PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Alumni association members of the Sigma Delta Nu fraternity, more commonly known as the Delphics, visited the mountaintop in Philippi for their annual meeting and to celebrate a new addition to the Alderson Broaddus community. The Delphic Alumni Association generously donated funds and dedicated two classrooms in Withers-Brandon Hall as a living memorial of the Delphic legacy at Alderson Broaddus University.
“The Delphic Alumni Association is passionate about projects that directly benefit our students,” said Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Alumni Relations Josh Allen. “We are grateful for their continued support and involvement.”
One of the goals of the Alumni Association is to enhance the lives of students by supporting the Battler community and fostering a philanthropic culture. The Alumni Association provided $25,000, enough funding for 40 desks and chairs for two classrooms. Students have been attending classes, organizational meetings, and study sessions in the newly renovated spaces.
“The Delphic Alumni Association is both honored and proud to give back to our alma mater by funding new classroom furniture for two classrooms in Withers-Brandon Hall. This effort was the least we could do for our great institution, who gave us so much as students to prepare us for our life’s work,” said Ed Snively ’71, president of the Delphic Alumni Association.
The Sigma Delta Nu (Delphic) fraternity formed at Alderson Broaddus during the 1959 spring semester. Established by students Leroy Conrad ’61, Jim Coman, Richard Messner ’61, and Paul Malcolm ’61, the purpose of the fraternity was to bring fellowship and community to the campus. Currently, the fraternity has 30 active members. Fraternity members, past and present, had the opportunity to network and fellowship during this year’s annual meeting.
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.