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Board of Governors to hold special meeting Aug. 26

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the college theatre. Action items include approval of presidential profile and advertisement and charge to the presidential search committee. Visit

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WVU Parkersburg launches mentor program to increase student success

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Riverhawks Mentorship Program is in full swing for the fall semester following a successful first run during the summer. The program, led by Dr. Christine Guns, coordinator of developmental education, is designed to assist

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Non-Traditional Programs

WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Aug. 20

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 20. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. at the Downtown Center in Parkersburg. Visit http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/agendas/to view the complete agenda.

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WVU Parkersburg, Pierpont CTC sign articulation agreement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College to provide a seamless pathway from an associate to bachelor degree. Under the agreement, Pierpont students who have completed an associate of applied

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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 http://www.wvup.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences/. The surgical technology program is accredited

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Health Sciences

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. Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, General News, Health Sciences

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Non-Traditional Programs, Student Services

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

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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

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