Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 Recipients!

For the past 35 years, Seattle University has celebrated the Alumni Awards, honoring alumni and community members who exemplify our Jesuit values and excel in the areas of leadership, professional achievement and community service. We had an excellent slate of nominees in all categories and the outstanding winners introduced below rose to the top.

Alumna of the Year

Ana White, ’95
College of Science and Engineering

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.

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Outstanding Recent Alumnus

Archie Roundtree, Jr., ’18 JD
School of Law

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.

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University Service Award

Mary Ann Goto, ’79
College of Education

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.

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Professional Achievement Award

Rolita Flores Ezeonu, Ed.D, ’06
College of Education

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.

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Community Service Award

Tom Roach, ’71
College of Arts and Sciences

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.

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Class of 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

This year, Seattle University Athletics is proud to induct two exceptional athletes into the Hall of Fame. Stephanie Verdoia and Kyle Bjornethun enjoyed outstanding soccer careers at SU, while leading their teams to tournament championships and earning numerous individual accolades. 

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Stephanie Verdoia, ’15
Women’s Soccer, 2012-2015

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Kyle Bjornethun, ’21_face
Kyle Bjornethun, ’21
Men’s Soccer, 2018-2021

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Check out some of our favorite photos from the 36th Annual Alumni Awards.