AB Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Book Drive

PHILIPPI, W.Va.—March 10, 2020—Alderson Broaddus University Battlers celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by visiting area elementary schools. In honor of Read Across America Day, which falls on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Battlers read their favorite Seuss books to elementary school students and had a surprise in store for each of them.

Members of Alderson Broaddus University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student organization celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a trip to Kasson Elementary/Middle School in Barbour County.

“Even though PBL is a business organization,” explained PBL member Kiley Sparks, “I feel like it is nice for us to give back to the community outside of the business realm. This was a great way for our members to engage with and show kids that AB is here to nurture their future aspirations.”

Throughout the month of December, PBL members traveled home for the holidays and hosted book drives in their local communities. Local libraries, churches, and families donated books. Nearly 1,000 books were collected during the drive, and more than 200 bags were given out throughout the day’s activities.

Members of AB’s men’s soccer team traveled to Adamston Elementary School in Clarksburg and read to students during two sessions. Team members shared how essential reading and getting a good education can be to reaching goals on and off the field.

About Phi Beta Lambda
The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda to encourage the involvement of students in the study of business and associated enterprises. The Organization is primarily open to students in Business, Political Science, and Sport Management.

About Alderson Broaddus University
Alderson Broaddus (AB) University is a private, four-year institution of higher education located on a historic hilltop in Barbour County in Philippi, West Virginia. Since its founding in 1871, AB has been a leader and innovator in higher education, with accolades in the health and natural sciences.

The mission of AB is to provide students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.

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