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  • Alumni Attitude Study: Let Us Know What You Think

    We want to hear from you! Seattle University Alumni Association, Career Services and Academic Affairs will be reaching out to alumni with current email addresses to get your feedback and opinions on important topics. Depending on your graduation year you will soon receive one of two surveys: a survey from Career Services and Academic Affairs about your professional experiences after graduation or an Alumni Attitude Study© from the Alumni Association about your university experiences and ongoing connections with the university.

    Both of these surveys provide valuable information that will inform planning and decision making at Seattle University and the Alumni Association.  We hope you will take the time to respond!

    As a gift for your time, all respondents will AND will be entered to win one of five $100 gift certificates to the Seattle University Bookstore (also redeemable online) AND receive two free tickets to the Seattle U Homecoming basketball game on February 7, 2015.

    These online, confidential surveys will be sent to all Seattle University alumni with a current email address. If Seattle University does not have your current email address, please send your full name, graduation year and email address to 

    For your convenience, this study is conducted online only and you will not receive any mail or phone calls related to this study.

    Results will be ready in mid-to-late August and will be shared with staff, administrators, volunteers and alumni.

    We value the input of all of our alumni and hope that you will participate in this endeavor with us. Thank you for your support and participation.


    All comments are moderated for appropriateness and may take a few minutes to appear.


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    Posted on Friday, June 06, 2014
    Seattle U needs a more national presence, and nation wide name recognition. The intensive and nearly exclusive focus on the Seattle area isn't good for the university

    Kathleen Sneden-Cook

    Posted on Friday, June 06, 2014
    Thank you for the invitation to participate in SU surveys. I am an MPA graduate, '94. I also took a significant number of courses through the Institute for Theological Studies. Since graduation, I moved from a non-profit agency position to for-profit work at The Boeing Company. While I have appreciated receiving newsletters and other media from SU, I have not actively participated in Alumni activities. Moving professionally from non-profit health and human services daily work responsibilities to a much more complex for-profit technically-focused daily schedule has taken time to achieve a successful transition. I credit the quality education received through SU as one key component to support my professional transition. Over the past 15 1/2 years I have taken advantage of numerous opportunities to apply the learnings from both the Institute for Public Policy and the Institute for Theological Studies in my daily work. The leadership development, conflict management, organizational development and other SU coursework has provided a strong foundation from which I have been able to springboard into the technical program management responsibilities I currently have here at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Engineering Processes & Tools. I look forward to receiving the surveys and providing input to share my experiences in hopes that the sharing of my journey since graduation will be of use and benefit to others currently completing SU coursework or other graduates. Thank you, again, for the invitation. I look forward to partnering with the Alumni Association on this important effort.
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