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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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Debleaire Snell Named Speaker/Director Elect of Breath of Life Ministries

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the North American Division Adventist Media Ministries board voted to accept the name of Debleaire Snell for the position of speaker/director of Breath of Life Ministries.

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Oakwood University Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony After Peterson Hall Renovation

In the morning on July 19, 2021, Oakwood University, located in Huntsville, Alabama, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Peterson Hall renovation. The building has been completely renovated to include residential use as well as offering a full conference center. 

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Andrews University Seminary Professor Collaborates on COVID-19 Religious Freedom Project for G-20 Summit

Nicholas P. Miller, Andrews University professor of church history and director of the International Religious Liberty Institute, recently presented a policy paper on the topic of “COVID-19 and Religious Liberty” at a Freedom of Religion or Belief working group that met in conjunction with the pre-meetings of the G-20 in Matera, Italy, from June 28–30, 2021.

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Southern Adventist University Students, Alumni, and Staff Create Resources for NAD Health Sabbath 2021

This year, the North American Division (NAD) has designated July 24 as Health Sabbath. Eight Southern Adventist University students, alumni, and staff worked with the NAD to provide resources for youth and young adults.