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WVU Parkersburg awarded grant to start new entrepreneurial technology program

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg $220,000 to launch an entrepreneurial technology degree program. The associate of applied science (AAS) program and the certificate of applied science (CAS) will provide

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Instructional specialists achieve certification as Master Trainers

Instructional specialists Christopher Furr (industrial maintenance), Joseph Hunt (welding) and Jerry Rowley (electronics & instrumentation) have recently achieved the Master Trainer certification offered through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER is the accreditation sponsor for

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WVU Parkersburg reaches Ritchie and Roane Counties via video conference technology

In Fall 2013, West Virginia University at Parkersburg partnered with Ritchie County High School to begin offering select courses to the school’s juniors and seniors using video conferencing technology. This semester, the college is offering a course to Roane County

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Fall 2013 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, Dec. 13 in the College Activities Center. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749

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Agriculture program partners with Bob’s Market and Greenhouses Inc.

The Community and Technical College System (CTCS) of West Virginia has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg a workforce development initiative grant for a new diversified agriculture Learn and Earn program. With the $96,000 in grant funds, WVU Parkersburg and

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13 new faculty begin fall semester at WVU Parkersburg, 13 faculty seek doctoral degrees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently added 13 new full-time faculty to its roster. In addition, 13 full-time faculty members are working toward their doctoral degrees. A luncheon was held last week at the college’s culinary academy to celebrate and

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WVU Parkersburg hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Culinary Academy

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/24/13 – West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) chancellor James Skidmore joined West Virginia University at Parkersburg president Marie Foster Gnage, Ph.D., and other officials for the grand opening of the college’s new Culinary Academy. The

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WVU Parkersburg prepares to launch new Culinary Academy

Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/19/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accepting applications for its new culinary arts program, which will begin in January 2013. The applicant interview process will begin next week. WVU Parkersburg’s Culinary Academy will open in the

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg wins inaugural Green Genome award

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/26/12 – As part of an expanding national effort to support “green” practices, programs and training at the nation’s more than 1,100 community colleges, West Virginia University at Parkersburg was one of five exemplary community colleges to be

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First cohort of WVU Parkersburg’s Learn and Earn students prepare to graduate

First cohort of WVU Parkersburg’s Learn and Earn students prepare to graduate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/25/12 – The first cohort of students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Learn and Earn program has completed the initial rounds of

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