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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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Learning with Lamkin

In President Lamkin’s latest video, he chats with the college’s Peer Coaches and some Student Government representatives. Hear what our students have to say:

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Board of Governors to meet Sept. 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 9. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).

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Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre kicks off WVU Parkersburg performance series Sept. 24

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series presents Chicago-based dance company Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 24. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

For four decades, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre has been committed to the presentation, preservation and promotion of the...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation welcomes new board members, says farewell to retirees

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation recently welcomed five new board members and said farewell to eight retirees. Foundation Board members serve three year terms and are required to attend meetings and dedicate time and energy to the advancement of the Foundation and the college.

New board members include: Matt Winans, marketing...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces student teachers for Fall 2015

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 student teachers.

“We have an outstanding group this year, and we look forward to watching our student teachers further develop their skills by working with students, teachers and parents in our partnership schools,” said Dr. David Lancaster,...Read More »


Summer 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 summer 2015.

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:

CALHOUN COUNTY– Big Bend: Caleb Hart;

JACKSON COUNTY - Ripley: Kathlyn Curry;

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Summer 2015 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to August 2015 graduates. These graduates will be recognized at the Fall 2015 commencement ceremony.

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 »


Dr. Patrice Harris to speak at convocation ceremony for new students

On Monday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold its annual convocation ceremony in the College Activities Center. Dr. Patrice Harris will be this year’s speaker at the event.

Harris is a Bluefield, W.Va. native and one of four Inspiring West Virginians featured recently on NPR....Read More »


Check out our new virtual tour!

At WVU Parkersburg, our number one goal is student success. We’re here to help you! Stay tuned for more videos to guide you around campus.

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New preschool at Center for Early Learning starts Sept. 8

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To meet the growing needs of parents in the Mid-Ohio Valley, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is launching a new preschool next month. The part-time preschool will educate children ages 3 to 4 and begins Tuesday, Sept. 8. It is open to the general public.

“We know that finding a quality...Read More »


Renowned speaker works with faculty and staff to enhance student success initiatives

Faculty and staff at West Virginia University at Parkersburg participated in a series of professional development activities this month to prepare for fall semester. Notably, award-winning author and international speaker Dr. Vincent Tinto was the keynote speaker.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Tinto joined us during this special week,” said WVU...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Aug. 12

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/12/15 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 12. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).

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

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President Lamkin's August Message

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Student returns home, finds success through WVU Parkersburg’s child development program

Recent college graduate Amy Fluharty credits the child development program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for her professional success. After trying out two larger universities, she returned home and enrolled at WVU Parkersburg where she says personal attention and better class sizes prepared her for her career. She graduated...Read More »


Attending WVU Parkerburg

Abbie from WTAP sat down with Admission Counselor Tim Keuhne and WVU-Parkersburg student Chey Powell to discuss attending college at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

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Local entrepreneur, WVU Parkersburg graduate is accounting for success

By: Elizabeth Godfrey, Alumni Specialist

“In the CPA network I belong to we call it ‘jumping off a cliff and learning to fly on the way down,’” Cam Matheny, 2015 recipient of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Alumnus of the Year award, said of his decision to start his own business. “That’s...Read More »


P.E.O. International awards scholarship to WVU Parkersburg student

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg student Vickie Sargent a scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. Sargent competed against nominees across the nation for the scholarship.

WVU Parkersburg Professor of English Dr. Rebecca Phillips nominated Sargent for the award.

“I nominated Vickie because she’s a special...Read More »


Veterans Corps members attend Leadership Summit in N.Y.

Members from West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student Veterans Corps recently traveled to New York City for the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Summit. Students Peshka Calloway and Justin Williamson attended the event July 16 and 17 to gain strategic planning skills for their local SVA chapter.

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Education faculty member receives leadership award

Dr. Melissa Spivy, West Virginia University at Parkersburg assistant professor of education and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Sigma Omega Chapter counselor, has won the 2014-2015 Southeast Regional Chapter Counselor award. This award recognizes counselors from each region who excel in their roles.

Spivy was selected by a panel of judges for...Read More »


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