September 10, 2015

Washington Adventist University

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Washington Adventist University

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Takoma Park, Maryland

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Weymouth Spence

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Perceived Strengths

  • Proximity to Washington, D.C.
  • Proximity to General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Gateway to Service philosophy

Unique Spiritual Activities

  • Ministry to Washington, D.C.’s homeless community
  • Yearlong spiritual emphasis, i.e., “Champions”
  • Student-led worships and small-group Bible studies

What students Say

Providing numerous opportunities for me to serve in the community, WAU has nurtured me not only to be a successful student, but also a disciple for Christ. This is my Gateway to Service. This is Washington Adventist University.
—Jeffrey Wilson, Biology class of 2017

What Alumni Say

I believe in the Gateway to Service. It’s a powerful part of the WAU experience. It exists to teach why we serve. You can learn to serve in the Peace Corps or working for the Red Cross, but if you don’t know why you serve. . . . A school like Washington Adventist University teaches why you serve: it’s Jesus.
—Rik Swartzwelder