Thirteen representatives from WAU participated in the Takoma Park 4th of July Parade. The theme of the parade was “Going Green” in an effort to bring awareness to environmental issues. The WAU contingent handed out more than a thousand specially-made WAU rulers and pencils to the parade spectators.
Representatives for WAU included students, Kellie Dehm, Shawntez Smith, Krista Byrd, Keisha Tulloch, John Peter, Ryan Jackson, Saria Wright, Danielle Daley, and Chantel Gooding. They were accompanied by WAU President Dr. Weymouth Spence, Vice-President William Jackson, Academic Provost Dr. Susan Hornshaw, and Dean of Men, Tim Nelson.
The group rode in electric golf carts, which were borrowed from the Facilities Department and adorned with U.S. flags and WAU banners. Along with thousands of other paraders, they followed a route along Carroll and Maple Avenues.