Renowned Opera Singer Latonia Moore for WAU Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series

The Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series starts with a performance you don’t want to miss by American soprano and globally acclaimed opera singer Latonia Moore on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. at the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Praised as “richly talented” by the New York Times, the 2020 – 2021 season …

Dr Beverly P. Gordon Appointed New Chair of the Psychology Department at WAU

For such a time as this … Dr. Beverly Gordon has her Ketanji Brown Jackson Moment at Washington Adventist University (WAU). WAU celebrates Dr. Beverly P. Gordon as the new Chair of the Psychology Department. “I am so very pleased to welcome Dr. Beverly Gordon back to WAU as Chair of our Psychology Department,” says …

Fall Semester 2022 Kicks Off at WAU

Washington Adventist University welcomed 62 Freshmen this Fall. To start the semester, the Betty Howard Center for Student Success culminated their tireless efforts to welcome and engage the new students entering WAU as new freshmen and providing them a taste of WAU’s culture as they start their academic journey. While most of the events occurred …

Ashlee Chambers Appointed Dean of Halcyon Hall

Dr. Ralph Johnson, Vice President of the Center for Student Life, announces Ashlee Chambers as Dean of Halcyon Hall. Chambers, an alumna of Washington Adventist University (2016), began her employment in February 2020 as the Assistant Dean of Women. She then stepped in as the Interim Dean in October 2021 and has shown the residents …

WAU Attends Summer Camp Meetings

This summer, Washington Adventist University decided to move outreach endeavors to camp meetings across the Columbia and Atlantic Unions. This was a plan of action by President Weymouth Spence and the administration to expand WAU’s presence and branding throughout the Columbia Union and beyond. Teams were selected to participate and represent WAU at the various …

Jered Lyons Appointed as WAU Athletics Director

Jered Lyons enters his first year as Athletics Director and his ninth season as head coach of the women’s basketball program.  In the 2021-2022 season Lyons was named Interim Athletics Director and led the Athletic Department through the Pandemic. Last season the Men’s Basketball team made their sixth appearance at the NAIA National Tournament and …

Krista Byrd Rodriguez Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Washington Adventist University Director of Athletics Jered Lyons has announced the hiring of Krista Byrd Rodriguez ’11 as Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Coach Rodriguez has previously served at WAU as an Admissions Counselor for six years. During her time at WAU, she was responsible for the recruitment of many student-athletes. Coach Rodriguez played on the soccer …

Revolutionary Appointment at WAU

  “Women are a minority in the theological world and religious clerical profession. I don’t function as a minority, though,” says Dr. Olive Hemmings, newly appointed Chair of the Religion Department at Washington Adventist University.  Dr. Hemmings joined the faculty of WAU in 2002. Just before that, she was finishing her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate …

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration at WAU

June 20, 2022 marked the inaugural Juneteenth celebration at Washington Adventist University (WAU). At President Weymouth Spence and the administration’s request in June 2021, plans came together under the collaborative efforts of the university’s Social Committee—chaired by Lloyd Yutuc—and VP Ralph Johnson with Student Life to celebrate Juneteenth at WAU. For many communities, Juneteenth has …

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