Alumni Focus

An Arts Education

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Ben McCarthy, ’14 MFA, always had a love for theater. But it was during a production of Little Shop of Horrors at Greensboro College, where he completed his undergraduate degree in stage directing and theater management, that his passion for was fully realized. Beyond what was seen on stage, McCarthy had a growing interest in the management side of performing arts and the importance of community engagement. Read more about "An Arts Education".

Writing Therapy

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As he stood at the podium and scanned the standing-room-only crowd at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. for his book launch, Joe Guppy shared his sheer delight. Read more about "Writing Therapy".

Meet the 2015 Alumni Award Winners

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Honoring the many contributions of the 2015 Alumni Award winners. Read more about "Meet the 2015 Alumni Award Winners".

Editor in Chief

Tim Talevich
An editor’s job has much to do with ensuring a publication is all it can be—timely, well written, informative, accurate. Unsurprisingly, editors often feel a twinge of anxiety when a print publication goes to press. Imagine what that anxious twinge must be like for Tim Talevich, ’78, editorial director for Costco Wholesale, which publishes more than 12 million copies of The Costco Connection each month around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Korea and, most recently, Japan and Australia. Read more about "Editor in Chief".

For the Love of Sports

John Boyle
As a sports reporter John Boyle, who has logged more than a decade in the profession, has covered countless games, athletes and “personalities” that define mainstream professional sports. But two events, both in recent history, rank as the top stories in Boyle’s book: the thrilling U.S. vs. Canada hockey game for the Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2013 NFC West Championship Game at Century Link, where the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers in the final seconds of the game to secure a spot to Super Bowl 48. Read more about "For the Love of Sports".

Alumni Awards

Story Text For Medal of Honor recipient Captain William D. Swenson, receiving the nation’s highest military award for valor provides opportunities to bring awareness to issues impacting veterans today. It is a cause important to Swenson, a 2001 political science graduate who served nine years in the U.S. Army. Swenson was named the 2014 Alumnus of the Year by Seattle University. Read more about "Alumni Awards".

Insights on Terror

Chris Harmon
Chris Harmon, ’77, one of the nation's foremost scholars on terrorism, says Seattle University played a pivotal role in sparking his interest in the field. While studying abroad, as part of the French in France program led by Associate Professor Paul Milan, Harmon became intrigued by the subject matter. As several European countries grappled with terrorism, Harmon had a front-row seat. Read more about "Insights on Terror".

Spotlight on New Alum Kelly Biette

Kelly Biette
As you read this, Kelly Biette is likely in a lab at Harvard doing some cutting edge experiment that may, one day, change the world. At Seattle University Biette, a 2013 graduate of the College of Science and Engineering with a focus in cellular molecular biology, was a bright star in the classroom and on the court as a talented volleyball player. Read more about "Spotlight on New Alum Kelly Biette".

Remembering Rhoady Lee, Jr.

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The university and community at large remember Rhoady Lee, Jr., who died Aug. 22, 2012. Born in Seattle in 1928, Lee graduated from O’Dea High School and then went on to earn a business degree from Seattle University in 1950. Here he met his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Marie. Read more about "Remembering Rhoady Lee, Jr.".

Frequency of Success

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Kimberly Whalen landed a teaching internship in Zambia, Southern Africa, for her senior teaching practicum at Matteo Ricci College. In many ways her role at Chikuni Girls School in Zambia’s Southern Province was the realization of a dream held since Whalen was young: to teach. Read more about "Frequency of Success".

Student Becomes Teacher

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Susan Meyers has a unique perspective of being a student at the university where she now teaches. Meyers, a 1999 graduate, returned to her alma mater as an assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about "Student Becomes Teacher".

My Favorite Professor

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Members of the Alumni Board of Governors share their favorite memories—and favorite professors—as undergraduates at SU. Read more about "My Favorite Professor".