When your classroom becomes another country

Students from all three West Virginia University campuses – Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown, recently traveled to Quebec City, Canada for an international experience in learning.  Students taking part in the trip included, front row (l-r): Michael Dewitt,

Students from all three West Virginia University campuses – Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown, recently traveled to Quebec City, Canada for an international experience in learning.  Students taking part in the trip included, front row (l-r): Michael Dewitt, Jason Lehosit, Falon Snodgrass, Hope Marling, Kyla Thorn, and Katie Shreve; middle row: Nima Shahab Shahmir, Christian Johnson, Jaxon Miller, and Victoria Prisby; back row: Maggie Canoy, Olivia Lee, Virag Martin, Rebecca Cyr, Emma Blair, and Bethany Roberts.  

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16 Potomac State Athletes Receive All-Academic Honors

Charlotte, N.C. – The National Junior College Athletic Association recently announced the recognition of 16 West Virginia University Potomac State College athletes with All-Academic honors.

To be recognized on an NJCAA All-Academic team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.6 grade-point average (GPA) or above on a 4.0 scale while completing two full-time semesters. There are three NJCAA All-Academic teams: First-Team (4.00 GPA), Second-Team (3.80 to 3.99 GPA) and Third-Team (3.60 to 3.79 GPA).

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American Red Cross Blood Drive to be Held at Potomac State College

Give the gift of life by donating blood.  Blood supplies become low because not enough people donate blood, especially types A, B and O.  West Virginia University Potomac State College will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, July 2 at the Davis Conference Center from 1:30 to 6 p.m.  Appointments can be scheduled (but aren’t required) by calling 1.800.733.2767, or by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and entering PotomacState.  A free tee-shirt will be given to those donating blood (while supplies last).  

Give the gift of life by donating blood.

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WVU School of Nursing receives 10-year accreditation

WVU School of Nursing students on the Potomac State College, Keyser campus, follow the same progression plan, student handbook, curriculum, policies, procedures, and experience real-life learning in a simulated environment as students on the other WVU Sch

WVU School of Nursing students on the Potomac State College, Keyser campus, follow the same progression plan, student handbook, curriculum, policies, procedures, and experience real-life learning in a simulated environment as students on the other WVU School of Nursing campuses.  

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Amy Weaver Represents Potomac State College at National Entrepreneurial, Innovations Awards Program.

Amy Weaver Represents Potomac State College as WVU IDEA Hub Wins National Award

West Virginia University was honored with the Rising Star Award in the category of The Entrepreneurial University by the Deshpande Symposium on Tuesday, June 11. From left to right are WVU representatives Nora Myers, Amy Weaver, Carrie White, Daniel Germain, Sonja Jewell Kelley. To the far right is Steven Tello, UMass Lowell Vice Provost for Innovation and Workforce Development. The eighth annual conference, held June 10 through June 12, is presented by UMass Lowell and the Deshpande Foundation. (Photo credit: Tory Wesnofske for the Deshpande Symposium)

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Highland Arts announces 2019-2020 season

Highland Arts Unlimited will kick off its 47th season with a free concert by Pan Jammin’ Steel Drum Bands at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 in the Church-McKee Arts Center at Potomac State College. 

Persons seeking membership in Highland Arts Unlimited (HAU) will receive a $5 discount in their selected category up to and including the night of the performance on Aug. 22. 

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Potomac State College to offer online prep courses for in-demand IT certifications

Beginning in fall 2019, West Virginia University Potomac State College will offer accelerated online prep courses in Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+, and Security+.  Each eight-week online course is designed with working adults in mind so the length of the courses can be adapted as needed.

All three prep courses are constructed to build a strong knowledge foundation and skills base, thereby providing individuals with the comprehension and confidence needed to pass the CompTIA certification exams.  Following is a brief description of each course:

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Andrea Schafer Named WVU Potomac State College’s 2019 Outstanding Professor

Education Professor Andrea Schafer, second from left, was named WVU Potomac State College’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year. Making the presentation was (from left): Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff; Sheryl Chisholm, Faculty Assembly Chair and Bi

Education Professor Andrea Schafer, second from left, was named WVU Potomac State College’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year. Making the presentation was (from left): Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff; Sheryl Chisholm, Faculty Assembly Chair and Biology Professor; Phillip Douthitt, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; and Gregory Ochoa, Dean of Academic Affairs. 

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