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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Potomac State to hold summer Soccer Camps

West Virginia University Potomac State College will once again offer summer Soccer Camps to players who want to further develop their skills, and to players who are new to the sport.  A discounted ‘Early Bird Registration Special’ is in effect through May 31.    

Soccer camps provide players with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation to help them at every level of the game.   The camps are open to both boys and girls, with the camps running from June 17 to 21.  All camps will meet at Stayman Field.  All campers must bring shin guards, cleats, a soccer ball, and a water bottle. 

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WVU Potomac State College Announces President’s List for Spring 2019

West Virginia University’s Potomac State College President Jennifer Orlikoff announces 129 students who earned a place on the President’s list for spring 2019.  To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average while maintaining a full-time student status. Those students who earned a place on the President’s List include:

Taylor Adams

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WVU Potomac State College Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2019

WVU Potomac State College Dean of Academic Affairs Greg Ochoa announces 207 students who earned a place on the Dean’s list for spring 2019.  In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled for at least 12-credit hours of graded courses, earn a 3.0-3.699 grade point average and not have any D, F, or I grades. The following students have met the criteria:

Alexander Alger

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WVU Potomac State College to offer free college tuition

West Virginia University Potomac State College is participating in the West Virginia Invests Grant Program, a state-funded financial aid program designed to cover the cost of basic tuition and fees for certificate and associate degree programs in high-demand fields for qualifying West Virginia residents. This is the “free community college” legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature during the 2019 legislative session.

Various majors in agriculture, business, criminal justice, computer information systems, and journalism have been identified by the WV Department of Commerce as high-demand fields that will qualify students for the new grant.  Visit http://wvinvests.org/find-a-program/ for a complete list of majors.

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Alexandra Hill named Outstanding Student at WVU Potomac State College

Alexandra Hill, a mathematics major from Ridgeley, W.Va. and a graduate of Frankfort High School was named the Outstanding Student of the Year for 2019 at West Virginia University Potomac State College.  Additionally, Hill was recognized with the inscript

Alexandra Hill, a mathematics major from Ridgeley, W.Va. and a graduate of Frankfort High School was named the Outstanding Student of the Year for 2019 at West Virginia University Potomac State College.  Additionally, Hill was recognized with the inscription of her name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall. 

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