SU Voice Alumni Blog

SU Voice - Alumni Blog Post

  • Welcome from Fr. Steve

    PresidentI am very excited to welcome you to our new alumni blog. We are launching this blog to strengthen our engagement with all of you.  At convocation this September, I shared with the university’s faculty and staff that listening to our alumni community is a top priority.  Your perspective and input is incredibly valuable to us. I hope you will use this blog as a platform to provide us with timely feedback about what is on your mind, let us know what is (and is not) working for you, and how best we can serve you in engaging with your fellow alumni, faculty, staff and university leadership.  You have my commitment in ensuring that your voices are heard so that we work together in shaping our common future.  I look forward to hearing from all of you.

    Best regards,

    Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg S.J.
    President of Seattle University



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    Suzanne Harmon

    Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010
    It is good to have an official way to comment on the university's doings.

    Chris Jahrman

    Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010
    Thanks for creating this new blog to engage with alumni.  I know this avenue of communicating doesn't work for everyone - but for some it's becoming the "front porch" or "commons" where information is shared.  It makes the world a bit smaller and opportunities larger.  The most successful organizations are adept at listening and responding - I'm glad that Seattle University is in that category.

    Jerry Kroon

    Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010
    Nicely done Fr. Steve.  Looking forward to seeing you at the basketball games!

    Jessica Ryan Goglin

    Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010
    It is so wonderful to have a personal message from Father Steve! I cherish my education from Seattle U!Class of 1972;College of Nursing

    Benjamin G. Hartog

    Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2010
    HELLO father You  probably don't remember me. I am Benjamin. We met Several times both at Nestuka AND S.U.I remember Andy very well and I am truly sorry  that  he died.
    Anyway it is good to hear from now. I graduated with two    MA's in  He died also 1987 and the  late Leo Stanford was one of my teachers. Please respond.

    Patricia Ellyn Powell (Couvillion)

    Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2010
    What a grand idea!  There are so many of us who have such fond memories of our days at Seattle U!  Days of enlightenment and freeing of the spirit!  Some of us are able to stay in touch with the help of facebook now!  Great!  I will never forget Tom Francoeur, the sweetest man, Tom Hart and Kathy Fisher, Bob and Diane Basham and all the others!  It was like dying each summer and going to heaven!  It pulled me out of the cave and into the light.  It gave me great joy.  Sharing it all with my daughter, who was a young child then, was the icing on the cake.  Seattle U is up there in the list of the things I love...not far from John Lennon!  Hugs!  xo

    Maureen Allenbach

    Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2010
    What a nice way to keep connected to our old friends 
    and to the University.

    Brenna Reynolds

    Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010
    I love the idea... But how do we start our own topic? Or do we only have the ability to comment on what's already been posted...? It doesn't seem clear to me. Perhaps it's not quite iPhone friendly?

    Amanda Kelly

    Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Hi Brenna- For now, only the ability to comment but we'd love to have some alumni post authors if there is a subject you'd like to cover. Please let me know!


    Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010
    I have often wished for this and I am glad to see this  forum now possible.  I think this is great!  I am from the class of '73 School of Nursing.  The values taught to me at SU have served me well in life. Thank you for doing this.

    Melinda Jankord-Steedman

    Posted on Monday, November 08, 2010
    Thank you for the opportunity to reconnect with Seattle University. I graduated from the School of Education '74, working full-time while I was a full-time student, not leaving any time for campus activities.  Still, I cherish the values of my Jesuit education every day.
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