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Dr. Rhonda Tracy will be interim president

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has selected Dr. Rhonda Tracy as interim president for the college beginning July 1. This selection comes after President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage’s March announcement of her plans to leave the

Posted in Academic Affairs, Foundation, General News, Workforce & Community Education

2014 Commencement live broadcast

For the first time ever, WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Please use the embedded video below to view the ceremony.

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, Education and Humanities, General News, Health Sciences, Non-Traditional Programs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Languages, Student Services

Sixth annual Student Awards Ceremony recognizes, honors students

Student Services and the Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg hosted the Sixth Annual West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Awards Ceremony Friday, May 9. The Ceremony honored distinguished WVU Parkersburg students for going above and beyond course work, and

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Government Association, Student Services

Return to summer hours adds flexibility, reduces utility costs

Beginning Monday, May 19, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will return to the Summer Scheduling Program. The college will extend its daily public hours to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Some offices, such as the non-traditional studies

Posted in Academic Affairs, Athletics, Campus Projects, General News, Social Justice, Student Activities, Student Government Association, Student Services, Sustainability, Workforce & Community Education

WVU Parkersburg receives Walmart Foundation grant in support of workforce training

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Workforce and Community Education (WCE) division has been named a recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative. Funding was made available through the

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Workforce & Community Education

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