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SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is saddened to hear of the passing of Sharon Smith’s brother, Wesley A. Mosher. Friends may call at the Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home Wednesday, August 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family here.(submitted 8/20/14)


Joel Farkas, our new Biology Instructor. Joel is located in Room 3310, and can be reached at ext. 392 or at ude.puvwnull@sakraf.leoj.

Jason Halbleib, our new English instructor. Jason is located in Room 1012-A, and can be reached at ext. 480 or at ude.puvwnull@bielblah.nosaj.

Kyle Maston, our new Welding Instructor. Kyle is located the Applied Technology Center, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@notsam.elyk.

Denise Sava, our new Nursing Instructor. Denise is located in Room 2331-F, and can be reached at ext. 397, or at ude.puvwnull@avas.esined.

Kristin Sloter, our new Technology Transformation Leader, who will be working in conjunction with Jeff Olson on the Bridging the Gap grant project. Kristin is located in Room 1005, and can be reached at ext. 437, or at ude.puvwnull@retols.nitsirk.

William “Andrew” Walker, our new Criminal Justice instructor. Andrew is located in Room 1017-A, and can be reached at ext. 429 or at ude.puvwnull@reklaw.mailliw.


Debra Barker, who is now our new Nursing Instructor. Debra is located in 2331-K, and can be reached at ext. 396 or at ude.puvwnull@rekrab.arbed.

Jacqueline Barron, who is now our new Criminal Justice Instructor. Jackie is located in Room 1017-B, and can be reached at ext. 497, or at ude.puvwnull@norrab.enileuqcaj.

Roy Caplinger, who is now our new HVAC Instructor. Roy is located in the Applied Technology Center, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@regnilpac.yor.

Chad Crumbaker, who is now our new Legal Studies Coordinator. Chad is located in Room 1021-B and can be reached at ext. 287 or at ude.puvwnull@rekabmurc.dahc.

Doug Rhodes, who is now our new CIT Instructor. Doug is located in the Caperton Center, Room 223, and can be reached at ext. 330 or at ude.puvwnull@sedohr.guod.

Hans Straight, who is now our new Diversified Agriculture Instructor. Hans is located in the Caperton Center, and can be reached at ext. 218 or at ude.puvwnull@thgiarts.snah.

CONGRATULATIONS. WVU Parkersburg is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Anthony as our new Chief Information Officer. Doug is a graduate of WVU Parkersburg with a Bachelor of Applied Technology. Since graduating, Doug has been employed here as a Professional Technologist and most recently as Interim CIO.

BOOKS. Randy Oldaker’s family donated his personal library to the college. The library’s staff has selected many items to add to the collection. Members of the college community are invited to go through those titles not added to the collection, and take those that are of interest. Please share this invitation with Randy’s former students. Contact Stephen Hupp, Library Director, for additional information. (submitted 8/6/14)

PLEASE WELCOME Jennifer Shedd, our new Administrative Secretary. Jennifer is located at the front desk in the WCE building, and can be reached at ext. 271 or at ude.puvwnull@ddehs.refinnej. (submitted 8/4/14)

PLEASE WELCOME. Jared Gump, our new Chairperson for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Division. Jared is located in Room 3312, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@pmug.deraj, or at ext. 226. (submitted 8/4/14)

Employee of the Month.The employee of the month for August is Shawn Healy, Veterans Advocate. (submitted 8/4/14) Shawn_Healy_web_entry[1]

Jeff Olson, our new Institutional Transformation Leader. He is responsible for the administration of the institution’s Bridging the Gap grant project and will serve as the liaison for the state-wide Bridging the Gap project personnel. Jeff is located in Room 2300, and can be reached at ext. 246, or at ude.puvwnull@noslo.ffej. (submitted 7/30/14, updated 7/31/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is deeply sorry to learn of the passing of Director of Admission/Registrar Emerita, Cecelia B. Malhotra. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 26, 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Run, Suite 10, Parkersburg, WV 26104. An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.leavittfuneralhome.com (submitted 7/22/14).

SYMPATHY NOTE SUBMISSIONS. If you learn of a former employee who has passed away or an employee who has recently lost a love one, please email ude.puvwnull@nottoow.eitak and ude.puvwnull@yerfdog.htebazile to let us know. Please note, however, that this information is not shared with the campus community until the obituary is posted so that details regarding funeral arrangements can be included. Thank you. (submitted 7/22/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is saddened to hear of the passing of Jessie Wass’s grandmother, Irene Marks. The funeral was held Saturday, July 19 at Seymour Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com (submitted 7/21/14).

