It’s hard to imagine a camera crew filming your first “real world” job, post-graduation. Even harder yet is to find yourself as a main player in a reality TV show cast. But Sarah Hiraki, a 2012 graduate of Seattle University’s digital design program, can add both unique experiences to her growing resume. Read more about "A [Reality TV] Star is Born".
Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, teaches classes with names such as “The Psychopath” and “Murder Movies and Copycat Crime.” In her spare time, which is at a premium, she sketches—people, places, things—as a member of Urban Sketchers Seattle and runs marathons. Read more about "An Illustrious Career".
Elizabeth Hendren, ’12, is helping to provide legal services and a voice to formerly incarcerated women. Hendren’s desire to assist women who lose custody of their children because of incarceration has much to do with the lack of access to legal representation for mothers once they are released from prison. Read more about "Here to Represent".
The Chieftain Irish Pub is fast becoming the “Cheers” of the Seattle University set. Since opening in fall 2011, the hopping spot across from the Lee Center for the Arts has fast become the go-to place for lunchtime crowds and co-workers and friends looking to toast the end of the workday or workweek at happy hour. Read more about "Chieftain: The Cool Hot Spot".
Competitive swimmer Suzie Aldrich, ’86, is the Michael Phelps of the Senior Games. The lithe 69-year-old, with the graceful long limbs on a striking 6-foot-1 frame and ever-present smile, is a marvel in the water, setting records with every stroke. She is living proof that competitive drive doesn’t have to wane with age, evident with the astounding success she’s had in competition for the age 60 and over set. Read more about "Solid Gold".
As students settle into their seats, the room fills with energetic chatter on a particularly sunny, spring day. Listen closely. This is not just idle chitchat or water cooler talk. Students are constructing and initiating a lively discussion on topics such as how living cells convert food into energy or where the stages of cellular respiration occur. Heady stuff, indeed. Chemistry Professor Vicky Minderhout teaches the course but it’s the students who are leading the class. Read more about "Professor of the Year".
At the 2012 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, New York Times columnist and best-selling author Tim Egan, who calls the Seattle area home, delivered the keynote speech. He offered his words of wisdom to the newest crop of alumni. Read more about "Change and the Jesuit Tradition".
SU student Allason Leitz first arrived at Yole!Africa, an arts and cultural center, last fall. Located in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, she helped organize a 10-day film festival in one of the most violent and devastated areas in Africa. Read more about "World View".
There’s a resilience about Seattle University student Shandra Benito that drives her. You see it in her ever-present desire to give back to those who face struggles much like her own.
A Seattle native, she was born hard of hearing, required hearing aids and attended a deaf and hard-of-hearing preschool. Then, as she entered kindergarten, the transition to a mainstream public school posed new, more daunting challenges. Read more about "Reaching Out, Changing Lives".
Everett’s Chief of Police Kathy Atwood is well acquainted with the city that the officers on her force—more than 200 strong—patrol daily. While the city’s top cop no longer has a beat, Atwood knows these city streets through and through as an Everett native. Read more about "Top Cop".
When she heard the Seattle Art Museum would host a Paul Gauguin exhibition this spring, Marlow Harris, ’83, hopped into action. She started to plan a complementary exhibit of the works of lesser-known artist Edgar Leeteg, sometimes heralded as the “American Gauguin,” although his paintings are more provocative. And done on velvet. Read more about "An Artful Life".
For Serena Cosgrove, Matteo Ricci College is perhaps the best fit imaginable. Not only did she graduate from Matteo Ricci in 1985, with degrees in French and Humanities, but she is now an assistant professor there. Read more about "Changing the World".