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WVU Parkersburg, Blue Ridge CTC sign articulation agreement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to provide a pathway from an associate to bachelor degree. Blue Ridge students who have completed an associate of applied science degree

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

Duquesne University Tamburitzans coming to WVU Parkersburg

The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2014-15 season on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. For more than 75 years the Tamburitzans have dedicated

Posted in Distinguished Performance Series, Education and Humanities, General News, Student Activities

The Chronicle wins top honors at the 2014 West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student newspaper The Chronicle recently won three awards in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The annual competition honors the state’s top newspapers. Because the contest does not offer a collegiate category, students

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, General News

CMT and country star Dustin Lynch to partner with WVU Parkersburg in CMT Empowering Education campaign

Country Music Television (CMT) and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative. There are

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Services, Workforce & Community Education

New employees hired to implement federal Bridging the Gap grant

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired its first two employees to implement its portion of funding from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. Last year, the state’s Community and Technical College

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Workforce & Community Education

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

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WVU Parkersburg does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The WVU Parkersburg Student Government Association (SGA) along with interim Senior VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Rose Beebe, interim Dean of Academic Success Dr. Cindy Gissy and Coordinator of Career Services & Cooperative Education Jennifer Randolph participated in the ALS

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Government Association, Student Services

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

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