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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 »

WVU Parkersburg partners with W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture for Veterans to Agriculture project

In an effort to attract and retain veterans to the field of agriculture, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture have partnered for the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture project. WVU Parkersburg is the first college to participate in this project.

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President Lamkin's July Message

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Board of Governors to meet July 21

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, July 21. The meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m. in College Community Room on the main campus.

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U.S. Department of Education ranks WVU Parkersburg among nation’s most affordable colleges


This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center named West Virginia University at Parkersburg as one of the nation’s top most affordable four-year colleges in the country. Only two of West Virginia’s four-year institutions made the list which includes 67 colleges and universities. The list can...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg administrator and student assist on national online publication

Dr. Cynthia Gissy, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s dean of academic success, was recently selected to serve as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Research Initiatives. WVU Parkersburg student Allison Sayre also is involved with the digital publication as a doctoral student editorial review board member.

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Enrolling at WVU Parkersburg is easier than you think

Watch Admissions Counselor Tim Kuehne and Financial Aid Counselor Kathy Wince explain the enrollment process. Call 304-424-8310 today to learn about education opportunities at WVU Parkersburg.

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WVU Parkersburg Library demos Foundation Center’s online database for grant writing

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s library is hosting information sessions on the Foundation Center Cooperative Collection. The sessions take place Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the main campus library and on Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library. Both events are...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg to host Early Childhood Professionals Summit

Area agencies, including West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Birth to Three, Choices, Wood County Schools and RESA 5, are collaborating to host an Early Childhood Professionals Summit. The event takes place Monday, Aug. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at WVU Parkersburg’s Caperton Center. Early childhood professionals are invited to this...Read More »

Board of Governors to meet June 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in College Activities Center on the main campus.

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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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