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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

Fall 2014 student teachers announced

The education program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its fall 2014 student teachers for Wood, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie and Wirt counties. Learn more about the education program here. Wood County Front Row: Christine Morris, Valerie Goff, Kayla Runnion,

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education and Humanities, General News

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

PTK names WVU Parkersburg student regional honors chair

Debbie Crites, 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region Debbie Crites was elected 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honors chair for the Virginia/West Virginia Region at the PTK annual conference held in Lewisburg earlier this

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Activities

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

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

2014 WVU Parkersburg Foundation Art Award recipients announced

Students Lorraine (Lori) Santer and Richard Isaac Cain are the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation Art Award 2014 recipients. Each received a $500 purchase award for their work to be included in WVU at Parkersburg Foundation’s permanent art collection.

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education and Humanities, Foundation, General News, Student Activities

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, Career Services and Cooperative Education, Non-Traditional Programs, Student Services

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

Spring 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17 in the College Activities Center. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade

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