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December 2014 Commencement live broadcast

WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the December 2014 Commencement ceremony. The video will be available shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please check back to view the video below.  

Posted in Academic Affairs, Alumni, Education Division, General News, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division, Non-Traditional Programs, Nursing and Health Sciences Division, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Student Services

WVU Parkersburg prepares for ethane cracker plant, hires economist to study industry needs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently hired Dr. Tom Witt, economist and managing director of Witt Economics, to identify the major industries and staffing needs associated with the proposed ethane cracker plant. He delivered his report on Oct. 8 at

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education Division, General News, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division, Non-Traditional Programs, Nursing and Health Sciences Division, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Workforce & Community Education

New career services portal to benefit employers, students, alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering new and improved services to help students and alumni find jobs and assist employers in recruiting efforts. Recently, WVU Parkersburg launched College Central Network (CCN), a career services portal. Through the site, students

Posted in Academic Affairs, Career Services and Cooperative Education, Education Division, General News, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division, Non-Traditional Programs, Nursing and Health Sciences Division, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Student Services, 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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education Division, Foundation, General News, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division, Non-Traditional Programs, Nursing and Health Sciences Division, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Justice, Student Services, Veterans, Workforce & Community Education

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