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Board recognizes past chairman Gerard El Chaar for years of service

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors presented past chair Gerard El Chaar with a bell in recognition of his years of service to the college.

Appointed to the college’s Board of Advisors in November 2007 when the college was a regional campus of...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet April 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, April 8. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Caperton Center on the main campus.

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Applications open for 2015 Jan Dils Walk4Vets Scholarship at WVU Parkersburg

Applications are now open for the 2015 Jan Dils Walk4Vets Scholarship, sponsored by the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation and the Veterans Corps. The scholarship provides area veterans with the funds and resources needed to better their careers through an education at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

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WVU Parkersburg student named West Virginia’s 2015 New Century Scholar

West Virginia University at Parkersburg student Sarah Stewart has been named West Virginia’s 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar after posting the state’s top application score among nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Stewart is one of only 50 recipients from across the United States and American Samoa...Read More »


Get ready to compete for high-paying jobs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold the second ‘Day at the Mall’ event this Saturday, March 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Learn about and experience how WVU Parkersburg can help you compete for promotions and new job opportunities.

High-paying jobs are coming to the region. Get...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg places first in Easter parade float contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomed spring on Saturday by participating in sixth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade. Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president, and his wife Cindy served as grand marshals. They led the parade which featured more than 100 businesses and organizations. The college’s float, took first prize...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts “Why Theatre Matters” series

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s  Humanities Speaker Series and the College Theatre are co-hosting a special event series titled “Why Theatre Matters.” These are free and open to the public with two events scheduled for Monday, April 6.

A panel discussion titled “Why Write Plays?” will feature Mickey Kessler, a playwright...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg presents Comedy in Motion

Comedy in Motion

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series presents Dan Kamin’s “Comedy in Motion” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

In this evening of satirical fun, Kamin will take you on “a cheap tour of the expensive performing arts.” Using incredible physical and verbal skills,...Read More »


Win Textbooks for a Semester from WVUP President

President Fletcher Lamkin is challenging the student body to pick the best NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship bracket. Any student can play! All winners will be entered into a drawing for a textbook voucher for the Fall 2015 semester. Interested students must completely fill out their bracket and...Read More »


Fast track aluminum welding course comes to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new 10-week course in aluminum welding. The specialized course offers hands-on training suitable for experienced welders and beginners.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected welding jobs to increase 6 percent nationwide, the American Welding Society recently estimated growth to be at least...Read More »


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