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/

We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Admissions Team

Hannah Bracken

Admissions Counselor
Hannah Bracken

Admissions Counselor

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 for Enrollment Management, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jennifer Hawkinberry

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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:

Amy Lanham

Admissions Counselor for the Adult Degree Completion Program
Amy Lanham

Admissions Counselor for the Adult Degree Completion Program

(304) 457-6253

Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor
Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor

304-457-6257

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

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.

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.

Kaitlin Jones

Student Ambassador
Kaitlin Jones

Student Ambassador

Hometown: Philippi, WV

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Activities: Silver Key and Natural Resource Club (NRC)

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

            Since I’m from Philippi, Alderson Broaddus already felt like home. AB has an amazing biology program, and the professors do an incredible job! Class sizes are small which enables them to provide one on one help.

What is the BEST reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?

            The staff and faculty at AB are very welcoming and want you to succeed in all of your academic endeavors!

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshman?

            Challenge yourself and go outside of your comfort zone. The friends you make in college will likely stay with you throughout your life!

Talia Kotz

Student Ambassador
Talia Kotz

Student Ambassador

Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania

Major: psychology, mass communications, public relations, and integrated marketing communications

Activities: Student Government Association, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, senior class president, cheerleading

Why did you choose to become a Battler?

I chose to come to AB because everyone made me feel like I already belonged here on my tour. You could tell that the small campus size made a family atmosphere and that’s what I was looking for in a college. I also loved the small class sizes because professors are able to individually connect with each student and it makes such a difference in your education.

 

What is your favorite memory of AB?

My favorite battler memory is from my freshmen year. it was the last day everyone was on campus before going home for summer and you could just see the love everyone had for each other and this campus. The same emotions play out on the last day on campus every year and it’s such an amazing thing to experience. You don’t realize how close you get to everyone here until it’s time to say goodbye!

 

Advice to would you give to a freshman?

Don’t be scared of new experiences! It can be hard as a freshman to step out of your comfort zone to meet new people. Join student organizations and go to events on campus. That’s where you will make your lifelong memories and friends.

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.

Anyka Perzynski-Drilling

Student Ambassador
Anyka Perzynski-Drilling

Student Ambassador

Hometown: Holliday, Texas
Major: Computer Science
Activities: Swimming, SAAC
Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?
I love the atmosphere of a smaller school. The students, teachers, and faculty are all able to make connections with each other-- no one is just another random face. The people you meet here become your family: they build you up, recognize your success, and want you to succeed with them.

What is your favorite Battler memory?
Play Fair was my favorite activity I have attended to so far! I was so nervous during orientation week, and Play Fair was the perfect icebreaker between me and all of the other Freshmen. I had so much fun meeting other students, singing show intros, and playing games; two and a half hours has never flown by so quickly!
What college life advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
Put yourself out there. College is an opportunity to find yourself and grow. Personal growth does not happen in places of comfort-- push yourself to be a little uncomfortable.

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!

Erin Strider

Student Ambassador
Erin Strider

Student Ambassador

Hometown: Clarksville, Virginia

Major: Biology

Minor: Accounting

Activities: Resident Assistant, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Soccer, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

 

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I came to Alderson Broaddus to continue my athletic career but to also highlight my academic career with the amazing biology program here at AB. When I came on my visit, I fell in love with the small-town atmosphere. I come from a small town, and I love the feeling of knowing everyone so that there is never a stranger to pass on the sidewalk. The atmosphere on campus feels warm and welcome even with the cold winters!

What is the best reason to attend Alderson Broaddus?  

The ratio of faulty to students provides a lot of one-on-one time with professors which is a huge bonus. All the professors at AB love to help students succeed; they offer plenty of office hours and guidance for graduate school applications and job applications. Alderson Broaddus is fully stocked with all the tools of success.

What college life advice would you give to incoming freshman?

I cannot stress enough how important it is to enjoy your time in college. I know it sounds cliché, but you only get to go through college once, so you need to give it everything you have. Study hard, make friends, and enjoy your college experience.

What will do after graduation?

I plan to attend veterinary schools either in the United States or in Europe. After that I aspire to be a large animal veterinary and continue my passion for working with animals.

Timothy Tillman

Student Ambassador
Timothy Tillman

Student Ambassador

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Mass Communications     Minor: Sports Communications

Activities: Sprint Football, Marketing Team for C.H.E.S.S., Student Athlete Advisory Committee

 

Why did you choose to #BecomeABattler?

I became a battler because I wanted to be a part of a peaceful and welcoming community. We are one family with a passion for school spirit. From the professors, students, to the faculty and staff, everyone is here to lend a helping hand.

 

What is your favorite Battler memory?

My favorite battler memory was our sprint football team’s first win in 2019. This was the sprint team’s first year as a program so it was a great milestone to have a win in our first season. The amount of support we received from the AB community made it such a special moment.