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Student Spotlight: Austin Grimmett

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Student Government Association President Austin Grimmett is West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s featured student for November 2017. Austin began attending WVU Parkersburg in January 2015 and is currently pursuing his bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in general business.

Initially, Austin majored in legal studies with the plan...Read More »


Faculty Spotlight: Chris Cunningham

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Chris Cunningham began his journey with West Virginia University at Parkersburg as a student back when it was called Parkersburg Community College. He earned his associate of arts degree in 1988 and then went on to Marshall University where he double majored and earned his bachelor’s degree in English and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg unveils Purple Heart parking spot

West Virginia University at Parkersburg became an official Purple Heart College and unveiled a special Purple Heart parking space on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. The special parking space is reserved for veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Approximately 50 colleges and universities nationwide offer this reserved...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg holds professional development training sessions

WVU Parkersburg continues its commitment to providing the best student experience with fall in-service training. Sessions were held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These sessions brought faculty together to provide professional development and discuss best practices for academics with new data and changing technology.

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WVU Parkersburg’s College Chorale to present its fall concert Nov. 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s College Chorale student organization will perform its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 10. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the College Theatre on the main campus and is free and open to the public.

The concert will include Chorale classics, contemporary winter sounds, and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts Allohak Council University of Scouting

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Boy Scouts of America – Allohak Council are partnering to host a one-day event as an opportunity for scouts of all ages to learn skills advance that their standing in the organization.

This annual University of Scouting event takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 from...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 8. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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Dr. Jane Milley named interim president for WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors has selected Dr. Jane Milley as interim president for the college beginning Nov. 16. This selection comes after current president Dr. Fletcher Lamkin announced his acceptance of the position of president for Westminster College.

Milley previously served as interim senior vice president for...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Oct. 23

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will hold a special meeting 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 »


United Way Alliance of the Mid Ohio Valley presents Riverhawk Food Pantry with donation

On Friday, Oct. 13 Stacy DeCicco, Executive Director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid Ohio Valley, presented WVU Parkersburg with an $800 donation to the Riverhawk Food Pantry. This generous gift from United Way will help provide food and hygiene items to the campus community.

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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.

The MOV Career Fair...Read More »


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 »


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