President Receives Notable Person of Honor Award

President SpenceWashington Adventist University (WAU) President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., is one of five recipients of the inaugural Notable Person of Honor Award from the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The awards were presented at a special luncheon during year end meetings at the end of November. “Before Dr. Spence came to the university, WAU was on a downward spiral, but thanks to Dr. Spence we have seen an overall financial turnaround, capital improvement and the second highest enrollment in the schools history this fall with 1,402 students. He is loved by the students, respected by the board and challenged by the faculty,” said Rob Vandeman, Columbia Union executive secretary.

Washington Adventist University experienced its highest enrollment ever during the 2011-2012 academic years with a total of 1493 students.

University Embraces New Higher Education Network

President SpenceWashington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., Joined Maryland higher education leaders at Montgomery College recently for the inauguration of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCC), the largest higher education association in the region, comprised of the presidents of 30 colleges and universities.

The President said membership in the organization is in keeping with WAU’s commitment to civic engagement embodied in its mission statement, “This cosmopolitan institution challenges students to seize the opportunities for learning in the nation’s capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.”

President challenges community to be agent of Change

 DSC0612The 2012-2013 academic year officially got underway, September 5, at Washington Adventist University, with the staging of Opening Convocation by the Office of President in Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Administrators, faculty, staff and students packed the church to mark the beginning of a year filled with promise for the 108 year old Takoma Park campus.

Freshman Class Welcomed at Gateway Ceremony

WAU 6857 2Washington Adventist University (WAU) welcomed the class of 2016 with its traditional Gateway ceremony and dinner held in the dining hall and on the commons, August 28. The refurbished dining hall with its shiny new furniture provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony welcoming the freshman class.

Spence Attends White House Education Confab

ALP_2037_rTAKOMA PARK, MD (April 24) – Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., was among a group of educators who met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the White House recently  to discuss issues on higher education including access, affordability, student success and accountability.

Spence Lobbies Annapolis for Continued Funding

DSC01083Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D. , joined presidents of other Maryland private colleges and Universities in Annapolis on Feb. 9 to press the state government for continued funding of these institutions. Administrators and students were in the state capital in observation of Maryland Independent Higher Education Day declared by Governor Martin O’Malley   in recognition of the vital independent colleges and universities play in the State, which boasts one of the best educated workforces in the nation.


President Hosts Christmas Reception

President Weymouth Spence and Mrs. Rebecca Spence opened the doors of The Votaw House, December 2, for their annual Christmas reception for faculty, staff, their families and other invited guests. In this photo are (l-r), Lois Peters, Rebecca Spence, President Weymouth Spence and Leroy Peters.  The Votaw House is the official home of the President …

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