Alumni Focus

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.

Rhoady Lee
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

Kimberly Whalen listing
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

Susan Meyers listing
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

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

Bookmarks: Legal Gridlock

Legal Gridlock
School of Law faculty Thomas C. Fischer’s Legal Gridlock: A Critique of the American Legal System is a cautionary tale. Fischer warns readers that if change is not brought to this country’s courts, America as a whole likely to fall victim to legal gridlock. A congested legal system, Fischer explains, will thwart social and commercial progress. Read more about "Bookmarks: Legal Gridlock".

Alumni in Focus

Michael Alcantara
Recently, Seattle University Magazine sat down with three alumni representing three distinctive period in SU history—pre-1970, 1971-99 and 2000-present to get their take on what it means to be an alum of Seattle University and share how their experiences here helped shape who they are today. Read more about "Alumni in Focus".

Passion for Pilates

Lab 5 inside
It's been years since Alan, ’72, and Bonnie Cashman, ’73, sat in a Seattle University classroom. But running their recently opened Capitol Hill fitness center, Lab 5 Fitness, has them harkening back to lessons learned as students. Read more about "Passion for Pilates".