Alumni Blog: Our Moment for Mission Exceeds Goal

Our Moment for Mission Exceeds Goal

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 8:33 PM PDT

Last year, President Emeritus Stephen Sundborg, S.J., challenged us to get 10,000 alumni involved in the life of the university by connecting, volunteering and giving. Thanks to our Seattle University alumni community, together we exceeded the goal of Our Moment for Mission: The President’s Challenge with10,862 alumni stepping up to ensure that current and future students have the same purpose-driven, passion-fueled education and experiences that they did.

Alumni worldwide came together to make a difference for our students and university.

By connecting, volunteering and giving, alumni directly impacted the university community. Below are just a few examples.

  • Shasti Conrad, ’07, conceived and co-founded Alumni and Students of Color (ASOC) to create a safe, welcoming space for BIPOC students and alumni to come together.
    See more here.
  • Colina Bruce, ’07, ’15, used her candle business to raise funds for the new Black Student Union Scholarship.
    See more here.
  • Brian Gonzales, ’00, president of the Portland Alumni Chapter, shared the stories that keep him connected to SU through volunteerism and giving.
    See more here
  • Terren Drake, ’14, valued his mentee experience so much, he became a mentor for Albers School of Business and Economics Students.
    See more here.
  • Renee Rassilyer-Bomers, ’03,’05,’16 was the driving force behind the COVID vaccination clinic at Seattle U.
    See more here.
  • Class of 1963 and 1964 alumnae connected through SUAA’s new Reading Redhawks program.
    See more here.


Alumni involvement is essential to inspiring the next generation of leaders. Our Moment for Mission may be over, but alumni can still make a difference by connecting, volunteering or giving this year.

Homecoming, including the 50+ Reunion (Classes of 1971 and earlier) and the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Reuion, is a great opportunity to accomplish this while celebrating with your friends and classmates. Mark your calendar now for November 11-Sunday, November 14. Event registration is coming soon! Visit the Homecoming website to see the full schedule of events.