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WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth for Military Times “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges”

“Military Times” has announced the 2014 “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges” list, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is ranked sixth among 38 colleges. Approximately 80 career and technical colleges were evaluated for the list. According to “Military

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Big Read project kicks off with events on Sept. 13, 16

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a “Big Read” project throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The event kicks off Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Wood

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Record number of international students welcomed to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomed 34 international students for the fall 2013 semester with a special reception today at the main campus. This is the highest number of international students to attend the college at one time. “We’ve found

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Psychology Club presents film showing for Mental Illness Awareness Week

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Psychology Club, with support from Student Counseling Services, will host a special showing of “In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine. The documentary will be shown Wednesday,

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WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth in the U.S. for bachelor program affordability

Federal officials recently released online lists showing the higher education institutions with the highest and lowest tuition costs. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was listed as the sixth most affordable public college offering bachelor’s degree programs. WVU Parkersburg was also

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WVU Parkersburg ranks high among four-year W.Va. public colleges for completion

Despite having the second-highest percentage of students with Pell grants, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has the third highest completion rate among the 12 state colleges offering four-year degrees. This is according to a College Completion website released by “The

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earns Five Star Chapter status

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges, recently named West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter a Five Star Chapter. WVU Parkersburg PTK students and advisors were recognized at this month’s regional convention in Virginia.

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WVU Parkersburg announces spring 2013 graduates

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 18. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade point average, cum laude;

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Center for Early Learning opens

State and local officials gathered today at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s main campus for the grand opening of the college’s new Center for Early Learning. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 10 a.m. to celebrate the new facility.

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Spring commencement takes place May 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s spring 2013 Commencement will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker will be Gregory K. Smith, retired president and CEO of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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