Alumni Blog: Nominations are open for Seattle University's Alumni Awards

Nominations are open for Seattle University's Alumni Awards

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 10:04 PM PDT


The Seattle University Alumni Association is pleased to announce that nominations for the 37th Annual Alumni Awards are now open.

On Friday, February 9, 2024, the Seattle University community will gather to honor and celebrate our most outstanding alumni of the year. For one special night, we'll recognize five individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service to the university and community, a commitment to care, academic excellence, diversity, justice and an alignment with our Jesuit values. Seattle University Athletics will also induct two exceptional athletes into the esteemed Hall of Fame.

As a Seattle University alum, you are in the perfect position to recommend the most fitting candidates for this cherished tradition.

If you know an alum who fits the descriptions below, please nominate them by midnight on Sunday, October 1, 2023.


Alumna/us of the Year

The highest honor bestowed by the Seattle University Alumni Association. This award recognizes those who embody the mission and Jesuit values of the university. Awardees regularly demonstrate outstanding and purposeful leadership, discernment, service to the university and community, and a commitment to care, academic excellence, diversity, faith and justice.

Outstanding Recent Alumna/us

This award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past ten years and whose contributions exemplify the Jesuit mission and values of Seattle University. Recipients of this award serve as role models for current and future graduates through career impact, outstanding leadership and diverse service to their communities.

University Service Award

Recognizes those who have had a major impact on the university, its schools, colleges, departments, students or faculty through distinguished leadership and service to Seattle University. These individuals have contributed to the advancement of the academic mission of higher education in the Jesuit tradition and have a long-standing legacy of service with the university.

Professional Achievement Award

Recognizes alumni who exhibit exceptional accomplishments and leadership in their professional field while maintaining a career that exemplifies a Seattle University education – demonstrating active inquiry, intellectual curiosity and leadership. Recipients of this award have often gained national or international recognition in their careers.

Community Service Award

Awarded to those who have made a lasting impact in their communities. These individuals embody the university's values of care, justice, leadership, faith and diversity through service in spiritual, artistic, recreational, educational, social justice or other important areas. Recipients better the quality of life around them through service in their professional or volunteer roles.


Learn more about last year’s recipients here. For any questions, please email