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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 »


WVU Parkersburg now offers in-state tuition rates for all Ohio residents

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will begin offering all Ohio residents in-state tuition rates regardless of their program of study or location. These new tuition rates will take effect in the coming weeks, starting with the Fall 2017 semester, which begins on August 14, 2017.

In early April, the WVU Parkersburg...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet August 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, August 9. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s Board Room (room 1101).

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Spring 2017 President's and Dean's List scholars announced

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

President’s Scholar
Students on the President’s List maintain a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college credit. The scholars include:

DODDRIDGE COUNTYWest Union: Danyashae Martinez; Tanner Davis;

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WVU Parkersburg announces Spring 2017 graduates

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to Spring 2017 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the College Activities Center. This semester, the college graduated over 300 students from five states.

Academic honors were awarded to those graduates who attained a 3.50 to...Read More »


Scholarship fund established by WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to honor Violet Mosser

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP) Board of Governors has generously started a scholarship fund to honor long time WVUP family member Violet Mosser.

The Violet Mosser Scholarship Fund, established at the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation, will provide more opportunities to deserving individuals in the Mid-Ohio Valley who hope to...Read More »


Student Government Association elects new officers

Students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg have elected the new Student Government Association (SGA) officers for the 2017-2018 academic year. Austin Grimmett of Elizabeth, W.Va. was elected president for the term.

“I am honored and thankful that the students have entrusted me to this key position,” said SGA President-elect Austin...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board approves in-state tuition rate for online programs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has made a landmark move to begin offering in-state tuition to all students accepted into its three online baccalaureate degree programs. These programs include the Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management.

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Van Devender Middle School principal named Alumna of the Year

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Darlene Murphy, principal for Van Devender Middle School, its 2017 Alumna of the Year. She was formally presented with her award at the college’s spring commencement ceremony on May 6. A special ceremony was also held at Van Devender on May 4.

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Pinning ceremony celebrates 18 nursing program graduates

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its annual spring nursing pinning ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the College Activities Center. The pinning ceremony honors students who have completed graduation requirements for the associate of applied science in nursing.

The ceremony included greetings from Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president; Dr....Read More »


WVU Parkersburg holds spring commencement ceremony

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its 46th annual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. This semester, the college has 283 students who are candidates for graduation pending final grades with approximately 130 who participated in the commencement ceremony.

“Over the years, the college has educated and...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet May 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, May 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Jackson County Center (Ripley) student lounge.

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Hefner family provides scholarship funding for WVU Parkersburg students

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation is pleased to accept a gift from John and Kris Hefner for the Hefner Educational Fund. The fund, titled “Paying It Forward,” was created in 2012 to assist area high school graduates. This month, the Hefner family gifted the Foundation with enough funding for three...Read More »


College Chorale to present spring concert

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s College Chorale student organization performed its spring concert on Saturday, April 29 in the College Theatre.

The concert included psalm setting from several traditions, a setting of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence, traditional spirituals, and will feature graduating senior sopranos Juliane Beckett and Yiyi Ocasio-Kaftanic. Other...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg offers summer programs for children

Parents looking for fun learning experiences for their preschoolers and children ages 8 to 12 can take advantage of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Summer Camps and Kids College programs. Both programs cover a variety of topics and begin in June at WVU Parkersburg’s main campus. Class sizes are limited,...Read More »


Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducts new members

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society welcomed 11 new members during the Spring 2017 semester. A formal induction ceremony was held at the campus on Friday, March 31.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold PTK’s four hallmarks of...Read More »


Education honor society students host professional development event

This month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) honor society hosted a professional development fair for education students. Attendees were able to learn from professionals about such topics as nutrition education, integrating technology in the classroom, and special education. The event took place Saturday, April 1 on...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts Earth Day Expo

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its 2017 Earth Day Expo on Wednesday, April 19, in the College Activities Center. This annual event showcases local “green” resources and organizations and seeks to educate the community on problems and opportunities in our area.

Exhibitors included the Appalachian Renewable Energy Citizens Cooperative, Keep...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet April 12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, April 12. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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U.S. Senator Manchin to visit campus

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will meet with the public at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Wednesday, April 12. This town hall meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Manchin is traveling around West Virginia to meet with local residents, community and business leaders,...Read More »


Chad Crumbaker named interim vice president for academic affairs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named faculty member Chad Crumbaker interim vice president for academic affairs. He began his new role on Monday, April 3.

Crumbaker earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina and a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School. He...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg students to perform vocal recitals

Two students are performing vocal recitals as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies program at WVU Parkersburg. Sopranos Yehieli Ocasio-Kaftanic and Juliane Beckett will each perform Monday, April 10 in the Nina Phares Music Performance Room at WVU Parkersburg at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. respectively.

The recitals...Read More »


Clothesline Project to raise domestic violence, sexual assault awareness

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting the local Clothesline Project, a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. The local Clothesline Project includes displays for survivors and victims of both domestic violence and sexual assault. Both displays will be...Read More »


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