College of Arts and Sciences Student and Alumni News: December 2022

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
December 20, 2022


Seattle University’s Ethics Bowl team was runner-up at the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl on November 19, earning a bid to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National competition for the sixth year in a row. The Ethics Bowl team includes Andru Zodrow, Riley-Azul Davila, Jacob Caddali, Mariam Gohar, Alonso Lee, and Lindee Cutler. Benjamin Howe, PhD, Director and Associate Teaching Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, serves as the faculty coach for the team.


Derrick Belgarde, BA, Public Affairs ’03, MPA, talks about ʔálʔal Cafém a new restaurant located in Chief Seattle Club, where he serves as Executive Director, as a place where Native people can find connection and “be enough just as a Native person.” The cafe’s name (pronounced “all-all”) means “home” in Lushootseed. Read the Seattle Times story.

Amelia Bonow, BA Anthropology, ’10, was one of 17 activists introduced by Lizzo during her acceptance speech for the “Peoples Champion Award” at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards broadcast on December 6. Watch the video of Lizzo’s acceptance speech; Amelia is introduced at 3:50.

Taylor Coats, MNPL ’21, joined the board of the Social Justice Fund Northwest.

McKenzi Williams, BA, Psychology '21, scored the first win of her career as the head coach for the Auburn Riverside High School girls basketball team. Kenzi played for the Redhawks while at SU and received the Seattle Sports Commission's Female Sports Star of the Year Award in 2021.