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WVU Parkersburg does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The WVU Parkersburg Student Government Association (SGA) along with interim Senior VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Rose Beebe, interim Dean of Academic Success Dr. Cindy Gissy and Coordinator of Career Services &...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg receives accreditation reaffirmation from the Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received official notification of its accreditation reaffirmation. The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) took action on the college’s new status at its Aug. 12 meeting.

“Throughout this long process, we remained confident that we would receive reaffirmation,” said Dr. Rhonda Tracy,...Read More »


Surgical technology program receives national recognition

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90 percent pass rate on the certified surgical technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 2013 through July 2014. This data represents...Read More »


Board of Governors to hold special meeting Aug. 26

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the college theatre. Action items include approval of presidential profile and advertisement and charge to the presidential search committee.

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

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WVU Parkersburg launches mentor program to increase student success

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Riverhawks Mentorship Program is in full swing for the fall semester following a successful first run during the summer. The program, led by Dr. Christine Guns, coordinator of developmental education, is designed to assist students in developing the skills necessary to complete college.

“We’ve received...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Aug. 20

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 20. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. at the Downtown Center in Parkersburg.

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

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Fall 2014 student teachers announced

The education program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its fall 2014 student teachers for Wood, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie and Wirt counties. Learn more about the education program here.

Wood County


Front Row: Christine Morris, Valerie Goff, Kayla Runnion, Morgan Hoover
Back Row: Janet Medina,...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg, Pierpont CTC sign articulation agreement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College to provide a seamless pathway from an associate to bachelor degree.

Under the agreement, Pierpont students who have completed an associate of applied science in computer information technology are eligible to apply for WVU...Read More »


PTK names WVU Parkersburg student regional honors chair

Debbie Crites, 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region

Debbie Crites was elected 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region at the PTK annual conference held in Lewisburg earlier this month.

As honors chair for PTK, Crites will oversee...Read More »


Surgery technology, pharmacy technician programs accepting applications

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The Health Sciences division at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accepting applications for its surgery technology and pharmacy technician programs for the Fall 2014 semester, which begins Aug. 18, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.wvup.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences/.

The surgical technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet July 16

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, July 16. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre.

Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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WVU Parkersburg prepares to launch new health informatics program

To meet the needs of area employers, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is developing a health informatics program. This innovative program fuses healthcare, information technology and business administration to prepare students for careers in the various segments of the healthcare industry.

Dr. S. Dianne Davis, associate professor for WVU Parkersburg, recently...Read More »


2014 WVU Parkersburg Foundation Art Award recipients announced

Students Lorraine (Lori) Santer and Richard Isaac Cain are the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation Art Award 2014 recipients. Each received a $500 purchase award for their work to be included in WVU at Parkersburg Foundation’s permanent art collection. The money for these awards is provided by the Harrison...Read More »


Cooperative education program improved for students and area employers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has revamped its cooperative (co-op) education program to introduce new procedures and a new look. The program, which is expected to be fully implemented this fall, now provides a more uniform and structured experience to enhance quality for both students and employers.

Through co-op, students can...Read More »


Alice Harris named new VP of finance and administration

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Alice Harris, CPA, its new vice president of finance and administration. She officially began in her new role on July 1. She is responsible for the college’s financial operations and for oversight of campus maintenance and development, risk management and insurance, space planning...Read More »


New data ranks WVU Parkersburg highest in graduation and retention rates, lowest in tuition

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In new data released by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS), WVU Parkersburg boasts the highest completion and retention rates for two-year programs among the state’s nine public institutions. The college also has the second-highest unduplicated headcount and the lowest tuition and fees.

The 2013 data was released...Read More »


Marie Foster Gnage named president emeritus

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has named Dr. Marie Foster Gnage president emeritus. She is the sixth president of WVU Parkersburg and the college’s second president, after Dr. Eldon Miller, to receive this designation.

The resolution presented to Gnage at the June 2014 board meeting notes her...Read More »


Veterans Corps student representative to attend leadership institute in Ark.

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Caitlin Moore, president of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Corps will attend the 2014 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute at the Walmart corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29.

The cohort based leadership institute is a four-day, residential program which...Read More »


Jackson County Center conducts disaster drill involving active shooter

Local law enforcement agencies, Jackson County Emergency Services and other first responders were on the scene Tuesday, June 24 as West Virginia University at Parkersburg conducted a disaster drill involving a school shooting. The drill ran from 10 a.m. until approximately noon at the college’s Jackson County Center in Ripley,...Read More »


Spring 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17 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...Read More »


Spring 2014 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 spring 2014 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 – Brohard:   Michelle Jones;

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Board of Governors to meet June 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 18. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include approval of presidential search consultant, program fees, Army National Guard lease, the 2014-2015 budget...Read More »


Former president Eldon Miller bequeaths nearly $1 million for scholarships

One year after the passing of former West Virginia University at Parkersburg president, Eldon Miller, the college has learned of one final gift he left to continue his commitment to higher education. His trust, which has grown to nearly $1 million, will provide academic scholarships for students at WVU Parkersburg...Read More »


Dr. Rhonda Tracy will be interim president

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The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has selected Dr. Rhonda Tracy as interim president for the college beginning July 1. This selection comes after President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage’s March announcement of her plans to leave the college on June 30 after 10 years of...Read More »


2014 Commencement live broadcast

For the first time ever, WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Please use the embedded video below to view the ceremony.

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