Coach Jack Funk Memorial Scholarship to Be Awarded for First Time in Fall of 2018

Funk_BarryPhilippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University, along with the family and friends of legendary baseball coach Jack Funk, announced that the Jack Funk Memorial Scholarship would be awarded for the first time in the Fall of 2018.

The fund began in 2009 after Funk passed. Jack’s widow, Judi Funk, as well as many family members and friends have contributed to the fund since then to help it reach endowment level and allow it to be awarded.

The scholarship will be awarded to a physical education major of sophomore, junior or senior class standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Other education majors can also be considered if no physical education major qualifies.

Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Graduates Achieve 100% Certification Pass Rate

DSC_6527Philippi, W.Va. – The 36 members of the Physician Assistant Programs 2017 graduating class achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.

“The 100% first-time pass rate supports Alderson Broaddus’ ability to produce quality physician assistants,” said Thomas Moore, Dean of the College of Medical Sciences. “It reflects the dedication of the faculty who have worked tirelessly over the past several years to redesign teaching and assessment methods based on identified areas of need.”

The Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Program has improved its pass rate each year since 2013.

“This also reflects the high quality of our students and preparedness of our graduates to enter clinical practice,” said Moore. The physician assistants graduating from AB are among the best in the state, and their medical knowledge and clinical skills will carry over into communities across the nation.”

The 36 students that passed the certification exam also marked 100% retention for the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

“Thomas and the faculty have worked tirelessly to constantly improve curriculum, admission and progression standards, and measure student learning outcomes; this has paid off in immense ways to benefit our graduates and their life goal of becoming certified as physician assistants,” said Dr. Joan Propst Provost / Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and faculty; this is a commendable milestone in our program.  We will continue to work hard to honor our tradition of providing excellence in PA education.”

Alderson Broaddus Launches AB Advantage Loan Repayment Assistance Program

AB AdvantagePhilippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University became the first and only institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia to offer student loan assistance to all members of the incoming class with the announcement of the AB Advantage.

The AB Advantage helps graduates with modest incomes repay their student loans after graduation. It is applicable to federal, private, and Parent PLUS loans.

“We know that student loan debt is a concern for students in the region and around the country,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Eric Shor. “The AB Advantage is a way for us to be responsive to our students needs and continue to show the value of an Alderson Broaddus education.”

All members of the incoming class will be offered the AB Advantage at no cost to the student. Upon graduation from Alderson Broaddus, graduates making less than $40,000 a year will qualify for reimbursement of their student loans until they make $40,000 a year or the loan balance is repaid.

“The assistance that the AB Advantage provides is substantial,” said Shor. “For many graduates, it is the help they need to work in entry jobs as they start their careers.”

For more information on the AB Advantage visit ab.edu/ab-advantage-2.

Alderson Broaddus University Increases New Student Enrollment

Class of 2021Philippi, W.Va. – For the first time since 2013, the incoming class has increased at Alderson Broaddus University.

The incoming class of freshman and transfers represents a 19% increase over the incoming class of 2016. The University not only increased its enrollment, but it also raised the incoming class retention rate two percent from a year ago.

“We are excited to welcome the Class of 2021 to Alderson Broaddus University,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Eric Shor. “I look forward to what this group will accomplish in their four years at Alderson Broaddus.”

The incoming class has representatives from 33 counties in West Virginia, 23 states and eight countries.

The incoming class arrived on campus on August 20th for orientation and Welcome Weekend activities.

Despite graduating the largest class in the University’s history, overall enrollment has held steady.

“I would like to commend the Enrollment Management team for their efforts, but recruitment and retention are campus wide initiatives,” said Shor. “I would also like to thank the faculty, staff and administration for all their assistance in bringing the Class of 2021 to Alderson Broaddus.”

Alderson Broaddus Named to 2018 Best Colleges Guide

Philippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus was named a first-tier South Regional College, ranking 26th overall, in the 2018 U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide.

The same guide also ranked Alderson Broaddus fourth in the Best Value School category among the same South Regional College group. The Best Value was determined by using the academic quality and cost of attendance after financial aid.

Alderson Broaddus improved in both rankings over their position in 2017. In the best value category, Alderson Broaddus moved up two spots while AB gained 11 spots in the overall ranking from a year ago.

For more information visit usnews.com/education.