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WAU Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

Story by Doug Walker

Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Ms. Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Ortiz-Moretta commenced her duties on Monday, July 2.

One of the finalists from the original search to fill the position in 2015, Ortiz-Moretta is no stranger to higher education. Having served the last 19 years at Kettering College in Ohio in a variety of student-focused roles, she served as director of Student Life and Residence Hall, director of Alumni Relations and Career Services, Title IX Coordinator, and assistant professor for the College. She holds an MS in Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor.

 Ortiz-Moretta is also no stranger to WAU, having received her BS in Counseling Psychology here. Her son, Sonny, is currently a junior Political Science major at WAU.

In other staffing news, Yolanda Bulick, has joined Washington Adventist University as director of Accounting Services. She comes to us from radio station WGTS 91.9, where she served as Senior Accountant.

She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years in public and private accounting and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M International University. Yolanda is married to John Bulick, a former USAF colonel, and has two young adult sons.

Finally, Dr. Thomas Luttrell has joined the WAU Department of Psychology as an assistant professor. Luttrell relocated to the Nation’s Capital from California after having served several years as an instructor at at the University of Laverne, La Sierra University and Loma Linda University. A former pastor, Dr. Luttrell’s area of specialty is marriage and family therapy. Professor Luttrell and his wife, Hannah, have a nine month old son, Caleb.

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