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Surgery technology, pharmacy technician programs accepting applications


The Health Sciences division at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accepting applications for its surgery technology and pharmacy technician programs for the Fall 2014 semester, which begins Aug. 18, 2014. For more information, visit

The surgical technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in...Read More »

Board of Governors to meet July 16

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, July 16. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre.

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WVU Parkersburg prepares to launch new health informatics program

To meet the needs of area employers, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is developing a health informatics program. This innovative program fuses healthcare, information technology and business administration to prepare students for careers in the various segments of the healthcare industry.

Dr. S. Dianne Davis, associate professor for WVU Parkersburg, recently...Read More »

2014 WVU Parkersburg Foundation Art Award recipients announced

Students Lorraine (Lori) Santer and Richard Isaac Cain are the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation Art Award 2014 recipients. Each received a $500 purchase award for their work to be included in WVU at Parkersburg Foundation’s permanent art collection. The money for these awards is provided by the Harrison...Read More »

Cooperative education program improved for students and area employers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has revamped its cooperative (co-op) education program to introduce new procedures and a new look. The program, which is expected to be fully implemented this fall, now provides a more uniform and structured experience to enhance quality for both students and employers.

Through co-op, students can...Read More »

Alice Harris named new VP of finance and administration


West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Alice Harris, CPA, its new vice president of finance and administration. She officially began in her new role on July 1. She is responsible for the college’s financial operations and for oversight of campus maintenance and development, risk management and insurance, space planning...Read More »

New data ranks WVU Parkersburg highest in graduation and retention rates, lowest in tuition


In new data released by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS), WVU Parkersburg boasts the highest completion and retention rates for two-year programs among the state’s nine public institutions. The college also has the second-highest unduplicated headcount and the lowest tuition and fees.

The 2013 data was released...Read More »

Marie Foster Gnage named president emeritus

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has named Dr. Marie Foster Gnage president emeritus. She is the sixth president of WVU Parkersburg and the college’s second president, after Dr. Eldon Miller, to receive this designation.

The resolution presented to Gnage at the June 2014 board meeting notes her...Read More »

Veterans Corps student representative to attend leadership institute in Ark.

Caitlin Moore - President

Caitlin Moore, president of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Corps will attend the 2014 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute at the Walmart corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29.

The cohort based leadership institute is a four-day, residential program which...Read More »

Jackson County Center conducts disaster drill involving active shooter

Local law enforcement agencies, Jackson County Emergency Services and other first responders were on the scene Tuesday, June 24 as West Virginia University at Parkersburg conducted a disaster drill involving a school shooting. The drill ran from 10 a.m. until approximately noon at the college’s Jackson County Center in Ripley,...Read More »

Spring 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17 in the College Activities Center.

Academic honors were awarded 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 »

Spring 2014 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 2014 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 – Brohard:   Michelle Jones;


Board of Governors to meet June 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 18. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre

Visit to view the complete agenda. Action items include approval of presidential search consultant, program fees, Army National Guard lease, the 2014-2015 budget...Read More »

Former president Eldon Miller bequeaths nearly $1 million for scholarships

One year after the passing of former West Virginia University at Parkersburg president, Eldon Miller, the college has learned of one final gift he left to continue his commitment to higher education. His trust, which has grown to nearly $1 million, will provide academic scholarships for students at WVU Parkersburg...Read More »

Dr. Rhonda Tracy will be interim president


The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has selected Dr. Rhonda Tracy as interim president for the college beginning July 1. This selection comes after President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage’s March announcement of her plans to leave the college on June 30 after 10 years of...Read More »

2014 Commencement live broadcast

For the first time ever, WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Please use the embedded video below to view the ceremony.

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Sixth annual Student Awards Ceremony recognizes, honors students

Student Services and the Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg hosted the Sixth Annual West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Awards Ceremony Friday, May 9. The Ceremony honored distinguished WVU Parkersburg students for going above and beyond course work, and taking on other roles to help advance the...Read More »

Return to summer hours adds flexibility, reduces utility costs

Beginning Monday, May 19, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will return to the Summer Scheduling Program. The college will extend its daily public hours to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Some offices, such as the non-traditional studies office, will be open until 7 p.m. All college...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg receives Walmart Foundation grant in support of workforce training

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Workforce and Community Education (WCE) division has been named a recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative. Funding was made available through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Walmart Foundation...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg awarded grant to start new entrepreneurial technology program

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg $220,000 to launch an entrepreneurial technology degree program. The associate of applied science (AAS) program and the certificate of applied science (CAS) will provide valuable hands-on experience to business owners and individuals looking to...Read More »

Spanish Harlem Orchestra to perform on campus

The renowned ensemble, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, performs at WVU Parkersburg in the College Activities Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11. The performance marks the close of the 2013-2014 season for the Distinguished Performance Series at WVU Parkersburg.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of today’s most distinguished salsa and...Read More »

New development director named

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired Senta Goudy as its new director of development and executive director for the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation. Goudy began her tenure on Monday, March 17.

Goudy comes to WVU Parkersburg with more than 20 years of organizational management and development experience. Originally...Read More »

WVU at Parkersburg Foundation receives $2,500 FirstEnergy Grant

Greg Hefner of the FirstEnergy Foundation recently presented WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board Chair Robert Wright and WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage with a $2,500 check to support campus renovations. In the award letter, FirstEnergy Foundation President Dee Lowery stated that WVU Parkersburg’s initiatives align with the foundation’s...Read More »

Instructional specialists achieve certification as Master Trainers

Instructional specialists Christopher Furr (industrial maintenance), Joseph Hunt (welding) and Jerry Rowley (electronics & instrumentation) have recently achieved the Master Trainer certification offered through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

The NCCER is the accreditation sponsor for WVU Parkersburg’s HVAC, energy assessment and management technology, welding,...Read More »

Student wins table tennis championship


WVU Parkersburg Vice President for Student Services and Dr. Phil McClung, psychology professor and table tennis coach, present Jason Workman with a plaque for winning the singles table tennis championship held in Charleston, W.Va. More than 30 players from throughout the state participated in the event. Workman is a freshman...Read More »

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