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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

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

Spanish Harlem Orchestra to perform on campus

The renowned ensemble, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, performs at WVU Parkersburg in the College Activities Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11. The performance marks the close of the 2013-2014 season for the Distinguished Performance Series at WVU Parkersburg. Spanish Harlem

Posted in Distinguished Performance Series, General News

New development director named

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired Senta Goudy as its new director of development and executive director for the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation. Goudy began her tenure on Monday, March 17. Goudy comes to WVU Parkersburg with more than

Posted in Foundation, General News

WVU at Parkersburg Foundation receives $2,500 FirstEnergy Grant

Greg Hefner of the FirstEnergy Foundation recently presented WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board Chair Robert Wright and WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage with a $2,500 check to support campus renovations. In the award letter, FirstEnergy Foundation President Dee

Posted in Foundation, General News

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

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

Student wins table tennis championship

WVU Parkersburg Vice President for Student Services and Dr. Phil McClung, psychology professor and table tennis coach, present Jason Workman with a plaque for winning the singles table tennis championship held in Charleston, W.Va. More than 30 players from throughout

Posted in Athletics, General News, Student Services

President Gnage announces plans to leave WVU Parkersburg

After 10 years as president for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Dr. Marie Foster Gnage has announced that she will not renew her contract after June 30. The Board of Governors is planning for an interim president and a nationwide search

Posted in General News

Board of Governors to meet March 5

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, March 5. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the president’s conference room. Visit to view the complete agenda.

Posted in General News

Spring 2014 student teachers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its Spring 2014 student teachers. Wood County Front Row: Brooke Smith, Sammantha Sloan, Caitlin Wareheim, Brittany Metz, Loren Bell, Mary Hess Middle Row: Kristyn Smith, Emily Miller, Brittni Eisenbarth, Tia Knox, Stevie Cavender, Stephanie Pryce, Lori Hudson Back Row: Kara

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education and Humanities, General News

WVU Parkersburg and DuPont present Martin Luther King Jr. legacy celebration

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-present a special program to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program, titled “A Legacy of Peace.” The event, originally scheduled for Jan.

Posted in General News, Social Justice