Alumni perspective brings relatability to admissions

By Edonnya Alvarez

After graduating from Alderson Broaddus University, Brittany Pace never planned to stay in Philippi. However, when the opportunity to work at her alma mater arose, she knew it would be the perfect way to launch her adult lifestyle and live closer to her fiancé.

At AB, it is not unusual for graduates to return as employees. These individuals remain for a variety of reasons, but some continue because it is a stepping stone to bigger things. For those in the admissions department, their unique experiences as former students can color their employment in positive ways. Continue reading “Alumni perspective brings relatability to admissions”

AB organization strives for sports-focused community interaction

By Joseph Varela

A new organization is making strides in the sports community through an emphasis on volunteer work and local engagement.

Sport Management Student Association is a student-run organization focused on community outreach through the use of sports, and provides students with opportunities to tour professional sports venues throughout Pittsburgh. Through volunteer work, students are able to strengthen their resume and leave a lasting impact. Continue reading “AB organization strives for sports-focused community interaction”

Rugby inspires ex-Battler’s return to AB

By Hadassah Curry

When former Alderson Broaddus student Devin Andres heard rugby was coming to AB, he knew it would change his life.

Andres left the university following the end of his freshman year in 2017. He transferred to Grove City College in Pennsylvania after his spring semester, but the experience caused him to feel sadly estranged.

However, AB still held a special place in Andres’ life. When the news  of the upcoming rugby program broke, he immediately reached out to coach Lauren Miller to express his interest. Now, Andres is back to play rugby at AB. Continue reading “Rugby inspires ex-Battler’s return to AB”

Challenges to Apollo – sculptor details its creation

Mark Warner, former AB student and designer of Apollo, stands aside the sculpture he spent over five decades creating on Oct. 4. Photo by Kashawn Shifflett.

By Hadassah Curry

Apollo’s creator revealed his iconic piece took three attempts over 50 years to finish at this Thursday’s Dr. Robert V. Digman Lecture Series.

Guest speaker Mark Warner, a 1968 graduate of Alderson Broaddus University, said the weather affected earlier versions of the sculpture, which was a donation to AB’s administration. Continue reading “Challenges to Apollo – sculptor details its creation”