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Learn and Earn program gives student new lease on life

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Learn and Earn partnership with DuPont Washington Works continues to provide a successful means to meet the area’s growing demand for qualified manufacturing workers. The training and experience received during the one-year degree certificate

Posted in Academic Affairs, Career Services and Cooperative Education, General News, Workforce & Community Education

WVU Parkersburg receives accreditation reaffirmation from the Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received official notification of its accreditation reaffirmation. The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) took action on the college’s new status at its Aug. 12 meeting. “Throughout this long process, we

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Surgical technology program receives national recognition

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90 percent pass rate on the certified surgical technologist (CST) examination for the

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Health Sciences

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