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Pharm tech program boasts 100 percent national certification exam pass rate

With 100 percent of graduates passing the Pharmacy Technician National Certification exam each year, West Virginia University at Parkersburg continues to meet the area’s demand for qualified pharmacy technicians. Recent graduates Debra Rice and Bruce Layman say their training and experience through this one-year program enabled them to make a...Read More »


Spring 2015 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 2015 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– Arnoldsburg: Evan Mace;

Millstone: Jeanne Nottingham;

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President Lamkin's June Message

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Spring 2015 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded 387 certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to 337 May 2015 graduates during commencement exercises held. Saturday, May 16 in the College Activities Center.

Academic honors were awarded to 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 »


CMT to feature local WVU Parkersburg students at concert event Thursday

CMT (Country Music Television) and West Virginia University at Parkersburg are featuring three students who will share their success stories at a special concert this Thursday, May 21. The event is part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative with the goal of encouraging area residents to enroll in...Read More »


CMT and WVU Parkersburg to present country artist Rachel Potter at local CMT Empowering Education event on May 21

CMT (Country Music Television) is teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to enroll in college as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative. The college will host a special concert event on Thursday, May 21 featuring country music artist and Broadway star...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg’s Center for Early Learning expands services

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is adding additional services for the Center for Early Learning. The childcare facility will introduce a new class starting in Fall 2015 and two new services this summer.

Starting this fall, the center will introduce a pre-k class for children ages 3 to 4....Read More »


Jennifer Randolph named Sector Partnership Coordinator at WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg named Jennifer Randolph the sector partnership coordinator, effective May 1. The sector partnership initiative will enhance the work being done in the college’s Workforce and Community Education Division. It will also allow WVU Parkersburg to convene employers to focus intensively on the workforce needs of...Read More »


May 2015 Commencement live broadcast

WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. The video will be available shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please check back to view the video below.

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Outstanding students, Jan Dils Attorneys at Law honored at WVU Parkersburg ceremony

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recognized 65 students and one local business at its seventh annual Honors Ceremony on Friday, May 8 in the College Activities Center. This is the first year the college has honored a business partner. Jan Dils Attorneys at Law received the inaugural “Partner...Read More »


Free Two-Day Training for Veterans and Spouses at WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Veterans Resource Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts Boots to Business: Reboot, an entrepreneurship training course for veterans and their spouses starting Wednesday, May 20 through Thursday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at WVU Parkersburg’s main campus.

“This is a...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg presents two public chorale concerts this week

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s music department will present two public performances this week on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14. Both performances will be performed at the First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana Street, and begin at 7:30 p.m.

The first performance, titled “Now is the Month of Maying,” will...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet May 13

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday May 13, 2015. The meeting will take place at 3:45 p.m. at student lobby in the JCC campus.

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WVU Parkersburg to celebrate graduates at spring commencement, pinning ceremony

On Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m., West Virginia University at Parkersburg will recognize the accomplishments of its graduates at the Spring 2015 commencement ceremony in the College Activities Center. Congressman David McKinley will be the commencement speaker.

The graduating class includes 357 candidates receiving 411 degrees and certificates. More than...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg students named All-West Virginia Academic Team members

Three members of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were formally recognized as All-West Virginia Academic Team member at the state’s capitol last week.

Two-year colleges in the state can nominate two students per campus for the recognition. Charles Day represented the WVU Parkersburg Jackson...Read More »


President Lamkin's May message

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Phi Theta Kappa welcomes new members

WVU Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomed 29 new members during the spring 2015 enrollment period. Twenty-six of these members participated in a formal induction ceremony held on April 26.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold Phi Theta...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg holds Literacy Alive! event at local Boys & Girls Club

Members of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international education honor society, and the Literacy Association at West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted Lego Literacy Alive! on April 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg. Literacy Alive! is part of a national KDP community service initiative.

Members of both organizations...Read More »


Jane Milley named interim senior vice president of academic affairs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Jane E. Milley, Ph.D. as the new interim senior vice president of academic affairs. She officially began her new role last Monday, April 20.

With more than 40 years of experience in public and private institutions of higher education, Milley brings a...Read More »


Veterans advocate Shawn Healy appointed to Senator Manchin's advisory group

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Advocate, Shawn Healy, has been appointed to serve on the Veterans Advisory Group for Senator Manchin. The committee is responsible for addressing issues faced by the state’s 167,000 veterans.

Nearly 40 veterans attended the advisory group’s closed door session on earlier this month...Read More »


Environmental Action Group hosts annual Earth Day Expo

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Environmental Action Group will host the college’s annual Earth Day Expo on Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be a celebration of the state’s natural beauty and a recognition of some of the environmental threats facing the world.

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Social Justice Committee hosts Ironhand

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee is hosting, Ironhand, a Native American presentation. Ironhand’s presentation will be both educational and entertaining as he shares Indian customs, traditions, dress, drums and dance. By birthright and vote of the people, Ironhand is the chief of his village and also chief...Read More »


PR students and Veterans Resource Center host Can Hunger Games: Obstacle Course Event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s public relations writing and case studies class in conjunction with the Veterans Resource Center will host a Can Hunger Games obstacle course event. This event is to raise awareness and donations for The Riverhawk Nest, the campus food pantry. The event will be during student...Read More »


Employees awarded for outstanding service to WVU Parkersburg

A group of employees were recognized at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday, April 8 for their work to create the college’s Easter parade float. Committee leader Tammy Harper, records assistant, was presented with a certificate and check for $25, and the committee received a...Read More »


Board recognizes past chairman Gerard El Chaar for years of service

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors presented past chair Gerard El Chaar with a bell in recognition of his years of service to the college.

Appointed to the college’s Board of Advisors in November 2007 when the college was a regional campus of...Read More »


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