Alderson Broaddus Releases Results of 2016 Graduate Survey

Class of 2016 Reports 100 Percent Placement Within Six Months of Graduation

Philippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University placed 100 percent of their 2016 graduating class as employed or continuing education within six months on graduation.

“We are very proud of the class of 2016 and the fact that they reported a 0 percent unemployment rate,” said Teresa VanAlsburg, Director of Career Services.

Of the 188 graduates in the Class of 2016, 174 (93 percent) responded to the survey. Of the respondents, 52 percent reported being employed in their field of study. 21 percent of graduates were employed outside their field of study while 27 percent were continuing their education in graduate school.

“This is a testament to the education and preparation that they received while a student at Alderson Broaddus,” said VanAlsburg. “We strive to prepare our students to compete with the demands of the workforce, as well the expectations of graduate school programs.”

AB Offers New Scholarship Opportunities to WV Students!

Alderson Broaddus University is excited to announce new scholarship opportunities for West Virginia students! AB is pleased to qualify for participation in the Neighborhood Investment Program sponsored by the West Virginia Development Office.

The Neighborhood Investment Program was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1996 to increase charitable giving to local nonprofit organizations for the purpose of serving West Virginia residents from economically distressed regions of the state. This year marks AB’s first time participating in the program and we are delighted to offer WV students this opportunity!

Here is how it works:

  • AB is awarded tax credit vouchers in amounts pre-determined by the WVDO.
  • Donors who give to the newly established Alderson Broaddus University Equal Opportunity Scholarship will receive a tax credit voucher. Donors may use the tax credits to reduce state tax liability for:
    • Business Franchise Tax
    • Corporate Net Income Tax
    • Personal Income Tax
  • ALL donations made from businesses and individuals through this program will be used for needs based scholarships that will be awarded in order according to the following priorities:
    • First priority: To all eligible Philip Barbour High School students
    • Second priority: To all other eligible West Virginia high school students as funds are available
  • Tax credit vouchers are issued to donors on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Donations are still being received until March 15, 2017, and again from April 1-June 30, 2017.

For more information or to make a donation please contact:

Christy A. Mullens-Shaw
Director of Annual Fund & Government Relations
Alderson Broaddus University
mullensca@ab.edu
304.457.6324