AB BattlerBand to Perform Labor Day Weekend

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The Alderson Broaddus University marching band will perform twice throughout the state of West Virginia during Labor Day weekend festivities this upcoming weekend.

AB Band Director Robert Palmer announced that the band will perform the National Anthem at the West Virginia Power game on Friday as well as having the drumline perform at Snowshoe Resort for the Free Fall Festival this coming Saturday.

The West Virgina Power are a single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and will take on Greenville Friday night at 7:05 p.m. The game will be held at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va during their final weekend of play for the 2016 regular season.

The Free Fall Festival takes place September 2nd through the 4th with a packed schedule of events during the weekend. The drumline will perform at noon on Saturday as the band will display their talent for the audience.

For more information on the West Virgina Power game as well as the Free Fall Festival, please visit the links on page.

AB Announces Inaugural Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Philippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University will be hosting its Inaugural Graduate Commencement Ceremony on August 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Wilcox Chapel.

Mr. Thomas Moore, M.S, MMSC, PA-C, Dean of the College of Medical Sciences, will deliver the commencement address title Who We Are.

Mr. Moore is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus University’s Physician Assistant Program, holding a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Science degree in Surgery. He also completed the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Certificate Program in 2010. He joined the faculty at Alderson Broaddus in 2012 and became the director in 2013.

“With the radpid growth of undergraduate enrollment and an eye toward future graduate programs, we felt it was the right time to have a graduate commencement ceremony,” said Provost Dr. Joan Propst.

Prior to 2016, graduate students have taken part in the May commencement proceedings, but this year’s cohort of 32 graduate students is the first to receive their degrees in a separate graduate commencement ceremony.

Alderson Broaddus University Names Dr. Andrea Bucklew Associate Provost

Alderson Broaddus University Names Dr. Andrea Bucklew Associate Provost

Andrea BucklewPhilippi, W.Va. – Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joan Propst announced Dr. Andrea J. Bucklew as the Associate Provost of Alderson Broaddus University effective June 1, 2016.

Dr. Bucklew assumed the role of Associate Provost after the promotion of Dr. Eric Shor to the Vice President of Enrollment Management. As the Associate Provost, Dr. Bucklew will serve as the institutional liaison to the regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. She will work with faculty in assessment of student learning and serves as an internal consultant for discipline-specific accreditation. Dr. Bucklew will also supervise the delivery of distance education.

“Dr. Bucklew brings a great skill set to the position as Associate Provost,” said Dr. Propst. “She is intellectually suited for the work associated with accreditation and assessment.” 

Dr. Bucklew joined the faculty of Alderson Broaddus University in August 2012.  Since then, she has served as a Professor of Criminal Justice and as Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree both from West Virginia University. In 2016, she was honored with the “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” award given by the Alderson Broaddus Student Government Association.

“She has distinguished herself among our faculty colleagues as an insightful, detail-oriented individual and was honored by the students this past academic year by being named “Faculty of the Year.”” Dr. Propst said. “As a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission, she brings a “just-in-time” perspective to the work the Associate Provost manages and I am very happy to have her as a valued colleague.”

Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Bucklew served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and was a partner in a general practice law firm.  Before joining the faculty at Alderson Broaddus, she worked for 11 years at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where she was an associate professor of criminal justice, the Honors Program director, and chair of the Curriculum and Instructional Programs Committee. 

In addition to maintaining her license to practice law in both West Virginia and Maryland, Dr. Bucklew also serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.  Dr. Bucklew and her husband Chad reside in Tunnelton, W.Va. with their three daughters, twins Morgan and Lyndsay age 12, and Emily age 10.