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Washington Adventist University

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.

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.