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Wesleyan pledges to serve Alderson Broaddus students after state revokes ABU’s ability to issue degrees

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College said it is ready to assist students at Alderson Broaddus University after the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission revoked ABU’s authority to confer degrees during an emergency meeting Monday.

“West Virginia Wesleyan College stands ready to serve all current or incoming Alderson Broaddus students at this difficult time,” according to the press release. “We will provide these students with fast and free priority application and thorough transcript evaluations.”

The state said ABU can no longer accept new students and canceled all extracurricular and athletic activities effective immediately. Degrees can be issued through December 31.

“Students accepted to WVWC will be given guaranteed housing placement, robust financial aid opportunities, and holistic student support,” Wesleyan said in the press release. “Students and families are encouraged to contact admissions@wvwc.edu or 304-473-8510 for direct and individualized attention.”

Alderson Broaddus can still appeal the HEPC decision by submitting written notice within 10 days.

“We respect the decision of the Higher Education Policy Commission and have offered our willingness to formally discuss any teachout or partnership agreement,” Wesleyan said in the press release. “We grieve with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Alderson Broaddus University and are committed to providing emotional and spiritual care during this challenging time.”

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