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WAU Mourns the Passing of Former Program Coordinator Jessica Michelle Mihos

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) family mourns the passing of Alumnus and former Program Coordinator for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) Jessica Michelle Mihos who died peacefully at home on November 11, 2017.

Mihos was born on April 12, 1987, in Washington D.C. to Royal (Dan) and Karen Ritchie. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Psychology Degree and Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from WAU in July of 2012 and 2010 respectively. During her time at WAU she had a successful career as a Program Coordinator and as a student professional in the offices of Admissions and Development.

Mihos married her husband, Michael Mihos on April 27, 2013. She truly celebrated life and worked hard to spend the time to be with her family and friends. To all who knew her, she was an amazing woman, an incredible listener and gave excellent advice. She will be missed immeasurably and loved forever. She is survived by her husband, Michael, her Mother, Karen Ritchie, and two Sisters, Brandy Reed and Heather Ritchie.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Manassas Baptist Church 8730 Sudley Rd. Manassas VA 20110.

Resources for dealing with grief and loss are available through the document library. They are from LifeWork Strategies, our Employee Assistance Program.  All employees are encouraged to call the number listed on the form for immediate support and referral to a counseling resource.

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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

Emeraude Victorin, 301-576-0193, News@wau.edu