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The Angus Wheeler Mcdonald Scholarship Fund

Angus Wheeler McDonald graduated from Washington Adventist University in 1974. McDonald, who studied business and religion at the college, has been a loyal supporter of Washington Adventist University for many years, contributing not only funds for scholarships, but for classroom equipment and special projects.

An avid student of the world, McDonald has traveled extensively throughout the world and to all 50 states. He currently lives on Pleasant View Farm, a corn and wheat farm in Charles Town, West Virginia, that has been in the family for more than 200 years.

McDonald, who has a great interest in politics, has run for President of the United States in 1988 and 1992. Running as a Democratic candidate, he toured the United States on Greyhound buses stopping to campaign in places well off the beaten track of the major candidates. McDonald preferred this one-on-one contact with voters to the larger, more impersonal campaigns with the media at the center of their strategies. His platform included limiting the arms race, controlling government spending and improving education.

McDonald, who is related to 1924 dark horse presidential candidate, John W. Davis, was interviewed by more than 20 radio and four television stations across the nation during his campaign.

Angus Wheeler McDonald formally established the scholarship fund in his name in 1987 to benefit worthy students.

- THE SCHOOLS -

School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

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.