now called Washington Adventist University, is a college for those
who want a balance of religion and hard work and
preparation for the real world. It is a Seventh-day Adventist
Read between the lines here. If you?re living
on campus, don?t expect to have the ability to go
out every night clubbing. As a matter of fact, don?t
even expect to be able to booze it up in
your rooms. Just about everything and everyone is monitored, and
that?s mostly because the school is very small. In addition
to that, don?t let the religion thing scare you. It
helps instill ethics, something that this world really does need.
Granted, I?m not a Jesus freak, but I do have
a certain level of respect for my religion.
is that CUC/WAU has come a long ways, but still
has a long way to go. About 20% of the
faculty care about boosting the school?s ratings and try hard
to make the students accountable for their work (some of
the students I?ve encountered are a bit lazy), and the
other 80% are very flexible. That?s partly because the evening
program is compromised of working adults and the day program
are your traditional students.
In my humble opinion, the big
problem is the administration. President Spence has done a lot
thus far to bring the school into the 21st century,
but unfortunately he cannot do all the work. I?m sure
he must know that the admissions counselors, financial aid representatives
and those who work in the accounting office are on
the front lines and these are often the one?s who
turn students off or give them a sour taste of
I?ve had a member of the staff actually say
to me, verbatim, ?I didn?t know colored people [lived where
you lived].? Seriously. I wish I were lying about this.
I thought about suing the school, but decided that it
really wasn?t my motus apperendi; my motto has always been,
?I have bigger fish to fry.?
So for those thinking
about CUC/WAU, understand that it?s the individual students that can
truly make the difference. It?s not a big named school
outside the Adventist community. It is a small student body,
but that just means that you, as one person, you
have the power to effect changes. Fight for what you
believe, understand that it?s ok to learn about a Higher
Power and be positive throughout your tenure there.