First-generation students face unique challenges

By Hadassah Curry

College wasn’t often mentioned in Jeremy Linaburg’s home.

Linaburg is the first in his family to attend college, but an education wasn’t part of his family’s plans.

“No one in my family went to college because they went straight to the workforce” Linaburg said. “My family expects my sister and I to be just like them working right after high school.” Continue reading “First-generation students face unique challenges”

Men’s soccer sets sights on GMAC finals, NCAA tourney

AB men’s soccer team warms up for a conditioning stint on Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Multi-Sports Performance Stadium. The team hopes to improve on last year’s 8-9-2 record. Photo by Agustin Sanchez. 

By Agustin Sanchez

With snow still falling, thoughts of soccer may be far away for most of us. But for the Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team, preparations for the new season have already begun.

With last fall’s early exit from the GMAC conference tournament behind them, coaches and players have high hopes for this year. Continue reading “Men’s soccer sets sights on GMAC finals, NCAA tourney”

AB student has Super Bowl connection

If you thought My Cousin Vinny was a ‘90s comedy film, you’d be right. But for Alderson Broaddus communication major Hadassah Curry, my cousin Vinny is none other than Philadelphia Eagle’s defensive end, Vinny Curry. The newly-crowned Super Bowl champ is seen posing with Hadassah in this 2015 photo on the left. The photo on the right was taken shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Photo credits: Daphne Vanderhorst.

Academic handywoman is jack of all trades. Faculty spotlight: Amy Mason.

By Ashley Sibisi

With 30 years of experience in higher education, Amy Mason can be considered to be a Swiss army knife because of her versatile skill set. She is an academic advisor, teaches a college transition course, and manages the ACES program on campus.

Helping students understand the correlation between academic goals and life goals is central to Mason`s work as an academic advisor. Continue reading “Academic handywoman is jack of all trades. Faculty spotlight: Amy Mason.”

Bio students present research in senior showcase

Students, parents and faculty pictured above engaging in a Q&A session after the senior research symposium. Held on December 7, biology research students presented their extensive semester projects to a large and engaged audience. The annual event was the senior biology student’s last chance to showcase their biology expertise before going into the real world. Photo credit Ashley Sibisi.