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A-B announces Distinguished Alumni series

Lectures designed to provide ‘lesson-learned advice’

March 10, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The Alderson-Broaddus College Office of Alumni recently announced a new initiative, the Dr. Robert V. Digman Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series.

The Student Alumni Association hosted the very first presentations on campus this week.

Students, faculty and staff gathered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at noon in the Crimson Dining Room to hear alumni share not only their experience as a student at A-B, but how A-B provided them the education necessary to find success in their chosen career. The Dr. Robert V. Digman Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series creates an excellent opportunity for the campus to create an atmosphere that encourages dialogue.

"The goal of this lecture series is to educate students about career options in their field of study, provide networking opportunities, open doors for jobs and internships and provide 'lesson-learned' advice," said Nathan Price, director of alumni relations.

Price says the college plans to host the series twice a year with the next set of presentations to take place during homecoming next fall.

The lecture series kicked off with Tim Morris, class of 1990, who works for Goodwill Industries out of Charleston. On Tuesday, Amy Colaw Yokum, class of 1995, spoke about her experiences as well as her position in communications and marketing with Medical Doctors Associates.

The inaugural series concluded on Wednesday with Matt Ballard, class of 1999, who works for the Charleston Area Alliance in economic development and public administration.

The Dr. Robert V. Digman Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series honors Digman for his outstanding service to Alderson-Broaddus College. He has devoted his life to the college, its students and continues to support the growing campus. Digman is "honored and humbled" to be recognized in this way.



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