Opening Convocation 2020

The new semester is officially here and WAU started off the year with a grand welcome!  The semester began with Opening Convocation, which was held at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Beautiful music was played by the String Quartet for the prelude as students, faculty, and staff filled the church. As the program continued, the opening …

New Site For A New Decade – WAU.EDU

Good first impressions are essential. The first moment you have with a new person can spell how you’ll be perceived at every new juncture of your relationship and color every interaction. It is with this important principle in mind that Washington Adventist University is proud and excited to present its built-from-the-ground-up new website. The priority …

SHARING JOY

Michelle was excited for the gift list she made this year! She had just moved into a new apartment and she made a very organized list that was sent to everyone. Artwork, plants, a new dish set…she wanted to make sure she got everything she wanted.   In this process, Michelle started to feel anxious. …

'Gateway to Service' arch on WAU campus

He’s Calling You

Javel Walcott was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived with his mother, grandmother, and step-grandfather. Although he was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist home, the church did not interest him, primarily because he did not fully understand its concept at such a young age. It wasn’t until he turned ten years old …

Three WAU Students At the Lincoln Memorial

STUDENT SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU

By now you know, Washington Adventist University’s special giving campaigns, WAU Sabbath and #GivingTuesday, launched last week. Many saw the promotion for these days but do we really know what they’re about? Tanya Sweeney has all the answers! Tanya is a kind, friendly face in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations.  She works with …

Let Him Choose Your Boots

A Lesson of Gratitude  | Written by: Estephanie Sequeira G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E, a word that we come across in our daily lives. From an early age, one is taught to be grateful. However, what does it mean to be thankful, genuinely?  – Winter was right around the corner, and all Synthia wanted was to buy a pair …

HE SAW HER

Nuha Taweel is a woman who gave her entire heart to Washington Adventist University’s kitchen; A place she can call her second home. Her journey working at this University to her recent retirement in August is a reminder to us that God sees us. Each aspect of our lives is essential to Him, the large …

CHANGE: It Begins With YOU

Written by: Estephanie Sequeira  Red—a color that signifies strength, power or determination, and in many aspects, a warning sign. This past month, The Red Flag Campaign took place, where red flags were displayed in the university—in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Here at Washington Adventist University, the primary goal is to be an outlet …

What’s Your Dream?

Written by: Estephanie Sequeira  Bethany Sheridan is currently a junior at Washington Adventist University pursuing her dream, a degree in social work. She particularly chose to study social work for two primary reasons: First, because it was personal, some of her closest friends and family were sexually assaulted, and their stories impacted her decision. What …

Dr. Lau

The Power of Music

Dr. Daniel Lau is a concert pianist, and the current chair of the Music Department at Washington Adventist University. He is married to mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler, who teaches at McDaniel College, and has a thirteen-year old daughter named Channing. His boxer-beagle dog named Kodi, and his three cats Moxie, Creamsicle, and Luna are also a …

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