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WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors names Fletcher Lamkin as new president

The Board of Governors for West Virginia University at Parkersburg met Wednesday, Dec. 10 and voted unanimously to select Dr. Fletcher Lamkin of Osage Beach, Mo. as the college’s new president. The Board’s selection will require subsequent approval by the

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WVU Parkersburg offers first downhill pipe welding certificate in the region

To meet the demands of the growing oil and gas industry in the region, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new downhill welding course for welders looking to enhance their skills. The fast track, six-week course begins Dec.

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WVU Parkersburg prepares for ethane cracker plant, hires economist to study industry needs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently hired Dr. Tom Witt, economist and managing director of Witt Economics, to identify the major industries and staffing needs associated with the proposed ethane cracker plant. He delivered his report on Oct. 8 at

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New career services portal to benefit employers, students, alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering new and improved services to help students and alumni find jobs and assist employers in recruiting efforts. Recently, WVU Parkersburg launched College Central Network (CCN), a career services portal. Through the site, students

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CMT and country star Dustin Lynch to partner with WVU Parkersburg in CMT Empowering Education campaign

Country Music Television (CMT) and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative. There are

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