Organizations recognized for support

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – On Monday, Feb. 18, Alderson Broaddus recognized its community business partners/supporters throughout the evening of the last regular season home basketball games.

The College took the opportunity to thank these organizations for their support and dedication to the students and the campus of Alderson Broaddus.

Amber Shor supports the College not only as an alumna, but through two businesses she is associated with: Northwestern Mutual and Plantation Properties.

“It's important for me to give back to an institution that has given me so much,” said Shor. “The vision of President Creehan has brought new life to the mountaintop. I'm so excited to see what the future holds and to be a part of AB history.”

A longtime supporter of Alderson Broaddus, Jeff Rogers, who is president and chief executive officer of BCBank, Inc., understands the mutual benefits that the College and community businesses can provide one other.

“As a graduate of Alderson Broaddus, and a member of the local business community, I recognize that companies who participate in supporting the College, through the business community drive or by giving and providing support in other ways, can truly feel that they are a part of the wonderful expansion project that AB is undertaking,” he said. “It was an honor to participate in this event, and I hope the rest of the business community joins me in congratulating AB University for its efforts, both for the wonderful event recognizing business partners, and for the success of its growth project.”

Travis Ernst, chief operating officer of Blackheart International, also acknowledges the benefits of a partnership between community businesses and the College.

“As a local business, it is important for us to maintain a working relationship with the College, even more so during this time of growth,” said Ernst. “AB has a direct effect on the community, and businesses and the College should have a close working relationship. We appreciated the invitation and the recognition from the College.”

For more information on ways to support Alderson Broaddus, please contact the advancement office via e-mail at or by phone at 304/457-6321.