Meet the AB Student Ambassadors

As a Student Ambassador, our students have the opportunity to represent the undergraduate and graduate student body of Alderson Broaddus University and participate in campus events that relate to admissions, student retention, and alumni affairs.  While expanding his/her own professional knowledge and experience, our Ambassadors provide a student perspective to potential students and their families, current students, and alumni while working with the Alderson Broaddus University Office of Admissions.

Serving as an Ambassador is an honor and a distinction.

AB Student Ambassadors

Edonnya Alvarez

  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Major: Journalism
  • 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

  • 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 the moment 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 celebrations, 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

  • Hometown: Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Major: 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, most 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!