The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students learn the Washington Adventist University culture, adjust to the new academic challenges of higher education, and master the rigors of college life. The program is a university-wide effort to orient new students to the WAU campus and help them quickly feel they are an important part of the community as they learn how to be a successful college student. The program combines thoughtful instruction, cooperative learning, experiential activities, and spiritual support in a small class setting to provide new students with a great beginning at WAU.
The program pairs alumni and friends of the university with new students who are looking for educational advice, career guidance and life lessons. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to give back to the next generation of WAU students.
by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman. An American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, finds herself on an astonishing journey when suddenly she is the ruler of a town of 7,000 people on Ghana’s central Coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her coronation in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there’s no running water, no doctor, no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the towns’ funds. King Peggy
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Your College Experience Strategies for Success, tenth edition
By John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot
ISBN: 978-0-312-60254-3 (student edition)
The transition to college can be challenging, confusing and difficult. Those first weeks can be filled with questions and unknowns. The FYE program at WAU equips new students with the knowledge and skills to find answers to their questions and empowers them to be successful. Beginning with the first days of New Student Orientation, the FYE team members engage students with a multitude of experiences that help stimulate focus and determination to be a successful student, all the way to graduation. The foundation of the FYE program will make the new student experience the adventure of a life time.
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirstYearExperienceAtWAU
Find us in person at the Betty Howard Center for Student Success in Wilkinson Hall, Room 133.
This year we have an exciting new program called STEM University(STEM U), designed for students majoring in the following STEM fields: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics.
Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Ave.
Takoma Park, Md. 20912
Becky Barker FYE Coordinator
Phone 301-891-4106 / 301-576-0192