Four Arts and Sciences Receive Mission Endowed Fund Grants

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
December 1, 2021

Congratulations to the Arts and Sciences faculty awarded grants from the Center for Jesuit Education Endowed Mission Fund:

  • Mary-Antoinette Smith, English - Western Region Conference on Christianity and Literature 2022
  • Rashmi Chordiya, Institute of Public Service - Embodied trauma-informed healing-centered social justice education
  • Serena Cosgrove, International Studies - Change at the Margins: Survivor Agency in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • David Green, Center for Faculty Development - Ignatian Pedagogy Series (also a Clinical Professor in International Studies)

The Endowed Mission Fund, established in 2001, provides grants to faculty and staff who develop creative ideas to integrate the Jesuit Catholic Mission of Seattle University into their scholarship, teaching and professional endeavors through mission-related programs, projects, research, and trainings.

Grants were also awarded to colleagues across the University

Albers School of Business and Economics

  • Ajay Abraham, Jani Medeiros, Fr. Bob Grimm, S.J. - Albers Arrupe Seminar Alumni Group Programs
  • Meena Rishi, Economics - Charting a Course for These Times: Reimagining Principles of Macroeconomics


  • Kirsten Schumacher, University Recreation - Diversity, Courageous Dialogue Summit for UREC
  • Bobby Matthews, The Redhawk Experience - Workshop for athletics in “Sport and the Spirit of Jesuit Education”

College of Science and Engineering

  • Eric Bahuaud and Allison Henrich, Mathematics - Workshop on Supporting Students of Color in Mathematics Dept

Office of the Provost:

  • Joelle Pretty, Assistant Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Natasha Malyuk, Advising Services Coordinator - Starting the Conversation: The Class Gap at SU

Student Development

  • Michelle Kim, Office of Multicultural Affairs - Faculty and Staff of Color Retreat

University Advancement:

  • Debbie Black and Cal Ihler (Facilities) - Professionals Without Borders: Improved Sanitation for Monze School of Nursing

Learn more about the Endowed Mission Fund here.