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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


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.

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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).

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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 »

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