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Meet Alumni Association Board of Directors


In 2014 the Alumni Association transitioned its leadership structure from a committee to a formal Board of Directors. The first board members were voted on during the 2014 At the 2013 to the board took place at the 2014 Alumni Business meeting where incoming board members were voted into office. The Board has 13 members including the Officers, the director of Alumni Relations, a representative from each of the three schools (School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness, and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies), and a young alumnus.

The Board is responsible for planning and controlling the affairs of the Alumni Association; approving and coordinating Alumni Weekend events; planning and executing the activities, projects, and events of the Alumni Association; establishing subsidiary chapters and organizations of the Association.

Board of Directors

Aaron Wilson ’12, President
Aaron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies in 2012 from WAU. During his time at WAU, he was a member of the WAU chorale program, President of the Black Student Union and both Executive Vice-President and Parliamentarian of the Student Association. In May 2011, Aaron was elected as a Council member in the Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. Term ends 2016

Laselle Carpenter ‘08, Secretary 
Laselle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2008 from Washington Adventist University. During her time at WAU, then CUC, she was a member of the Columbia Concert Winds and Secretary of the Black Student Union. Term ends 2015

Mark Young ‘95, Past President
Mark graduated with a B.A. in Communications. He has served as President of the Alumni Association from 2010 until 2014. He is deeply passionate about Washington Adventist University and its students. Term ends 2015

Peter Lombard ’05
Peter graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Business Management. During his time as a student he was heavily involved with the department of music and remains so as an alumnus. Term ends 2016

Rebecca Kabba ’08
Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in Health Care Administration and her graduate degree in Business Administration from Washington Adventist University through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. She serves as the Board’s representative for these alumni. Term ends 2016

Laurel Bryant ‘12
Laurel is a graduate of the university’s department of Respiratory Care as well as the undergraduate and graduate Health Care Administration Programs. She currently serves the university as the assistant registrar. Term ends 2015

Stanley Grube ‘61
Stan graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In addition to WAU, he has also served on George Washington University’s alumni association. Term ends 2016

Linelle Andrew ‘06
Linelle graduated with a degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently and elementary school teach here in the DC area. Term ends 2016

Gail Broeckel Matt ‘86
Gail received her journalism degree from WAU in 1986. She served a brief period on campus in the Office of Public Relations and was very happy to continue to serve the university on the board. Term ends 2016

Patricia Anduha ‘09
Patricia completed her General Studies degree with emphasis’ in History and Psychology. She was an active campus athlete during her time on campus and continues to support the athletic department as an alumnus. Term ends 2016

Kathy Hecht ‘84
Kathy currently serves as one of the university’s library technicians. She received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism during her time as a student. Term ends 2015

Lee Wisel ‘74
Lee has been one of the university’s longest serving faculty members. She retired from the university this past fall after 40 years of service as a librarian. She graduated in 1974 with a degree in Home Economics. Term ends 2015

Ellie Barker ‘08, Director of Alumni Relations
Ellie received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Washington Adventist University. She began serving as director of Alumni Relations for WAU 2013. Serves continuously as director of alumni relations.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.