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WVU Parkersburg statement regarding Pinning ceremony.
CONTACT: Connie Dziagwa, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement, 304-424-8203
West Virginia University at Parkersburg respects its students’ right of religious choice. Questions have been raised recently regarding the college’s Dec. 16th Pinning ceremonies for its students. It is an institutional ceremony for the Nursing candidates for graduation. Input is sought from them regarding various aspects of the program and taken into account in the planning of the ceremony. Pinning is a recognition of the students’ goal attainments and an opportunity for them to share in celebration with their families. Despite reports to the contrary, students are not being denied the right to pray at Pinning. As part of the program, a moment of silent reflection is being included so students and their families have an opportunity for private reflection in their own way.