The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness supports the mission of Washington Adventist University by seeking to provide a Christ-centered learning experience that fosters the growth and development of moral leaders prepared for service in science, technology, mathematics, wellness, and the health profession.
On Thursday evening, September 18, 2014, Ms. Shawntez Smith and Ms. Vallery Victor accompanied Dr. Joan Francis to a conference at the University of Maryland. The conference, "Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age", included a presentation by Dr. Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. After the presentation, both Ms. Smith (pictured below) and Ms. Victor were able to meet Dr. Satcher. Ms. Smith and Ms. Victor are senior biology majors at WAU.
Washington Adventist University is starting a new chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) – Future Health Professionals. As part of the planning for the new chapter, Ms. Vicki Rosette and Ms. Cherriese Thompson attended the 2014 National Leadership Conference from June 25 – 27, 2014 in Orlando, Florida where Ms. Thompson was selected to carry the Maryland state flag in the Parade of Nations in the Opening Ceremonies. The Opening Ceremonies can be watched at http://nlc.hosa.org/.
Ms. Thompson is a senior biology major who will be attending medical school in a year and embodies the 2014 theme: “The Future Starts Now”.
Ms. Thompson is the president of the new chapter, which will include both WAU and Takoma Academy, under the direction of Ms. Rosette (Respiratory Care) and Dr. Villanueva (Biology). Mr. Ro Puia is the president-elect, while Ms. Christina Rosette is the recorder. Additional officers will be chosen during the first meetings of the year. Come on September 8, 2014, to the first meeting to learn more details about HOSA – Future Health Professionals.