Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Alderson Broaddus University. We are delighted you are considering an AB education. For 150 years, AB’s commitment to providing the highest quality education and innovative programs have equipped students to solve today’s problems. Small class sizes, caring faculty and staff, and a variety of clubs, organizations, and athletics create a community that provides genuine support and lifelong learning opportunities.

We feel that the easiest way to see if AB is the best fit for you is to schedule a visit to our mountaintop. Students who are visiting campus will be able to meet with admissions, financial aid, coaches, faculty, staff, and have lunch on campus – they will even get a FREE t-shirt! We offer private tours, Monday – Friday, from 9 AM and 4 PM, or if you would rather schedule a group tour, you can easily register for one of our Become a Battler Day events.

All visits can be scheduled here: https://ab.edu/visit/

I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Sincerely,

Molly L. Henderson
Director of Admissions


Admissions Team

Paula D. Daniels

Admissions Counselor
Paula D. Daniels

Admissions Counselor

304.457.6255

Kelly Gassanola

Administrative Assistant, Admissions Office
Kelly Gassanola

Administrative Assistant, Admissions Office

(304) 457-6339

Jennifer Hawkinberry

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Title IX Investigator
Jennifer Hawkinberry

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Title IX Investigator

Jennifer Hawkinberry is a graduate of Fairmont State University, where she earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and a Master of Education degree. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Liberty University.

Hawkinberry began her career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2019.

Title IX:

Molly Henderson

Director of Admissions
Molly Henderson

Director of Admissions

304-457-6310

College/University Attended and year graduated:
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg – 2008

Degree:
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology-Archaeology

My favorite thing about AB is:
How easy it is to communicate with faculty and staff. AB is a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty.

My favorite spot on campus is:
Pickett Library

My best piece of advice to a student in the college search process is:
Make a pros and cons list when visiting and looking at schools. You need to attend a college or university that is a good fit for you, and the best way to make those decisions is to visit multiple campuses.

Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor
Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor

304-457-6257

Ciera Nestor

Admissions Counselor
Ciera Nestor

Admissions Counselor

304.457.6253

Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official
Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official

(304) 457-6296

College/University Attended and year graduated:
University of Toledo: BA 1992; MA 2001; Ph.D. 2006

Degree:
BA in Journalism
MA and Ph.D. in History

My favorite thing about ABU is:
Everybody here is so friendly and ready to help.

My favorite spot on campus is:
The Quad between Burbick Hall and the Hamer Student Center. It’s always full of students either rushing on their way or having fun with all sorts of activities.

My best piece of advice to a student in the college search process is:
My job is to help International Students get through the maze of regulations and feel comfortable at a school sometimes half way around the world. My advice is for International Students to decide early and get documents completed several months before your embassy appointment.

My favorite meal in the dining hall is:
The salad bar is always fresh and nutritious…but I like the pizza, too.

Eric Shor

Executive Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Eric Shor

Executive Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management

(304) 457-6276

Rana Smith

Administrative Assistant, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Rana Smith

Administrative Assistant, Vice President for Enrollment Management

(304) 457-6256

Student Ambassadors

Edonnya Alvarez

Student Ambassador
Edonnya Alvarez

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Major: Journalism & Professional Writing
  • Activities: Acrobatics & Tumbling, Lambda Sigma Phi

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I became a Battler because I love being part of a small campus community; everyone knows everyone. Here at AB, you are bound to make friends who become family. Being from Las Vegas, I only experience one season, summer. It is nice to be able to experience all four seasons.

What is your favorite Battler memory?

My favorite Battler memory was the 2019 Homecoming celebration. Homecoming brings everyone together, and it is nice to see the alumni and friends of AB reconnect and fellowship together. The week is packed with fun events, great food, and amazing people.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Enjoy every moment of your college experience! You may feel like you need to have your life figured out right away, but you will find yourself realizing you have the time and the resources you need to succeed. It truly goes by faster than you think; soak it all in and live day by day.

Sakinah Burger

Student Ambassador
Sakinah Burger

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia
  • Major: Biology Minor: Psychology
  • Activities: Black Student Union, Resident Assistant

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I chose to #BecomeABattler because I loved the family environment I felt when I stepped on the mountaintop! I love the classroom sizes and the opportunities, whether it be academic, professional, or personal, I am afforded here at AB.

What is your favorite Battler memory?

My first Alderson Broaddus Homecoming celebration is my fondest memory. The sporting events, the festivities, and the activities were so much fun and made for my best memories thus far.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Don’t be afraid to make friends! Talking to the person sitting next to you in class or on your registration visit can be your best friend for the next four years and beyond. Making lifelong friends is part of the college experience.

Cody Carpenter

Student Ambassador
Cody Carpenter

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Major: Business Administration Minor: Healthcare Administration
  • Activities: Orientation Leader

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

The small, family-like atmosphere was the biggest draw for me. The day I first visited the mountaintop for a campus tour, I felt like I belonged. Now, almost everyone can call me by name; you don’t get that treatment everywhere.

 What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Get involved and make friends. The goal when attending college is to excel and grow academically. Do that, but don’t forget to have fun and live a little!

