Eighteen College of Arts and Sciences Students Named Naef Scholars

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 8, 2020

The Naef Scholarship Program provides support and enrichment for upper-level undergraduate students of Seattle University who demonstrate commitment to social justice leadership in their communities. Made possible by an endowment gift from the estate of Sue M. Naef (+1982), the program recognizes outstanding students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate schools and programs of the University. Each Naef Scholar receives a need-based award of $3,000 or $4,500 and joins a tight-knit community of peers in conversation with one another and the communities to which they belong.

Congratulations to our College of Arts and Sciences students.

  • Nicholas Andino - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Sociology
  • Myron Joel Bañez - Senior, Albers School of Business and Economics and College of Arts and Sciences; Economics and Public Affairs
  • Teresa Buchholz - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
  • Erica Calloway - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Social Work
  • Sarah Cerdena - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Political Science, Philosophy
  • Hallie Evans - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; International Studies, Spanish
  • Alia Fukumoto - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; English
  • Courtney Gelmini - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (K-8 Education)
  • Neha Hazra* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology, Philosophy
  • Tayz Hernandez-Campero - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Theology and Religious Studies, Psychology
  • Sarah Hernandez-Torres - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Criminal Justice
  • Rose Murphy - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Public Affairs, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Emily Nielsen - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Public Affairs
  • Megan Oakes* -  Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Theology and Religious Studies
  • Sophia (Maria) Ramirez - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
  • Madeline Silverman* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
  • Celia Simpson - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Criminal Justice
  • Adilia Watson* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Environmental Studies

We also congratulate the rest of this year’s scholars:

  • Harley Blackard - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Finance
  • Sarah McClean* - Senior, College of Nursing
  • Arden Patoc* - Senior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Finance
  • Jaidev Vella - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Business Management
  • Charlotte Wood - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Business Management, Business Analytics
  • Michelle Yee - Junior, College of Nursing


* Returning Naef Scholar