Supports construction of new stadium on campus

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - Former West Virginia State Senator and Randolph County businessman Mike Ross has generously donated $500,000 to support the construction of the new multi-sport Performance Stadium at Alderson Broaddus University. The stadium is an integral part of the College’s enrollment growth plan.

“AB is a great school and it graduates quality students, which is wonderful for the local community,” said Ross. “I like being able to put money back into the area from which I made it. I am impressed by the College’s leadership--President Creehan and his entire staff. I am delighted to see this much enthusiasm for the enrollment model and the construction of the stadium, as it will draw a lot of people to north central West Virginia.”

AB University President Rick Creehan says the entire campus is deeply appreciative for Mike Ross’s generous gift and his connection to AB.

“We are so grateful, as Mr. Ross obviously has a love for West Virginia and a deep affinity with Alderson Broaddus--so much, in fact, that he sent one of his children to AB. We are proud to call her an alumna of the College,” said Creehan. “His partnership with us--through his giving--means more to us than just supporting a stadium project. It shows his affirmation of our enrollment plan and AB’s bright and prosperous future. The students will benefit from his generosity for years to come.”

Alderson Broaddus University officially broke ground for the stadium in April, 2012 and plans to complete the project by the fall of 2013. By August 2012, the field turf and stadium lights will be installed, allowing the following affinity programs to use the field: soccer (men’s and women’s), lacrosse (men’s and women’s), and intramural. The addition of athletic programs and the construction of this new multi-sport performance venue are key components of the College’s plan to significantly grow enrollment.