Alumni Spotlight - Angelica Mendoza, '04
Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM PDT
Angelica Mendoza is a 2004 Seattle University graduate, a public servant in the Seattle City Attorney’s office and a 2004 Reunion Committee Member. In anticipation of Reunion Weekend, we asked Angelica to share some of her memories at Seattle University.
When looking for universities Angelica sought a smaller university that was close to home and rooted in faith. Upon seeing the Seattle University campus, it quickly became her first choice school.
“Although those who knew me thought I would pursue social work, I majored in International Business with a minor in Spanish language,” Angelica said.
“Seattle University was tremendous in developing a strong foundation on which I was able to build my professional career. I graduated feeling empowered to promote justice and humanity in whatever field I chose. That sense of leadership remains with me today as I continue my career in public service.”
A strong believer in the mission and values of Seattle University, Angelica was actively involved in campus ministry programming and retreats.
“I would say that the majority of my favorite memories grew from either Campus Ministry sponsored retreats or studying abroad with Spanish classmates.”
Though no longer a student, Angelica has stayed active with Seattle University through faith-based opportunities, including Mexico mission treks and Magis: Alumni Living the Mission programming.
Angelica’s most recent role at her alma mater is helping to plan the 2004 class reunion for the launch of Seattle University Reunions Weekend, May 9-11.
“I am most excited to reengage with the community; both connect with old friends and find new opportunities to live the Seattle University mission in my adult life.”
Reunions Weekend will celebrate the classes of 1964 and 2004 as well as Sullivan Scholars. Learn more about reunion weekend online.
Are you celebrating a reunion this year? What are you most excited about?