Congratulations 2012 Alumni Award Winners!
Posted by Amanda Kelly on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM PST
Along with President Sundborg and Seattle University's Alumni Board of Governors, the Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the university's 2012 Alumni Awards recipients, who will be honored at the 27th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration, President's Club and Legacy Society Dinner on April 17, 2012.
2012 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award:Martha Choe, '87
Presented for outstanding leadership and service to the community and to Seattle University
Martha Choe, Chief Administration Officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a leader in economic and development affairs in Seattle and across the nation.
2012 Professional Achievement Award:Paul Newman, PhD, '78
Presented for outstanding achievement in the professional arena
Dr. Paul A. Newman is a leader in the use of aircraft for atmospheric research, and is the Chief Scientist for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
2012 Distinguished Teaching Award:Bill Weis, PhD
Presented to a Seattle University faculty member who has made a special contribution to students
Bill Weis is currently a faculty member in the Albers School of Business and Economics focused on teaching leadership and team development.
2012 University Service Award:Julie Woodward, '93
Presented for outstanding service to Seattle University(alumni and non-alumni eligible)
Julie Woodward has been the head coach for the women's soccer team for 15 years, and has led them to 13 winning seasons.
2012 Community Service Award:Tricia Trainer, '01
Presented for exceptional service to the community through volunteer or professional activities
Tricia Trainer is been a longstanding volunteer and supporter of the Chief Seattle Club, the only social service center in Seattle devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of urban American Indians, Alaska Natives, and First Nations People.
2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus/Alumna Award:Rosa Singer, '02
Presented to an alum who graduated in last ten years, for outstanding leadership and service to the community and to Seattle University
Rosa currently serves as Director for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty with programs in over 72 countries.