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David McKain awarded honorary degree

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Fall 2013 commencement was held Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker was Camden Clark president and CEO Mike King, and the honorary degree recipient was David McKain.

McKain is a volunteer and co-founder of the West Virginia Oil and...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Dec. 17

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. at the Downtown Center at 707 Market Street in Parkersburg.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include a Proposed Revision of Policy F-60, Tobacco...Read More »


One-year Weekend College program for adults

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Full-time working adults can now earn a business degree in 12 months with West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Weekend College program. Classes for the associate’s degree program begin Jan. 13. The college will offer an information session for those interested on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in room...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg public relations students to host Energy Efficiency Expo Dec. 7

Public relations students at West Virginia University Parkersburg are sponsoring a Bright Ideas Energy Efficiency Expo on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Exhibitors will showcase products and services for cutting home utility costs and increasing energy efficiency by reducing energy consumption.

Exhibitors...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg, DuPont accepting nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy award

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works are accepting nominations for a co-sponsored Mid-Ohio Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy award. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 6, and the award will be presented during a community celebration Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

The winning nominee will be a...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 19

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19. The meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the theatre.

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include a request for code change regarding tuition and an adjustment of a distributed learning...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces new online RN-to-BSN program

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The Higher Learning Commission has given final approval for West Virginia University at Parkersburg to begin offering an online program for practicing registered nurses to complete a bachelor’s of science in nursing. WVU Parkersburg is the first community and technical college in the state to offer this program. The college...Read More »


Students earn top honors at national forensic tournament

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate competed at the College Forensic Association (CFA) fall tournament on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The tournament took place in Gastonia, N.C. Tyler Ohrn placed first in extemporaneous speaking and was the first place parliamentary debate speaker. The college placed...Read More »


Samuel Winans, Karen Facemyer appointed to Board of Governors

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed Samuel Winans, Vienna, and Karen Facemyer, Ripley, to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors. They fill seats left vacant by Cindy Bullock and Steve Chancey.

Bullock resigned from the Board in April after five years of service, and Chancey resigned in August...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps to hold Troops Week events and fundraisers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Veterans Corps is raising funds for its “My Freedom Wish” project Monday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 13. The group will be collecting donations and selling t-shirts and raffle tickets. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Veterans Corps will also hold a luncheon fundraiser. The event...Read More »


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