Southwestern Adventist University welcomes the Johnson County community on to campus.
Around 100 Johnson County area business leaders and community members attended the University’s Community Coffee Hour on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. Though the weather outside was cold and rainy, the atmosphere in the University’s Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration building was warm and welcoming. Guests, which included local business leaders, representatives of local nonprofit organizations, current and former university faculty, and other interested community members, were treated to an exquisite spread of delicious breakfast items while they chatted with old and new friends.
Guests had the opportunity to meet with and hear from University President, Dr. Ken Shaw, who spent his morning at the event and shared welcoming remarks. Before embarking on campus tours, where they had the opportunity to see the university’s Dinosaur Science Museum, state of the art nursing labs, and new studio for 88.3 The Journey FM, attendees were given a stunning preview of the upcoming concert event “A Night at the Meyerson”, to be performed on February 9th, as the hall was filled with melodies from the university’s talented choir and saxophone ensemble.
When asked about the event, Jonathan Seitz, the University’s Director of Advancement, explained, “It is about getting the local community on our campus and helping them experience and get to know this amazing institution. Johnson County does not yet understand how incredible our campus is. My mission is to make sure they find out!” Embracing and building community is important to Southwestern Adventist University. The university’s vision is to be a supportive community - not separate from the greater community of Johnson County, but an inclusive and integral part of it. This vision can be seen in the university’s community projects such as the Center for Wellness Integration, the Dinosaur Science Museum, and various service projects.
Southwestern Adventist University is seeking to expand this community vision by introducing a new $5,000 scholarship for freshmen coming from Texas and the surrounding states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. This scholarship can be applied in addition to any other merit award or scholarship the freshmen may receive, up to 100% of their tuition! This fall, the university hopes to welcome many new local students on campus to explore their passion and prepare for their future.
To learn more about the upcoming concert event, “A Night at the Meyerson”, visit swau.edu/Meyerson. To learn more about the university’s $5,000 scholarship, please visit swau.edu/5000.