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Today 13 graduates of the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. The school’s inaugural graduation happened during the 27th Columbia Union Conference Constituency Session at Potomac Conference’s Southern Asian church in Silver Spring, Md.

Earlier this week, the Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus team placed second in their league in the opening round at the 2016 Enactus National Expo in St. Louis. The Enactus judges ranked the university, located in Takoma Park, Md., based on the success of projects that resolved local problems by creatively applying business strategies. As a national finalist, the WAU team is now ranked in the top 40 of 443 colleges and universities.

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Washington Adventist University (WAU) will release its quinquennial report on the state of the university to its Board of Trustees, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students and other constituents at a meeting May 20, 2016.

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Washington Adventist University (WAU) hosted its 101st commencement ceremony May 1 at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. The class of 2016 totals 246 graduates comprised of the following degrees: 83 master's degrees, 154 bachelor's degrees and nine associate's degrees.
 

Eleven student missionaries from Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., dedicated their spring break to serving in Flint, Mich., a city dealing with a contaminated water crisis. To be able to travel to Michigan, students fundraised and received support from faculty, staff and the Potomac Conference’s Sligo church, located on the WAU campus.

My life is a testimony to God’s blessings,” says Fabian Taffe, a 2015 Washington Adventist University theology graduate. “Studying at WAU for two years has been a great experience and blessing in my journey to becom[ing] a pastor. The connections I’ve made with faculty, staff and other students have been priceless. The teachers are always available to give you the time you need.

Washington Adventist University will host its third Visionaries Gala September 20 in support of the university’s “Vision 2020, Growing With Excellence” plan. The gala is an annual event that supports “Vision 2020” to encourage and expand interaction between the university and community.

The Comptroller of Maryland recently recognized Washington Adventist University (WAU) business students for their creative solutions to helping local small businesses thrive. The students recently earned third place in the national Enactus Competition, which awards teams with the most creative solutions to resolving community issues.