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WV Governor to deliver WVU Parkersburg's December Commencement address.
CONTACT: Leslie Sims, college registrar, 304-424-8220.
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will deliver the Commencement address at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s December ceremonies.
The 14th annual December Commencement will be held at 7 p.m., Friday (Dec. 17), in the College Activities Center.
Approximately 240 students are candidates for graduation. They represent August and December graduates. More than 100 are expected to take part in the ceremonies.
The 35th governor of West Virginia, Governor
Tomblin is a native of Logan County. He received his
undergraduate degree from West Virginia University, an
M.B.A. from Marshall University and attended the University
Following the governor's address, WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage will confer the certificates and associate and bachelor degrees to the graduates. The August-December class will be presented by Dr. Rhonda Richards, senior vice president of academic affairs. Serving as grand marshal will be Maggie Berdine, professor of English. Faculty members Martha McGovern and Phil McClung will assist as marshals.
A reception for the graduates and their families will follow the Commencement exercises.