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PTK names WVU Parkersburg student regional honors chair

Debbie Crites, 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region

Debbie Crites was elected 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region at the PTK annual conference held in Lewisburg earlier this month.

As honors chair for PTK, Crites will oversee...Read More »

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 »

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