Alumni Weekend 2012 Heralds More than a Century of Tradition

April event expected to bring hundreds to campus

_DSC4107-2TAKOMA PARK, MD (March 28) – More than a century of tradition will be on display, April 12-15, when Washington Adventist University hosts its 107th annual Alumni Weekend.  Hundreds of alumni are expected to visit the campus for the weekend, which will culminate with the Family Fun Festival, starting Sunday at 12 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on the WAU Commons.

“This is a much loved WAU tradition,” says Bruce Peifer, Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Affairs. “Our alumni mean so much; we look forward to them coming back, reconnecting with us, sharing their experiences and mentoring current students. We deeply value this annual event, and this year is even more special because of all the growth taking place here.”


President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D. , will host a reception, Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m., at the historic Votaw house.  This will be followed, April 13, with a tour of Historic Annapolis, US Navy Academy, and Maryland State House, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lois and Leroy Peters, major donors for whom the new music building is named, will be the featured speakers at vespers, Friday at 7 p.m. in Sligo Church sanctuary. The WAU Concert Winds will perform.

Sabbath afternoon will see the grand opening and dedication of the Betty Howard Student Success Center located in Wilkinson Hall, beginning at 3:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 6 p.m. by the Department of Music and the New England Youth Ensemble in Sligo Church Sanctuary.

Activities with culminate with the grand opening of the Leroy and Lois Peters music center at 8 p.m., followed by the unveiling of the Virginia Rittenhouse Memorial.

On April 15, the Alumni Association will host a brunch and business meeting at 10:30 a.m in the Wilkinson Hall dining room.

For a list of all the activities and to register, go to: For more information, contact Lahna Farver at (301)-891-4133 or email