Students will return to WAU this fall, to find to some well-needed changes to the weight room. The facility is undergoing a significant makeover, thanks to sponsorship from University-owned radio station, WGTS 91.9. What started as a donation of a few pieces of equipment has resulted in a transformation of a much-used college facility.
“For as long as I have been here, the weight room has never had upgrades.” said Health and Wellness Senior Zaneta White-Haliburton. “Seeing new equipment and an actual promise of a makeover now is very exciting.”
General Manager of WGTS, John Konrad, began the transformation when he donated an elliptical and a treadmill, which the gym was in need of due to wear and tear of the previous equipment. The radio station made further donations of money and equipment to make for a more usable space. More equipment will be purchased over the next few months.
“The weight room is used by all students throughout campus for both classes and personal fitness,” Benjamin Johnson, head of athletic training and Acro Airs and women’s volleyball head coach said. “It’s great to see an institution like WGTS, believe in and help out a good cause like the University’s weight room.”
WGTS 91.9 is owned by Washington Adventist University and holds high the value of the institution. The station has operated from the campus of WAU since the 1950’s, and has been a strong source of support for WAU students.