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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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New diversified agriculture program coordinator starts at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/25/12 – Dr. Rosa Guedes is WVU Parkersburg’s new diversified agriculture program coordinator. The new program will begin in the spring of 2013. However, Guedes began developing curriculum for the program in August. The new program is intended

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Dominion Foundation grants WVU Parkersburg $50,000 to support welding simulation program

Parkersburg, W.Va. Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/16/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg and West Virginia Northern Community College have each received $50,000 from the Dominion Foundation to provide more training associated with the development of Marcellus Shale resources. Gov. Earl Ray

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California college adopts WVU Parkersburg’s model for infusing math into technical courses

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/2/12 – Sierra College of Rocklin, Calif., has adopted West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s IGNITE model (infusing general education into technical education). The Sierra team chose to infuse basic math skills into its welding curriculum based on WVU

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New culinary program at WVU Parkersburg recommended for ARC funding

Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/31/12 – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today recommended eight projects, totaling more than $4.7 million, to receive the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was the only higher education institution project to

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WVU Parkersburg sponsors solar energy training event

Parkersburg, W.Va. 5/30/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently completed a solar energy “Train the Trainer” event to help develop adjunct instructors for its energy programs and increase knowledge and awareness of solar technology in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Midwest

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GEMS students to learn about technical fields and nursing during WVU Parkersburg visit

Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/11/12 – GEMS (Girls Enriched by Mentoring and Shadowing) students from area middle schools will visit West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Friday to experience demonstrations from faculty members in the college’s 3-D modeling, criminal justice and nursing

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WVU Parkersburg receives $440,000 to launch two new programs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/27/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the recipient of two grants totaling $440,000 from the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (CTCS). With funding approved, the college will introduce associate of applied science degree

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DuPont Washington Works, WVU Parkersburg sign “Learn and Earn” Agreement

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/27/12 – DuPont Washington Works and West Virginia University at Parkersburg signed a cooperative agreement today that will provide students an opportunity to receive chemical operator training while gaining work experience at DuPont. This agreement is the first

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