February 23, 2015
While Washington Adventist Hospital makes plans to reduce its presence in Takoma Park, Washington Adventist University, near the medical center, is heading in the opposite direction.
The four-year private college, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s higher education system, hopes to start construction in the late spring of 2016 on a 50,000-square-foot center for health professions, science and wellness programs.
The project, expected to cost about $10 million, will involve renovating and expanding the existing health professions building. Besides the university’s health professions and science classes, there also will be community programs in nutritional cooking, exercise and other wellness activities.
“The center will offer exciting and endless possibilities for this university, as we find new ways to enhance the education of our students in the health and science professions, promote healthy living and improve community wellness,” WAU President Weymouth Spence said in a statement.