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 …

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 …

WAU Registrar Receives Award

At the recently held Chesapeake and Potomac Conference Association for Registrars and Admissions Officers (CAPACRAO) conference, Dr. Reginald Garcon was given an award for his service to the professional organization as well as his efforts serving as Vice-President of Programming. The award he received was the Ace of Creative Initiative for his programming initiatives for …

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