SU Voice Alumni Blog

Coming Home to Reconnect

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:17 AM PDT

Headshot of Alumni Spotlight Kristen MorganWhether it is building understanding around ways to prevent suicide, helping women and men with addiction, or in her new role providing educational services to incarcerated adult males, Kristen Morgan, ’09, ’13, is living the mission and values gained while attending Seattle University.  

“The experiences I gained from classroom discussions in conjunction with practicum and internships opportunities shaped the direction of what I wanted to do post-graduation,” says Morgan. In addition to engaging classroom conversations, the opportunity to fully participate in spiritual programs like Search Retreat and immersion programs like Mexico Mission Trek gave her a better understanding of the community and people who have different lived experiences. 

These fond memories and career-focusing experiences Kristen had while at Seattle U really pushed her to get involved in the Search Retreat 50th reunion planning committee. “Search Retreat was a central part of my time at SU. Many of the relationships that I developed while at Search Retreat and through my time at Campus Ministry continue to this day,” says Morgan. With the 50th anniversary of Search Retreat and her Class of 2009 10th Reunion falling on the same weekend, Morgan is enthusiastic to come back to Seattle U and see old friends and reminisce about this special time in her life. 

“I know the school has changed so much since the time I left,” says Morgan. She is excited for this reunion weekend and the opportunity to “reconnect and see where my peers are in their professional lives, gain perspective on how privileged we were to experience this type of education and refamiliarize ourselves with the level of academic and spiritual growth that we got while at SU.”

Reliving positive experiences and renewing friendships are two great reasons to attend. Join Kristen Morgan and come home to Seattle U for reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

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