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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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Ana Patterson Named 26th President of Southwestern Adventist University

The Southwestern Adventist University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on July 7, 2021, for Ana Patterson to become the 26th president of the university. Patterson has served as the interim president following former president Ken Shaw’s transition to Southern Adventist University. 


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Southern Adventist University’s Health Services and Senior Living Program Earns Expanded Accreditation

Southern Adventist University’s baccalaureate program in Health Services and Senior Living, housed in the School of Business, received Health Services Executive (HSE) accreditation in June 2021 and is currently the only program of its kind in Tennessee.


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ADRA Canada, British Columbia Conference, and Others Partner to Help as Lytton Wildfires Ravage British Columbia Village, Displacing More Than 1,800 Residents

June 29, at 49.4 degrees Celcius (120.9 °F), Lytton tied with Death Valley, California, as the hottest place in North America. Already well-known as the location of Canada’s highest temperature records, Lytton went on to set an all-time high of 49.6 degrees Celcius (121.3 °F) on June 30. The excessive heat jeopardized the lives of those in the area. Then the fire came.


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Adventist Community Services Helps Provide Emotional/Spiritual Care, Warehouse Management For Miami Condo Collapse Survivors

This past week, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) has been active in the Miami, Florida, area as search and rescue teams work in Surfside, after the early morning collapse of a 12-story Champlain Towers South condominium building on June 24, 2021.