On January 15, Dr. Delbert Baker, president of Oakwood University (OU), visited the students of Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) during their weekly chapel program. Accompanied by Dr. Timothy McDonald, VP for Development, and Mrs. Sabrina Cotton, VP of Finance, Dr. Baker came to make a presentation of 12 new Dell computers for the science laboratory.
Dr. Baker, an alumnus of OAA, has always taken a special interest in his alma mater. During an earlier visit to the academy, Dr. Baker had learned that the computer lab and the graphic design classroom had just been equipped with new computers, but that plans to equip the science lab were on hold for financial reasons. In response, Dr. Baker immediately made the commitment, on behalf of the university, to assist the academy in obtaining computers for the science lab. The new computers will greatly improve opportunities for virtual lab activities, simulations, and computer-assisted instruction. While students from OAA science classes have a tradition of strong showings in science fairs – often reaching recognition at the state level – the science teacher, Mrs. Nanetta Hiller, is excited that she will now be able to provide science instruction that meets the needs of the 21st century learners in her classes.OAA has greatly benefited from its close association with OU through the years. The administration, faculty, and student body of the academy will continue to strengthen the ties between the two institutions as we Develop, Nurture, and Affirm (DNA) our young people for a lifetime of service to God and humanity. Sharon L. LewisK-12 Principal
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