Alderson Broaddus Prepares for Homecoming ‘16

University to Celebrate Homecoming Sept. 29-Oct.2

Philippi, W.Va. –  Alderson Broaddus University will be hosting a variety of events for the public as part of their Homecoming celebration “Every Battler has a Story” September 29-Oct. 2.

A Pep Rally and Bonfire will be held Friday evening at 9 p.m. on the old soccer field. All students, alumni, and friends are invited to this spirit-filled, student-lead event.

The campus spirit march will take place on Saturday Oct. 1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to take in the spirit march which will end at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium ahead of the Battlers 1:30 p.m. kick-off against Fort Valley State University.

Wilcox Chapel will be full of music Saturday evening, at 8 p.m. as the School of Music hosts its annual homecoming concert and Opera Highlights Reunion. The cost for the concert is $10 and is payable at the door only.

On Sunday morning, Oct. 2 the annual Homecoming Worship Service will take place at Philippi Baptist Church located at 69 Church Street in downtown Philippi led by Rev. David A. Carpenter ’71.  Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and all are welcome to attend.

For a complete list of events, please view the Homecoming brochure online at

Please come and join the Alderson Broaddus University family for a weekend of community.

AB Ranked Number Four in State-Wide Student Debt Study

Alderson Broaddus University has been named among the top schools in the state of West Virginia for the lowest student loan debt.

A study done by, an online website tailored to assisting students in choosing an appropriate destination of higher education learning, showed that Alderson Broaddus ranked number four in West Virginia for providing aid for those seeking to further their education and the top private, non-profit, university on the list.

“Higher education is an investment in one’s future,” Director of Financial Aid Amy King said.  “Often time paying for college includes student loans. We work very diligently in our office to assist students in keeping down their loan debt. This includes an aggressive financial need based grant program through Alderson Broaddus, educating our students on financial aid opportunities and helping identify ways for alternative funding to lessen debt.”

The study showed that the average debt per borrower at graduation for Alderson Broaddus students was $23,715 and the percentage of students that will obtain some amount of debt is 88%.

“Being on the list of Colleges for Lowest Student Loan Debt at Graduation in West Virginia is a testament that our continued efforts are making a difference in the future of our students,” King said.