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 …

Music Fest 2020: In the Words of Kendall, Dean, and Addie

On February 5, Washington Adventist University opened its campus up to students from schools all across the Columbia Union. Over the course of three days, these students tirelessly rehearsed and perfected several pieces of music in preparation for a Friday night concert and Sabbath morning performances. I had the pleasure of stopping by our neighboring …

Martin Luther King Breakfast

Celebrate King

“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful; teachers!”  Martin Luther King Jr., “The Purpose of Education” for Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947.    This quote is powerful and not to be taken lightly! It …

New Site For A New Decade – WAU.EDU

Good first impressions are essential. The first moment you have with a new person can spell how you’ll be perceived at every new juncture of your relationship and color every interaction. It is with this important principle in mind that Washington Adventist University is proud and excited to present its built-from-the-ground-up new website. The priority …

SHARING JOY

Michelle was excited for the gift list she made this year! She had just moved into a new apartment and she made a very organized list that was sent to everyone. Artwork, plants, a new dish set…she wanted to make sure she got everything she wanted.   In this process, Michelle started to feel anxious. …

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