburg are sponsoring a Bright Ideas Energy Efficiency Expo on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Exhibitors will showcase products and services for cutting home utility costs and increasing energy efficiency by reducing energy consumption.

Exhibitors...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg, DuPont accepting nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy award

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works are accepting nominations for a co-sponsored Mid-Ohio Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy award. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 6, and the award will be presented during a community celebration Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

The winning nominee will be a...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 19

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19. The meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the theatre.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include a request for code change regarding tuition and an adjustment of a distributed learning...Read More »


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