PHILIPPI – Alderson Broaddus University has recently been approved for affiliate membership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an international association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities.
“Admission as an affiliate member of the CCCU has been awarded as an honor and recognition of A-B College's historic relationship to the West Virginia Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Churches, USA,” explained Dr. J. Michael Clyburn, president of A-B College.
A-B College has been a Christ-centered, church affiliated institution since its inception in
1871. Two institutions (Alderson Academy and Broaddus University) were united in 1932 to form Alderson Broaddus University. Each of the institutions passed on a rich Christian heritage.
Dr. Paul Corts, President of the CCCU, along with several staff members, will visit the A-B College campus this spring to meet with various groups and share involvement opportunities.
“We will be the only CCCU affiliated school in West Virginia, giving us distinctive edge and
providing many opportunities for our faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Clyburn. “The options for students to study at Oxford, Hollywood (film), Washington, D.C. (government in residence), international venues, or among artists on the East Coast, are amazing and unique.”
“Affiliation is also a confirmation of A-B College's mission and commitments as a Christian college, exemplified by its clear focus on Christian values and a caring environment for all students. The school's mission and heritage assures a supportive and open learning experience, with
spiritual development and service opportunities for interested students,” continued Dr. Clyburn.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international association of
intentionally Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 109 members in North America and 72 affiliate institutions in 23 countries. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the Historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.