SU Voice Alumni Blog

Honoring Veteran and Military Service

Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:24 PM PDT

Veterans Cake Cutting Ceremony Group Picture

As we approach Veteran’s Day, we would like to highlight some of the contributions that Veterans provide to our communities. Check out the following opportunities to listen to stories, get involved in veteran groups or attend events that support or highlight the contributions that veterans have made to our communities.

Join the Veteran’s and Military Alumni Group for an intimate conversation with Elis Salamone, on Thursday, October 17 as she tells her personal story of failure and how a change in perspective continues to help her reach her goals. Elis Salamone is an award-winning, board-certified woman’s health nurse practitioner and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Elis has completed two deployments. During her first tour, she was the officer in charge of a team of 25 medics/nurses. She served with Army Special Forces in her second tour in Afghanistan. Since retiring from the military, Elis continues to work as a nurse practitioner at the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority and is a speaker, educator, mentor and advocate across Washington State.

Interested in making a connection with the Seattle U military and veteran community? The Veteran and Military Alumni group is dedicated to strengthening a diverse, inclusive, and belonging group for [PC1] veterans, military and dependent alumni. Get connected with other military and veteran SU alumni through educational events, socials and service-oriented activities. Reach out to Bianca Galam at for more information.

Finally, Homecoming festivities are taking place over Veteran’s Day weekend where we will be honoring our veterans and expressing our gratitude for their service at the following events.

  • Homecoming Day of Service Breakfast
  • Robert Bennedsen Veterans Day 5K
  • Homecoming Rally and Redfest
  • Homecoming Basketball Game