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


This Sunday, December 11, at 7:30 pm, students, faculty, and alumni from Alderson Broaddus University’s School of Music will be presenting “OPERA HIGHLIGHTS:  An Evening of Opera Scenes.” Scenes from two operas will be presented: “The Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart) and “The Consul” (Menotti). The opera scenes will be sung in English.  The performance will take place in Wilcox Chapel, and is open to the public with no admission charge.

The “Figaro” cast features seniors Bailey Coleman, Lindsay Heavner, Avery West, and Matthew Peloquin, sophomores Sam Miser and Tyler Burks, and alum Abe Schoonover. “The Consul” stars senior Emma Godfrey and Mrs. Heather Cottrill, area music teacher.  Others in the cast include senior Alicia Noble, juniors Sarah Hamman, Laken Rummer, and Elliott Mihelic, sophomore McKenna Price, alums Cody Ratliff and Tim Tosh, and Asst. Prof. of Music Lewis Hall. Chorus and extras in the casts include senior David Humbertson, sophomores Kaity Marks and Andrew Wilkinson, and Jennifer Leon, AB Student Affairs Staff.

As a farewell finale, the combined casts will sing the uplifting, “The Promise of Living,” from Aaron Copland’s opera, “The Tender Land.”

The evening’s shows will be directed and accompanied by Dr. Lillian F. Long, Associate Professor of Music at the University. “OPERA HIGHLIGHTS” was begun in 1986 by Professor Long as a way to introduce opera to students, and has been presented biennially ever since.  This will be her final opera performance at Alderson Broaddus, as she is retiring from the University after 31 years.

Annual Christmas Festival Concert December 4, 2016

Alderson Broaddus University School of Music invites you to the annual Christmas Festival Concert Sunday December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm.

Music ensembles including the University Chorale, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Chamber, Handbells, and The West Virginians will present music of the season in a concert lasting about an hour.  The concert will include the opportunity to sing carols and will conclude with the traditional singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah by G.F. Handel.

The concert is free and our holiday gift to the community.

AB Announces Addition of Aquaponics Lab

Alderson Broaddus University is pleased to announce the addition of an Aquaponics Laboratory System to the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

This opportunity is made possible by the generosity of New Vision Renewable Energy in collaboration with The Alderson Broaddus University Department of Environmental Sciences. New Vision Founder and CEO Ruston Seaman states, “Our desire to help communities learn how to manage limited water resources and feed a growing population of people  led us to develop the aquaponics lab as a tool for community development. We are very excited about the ability to expand this project’s capacity through a partnership with AB students and faculty.”

Faculty Project Director Dr. Constance Brown says, “I am delighted to offer students this hands-on research opportunity. Students are very excited and eager to begin working with the lab. It is my hope that these young leaders of tomorrow will take what they learn here today, out into the world of tomorrow, and teach others how to implement similar alternative energy and recycling systems.”

The Aquaponics Laboratory will be housed in the Kemper Redd Green House at AB. In addition to research, this project will further provide community outreach opportunities for AB students. Students will observe and interact with the various processes that cycle matter and energy through plants and animals. This process will simultaneously provide healthy, nutritious food, filter and clean toxins, and recycle nutrients. Students will not only learn and study about these alternative energy options, but will take an active part in using the system to provide outreach to the community beyond campus.