• If you have not received an emergency desktop guide, please contact campus security at ext. 235 or 304-834-7383. The guides should be kept on your desktop or workstation for quick access. For additional information, contact J.B. Skidmore at ext. 386.

• The Academic Calendar for the 2023-24 school year is now available here.

• Need institutional data for a project or report? Visit https://helpdesk.wvup.edu/open.php?topicId=54 to submit a request.

• The Riverhawk Food Pantry is continuing to provide supplemental food assistance each week. Arrangements will be made for pick-up at the main campus or Jackson County Center. Case-by-case delivery options for those lacking transportation will be evaluated. Contact 304.420.8616 or kurt.klettner@wvup.edu if you need assistance. Donations can be dropped off in the Success Epicenter at Office B.

• Help304 is an online crisis counseling resource available to individuals who want social, emotional, and supportive counseling via call, text, and chat. Visit help304.com/contact to receive immediate help. Crisis counselors are available seven days a week.

• The Ebscohost username and password has recently changed. Please contact wvuplibrary@wvup.edu for the updated credentials.

• Kurzweil Education is offering a text-to-speech for web content tool for students who need reading support. This tool will help students who use systems like Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas. Add the Read the Web extension (available for Chrome or Firefox) to your browser to have web content such as tweets or articles read aloud in 30 natural text-to-speech voices that read aloud in 17 languages and dialects. To download this extension, go to https://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/software-updates.html and look for the Chrome or Firefox Extension for Read the Web. For questions or help with accessing this tool, please contact the Center for Student Support Services at 304.424.8378 or deborah.berg@wvup.edu.

• Do you want Ricky the Riverhawk to make an appearance for your special event or meeting? If so, please email communications@wvup.edu or call ext. 291.

• The HESI A2 Nursing exam  will take place on campus from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 20, 21, 26 & 28; October 21, 23, 28 & 30. Please call the nursing office at 304-424-8300 to sign up today! 

The Veterans Resource Center has been moved to room 2210A. From the entrance opposite Miller Plaza, take the third door on your right. Follow the staircase up, and the VRC will be the fifth door on the right.

WVU Parkersburg’s Board of Governors will meet Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Francis and Nina Phares Board Room (Room 1300A) on the main campus.


Applications for the Teen CSI Academy are open! At the Teen CSI Academy, students will gather clues, process evidence and solve cases to learn what real crime scene investigators deal with. Topics of discussion include documentation, fingerprint profiling, presenting cases to juries, and more! The camp takes place from June 10 – 13, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Teen CSI Academy is for students ages 13 – 17 and has a registration fee of $150. For more information, email wed@wvup.edu or call 304-424-8383.

•Applications for the Teen Medical Explorer’s Academy are open! The camp takes place from June 24 – 27, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. At this three day academy, students 13-17 will make use of WVU Parkersburg’s medical labs and learn from experienced medical professionals. Topics of discussion include use of personal protection equipment, taking vitals, patient care, CPR certification, and more! The program has a minimum requirement of eight students and a maximum of 20, so get your applications in now! For more information, reach out to wed@wvup.edu or 304-424-8383.


• The WVU Parkersburg Student Government Association is in full swing with its new members. The SGA will be meeting in the Community Room while renovations occur in the SGA office. The meetings will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the following dates: Sept. 13, & 27, October 11 & 25, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 17 & 31, Feb. 14 & 28, March 13 & 27, Apr. 10 & 24.

• The Art Club is a creative, welcoming, and service oriented club. They are one of WVUP’s most active student organizations and are extremely dedicated to the promotion of art at WVUP and surrounding areas. A couple service projects that the Art Club participates in multiple times a year are collecting dog food for the local Humane Society, cleaning up the Parkersburg Poorhouse Cemetery, replacing crosses on the cemetery’s veteran graves for Veterans Day, and participated in Marietta’s First Friday. The Art Club is an inclusive place for all students. Their meeting time time is every Thursday in the Art Room from 12:15 to 1:00. If you have additional questions, please contact their advisor, Dr. Reidmiller at Lreidmil@wvup.edu.

• With Spring just around the corner, WVU Parkersburg’s Outdoors Club is blooming once again. The first meeting will take place on February 5 from 12:15 – 1 p.m in room 0113. Additional meetings will be held on February 20, March 4 and 12, April 1 and April 16.


Please join us in welcoming:

Majeda Al Waked, Instructor

Kaylyn Blevins, Assistant Professor

Norma DePriest, Assistant Professor

Jamie Hughes, Instructor

Tyler Villers, Farm Operations Manager

Sarah Stephens, Human Resources Representative

Kaitlyn Kennard, Shipping & Receiving Assistant

Matthew Raese, Academic Advisor

Gregory Hill, Instructor

Lesli Testa, Retention Councilor

Alison Gates, Maketing Assistant

Evan Bain, Marketing Assistant

Amy Yeater, Instructor

Mary Hunt, Instructor

Jim Wise, Maintenance Worker

Alison Crabtree, Professor

Mary Goe, Food Service Worker

Michelle Maxson, Food Service Worker

Elisabeth Eye-Rohr, Campus Service Worker

Sarah Robinson, Bookstore Manager

Hunter Schrader, Food Service Worker


Please join us in congratulating these WVUP employees to their new roles:

Torie Jackson, President

Douglas Rhodes, Associate Professor

Kaylee Stewart, Academic Advisor

Autumn Bender, Assistant Manager

Lee Brown, Assistant Professor

Andrew Carpenter, Assistant Professor

Kyle Lancaster, Assistant Professor

Melanie Matheny, Assistant Professor

Alicia Matheny Benson, Associate Professor

Lauri Reidmiller, Professor

Amy Strong, Assistant Professor

Leslie Tingler, Assistant Professor

Andrew Walker, Associate Professor

Melissa Graham, Program Specialist

Sean Conger, Manager

Rebecca Duckworth, Director

Darren Pettus, Trades Specialist Lead

Megan McKnight, Director of Professional Studies

Hannah Kitchen, Office Administrator

Cristy Hanlon, Instructor

Kaylee Stewart, Project Coordinator

Sami Kincaid, Executive Administrative Assistant

Employee of the Month

Kim Yeager

Kim Yeager

Records Assistant III