Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

The John Cannon Endowed Scholarship Fund

Born in 1908, John Cannon served his community as an educator of the soul as well as the mind. John was a pioneer in his field, being the first psychology major in Adventist Colleges. He provided support to Columbia Union College as chair of the psychology department for 10 years.

He also worked at the World Headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Education Department. After serving there, he returned to CUC and chaired the Education/Psychology department in 1976.

John’s dedication is shown by the Endowment Scholarship established in his name by his wife, Lois Neal. Students today continue to benefit from the Cannon Scholarship.


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.