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Washington Adventist University Mourns the Passing of Long-time Nursing Professor Carolyn Braudaway

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Takoma Park, MD (August 8, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the passing of Carolyn Braudaway, a former professor of psychiatric nursing who taught for 20 years at the institution when it was known as Columbia Union College.

Upon her retirement in 2006, Broadaway was recognized with the prestigious Zapara Award for Excellence in teaching, which recognized her for her commitment to quality, concern for students, spiritual credibility and relationships with colleagues.

“The strength of the current nursing programs at Washington Adventist University can be attributed to the contributions of former faculty and directors like Carolyn Braudaway,” said Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., R.T. “She was an outstanding educator who helped shape a generation of nursing students, and her efforts to build a solid foundation of excellence continues to carry our nursing programs forward in our Vision 2020 – Growing with Excellence plan, preparing students for success as moral leaders in their field.”

The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Washington Adventist University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Braudaway began her career in the Navy Nurse Corp, and was stationed in Oakland, California where she worked with wounded Vietnam Veterans. She later became an Army reservist and taught Korean nurses in Seoul to pass the American nursing board exam. She also taught at Duke University and Modesto Community College.

She earned her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Cal State Fresno, and her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Virginia.

Carolyn Braudaway leaves behind her husband Jessie, a daughter, and two stepsons. Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to Life with Cancer or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts

Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu