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WVU Parkersburg receives accreditation reaffirmation from the Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received official notification of its accreditation reaffirmation. The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) took action on the college’s new status at its Aug. 12 meeting. “Throughout this long process, we

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Spring 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17 in the College Activities Center. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade

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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

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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

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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

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WVU Parkersburg to help students, families at College Goal Sunday

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be hosting College Goal Sunday on Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Caperton Center in room C223. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get FREE help

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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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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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West Virginia University holds poverty simulation event for employees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold an event tomorrow called “Life On The Edge: A Poverty Simulation.” The program, presented by WVU Extension specialist Richard Fleisher, will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

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Kid’s College begins June 17 at WVU Parkersburg

College isn’t just for adults anymore. This summer, children ages 8 – 12 can attend West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s inaugural Kid’s College program. Children can attend one or both weeks of classes from June 17 – 20 and June

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