WVUP receives grant funding for accelerated degree program

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently received funding for an accelerated-degree program.

The Accelerated Study in Associate Programs program, or ASAP, is modeled after a program at the City University of New York.

The goal of the WVUP program it to provide academic, personal and financial supports to help students complete degrees in high-demand fields.

Chad Crumbaker, a provost and and executive vice president at WVUP, told the Parkersburg Rotary Club Monday that he is excited for the program.

"With a whole team from the college in order to make sure students are successful and they're doing it on time so that they can get out and get in the workforce in as little time and as successfully as possible," Crumbaker said.

The ASAP program will transform how the university helps students by providing them with a long-term plan for success, he said.

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