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WVU Parkersburg, Blue Ridge CTC sign articulation agreement

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

Blue Ridge students who have completed an associate of applied science degree in information technology or computer network engineering will be eligible to...Read More »


Duquesne University Tamburitzans coming to WVU Parkersburg

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The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2014-15 season on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

For more than 75 years the Tamburitzans have dedicated themselves to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages...Read More »


The Chronicle wins top honors at the 2014 West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student newspaper The Chronicle recently won three awards in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The annual competition honors the state’s top newspapers.

Because the contest does not offer a collegiate category, students must compete against professional journalists. WVU Parkersburg and WVU were the...Read More »


CMT and country star Dustin Lynch to partner with WVU Parkersburg in CMT Empowering Education campaign

Country Music Television (CMT) and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative.

There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the U.S. according to...Read More »


New employees hired to implement federal Bridging the Gap grant

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired its first two employees to implement its portion of funding from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. Last year, the state’s Community and Technical College System (CTCS) was awarded $25 million to encourage West Virginians...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Sept. 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the College Theatre.

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

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Learn and Earn program gives student new lease on life

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Learn and Earn partnership with DuPont Washington Works continues to provide a successful means to meet the area’s growing demand for qualified manufacturing workers. The training and experience received during the one-year degree certificate program enabled graduate John Wilson to make a vital career...Read More »


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.

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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 »


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