Nursing Students Recieve Scholarships from Adventist HealthCare

  On Monday, December 14, 2020, Washington Adventist University (WAU) and Adventist HealthCare held a virtual inaugural event, “Extending God’s Care.” The event celebrated a new commitment with Adventist HealthCare to provide exceptional students with the funds to continue and complete their education. The WAU Nursing department students selected are returning seniors finishing their last …

When God Meets Your Challenge 

When I was growing up, my dad’s family would always talk about Washington Adventist University (WAU), then known as Columbia Union College. It was where they had all met their spouses and had their weddings; my dad was even Student Association (SA) president. My family had gone to school with half the professors, and they …

Be Different. Be Thankful.

Children love to be different. Even from birth, they make it known. If you had said to me, when I was a child, that one day I would be a pediatrician and eventually have my medical practice, I would have replied with, “I told you.” Considering my age, friends of the family thought I didn’t …

A Life of Service | WAU’s Executive Director of Information Technology

The internet and technology have already been a big part of our lives — but in 2020, it reached a higher level than was expected, especially in the education system. This year in education, many students are doing classes from home, and many employees and faculty are working from home. It seems like the academic …

WAU Climbing the Ranks in Social Mobility, In Top 30 Schools According to U.S. Today

As seen on U.S. News, WAU has been ranked #22 for Social Mobility for 2020. The report states that “Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of …

God has a Plan

“I graduated with my bachelor’s at 33,” says Professor Alvin Fuentes. His journey was not on the ‘common path’ but more on God’s path. “I had more failures than anything in my life. But as the scripture says, God has a plan for you to prosper. And now, when I preach, I don’t preach about …

A Passion For Service | Part II

In case you missed it, read Part I here: A Passion For Service Part I Previously, we wrote about Ava and the summer volunteer work she’s been doing with COVID-19. We saw how she tested thousands of people on shifts that sometimes lasted for 12+ hours. She had the bruises on her face to prove …

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 …

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