Education

Story by Jessica Beans

Kettering College (Ohio), a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education, broke its summer enrollment record for the second consecutive year. The college increased its opening enrollment by 11.8 percent, with a total of 722 students enrolled for the 2018 summer semester. Last summer, the college recorded a previous high of 646 students for the summer 2017 semester.

The college also reached a record high of summer full-time students with 418, an increase of 9.4 percent, passing the previous high of 382 in summer 2016. Kettering College also reached its record summer credit hours of 6200, an increase of 14.7 percent, passing the previous high of 5404 for the summer 2017 semester.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan greets Frederick Adventist Academy students and staff

Story by Miranda Alvarez

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) recently named Chesapeake Conference’s Frederick (Md.) Adventist Academy (FAA) a Maryland Green School. The nationally recognized award honors the school’s efforts toward sustainability, the reduction of environmental impact and environmental literacy. The award acknowledges the various initiatives implemented by FAA since 2014, when the school began its intentional move toward a more eco-conscious culture.

Story by Washington Adventist University staff

Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution's academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.

The nominating body recognized the value of the university’s location, size, and diversity. WAU is a short bus or metro ride away from the nation’s capital, some of the biggest attractions, noteworthy companies and the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, our campus community offers an intimate environment in addition to students from nearly 40 countries and 32 states. 

Nia Burton, BJA kindergartener, concentrates before she makes her next move at the chess tournament.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. The tournament is named after Shabazz, a 12-year-old black female chess player, who in the late ’70s became known as one of the youngest chess champions.