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WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Oct. 23

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Monday, Oct. 23. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda.

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President Fletcher Lamkin to step down

Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg, will step down from his position to assume presidency of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. where he was president from 2000-2007.

Lamkin, who was named WVU Parkersburg president in 2015, implemented numerous programs to increase student success and approved the first...Read More »


Senator Manchin and WVU Parkersburg host the MOV Career Fair

Approximately 105 businesses and organizations and 600 job seekers were on campus for the Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV) Career Fair presented by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and West Virginia University at Parkersburg Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center.

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Center for Teaching Excellence celebrates grand opening

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) celebrated its grand opening Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a mixer event for faculty. The CTE is hosting a week of events which began with a session on assessment vs. evaluation titled “Really, What’s the Difference?” with Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, president...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation seeking tax deductible donations for student emergency fund

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation is seeking $30,000 in tax-deductible donations to provide students with emergency financial assistance.

The Foundation has been awarded $15,000 in tax credit vouchers through the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). These vouchers are available to individuals or businesses who donate a minimum of $500 to the Foundation’s...Read More »


Gender identity expert to speak at WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host Alandis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to present “Towards a Radical Ethic of Care: Building Inclusive and Equitable Communities.” The one-hour guest lecture will be delivered at 11 a.m. in the college theater at the main campus and streamed live to...Read More »


President Lamkin's October Message

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Author Jereme Ford to present "That's Abuse Too" in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month

In recognition of domestic violence awareness month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present the program “That’s Abuse Too” with speaker Jereme Ford. The program takes place Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in the College Theater. A book signing will follow the event.

Ford is a Domestic Violence therapist...Read More »


Prepare for the Career Fair

Students, watch this video to learn what to do and what not to do while attending a Career Fair. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with over 70 employers on our campus on Oct. 11.

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U.S. veterans share Vietnam War experiences at WVU Parkersburg event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted a screening of the new WV Public Broadcasting (WVPB) documentary “Vietnam: West Virginians Remember” on Thursday, Sept. 21. The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring three Vietnam veterans and a local historian.

More than 120 students and community members filled the college theater...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to hold annual Pop Con event Sept. 30

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is teaming up with local businesses to host its second annual Parkersburg Pop Con at the College Activities Center on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parkersburg Pop Con is a celebration of popular culture comics, sci-fi, gaming, costuming (cosplay), cyber culture, music,...Read More »


Student workers received recognition at Sept. Board of Governors meeting

WVU Parkersburg President Fletcher Lamkin presented student workers Autumn Henthorn and Tori Powell certificates of appreciation for providing outstanding support to the Center for Student Services and fellow students of the college.

Henthorn and Powell coordinated at “Outbound Calling Project.” Since March, they’ve made over 4,000 admissions phone calls. Additionally, they...Read More »


Upcoming town hall meetings regarding HLC visit

In anticipation of the upcoming Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visit on March 5 and 6, 2018, and to assist the preparation of our assurances argument that will be submitted to the peer reviewers, we will be hosting town hall meetings over the course of the fall semester. The town hall...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts Vietnam War documentary screening and panel discussion

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a screening of the new WV Public Broadcasting (WVPB) documentary “Vietnam: West Virginians Remember” on Thursday, Sept. 21. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Vietnam veterans and a local historian. This event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg held its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Sept. 11

WVU Parkersburg held its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of the events of 9/11 and to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces and as first responders.

This year’s ceremony was led by Vice President for Student Services Anthony Underwood with...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosted Jump with Jill on Sept.12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division hosted “Jump with Jill” on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Approximately 600 first graders from schools in Jackson, Pleasants, Wirt and Wood counties attended the event which took place in the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center.

Jill Jayne is the creator of “Jump...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Sept. 13

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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Summer 2017 WVU Parkersburg graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to August 2017 graduates. These graduates will be recognized at the Fall 2017 commencement ceremony.

Graduates who attained a 3.50 to 4.00 grade point average (GPA) earned academic honors, as follows: 3.50-3.749, Cum Laude; 3.75-3.99, Magna Cum Laude; and 4.0,...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces summer 2017 President’s and Dean’s scholars

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the summer 2017 semester.

President’s Scholars

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:

JACKSON – Millwood: Toby Wagoner;

MASON- Point Pleasant: Richard Parsons;

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WVU Parkersburg hosted a West Virginia School Board Association working group meeting Aug. 28

WVU Parkersburg hosted a West Virginia School Board Association working group meeting regarding the dissolution of Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA) throughout the state on Aug. 28, 2017.

The goal of the meeting was to develop a template to help counties transition from RESA services to an education service cooperative.

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President Lamkin's August Message

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WVU Parkersburg holds convocation for new students

Approximately 350 new students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended the college’s annual convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The keynote speaker was WVU alumni, Dr. Brian J. Anderson.

Dr. Anderson is the GE Plastics materials engineering professor in chemical engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) and has been a faculty...Read More »


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation meets to discuss college priorities

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President Lamkin met with the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board of Directors on Aug. 15 to discuss various strategic priorities of the college for the 2017-2018 academic year, and beyond.

Incorporated in 1971, the foundation provides support to the college as an independent, non-profit corporation, providing private support for WVU-P while...Read More »


Editorial recognizes WVU Parkersburg for fiscal responsibility

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel recently published an editorial praising West Virginia University at Parkersburg for its outstanding work to balance the budget while increasing enrollment and retention despite budget cuts at the state level. The article states, “WVU-P has dealt with what could have been challenging times by becoming...Read More »


Fall 2017 student teachers announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division is pleased to announce its Fall 2017 student teachers.

“I truly believe Education is the key to success in life.” said Dr. David Lancaster, Education Division chair. “We as teachers have the opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives of students that...Read More »


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