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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

Posted in General News

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Services

Marie Foster Gnage named president emeritus

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has named Dr. Marie Foster Gnage president emeritus. She is the sixth president of WVU Parkersburg and the college’s second president, after Dr. Eldon Miller, to receive this designation. The resolution

Posted in General News

Jackson County Center conducts disaster drill involving active shooter

Local law enforcement agencies, Jackson County Emergency Services and other first responders were on the scene Tuesday, June 24 as West Virginia University at Parkersburg conducted a disaster drill involving a school shooting. The drill ran from 10 a.m. until

Posted in General News, Safety

Board of Governors to meet June 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 18. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre Visit to view the complete agenda. Action items include approval of presidential search consultant, program

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Social Justice, Student Services

Former president Eldon Miller bequeaths nearly $1 million for scholarships

One year after the passing of former West Virginia University at Parkersburg president, Eldon Miller, the college has learned of one final gift he left to continue his commitment to higher education. His trust, which has grown to nearly $1

Posted in Foundation, General News

Dr. Rhonda Tracy will be interim president

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has selected Dr. Rhonda Tracy as interim president for the college beginning July 1. This selection comes after President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage’s March announcement of her plans to leave the

Posted in Academic Affairs, Foundation, General News, Workforce & Community Education

WVU at Parkersburg Foundation receives $2,500 FirstEnergy Grant

Greg Hefner of the FirstEnergy Foundation recently presented WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board Chair Robert Wright and WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage with a $2,500 check to support campus renovations. In the award letter, FirstEnergy Foundation President Dee

Posted in Foundation, General News

Student wins table tennis championship

WVU Parkersburg Vice President for Student Services and Dr. Phil McClung, psychology professor and table tennis coach, present Jason Workman with a plaque for winning the singles table tennis championship held in Charleston, W.Va. More than 30 players from throughout

Posted in Athletics, General News, Student Services