历史

A 历史 of 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡

迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 was founded in 1961 as the Parkersburg Branch of West Virginia University. In 1971, it became Parkersburg Community College, one of the state’s first comprehensive community colleges. Three years later, the college established its Jackson County Center in Ripley. The institution was renamed West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 1989 and rejoined WVU as a regional campus. State legislation created a statewide network of independently-accredited community and technical colleges in 2008. This allowed 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 to become an independent institution while maintaining affiliation with WVU.

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1969
1971
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1976
1989
1995
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2008
2015
2018

1957

1957年的历史

An enthusiastic group of individuals meet at the Wood County Courthouse to advocate for a Parkersburg institution of higher learning. Later, a 30-person committee was formed to assist in the pursual of such an establishment.

1961

1961年的历史

The Parkersburg Branch of West Virginia University opens in the old Madison school building at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and 31st Street; 104 students enroll in classes.

1965

1965年的历史

Wood County citizens pass a bond issue that, with matching federal funds, provides $3.6 million to build an educational complex provided by the Wood County Court.

1967

1967年的历史

The branch’s first commencement ceremony is held in the First United Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary. There are 37 students in the graduating class, all receiving Associate in 艺术 degrees.

1969

1969年的历史

The first 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 Center nursing graduates receive their diplomas in May.

1971

1971年的历史

The institution becomes Parkersburg Community College following legislative action to create a comprehensive community college system for West Virginia of two freestanding community colleges.

1971

1971年的历史

The college hires Madame Shao Fang Sheng, the first native of China to teach at Parkersburg Community College. Madame Shao Fang Sheng was a well-known artist, especially for her watercolors, and studied under Frank Lloyd Wright (one of his few apprentices).

1975

1975年的历史

The Jackson County and Tri-County centers are opened in Ripley, W.Va. and Sistersville, W.Va respectively to offer off-campus enrollment.

1976

1976年的历史

Parkersburg Community College hosts California Governor Ronald Reagan on May 4, 1976 during his presidential primary campaign. In 1984, he makes another visit to Wood County, 作为总统, and speaks at the Parkersburg High School field house.

1989

1989年的历史

Dedication Weekends marks the West Virginia Legislature establishing the college as West Virginia University at Parkersburg, a regional campus of West Virginia University. 3美元.9 million multi-purpose facility also opens, which consisted of an assembly hall, 自助餐厅, 教室, meeting rooms and a teleconference room.

1995

1995年的历史

The new Jackson County Center opens.

1999

1999年的历史

The Caperton Center of Applied Technology opens, featuring a unique partnership of education, 业务, industry and labor between the public and higher education.

2008

2008年的历史

West Virginia legislation establishes a new governance structure for state community colleges. 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 becomes an independent institution while maintaining an association with West Virginia University.

2015

2015年的历史

WPKM 96.3 The Beet first airs at 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 becoming the state’s first community college radio station.

2018

2016年的历史

The 迪士尼彩乐园帕克斯堡 Entrepreneur Center hosts its grand opening on September 6 in the 劳动力 & Economic Development building. The center provides public access to technologies such as 3D printing, 数控加工, 激光切割, Arduino (electronic prototyping platform), industrial-capable sewing and more.

大学贝尔

大学贝尔

The college bell is originally from the Emerson Avenue school building where the Parkersburg Branch of West Virginia was established in the fall of 1961. It is used in campus ceremonies, including Commencement.

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