Convocation – 9.9.20 – A Call To Action In Their Honor

WAU Convocation for September 9, 2020, brought students, faculty, and staff together from all departments to take a stand for social justice. Student Success VP, Ralph Johnson, is leading a campus-wide emphasis on “Social Justice” as the issues on this topic continue to rise. VP Johnson plans to dedicate the whole of W.I.S.E. week (September …

YEAR OF THE NURSE | PART I: Stephanie Watson (Edyth T. James Award)

Born in Washington DC, raised in PG County – Stephanie Watson had a yearning to care for others from early on. “I like being around people, and I like making people feel good,” she comments. Working as a Pharmacy Technician for over 14 years, it was only a matter of time before Stephanie accomplished her …

Going Virtual from an Academic Viewpoint with WAU Provost, Cheryl Kisunzu

On Saturday, August 2, the Montgomery County Public Health Department made an official announcement that face to face instruction in Montgomery County at private schools must not occur due to the increased numbers of COVID-19 positive tests. Though it was difficult, WAU had to swiftly respond to the county directives — Up until that time, WAU’s …

A WAU Graduate Family Partnership

Danalee Robb and Avareitta Bailey are not only graduates of Washington Adventist University in 2020  — They also happen to be Aunt and Niece! Danalee has been a nurse for many years and was approached by Avareitta with the possibility of getting a further degree in nursing, and doing it together. Danalee says, “It’s for …

As Pandemic Prevails, WAU Makes Difficult, Necessary Adjustments

May 6, 2020 | Takoma Park, MD WAU Board of Trustees Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a vibrant and robust institution that has been serving the Adventist and local communities since 1904. We are proud of the lives we’ve influenced over the decades through rigorous education and consistent spiritual foundations. In 2020, a threat of …

Ralph Johnson

WAU’s Dr. Ralph Johnson elected President of CAS

Washington Adventist University’s Dean of Student Success, Dr. Ralph Johnson, has been elected to serve as President-Elect for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education(CAS). This is a historic moment for CAS in that Dr. Johnson is the first African American to be elected to this role. “I’m very excited!” Dr. Johnson …

WAU Responds for COVID-19 Threat

Washington Adventist University Responds to COVID-19   [Takoma Park, MD, March 3, 2019—-] With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 causing concern around the world and here at home, Washington Adventist University is taking preliminary steps to ensure the continued safety and health of our student body and campus community. WAU is launching …

President Spence Graduation

The First Black President

As Black History Month comes to a close, we would like to acknowledge a significant figure in Washington Adventist University’s history; the 19th President, Dr. Weymouth Spence. Dr. Spence is not only the 19th but the first black president of WAU. He became president in 2008 and continues to lead.    Dr. Spence has had …

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