Madison Codeluppi

Student Ambassador
Madison Codeluppi

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Majors: Accounting and Marketing Minor: Business Administration
  • Activities: All Greek Council, Cheer & Dance, Culinary Council, Zeta Eta Theta, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

From the moment I stepped on to the mountaintop, I felt at home. I loved the small campus feel and the small class sizes. I was also able to continue my competitive cheerleading career and pursue my future career goals all in one place.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

Alderson Broaddus has the best professors who are supportive and genuinely want you to succeed in your chosen discipline. While teaching and preparing us for the future, they get to know us as a person and not just a student.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Push yourself out of your comfort zone by joining academic and Greek organizations. Make friends outside of your athletic team or academic major; these will be the people who will leave a lasting impression on you.

Mary Griffith

Student Ambassador
Mary Griffith

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Madison, West Virginia
  • Majors: Business Administration and Marketing Minor: Biology and Healthcare Administration
  • Activities: Culinary Council, Cross Country & Track, Phi Kappa Delta, Silver Key, Student Government Association, Women’s Volleyball

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I am from a small town in West Virginia, and Alderson Broaddus felt like home. The faculty and staff were incredibly supportive and offered outstanding assistance during my application and admission process, making my decision to attend much more comfortable.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

The best part about AB is the students. Everyone is friendly, and we all have a great bond with each other.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

The best piece of advice I can give is to get involved. The more involved you are, the more people you will meet and the more enriching your college experience will be.

Ally Kirk

Student Ambassador
Ally Kirk

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Logan, West Virginia
  • Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry
  • Activities: Honors Program, Student Government Association

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I chose Alderson Broaddus because of the fantastic biology program! The small campus environment is a bonus and makes you feel right at home.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

The best reason to attend AB is the fact that everyone on campus, faculty, staff, and students, feel like family. It is easy to make lifelong connections and get involved in and out of the classroom.

What will you do after graduation?

I plan to continue my academic journey at Alderson Broaddus as part of the physician assistant program.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Academic achievement is important, but it is also essential to enjoy your experience outside of the classroom. If you manage your time wisely, you can have the best of both worlds.

Atlanta Milliron

Student Ambassador
Atlanta Milliron

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Osterburg, Pennsylvania
  • Major: Biology
  • Activities: Phi Kappa Delta, Softball

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

When looking at colleges, I wanted to find a school that offered a great biology program and an excellent athletic department. I discovered that Alderson Broaddus offered both. I fell in love with the campus on my first visit. A school that offered small class sizes, a small campus, and one on one time with professors is what I found here on the mountaintop.  Alderson Broaddus has become my home away from home.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

The best reason to attend AB is the atmosphere. Everyone is friendly, supportive, and always have a smile on thier face. The one on one interactions with professors and staff are amazing.

What will you do after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to pursue graduate-level study to further my passion for biology. Once I have my Ph.D., I plan to move south and become a professor.

Kiley Sparks

Student Ambassador
Kiley Sparks

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Dillsboro, Indiana
  • Majors: Business Administration and Marketing Minors: Communication and Healthcare Administration
  • Activities: Phi Beta Lambda, Women’s Volleyball, Zeta Eta Theta

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

Even though my hometown is six hours away, I chose Alderson Broaddus because it felt like home. On my first visit, everyone was genuinely nice, and the atmosphere was very welcoming. I told my mom that if everything fell into place that the mountaintop was where I wanted to be. I feel that AB chose me and has allowed me to grow into the person I am becoming every day.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

The best reason to attend AB is the caring community in and around the university. AB is a small university with big opportunities; take the opportunities as they come and discover your pathway to a successful future.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Explore and discover who you are!

Kori Staley

Student Ambassador
Kori Staley

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • Majors: Biology and Environmental Science
  • Activities: Baptist Christian Ministries, Black Student Union, Phi Beta Lambda, Women’s Soccer

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I would say becoming a Battler chose me, and I happily accepted the call. Alderson Broaddus was precisely where I needed to be. The feeling of peace on the mountaintop is a sense of peace you don’t find at many campuses. It is a place to grow, experience new things and people, and live life! Choosing AB is a choice I would make again.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Be patient. Everything in life will come in the time it needs to. Don’t rush and miss the small moments; enjoy them as they come.

Brooke Stewart

Student Ambassador
Brooke Stewart

Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Waverly, West Virginia
  • Major: Exercise Science Minors: Business Administration, Strength & Conditioning, and Healthcare Administration
  • Activities: Assistant Resident Director, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Women’s Rugby, Women’s Volleyball, Zeta Eta Theta

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

Alderson Broaddus offers small class sizes that allow for great student and professor relationships. The professors go above and beyond to make sure you are supported and excel in and out of the classroom.

What is your favorite Battler memory?

Being on the Homecoming court and competing in the annual Homecoming pageant has been my fondest memory. Homecoming is a time when we are all able to get together and enjoy time with our fellow students, faculty, staff, and members of our alumni community.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Go outside of your comfort zone, especially in your first year. Don’t be afraid to try new things by getting involved with clubs, student organizations, and residence life opportunities. Be kind and welcoming to others; you will make friendships that will last a lifetime.