Alderson Broaddus welcomed diversity speaker


Alderson Broaddus University welcomed diversity speaker, Dr. William Turner (WBOY)

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – An Appalachian-born cultural diversity expert spoke to college students in Barbour County about simplifying and making use of The Golden Rule.

Alderson Broadus University students welcomed William H. Turner, Ph.D. to their campus in Phillipi on Monday afternoon. Dr. Bill Turner is a retired college professor and administrator and, currently, a prolific historian, author and lecturer.

The Distinguished Professor of Black & Appalachian Studies said he was very surprised to see the cultural diversity already in place at AB University.

“The data show, that amongst the colleges in West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus ranks far above its closest competitor for diversity in the ranks of the student body,” said Dr. Turner. “And I thought I knew the profiles of the colleges in the Appalachian region, but Doctor Barry and his team have done a lot because I think it’s the biggest secret in West Virginia.” 

Turner’s speech is part of the University’s strategic initiatives to enhance the campus culture for inclusion. 

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