Senior Hajer Al-Faham, Political Science and Women Studies
major, has been awarded the Archbishop G. Raymond Hunthausen Award for an
outstanding undergraduate. This award, Seattle University’s most prestigious
honor, recognizes an undergraduate student who embodies integrity, faith,
leadership, and passion for learning. Most importantly, recipients live the
Seattle University mission of being a “person for others.” The Hunthausen award
celebrates her gifts of service, justice, collaborative leadership, and
academic excellence to the University and global community.
Hajer Al-Faham is
currently president of both the Muslim Student Association and the Alpha Sigma
Nu National Jesuit Honor Society. She
has been a volunteer at Everett Providence Medical Center Hospice, Mariner High
School, Snohomish County Women-to-Women Program, and the King County Domestic
As a first generation Iraqi and Shia Muslim American, she frequently speaks on
issues relating to Islam and the Middle East with campus groups, including
Campus Ministry, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Middle Eastern Law
Students Association. She has presented at community events in collaboration
with the Council on American Islamic Relations. Everett Community College,
World Affairs Council, University of Washington Political Science Department,
St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Ahmaddiyya Muslim Community, and Temple B’Nai Torah.
Most recently, Al-Faham was
one of three student award recipients at the Center for Service and Community
Engagement’s 7th AnnualSpirit of Community Celebration.
Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle
University offers 33 major and 37 minor degree
programs for undergraduates and 7 advanced degrees
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