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President Lamkin's October Message

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WVU Parkersburg holds Annual Guidance Counselor Workshop

Local guidance counselors got a close look at technical career opportunities for students in the Mid-Ohio Valley during West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s annual guidance counselor workshop. The event took place on Oct. 5 and included activities at the college and a site visit to the Washington Works facility.

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WVU Parkersburg receives grant for landscape enhancement

FirstEnergy Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The funds are currently being used to enhance the college’s landscaping with WVU Parkersburg’s student environmental group, the Ecohawks, providing assistance with the update.

The purpose of this grant and campus wildlife renovation is to demonstrate the value...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to hold first Pop Con event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is teaming up with local businesses to present the very first Parkersburg Pop Con. The college will host their first pop culture convention on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at WVU Parkersburg’s College Activities Center with admission being $5...Read More »


Sherlock Holmes comes to the WV Parkersburg stage

West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents Astral Theatre Collective’s live performance of “Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Whitechapel.” The show takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the WVU Parkersburg College Theatre.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Whitechapel” is Astral Theatre Collective’s first production. The play features...Read More »


Free kidney screening event to take place at WVU Parkersburg Oct. 1

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation to host a kidney screening. The screening takes place at the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This kidney screening event is free.

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Two employees recognized for years of service with state

Two West Virginia University at Parkersburg employees were recently recognized for their years of service with the state. At the September Board of Governors meeting, President Fletcher Lamkin presented Debbie Richards (40 years of service) and Jeff Olson (20 years of service) with certificates from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

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WVU Parkersburg announces new initiatives to make enrolling easier for students

Students registering for the spring 2017 semester will have an easier time getting started with West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new initiatives. These include the elimination of placement tests, an improved course schedule to provide more flexibility, and new math pathways based on career goals.

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Dr. Baron Kelly to present “Global Citizen” lecture

West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents “Becoming a Global Citizen: Motivation, Benefits and Responsibilities” by Dr. Baron Kelly. The event takes place Monday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the college theatre and by live video stream to the Jackson County Center in Ripley. It is free and...Read More »


President Lamkin's September Message

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Board to vote on naming of new music rehearsal and performance room

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will meet Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m. Among the action items is the naming of the college’s newly renovated music rehearsal and performance room.

WVU Parkersburg recently renovated its community room near the theatre to create an area to showcase the college’s music programs. The...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to relocate and renovate student tutoring center

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is moving its campus Tutoring Center to a more convenient location for its students. The move will take the center from the lower level of the college to the main floor, next to the college library. This move is expected to be completed by the...Read More »


Variety of community education classes begin at WVU Parkersburg this fall

Starting in October, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will offer affordable, non-credit education opportunities to the community. The schedule includes 44 community education classes that cover such topics as history, arts and crafts, and computer skills.

The complete list of programs includes:

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Board of Governors to meet Sep. 14

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sep. 14. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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WVU Parkersburg holds convocation for new students

Approximately 350 new students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended the college’s annual convocation on Monday, Aug. 22. The keynote speaker was WVU Parkersburg alumna Dr. Teresa Wamer Bigley.

Bigley is a 2016 graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. where she served two terms...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg RN-BSN program receives national accreditation

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s online bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree has received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) in Nursing. This new accreditation is effective starting with the spring 2016 semester.

ACEN is a specialized professional accreditor for practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and clinical...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation honors art students

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation honors students Linda Short and Brandon Fleak with the 2016 Visual Art Award. The awards were presented at the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation board meeting on Tuesday, August 16. Both students received an engraved memento and a gift of $500. In addition, each piece will be a...Read More »


Fall 2016 student teachers announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division is excited to announce its Fall 2016 student teachers.

It was a gratifying experience for me to meet with the WVU Parkersburg student teachers,” said Dr. David Lancaster, Education Division chair. “As I looked around the room many memories came to me of the...Read More »


Summer 2016 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 summer 2016.

President’s Scholar

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:

JACKSON COUNTY - Cottageville: Jonathan Bissonnette;

Kenna: Annette Landis;

PLEASANTS COUNTY– Waverly: Brendan...Read More »


Summer 2016 WVU Parkersburg graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to 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 4.0, summa...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Aug. 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Aug 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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Student Veterans of America representative to speak at WVU Parkersburg event

The student Veterans Corps and Veterans Resource Center of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting a “Welcome Back” luncheon for new and returning student veterans on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Walter Tilman from the national office of Student Veterans of America (SVA) will be the keynote speaker. The event takes...Read More »


College introduces Fresh Start program

Have you been putting off returning to college because of financial barriers? We can help! Call our Center for Student Services and ask about our Fresh Start program. Through this program, we may be able to forgive past debts you owe WVU Parkersburg if you are not a currently enrolled...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces two new division chairpersons

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has recently named two new division chairpersons. The new chairs are Chad Crumbaker for the Business, Accounting and Public Service Division and Rebecca Hoff for the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division.

Crumbaker earned his bachelor’s in international studies with a minor in Spanish from...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet July 25

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Executive Committee of the Board of Governors will hold a meeting on Monday July 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in the President’s Office

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