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Two WAU Nursing Professors to Receive Recognition for their Work

Takoma Park, Md. (February 14, 2017) Two nursing professors at Washington Adventist University will be recognized for their work in the coming weeks and months. Bonnie Franckowiak, DNP, has been invited to present a poster at the American Association of Collegiate Nursing (AACN) Conference later this month in Atlanta, Georgia. Basava Jitta, MSN, will receive…

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WAU Mourns the Passing of Former President And Alumnus George Hillry Akers

Takoma Park, Md. (February 14, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the recent passing of a former president and alumnus, George Hillry Akers, Ph.D. Akers was president of his class when he graduated from the university (then known as Columbia Union College) in 1947. He later returned to serve as president of his alma…

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Washington Adventist University to Host February 8-11 Choral Festival

Takoma Park, Md. (January 30, 2017)  Choral performances by high school students will be featured at the 2017 Choral Festival that is being hosted by Washington Adventist University (WAU) from February 8-11. Students from seven academies in the Columbia Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will participate in the festival.  They will stay on…

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Washington Adventist University Remembers Richardson Chatham

Takoma Park, Md. (January 23, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends are heartbroken to learn of Richardson Chatham’s passing. On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Chatham passed away in his sleep. He was 24 years old. Richardson was an adjunct professor for WAU’s traditional program and a teaching assistant and tutor…

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March 1 Application Deadline Nears for Child Care Workers Interested in Receiving Funds for College Tuition, Fees and Books

Takoma Park, Md. (January 18, 2017) Funding is available to cover tuition, fees and textbooks for eligible child care professionals who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in education at Washington Adventist University (WAU). Applications for the funding, provided by the Maryland State Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund, must be submitted by March…

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Washington Adventist University Partners with Frontline Community Services to Advance Employee Educations

Takoma Park, Md. (January 13, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) has entered into a partnership agreement with Frontline Community Services that will help Frontline employees and their families further their educations. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Tuesday, January 10, by the principals of both organizations, including WAU President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., and Frontline…

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Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 Radio Teams Up with Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Takoma Park, Md. (December 16, 2017) Listeners to Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 radio station are helping underprivileged children by contributing to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project.    Morning show hosts Jerry and Blanca anchored a live broadcast from Potomac Mills Mall in Virginia that featured interviews with Salvation Army leaders and client families…

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President Spence Elected to MICUA I-Fund Board of Directors

Yesterday, the twelve members of the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) elected Dr. Weymouth Spence, President of Washington Adventist University, to lead the I-Fund Board of Directors. The I-Fund was founded in 1953 to promote college access, choice, and opportunities by raising funds from private corporations and foundations to provide scholarships and grants to…

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