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Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is ranked tenth among the top 19 “Safest Colleges in Maryland” by BackgroundChecks.org in its recently-released 2016 annual report on accredited public and private not-for-profit educational institutions that offer four-year degrees.

The inaugural WGTS 91.9 Summer Concert drew a large crowd in the Washington D.C. suburb of Tysons Corner.  More than 4,000 people showed up for the outdoor show with Colton Dixon, a former American Idol contestant.  The show was held on a brand new plaza suspended 43 feet in the air between the Tysons Corner Mall and three large buildings across the street.

Washington Adventist University (WAU) students, faculty and staff are mourning the August 9 death of Joseph Gurubatham, Ed.D., at the age of 74. He was a former vice president of academic affairs for WAU, then known as Columbia Union College at the time, and had just weeks ago retired from his position as senior vice president at the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C.

I recall one day sitting on the steep, red oak-stained, concrete front steps of our tiny, rural home in Jamaica on long, carefree days full of wonder and expectation. My twin brother, J. Olive, and I couldn’t have been more than 3 years old because our younger sister was not yet born. On this fine day, mother gathered food for dinner from lush crops surrounding the house and firewood to cook in our homey, outdoor kitchen.

Washington Adventist University (WAU) has entered into a partnership agreement with Radians College that will help qualified graduates further their nursing education through an accelerated evening program offered by the WAU School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Dave Weigley, WAU Board chairman; Cheryl Kisunzu, WAU provost; Patrick Farley, WAU's executive vice president for finance; Bruce Boyer, WAU board member and benefactor; Gail Boyer, benefactor; and Weymouth Spence, WAU president

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new $9.7 million Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions and Wellness Center took place on Friday, May 20 on the Washington Adventist University campus in Takoma Park, Md.