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U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Southwestern Adventist University No. 2 for Social Mobility

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) as a top institution. Ranked once again as No. 2 for social mobility within the Regional Colleges West ranking, SWAU continues to stand out amongst top performing colleges and universities in the United States.


Southwestern Union Conference, Adventist World Radio, and Local Conferences Blanket Texas With More Than 338 Meetings

After years of prayerful planning, more than 338 evangelistic meetings are being held right now across the state of Texas, as well as in parts of Oklahoma. The Southwestern Union Conference, Adventist World Radio (AWR), the Texas Conference, the Southwest Region Conference, and the Oklahoma Conference — including dedicated pastors and church members across those states — have come together to make this massive event happen.


“A Spiritual Giant Among Us”

Charles Edward Bradford, first president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Huntsville, Alabama, after more than half a century of ministry. He was 96. Not only was Bradford the first NAD president, serving as leader of the fledgling division, he was the first African American to serve in that role.


Community Honors Southern Adventist University School of Nursing Dean for Volunteer Work

This month, the dean of Southern Adventist University’s School of Nursing was honored by the Champions of Health Care program for her volunteer efforts. Holly Gadd, Ph.D., chair of Southern’s AdventHealth Nursing Education, was selected by the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society to receive the 2021 Health Care Volunteer Award.


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New Partnership Helps Hispanic Students Attend Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University has launched a partnership with Equal Chance for Education (ECE), a Tennessee-based scholarship program that helps provide Hispanic individuals with an equal opportunity to achieve the American dream by completing college.


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Adventist Health Continues to Assist with Plans For Expanded Health Clinic System in Baja Mexico

A six-member Adventist Health team traveled to Baja California Sur, Mexico, in July to assist with plans for the launch of a health system for the North Mexican Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


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Heather Thompson Day to Rejoin Andrews University Communication Program

Heather Thompson Day is returning this fall to Andrews University as an associate professor in the department of Visual Arts, Communication & Design (VACD). Thompson Day, who recently published her seventh book, It’s Not Your Turn, will teach graduate and undergraduate communication courses, including ethics and interpersonal communication.


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Daniel Weber to Teach Photography and Film at Andrews University

Daniel Weber, who most recently served as the North American Division (NAD) communication director since 2014, is joining the Andrews University communication program. He will teach photography, film, and general communication classes.