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community extends its deepest sympathies to Pat Mollohan, whose mother, Beverly Jean McKee of Laingsburg, Mich., passed away on Thursday, July 17. Visitation is today and funeral services will be held Tuesday July 22, 11 a.m. at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Laingsburg Chapel. Pat will be in Mich. for the remainder of this week (submitted 7/21/14).

BOG MEETING. West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, July 16. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the college theatre (submitted 7/14/14). Agenda:

CONGRATULATIONS to our graphic artist Amy Foutty on earning her master of science in integrated marketing communications from WVU in May. (submitted 7/14/14)

PLEASE WELCOME Alice Harris, our new Vice President of Finance & Administration. Alice is located in Room 1112, and can be reached at ext. 224 or at ude.puvwnull@sirrah.ecila.

PLEASE WELCOME Taylor Caplinger, our new Program Assistant with Workforce & Community Education. Taylor can be reached at ext. 276, or at ude.puvwnull@4nilpact.

PLEASE WELCOME Mitchell Nay, our new Campus Service Worker. Mitchell is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333, or at ude.puvwnull@yan.llehctim.

Employee of the Month.The employee of the month for July is Drema Starkey, Records Assistant III. (submitted 7/1/14) drema_starkey10_entry[1]

WALK4VETS is on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to Noon at City Park. Show your support for the WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps by becoming a volunteer. Contact Shawn Healy at ude.puvwnull@ylaeh.nwahs or 304.424.8337. Participants are also welcome; visit www.fight4vets.com to register (submitted 6/25/14).

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime faculty member Randy Oldaker. He will be missed by his fellow faculty members, the staff and all of the students who had the opportunity to learn from him over the years. Randy had requested there be no funeral services and will be buried at Evergreen South Cemetery at the convenience of the family. An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com (submitted 6/24/14).

PLEASE WELCOME Deborah “Sam” Berg, the new Administrative Associate for the Education & Humanities Division. Sam is located in Room 1215, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@grebd, or at ext. 314. (submitted 6/19/14)

CONGRATULATIONS to Christine Post, who was recently promoted to Dean of Enrollment Management. (submitted 6/19/14)

CONGRATULATIONS to Michele Wilson, who was appointed Executive Director of the Workforce & Community Education Division in May. Michele’s position will now serve as the executive level administrator for WCE. (submitted 6/17/14)

PLEASE WELCOME Elizabeth Knick, our new Administrative Secretary Senior for the Education & Humanities and STEM Divisions. Elizabeth is located in Room 3310, and can be reached at ext. 299, or at ude.puvwnull@kcinK.htebazilE. (submitted 6/11/14)

Employee of the Month.The employee of the month for June is Robin Ambrozy, Director, Non-Traditional Programs. (submitted 6/3/14) robin_ambrozy_entry[1]

FYI. In order to fulfill duties as the interim Contract Specialist, Carrie Patterson is now located in room 1112 (Purchasing). She is still processing travel requests for the time being and her extension is still 258. (submitted 6/2/14)

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Rhonda Tracy, our next interim president, on behalf of the entire campus community! We look forward to working with you in this exciting new capacity. (submitted 5/22/14)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. The Faculty/Staff Professional Development Training Portal is now ready. Visit the portal through our main website be going to Faculty & Staff – Links – Professional Development Portal. For any questions, please contact Tess Martin at 304.424.8328 or ude.puvwnull@nitram.sset. You can also view a quick informational guide here: Professional Development Portal info guide pdf (submitted 5/6/14)

SAFE ZONE. WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone members are allies who have participated in training and pledged their commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment for members of our LGBT community. Safe Zone members can be identified by this symbol currently displayed via lapel pin and/or desk sign. Information about how to become a Safe Zone member and the membership list is available here. ATTENTION: If you joined WVU’s Safe Zone several years ago and your name does not appear on WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone Membership list, please become a member of WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone! (submitted 10/9/13) safe-zone

EOM NOMINATIONS.If you would like to nominate an employee that works at WVUP for Employee of the Month, please submit nomination forms to Drema Starkey.  (submitted 3/19/13)

COMMUNITY ROOM REMINDER. As a reminder, please review the Guidelines for Using the Community Room. If you have questions on how to reserve the Community Room, please contact Tess Martin at ext. 328 in the President’s Office. (revised 1/24/13)