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Fall 2015 president's and dean's list scholars announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for fall 2015.

President’s Scholars

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

CALHOUN COUNTY– Grantsville: Monica Heiney; Maria Klingshirn; Millstone: Jeanne Nottingham;

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Board of Governors to meet Jan. 13

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, January 13.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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Lutz family gifts Oakland property to WVU at Parkersburg Foundation

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation is pleased to accept one of West Virginia’s most historic sites. Oakland, the mansion built by James McNeil Stephenson in 1832, was gifted to the Foundation by Stephenson’s great, great grandson John Lutz and his wife Pamela Lutz. The gift includes the home’s furniture, much...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg shares Fall 2015 commencement photos

Congratulations to our Fall 2015 graduates! Commencement took place on Friday, Dec. 11. There were 342 graduates, including August 2015 graduates, and 126 of those participated in the graduation ceremony. West Virginia Senator Donna Boley was the keynote speaker. Check back for a complete listing of graduates, and scroll down...Read More »


A special message from WVU Parkersburg

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Happy holidays from President and Mrs. Lamkin!

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Center for Early Learning Virtual Tour

Did you know that WVU Parkersburg offers a fully-licensed childcare center for children ages 13 months to 6 years? The Center for Early Learning is open to the general public as well as students and employees of WVU Parkersburg.

Financial assistance is also available for WVU...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board honors campus police officer Al Collins

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At its December meeting, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors recognized the college’s campus police officer, Al Collins, for his work to ensure safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Board awarded Collins with a certificate and a check for $50.

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WVU Parkersburg’s College Chorale to perform with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s College Chorale will perform with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) in Charleston and Parkersburg as part of WVSO’s “Home For The Holidays” performance. The Charleston performance will take place at the Clay Center on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., and the Parkersburg show will...Read More »


Board approves sales of Downtown Center properties

At its Dec. 2 meeting, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors voted to sell the college’s Downtown Center properties located at 707 and 709 Market Street. Parkersburg Brewing Company, a small locally owned micro brewing company, provided the sole proposal to purchase 707 Market Street for a...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Dec. 2

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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Highlights from Veterans Day parade

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Advocate Shawn Healy was the master of ceremonies for the annual Parkersburg Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Members of the college’s student Veterans Corps walked in the parade, and President Fletcher Lamkin was the keynote speaker. Check out these photos from...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg nursing program now accepting applications for Spring 2016

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s nursing program is accepting applications for the spring 2016 semester which begins Jan. 11. Students interested in applying must take the HESI admission exam which will be offered Nov. 20. The program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

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Troops Week at WVU Parkersburg is Nov. 9 – 12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law are kicking off the college’s annual Troops Week with a Veterans Resource Fair on Monday, Nov. 9. This free event starts at 5 p.m. in the College Activities Center at WVU Parkersburg and is open to all veterans, military...Read More »


Employees caught doing "good"

President Lamkin recognized the Facilities and Grounds staff for going above and beyond to prepare for the implementation of the one-stop student services center. The staff quickly and efficiently relocated many student services and staff offices and then began working on the demolition to help keep costs down for the...Read More »


Theatre Department to put on Halloween performances

The Theatre Department at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will kick off its Fall 2015 season, with performances of “The Monkey’s Paw”  Oct. 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public and take place in the Caperton Center auditorium on the...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to host annual Career Fair featuring more than 50 employers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is partnering with Workforce West Virginia to host its 2015 Career Fair on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. The annual career fair will be held at the
WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center. The first hour is exclusively for students, and then the event will open...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg at the mall

Hopefully you were able to join us at the mall on Oct. 24 as we showcased our academic programs and encouraged students and alumni to share their stories about why they chose WVU Parkersburg. Share your story about why you stayed home to attend WVU Parkersburg using #IStayedHomeBecause on your...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Oct. 21

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 21. The meeting will take place at 3:45 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).

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WVU Parkersburg ranks among Military Times “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges”

“Military Times” has announced the 2016 “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges” list, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is ranked 16th.

“Military Times” focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the annual survey of schools that self-identify as career and technical colleges.Read More »


Motivational speaker Jerry Traylor to visit for Disability History Week

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In observance of Disability History Week in West Virginia, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host motivational speaker Jerry Traylor. He will share his story with the at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19 in the College Activities Center. A book signing will follow. The presentation will also be available...Read More »


Backdoor Comedy Club presents comedian and magician Michael Kent

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Backdoor Comedy Club will host a night of comedy and magic as comic and magician Michael Kent performs live on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the College Activities Center. This event is for mature audiences only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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WVU Parkersburg presents: Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today

On Monday, October 12, 2015, In observance of Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a public lecture by philosopher, moralist and gay-rights advocate, Dr. John Corvino titled “Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today.” The presentation takes place Monday, Oct....Read More »


Message from President Lamkin and Campus Police

Dear Members of the WVU-Parkersburg Community,

In light of the violence that has taken place in campus communities, most recently in Oregon, campus police officer Al Collins has prepared the following video to describe current procedures in the event of a violent situation on campus.

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Library Tour

Check out all of the resources you’ll find at our library. For more videos visit us on YouTube!

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