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WAU Welcomes Graduate School Dean, New Faculty, and Staff

Takoma Park, MD. (August 14, 2018)—Washington Adventist University is pleased to announce the appointment of a new dean for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). Brenda Chase moves over to this key academic leadership role at an exciting time for WAU’s graduate and professional studies programs. For the past two years, she has … Continued


Takoma Park, MD.(July 6, 2018)—In a letter to Washington Adventist University (WAU) President Weymouth Spence, the Maryland State Department of Education declared that the University’s Education Department “has met all standards associated with State Program Approval,” and that, “Washington Adventist University continues to hold Maryland State Program Approval until 2023.”   In her June 20, … Continued

WAU Welcomes New V.P. for Student Life, Amy Ortiz-Moretta

Monday, June 25, 2018—Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Ms. Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Ms. Ortiz-Moretta will commence her duties on Monday, July 2. “It was after much prayer and careful consideration that I determined that Amy Ortiz-Moretta will bring a wealth of experience to fill this critical … Continued

Go. Serve. Transform

Takoma Park, MD (July 6, 2018) From June 11-25, a group of students, faculty, and staff from Washington Adventist University (WAU) traveled to Pena Blanca Cortez, Honduras where they stayed at the Centro Educacional Adventist boarding school. The first day included a tour of the facilities, visiting all the classrooms and introducing the team. The center provides … Continued

Columbia Union Churches to Support WAU this Weekend

This coming Sabbath, Saturday, June 30, is WAU Sabbath in the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Please consider designating a portion of your offering this week to WAU.  Your tax-deductible offering will support student mission trips and baptisms, our new Master of Arts in Religion certified chaplaincy program, and the sharing of the Adventist … Continued

Go. Serve. Transform.

Takoma Park, MD (June 8, 2018) Washington Adventist University is committed to transforming lives in our local community and around the world. On May 11, a group consisting of students, faculty, and staff traveled to the Philippines to assist the municipality of Murcia in the city of Bacolod. The agenda began with meeting local officials to … Continued

Washington Adventist University Receives Best Value School 2018 Award

Takoma Park, MD (May 24, 2018) Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges website for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution’s academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability. The nominating body recognized the value of … Continued

WAU Offers Graduate Neurotherapy Course on Two Sundays this Summer – June 3 and 17

Takoma Park, MD.(May 22, 2018)—The WAU School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) announced that a new graduate psychology course elective, “CPSY 692 Topics: Neurotherapy,” will be offered this summer in two Sunday-afternoon sessions, June 3 and 17. The course will be taught on campus in Room 404 of Wilkinson Hall, 7600 Flower Avenue, Takoma … Continued

Washington Adventist University Celebrates 103rd Commencement Ceremony

Takoma Park, MD (May 10, 2018)  Washington Adventist University held its 103rd Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2018 with Richard H. Paul, M.D. as the commencement speaker. Dr. Paul is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He has also served as … Continued