Walla Walla University
|Affiliation||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|President||John K. McVay|
|Location||College Place, Washington, USA|
|Colors||Forest Green and
Mountain Ash Orange
NAIA (independent member)
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Walla Walla University is a university offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs located in College Place, Washington, just a few miles from Walla Walla. The current President is John McVay. It was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The University has an annual enrollment of around 1,500 students. It is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is also denominationally accredited. Walla Walla offers 36 majors, seven master’s degrees, and an associate of science degree. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering is an ABET accredited program that offers bachelor of science and engineering degrees. No published research is regularly done at the school.
Students are organized as the Associated Students of Walla Walla University or ASWWU. ASWWU operates the student newspaper The Collegian, the annual Mountain Ash (a collection of photography, student art, and mugs), an online radio station, and the student directory the Mask. Both the men's and the women's on-campus dormitories operate their own clubs. The women's club is named Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA); the men's club is named Omicron Pi Sigma (OPS). In athletics, Walla Walla U competes as a member of the NAIA Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Their team nickname is "The Wolves". WWU also has a club men's ice-hockey team, "The Pack," which competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
Walla Walla teams, nicknamed athletically as the Wolves, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). They are scheduled to join the Cascade Collegiate Conference at the start of the 2015-16 athletic calendar. The Wolves formerly competed in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) from 2004-05 to 2013-14; and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) from 1997-98 to 2007-08. Men's sports include basketball, soccer, and (in 2015) golf; while women's sports include basketball, softball and volleyball.
- William Prescott (1892–1894)
- Edward A. Sutherland (1894–1897)
- Emmett J. Hibbard (1897–1898)
- Walter R. Sutherland (1898–1900)
- Edwin L. Stewart (1900–1902)
- Charles C. Lewis (1902–1904)
- Joseph L. Kay (1904–1905)
- Marion E. Cady (1905–1911)
- Ernest C. Kellogg (1911–1917)
- Walter I. Smith (1917–1930)
- John E. Weaver (1930–1933)
- William M. Landeen (1933–1938)
- George W. Bowers (1938–1955)
- Percy W. Christian (1955–1964)
- William H. Shephard (1964–1968)
- Robert L. Reynolds (1968–1976)
- N. Clifford Sorenson (1976–1985)
- H. J. Bergman (1985–1990)
- Niels-Erik Andreasen (1990–1994)
- W. G. Nelson (1994–2001)
- John C. Brunt (2001)
- N. Clifford Sorenson (2001–2002)
- Jon L. Dybdahl (2002–2006)
- John K. McVay (2006-2012)
- Steve Rose (2012)
- John K. McVay (2013–present)
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Notes and references
- Johnson, Doug (June 3, 1991). "Our Roots: The Crisis of 1884" (PDF). North Pacific Union Conference Gleaner (College Place, Washington: Color Press) 86 (11): 9, 10. ISSN 0746-5874. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- Spalding, Arthur Whitefield (1949). Captains of the Host (PDF). Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. p. 704.