Alumni Association Board of Directors

At the 2013 Alumni Business Meeting a vote was taken to transition the alumni leadership from the Alumni Committee to a Board of Directors. The Board will have 13 members including the Alumni Association Officers, the director of Alumni Relations, a representative from each of the three schools, and a young alumnus. Individuals who served on the Alumni Committee will continue to serve through the transition until 2015. This year the alumni will elect the first 6 official board members. 

Board of Directors

Aaron Wilson, Class of 2012, Incoming President

Aaron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies in 2012 from WAU. During his time at WAU, he was a member of the WAU chorale program, President of the Black Student Union and both Executive Vice-President and Parliamentarian of the Student Association. In May 2011, Aaron was elected as a Council member in the Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. During this time he oversaw historical preservation within the town. He currently works as a Librarian at Bowie State University.

Laselle Carpenter, Class of 2008, Secretary 

Laselle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2008 from Washington Adventist University. During her time at WAU, then CUC, she was a member of the Columbia Concert Winds and Secretary of the Black Student Union. “I wish to give back to the university by ensuring that current and future students have the assistance needed that will help prepare them for their careers. I feel that my previous experience as the BSU secretary has given me the needed skills to serve in this position. My professional experience at the Library of Congress has also provided me with organizational skills that I can translate to this position and my service for the Alumni Association.”

Mark Young, Class of 1995, Past President

Mark graduated with a B.A. in Communications. He has served as President of the Alumni Association from 2010 until 2014. He is deeply passionate about Washington Adventist University and its students. He will continue to serve on the board for another year. 

Ellie Barker, Class of 2008, Director of Alumni Relations

Ellie received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Washington Adventist University. She began serving as director of Alumni Relations for WAU 2013. 

Laurel Bryant, Class of 2012

Kathy Hecht, Class of 1984

Lee Wisel, Class of 1974

Nominees for Board of Directors

Peter Lombard, Class of 2005

Stanley Grube, Class of 1961

Linelle Andrew, Class of 2006

Gail Broeckel Matt, Class of 1986

Patricia Anduha, Class of 2009

Rebecca Kabba, Class of 2008

Voting for Board members will take place at the 2014 Alumni Business Meeting on April 13, 2014.