Each year, the University Service award is given to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the Seattle University community. Maureen Benoliel is such an individual. Benoliel graduated from Seattle University in 1971 from the College of Education where she currently serves on the Advisory Board. She was a founding member of the College of Education Leadership Council. Since 2001, Benoliel has been a member of the Board of Regents where she served a two-year term as president and worked tirelessly to recruit individuals to join the board.
Benoliel also takes an active role in the professional development of Seattle U’s students, mentoring those looking for help with resumes, networking and internships, giving her time to the SU’s Fostering Scholars program, and setting up scholarships for students in the School of Law. Benoliel is a true ambassador for the university. She has helped alumni rekindle their relationship and introduced future students to Seattle University for the first time. We are honored to present her with the 2013 award for Service to the University.