Walla Walla University encourages students to reduce their student loan debt, and statistics show it is working. In 2012, 81 percent of WWU graduating seniors had student loans. By 2016, that number had decreased to 68 percent. Of thousands of private colleges and universities surveyed, WWU ranked 36th for students with the least amount of private student loan debt as of May 2017.
Between June 5 and 7, more than 35 representatives from Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education, the North American Division (NAD) ministerial department and the North Pacific Union Conference met by invitation at the Walla Walla University (WWU) campus for the North American Division Ministerial Conference.
Claudia Santellano, the new Walla Walla University (WWU) alumni and parent relations director, is no stranger to the WWU campus. Santellano completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration at WWU in 2014 and was executive assistant to the vice president for academic administration from 2007 to 2017. She previously worked as a paralegal in Silicon Valley.
During the first Walla Walla University (WWU) collaborative innovation laboratory in February, WWU student teams in College Place, Wash., presented new, marketable, patentable product prototypes and ideas to a panel of judges comprised of experts from a variety of industries. During the two-day event, the judges provided feedback to the students who then had 24 hours to incorporate that feedback into their project proposals before competing against other teams in a second round of presentations.
While members of the Walla Walla University (WWU) community struggled their way through mounds of snow and subzero temperatures last winter, Rob Frohne, professor of engineering, enjoyed the tropical climate of Agat, Guam. Frohne spent winter quarter on sabbatical applying his electrical engineering skills at the Adventist World Radio (AWR) shortwave station for the Asia/Pacific region.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs are some of the most popular areas of study at Walla Walla University (WWU). Many students use these programs to form a strong foundation in STEM fields before moving on to medical school, dental school or other postgraduate programs. One way WWU prepares these students for future study in science-related careers is through Journal Club, a course in which students read a science research paper each week and then meet to discuss the paper in an informal format.
Bryan Clay (Kirkland, Wash.) is the former president and owner of a long-term care company. He is chair of the finance committee for the Kirkland Church and serves on the Washington Conference board of education, the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) board of education and the North American Division executive committee.
The Walla Walla University senior class of 2017 has elected officers for the main campus and the nursing campus in Portland, Ore.
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